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  1. Sep 2019
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    1. pg 24: the only time i am free and enjoying myself is when i'm teaching - i love the analysis of technique

      pg 26 - built a whole ass house with "close friend" james carville anyway meisner gay

      the foundation of acting is the reality of doing

  3. Mar 2018
  4. Feb 2018
    1. She moans. The bottle top falls. She. sinks to her knees. He picks up her inert figure and carries her to the bed. The hot trumpet and drwns from the Four Deuces sound loudly


    2. He was as good as a lamb when I came back and he's really very, very ashamed of himsel

      hopefully there's some way that the structure can be tied to the cycle of abuse, bc that would be a really fucking good essay

    3. 'm glad you didn't

      they fucked

    4. breath as if struck

      does she see something?

    5. He falls to his knees on the steps and presses his face to her belly, curving a little with maternity. Her eyes go blind with tenderness as she catches his head and raises him level with her.

      :/ rising action: she goes back w him

      • things to figure out: is this the first time he hit her?
    6. You can't beat on a woman an' then call 'er back! She won't come!


    7. [She backs out of sight. He advances and disappears. There is the sound of a blow, Stella cries out. Blanche screams and runs into the kitchen. The men rush forward and there is grappUng and cursing. Something is overturned With a crash.]

      rising action: stanley beats stella

    8. somewhat older than I. Just slightly. Less than a year.

      lmaoooo blanche has game

    9. That's not fun, Stanley. [The men laugh. Stella goes Into the bedroom.] STELLA: It makes me so mad when he does that in frnnt of peopl


    10. hongry

      im shook

    11. ow let's cut the re·bop!


    12. the baby

      rising action to do w baby

    13. at screeches

      Tennessee and his cats

    14. ]


    15. Margaret, that dreadful way! So big with it, i! couldn't. be put in a coffin

      yooo what does THAT mean

    16. elle Reve? Lost, ill it? No

      rising action

    17. guess that is what is meant by being in love

      but is it tho?

    18. child,

      messy child, blessed baby - lots of stuff going on infantilizing Stella

    19. No, one's my limit


    20. A place like that must be awful hard to keep up.

      predict it's already in disrepair

    21. Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at-Elysian Fieldsl

      Desire leading to Death leading to Heaven - theme material?

    22. street-car named Desire

      name bc this is the inciting incident? that Blanche arrives - on this streetcar named Desire?

    23. I'm all right. Tell Steve to get him a poor boy's sandwich 'cause nothing's left here. . [They all laugh; the colored woman does not stop. SteUa goes out.] CoLORED WOMAN: What was that package he th'ew at 'er? [She rises from steps, laughing louder.] EUNICE: You hush, now! NEORO WOMAN: Catch whatl [She continues to loug

      unsure what this exchange is

    24. a/ise.

      small traveling bag/suitcase

    25. Elysian Fields

      kind of like Greek Heaven

  5. Jan 2018
    1. Xenophanes say

      Greek philosopher, theologian, and religious critic

    2. hings as they were or are, things as they are said or thought to be, or things as they ought to be.

      I love this; the insight that there are at least three different versions of any reality being discussed

    3. genus to species, orfrom spe-cies to genus, or from species to species

      More evidence of Aristotle's biological classification infatuation. I'd want to see his phylogeny of words and their classifications

    4. In the drama the result is far from answering to the poet's expectation.

      This is very relatable where ever adaptions occur; how many good books/media have gotten relatively awful movie adaptations, mostly because the second writer tries to cram 20 hours worth of content into 2?

    5. outside the general plan otthe.play~

      a good use of deus ex machina according to Aristotle

    6. ,-is. false inference.

      I think this story is referring to Penelope's test in which her suitors had to try and 1) string Odysseus' bow and then 2) shoot an arrow through 12 axe heads. I don't understand how this is an example of a false inference, however. Help?

    7. it merely · shocks u~.

      I like this condemnation of shock value used as replacement for a good plot. It's like how horror movies use jump scares instead of building tension and fear in other ways

    8. such as death on the stage, bodily agony, wounds and the lik


    9. propter hoc or post hoc

      "because of this" or "after this"

    10. Alcibiades

      an Athenian statesman and historical figure often satirized in the day and beyond - even appears in Chaucer's Cantebury Tales as a military man of Socratic values

    11. Zeuxis and Polygnotu

      Zeuxis was known for his realism while Polygnotus' focus was individual figures and charming execution rather than technical skill

    12. Thought is required wherever a statement is .proved, or, it may be, a general truth enunciated

      " Thought seems to denote the intellectual qualities of an agent while character seems to denote the moral qualities of an agent." - Sparknotes

      ^could not for the life of my decipher without ol' Sparky

    13. Spectacu-lar equipment

      meaning the physical things that actors must engage with and are visible to the audience rather than the equipment itself be flashy

    14. r, therefore, knows what is good or bad Tragedy, knows also about Epic poehy

      I like how even as we read the document that serves as the foundation of western drama, Aristotle is stressing that these conventions he's observing are built upon each other. Nothing comes from nowhere (unless it's from Jakku).

    15. elight to contemplate when repro-duced with minute fidelity

      Sparknotes clarified the language of this for me: we like seeing fake dead bodies (how many procedural crime dramas are airing on TV this season?) but we really don't like seeing real ones.

    16. language.

      The Dorian dialect of Greek (Doric) is considered part of the Northwestern Greek dialects. The Doric region lies north of Athens, accounting for how the dialectical study was useful to them in claiming the origins of Tragedy.

    17. Dorians

      The Dorians were one of the main Greek ethnic groups involved in the Peloponnesian War along with the Ionians.

    18. as ififwere not the imitation that makes the poet, btit the verse

      Fliotsos connects Aristotle's work with classification in the natural world as groundwork for his aim to "observe and classify dramatic language" as he might with biological/zoological subjects. The classification of writing into a pseudo-phylogenetic tree starts here with the dichotomy of Poetry and Not Poetry with the defining factor being presence of memisis.