Hyper mundane hyper realism.
Hugely overrated. Old school slumming.
Good dramatic opposition. Maybe some melodrama. But a great night of theatre.
Scene One – 6 pp. Boarding school. Izzy and Mia torture Alice.
Scene Two – 14 pp. Martha’s flat. Martha, Henry, Mia. Mia comes home from school.
Scene Three – 5 pp. Hospital. Izzy, Mia, Henry go to see Alice.
Scene Four – 6pp. Martha’s flat. Martha, Henry. Martha tears up Henry’s clothes.
Scene Five – 6pp. Hugh’s flat. Henry, Issy, Mia. After the party.
Scene Six – 7 pp. Martha’s flat. Martha and Henry.
Scene Seven – 6pp. A restaurant. Hugh and Mia.
Scene Eight – 16 pp. Martha’s flat. Martha, Henry, Mia, Hugh.
No shortage of melodrama. The constant VO narration tells more than shows. There are some interesting personal speeches. Plenty of fantasy “billionaires and castles” stuff.
Solid. Nice use of verse.
Great stuff. Some exquisite verbal detail.
And again. A massive delight. Every time. Forever.
Rock solid. It’s all there.
Oliver Goldsmith 1728-1774.
Big and bold. He really moves things along. Superb.