Male Bonding in David Rabe's Hurlyburly
GRIN Verlag, 2008 - 52 pages
Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, http: //www.uni-jena.de/ (Institut fur Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: The Crisis of Masculinity - The American Drama of the 1960s to 1980s, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Dozent: "Eine grundliche und uberzeugend vorgetragene Analyse der Figuren und Figurenbeziehungen, geschrieben in einem bemerkenswert guten Englisch. Die einschlagige Sekundarliteratur wurde kompetent ausgewertet und gut in die eigene Darstellung integriert.," abstract: Rabe's play is set in a Hollywood Hills house shared by the characters Eddie and Mickey, the place of their meetings with their friends Phil and Artie as well as with the female characters. Each of the four men has to find ways to meet the necessary requirements of Hollywood business, and to cope with the exigencies of human communication to which they are unaccustomed - in short: to deal with life. The impact of this play lies in emotional and verbal aggression: the cathartic shock desired by Artaud's 'theatre of cruelty' is reached by the excessive use of degradation and obscenities.
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akademische Texte another’s Antonin Artaud Artie’s blah-blah-blah bonding in David Bonnie Bonnie’s Brustein called confrontation criticizing Eddie cynical bastard David Rabe’s Hurlyburly debasing Donna cf drugs Eddie and Mickey Eddie and Phil Eddie’s emotional empty ex-wife Agnes four male characters fucking GRIN Verlag guys hate my ex-wife Hollywood Hills house Hollywood household homosocial desire hubris Hurlyburly’s Male Characters hurt him cf ibid indulge intimacy know about football Kolin put Language longing for male Lorenz Male bonding lover Darlene madhouse men’s Mickey and Artie Mickey and Phil Mickey’s neurosis night stands other’s Phil and Eddie Phil cf Phil has beaten Phil’s death physical violence presumed rival Rabe Rabe’s characters Rabe’s play Radavich rapateta Realism Reinelt ridicule rituals of male self-image sexual show one’s sympathy showing that Eddie Sno Ball social Socrates story-telling contest Surrealists theatre of cruelty thing throughout the play Volker Lorenz Male wants watch cf wife Susie words