I didn t really understand all the symbolism so I had to look it up then that made me extremely uncomfortable No wonder I didn t read this in school My definition of a good read is something that makes you uncomfortable upon thought, though, so for that reason, I am okay with this play It just made me feel very uncomfortable due to exactly what its implications meant And anyway, on the face of it, who likes stories of abuse Rebecca Behper esempiolui si piegava su di me mostrandomi il pugno E poi con l altra mano mi afferrava la nuca e mi spiengeva il viso verso il suo Il pugnomi sfiorava la bocca E mi diceva, Baciami il pugno Devlin E tu lo facevi Rebecca Certo Gli baciavo il pugno Le nocche Poi apriva la mano e mi porgeva il palmoda baciareche io baciavo Pausa Poi cominciavo a parlare.
Devlin Cosa dicevi Dicevi cosa Cosa dicevi Pausa.
Rebecca Dicevo Mettimi la mano attorno alla gola Glielo sussurravo nella mano, mentre gliela baciavo, ma lui sentiva, la sentiva attraverso la mano, sentiva la mia voce nella mano, la sentiva l.
Two Characters, Two Chairs, Two Lamps Rebecca and Devlin Ashes to Ashes The duality, the two ness overwhelms the play, not only in terms of characters but also existence Ashes to Ashes is Pinter s long desired take on holocaust Rebecca a Jewish name in her British household has an apparent innocent conversation with her partner Devlin, far removed from the memories of the holocaust In her mid forties in 1996, she was, quite plainly, not born during the second world war.
And yet she has heard accounts of the holocaust, so much so that they have been carefully incised in her memory She finds a disturbing solace in them, clings to them vehemently, they are her own She has witnessed them alone, felt them alone and they are utterly hers Just as she is dismayed by the fading sound of the police siren,thinking they would be heard by somebody else then, same with the memories And it is because of the presence of this inner world that Rebecca and Devlin exist in two different worlds, though staying in the same room The ashes of the Jews buried is evoked by her memories as she talks about the snatching of the babies And in this post war world, she sees the Jews walking toward the sea, but there is no Moses to lead them in the Red Sea They drown Rebecca recollects the horrid sight of a woman clinging to her own child, hearing the baby s breath, and quite seamlessly she is replaces by I She too has lost her baby She too has been a victim but how She doesn t wait to answer, but in a delirious pace gives a composite picture of the holocaust, accompanied only by her echoes, stranded alone while Devlin has faded away She has been consumed completely by her inner world, the way it had always been And yet the words spoken by her, rings in the ears of the audience, Nothing has even happened to me Nothing has ever happened to any friends Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust Lo le para una clase de dramaturgia En la primera lectura me pareci medio x Luego lo le mos ya como repartidas las voces y otra m s haciendo las acotaciones y al final me pareci muy muy buena Me gustar a mucho verla representada Creo se pierde bastante como lectura, a n as es buen referente.
Non credo che possiamo ricominciare di nuovo Abbiamo cominciato molto tempo fa Cominciato Non possiamo ricominciare di nuovo Possiamo finire di nuovo Si pu finire una volta e poi finire di nuovo pp 39, 41 First Presented By The Royal Court Theatre In London In September Of , Ashes to Ashes Is A Triumph Of Power And Concision In The Living Room Of A Pleasant House In A University Town Outside Of London, Devlin, Threatened By His Wife Rebecca S Recollections Of An Abusive Ex Lover, Questions Her Relentlessly In His Need For A Single Truth In Her Seamless Blending Of What She Knows Of Violence With The Wider Violence Of The World, Rebecca Reveals An Eerie Communion With The Dead Victims Of Unnamed Political Barbarities Brutal and stunning short play A dialogue that moves from the personal to the political and back overtly and powerfully.
Id like to give a short, general take on the psychology in this, rather than the clear cut themes of war brutality etc.
It is my observation that this, in similiarity with the rest of Pinters work, captures so well the human condition and the disposition of which the grim reality of not knowing often leaves us here in the context of a mysterius ex lover You cant help but sympathize with Devlins words of discomfort and unknowing, and Rebecca just keeps him there, in a cloud of smoke, ever so looking Its short, perverse, dark, and any other adjective you would like to prescribe it I love it