An Essential Foundation: The Role Setting Plays in American Theatre

For the sake of the audience, a theatre production relies on a well-designed and thematically relevant setting. This is because a setting is responsible for designating the audience in a particular time and place, in addition to creating a specific social or political environment. In some plays, the setting is so detailed and ornate that … Read moreAn Essential Foundation: The Role Setting Plays in American Theatre

Desire Under the Elms: The Desire for a Birthright

Eugene O’Neill’s classic American tragedy Desire Under the Elms tells the story of characters that are driven by a number of common, and therefore competing, desires. Many believe that O’Neill intended the Desire Under the Elms to refer to the desire between Eben and Abbie, and therefore place strong emphasis on the Oedipal themes that … Read moreDesire Under the Elms: The Desire for a Birthright