Sunday, March 16, 2008

Gravitas:What you've been reading about in the papers and watching on television this week is not what we are about. In fact, it represents just the o

"First, we're going to fight for what we believe in.
And second, we're going to maintain the highest ethical standards while doing it."

Upon what we are facing in our current affairs,oops, forgive me for the pun, here some thoughts by the prominent playwrights and thinkers.- the poignant frog

Shakespeare: in As You Like It-
"You must leave the Court at once," he said to Rosalind. "Why?" she asked. "Never mind why," answered the Duke, "you are banished. If within ten days you are found within twenty miles of my Court, you die."

Ionesco :in Rinoceros-
Berenger - an average citizen in a nameless French city - is not interested in the fact that rhinoceros are on the loose. This causes him to quarrel with his friend Jean and his attractive secretary Daisy outside a grocer's shop. The argument continues with many local joining in - these include the grocer and his wife, a waitress and a housewife, a cafe owner, an old gentleman, a waitress and a logician. The group try to reason the events that are happening around them. The results are understandably chaotic.In the local government office where Berenger works he witnesses that the staff are gradually turning into rhinoceros.Eventually Berenger finds out that Daisy and he are the only human beings left. To his surprise Daisy then too turns into a rhinoceros. Berenger concludes he will then fight against all the rhinoceros...

Beckett : in Waiting for Godot-

Two men, Vladimir and Estragon, meet near a tree. They converse on various topics and reveal that they are waiting there for a man named Godot. While they wait, two other men enter. Pozzo is on his way to the market to sell his slave, Lucky. He pauses for a while to converse with Vladimir and Estragon. Lucky entertains them by dancing and thinking, and Pozzo and Lucky leave.
After Pozzo and Lucky leave, a boy enters and tells Vladimir that he is a messenger from Godot. He tells Vladimir that Godot will not be coming tonight, but that he will surely come tomorrow.

Harold Pinter : in Betrayal

Betrayal is a play written by Harold Pinter in 1978. The play deals with an affair that entangles a married couple.

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