Chapter 19 – Theater

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Thespians All
  • Guide to Writing Plays
  • Theatre as Social Criticism
  • Intuition in the Theatre
  • Escaping and Purging
  • Oedipus Asleep
  • Sophocles and Suffering
  • The Middle Path
  • Trapped in Suffering
  • William Shakespeare
        • Fat Jack
        • The Tragic Flaw
        • The Divine Right of Self-Destruction
  • Shakespeare and Feminine Wisdom
        • Fear of the Feminine
        • Feminine Wisdom
        • Beware of Those Women
        • Anxious Masculinity
  • Comedie Moderne
  • Grace, Works or Predestination
  • The Farcical False-Self
  • Pirandello the Profound
  • Folly: Acting and the Cult of Celebrity
  • Thornton Wilder
        • Listening to the Dead
        • Skin of Our Teeth
  • Eugene O’Neill’s America
        • Mindless and Masked
        • Fatalistic Surrender
        • The Victim
        • Pipedreams
  • Tennessee Williams
        • Trapped in Illusion
        • Streetcars Named Security, Sensation and Power
  • Arthur Miller
        • Neurotic Illusion
        • Projecting the Shadow
        • Catastrophic Reactions
        • Trapped in the Mirror
        • Staging the True Self and the False Self
        • Illusion on the American Stage
        • The Death of a Culture
        • Epilogue to Tragendy
        • Double Illusion
  • Absurdly Real
  • A Modern Buddha
  • Murder and Mayhem
  • Wicked Illusion
  • Humor, Hysteria and the Holidays
  • Suffering is Universal
  • Mamet, the Hound of Heaven
  • Look in the Mirror
  • What is Normal?
  • La Vida Loca (The Crazy Life)
  • America: Black and White – The Darkness and the Light
  • America: A Trilogy for the Theatre
    • Bully for Teddy, Bully for America! or Bully for the American Bully!
    • Madness on the World Stage
    • Please Don’t Tell Your Friends
  • Perfervid Cupidity

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