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This play has a lot that I like in reading material: creepy sexual stuff, weird relationships with parents, strange, awkward characters, but the ending was a little more unresolved than I would have liked.
I can kinda see where this would have fit into my senior year AP English class in highschool, though I'm not sure what we would have done with it had we read it.Being a props master right now and reading this, I feel for anyone who had to prop this show ever. On the other hand, what fun that must've been.
زندگي دروغه عزيز من !كلمات نه،خود زندگي.با تمام زشتي ش درختاي سبزي پرورش مي ده كه آزارت مي دن و تو رو مي بره درست زير اونا،و وقتي تو سايه ش نفس راحتي كشيدي و گفتي (اوه خداي من،چه قشنگ) همون موقع پرنده اي كه روي شاخه ي بالا سرت نشسته فضله شو درست ول مي كنه وسط كله ت . زندگي همينه عزيز من، نه او چيزي كه به نظر مي آد
هر چیز خلاقانهای لزوما "شاهکار" نیست. جانبداری نویسنده از خانم رزپتل رو نفهمیدم و پایان کاملا قابل حدس بود. حس میکنم این نمایشنامه بیش از چیزی که هست مورد توجه قرار گرفته، چون خیلیا نفهمیدنش. در حالی که رسما چیز خاصی برای فهمیدن وجود نداره :))) طبعآزمایی کوپیته در گروتسکنویسی. نه موفق و نه ناموفق.
What an incredible play! I read this in high school. The absurdity of the play appealed to me. It was truly hilarious. Now, many, many years later, I begin to see much more depth contained within the play.Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad by Arthur Kopit opened on Broadway in 1963. It is considered a fine example of absurdist theater. As I read the play this time, the humor was stronger. Yet, the absurd aspects of the play's action took on a much different m...
I read this the first time after it was first produced and published. I saw a production of it at that time that I really liked. Reading it now, I still like it, but it is very typical of the late 60s early 70s absurdist style, so it seems a bit dated. It reminds me of Christopher Durang, especially of his play, "Betty's Summer Vacation." The style has matured under Durang's hand.
What a crazy play. We had to read this during honors English class in high school and I thought it was just silly. Imagine someone's mother having their husband stuffed by a taxidermist and carrying him around. Weird.
One of my first directorial efforts ... and my Mom and Dad were in a production of this play, she was the ingenue, he was the corpse ... and I had the best time in the world working with my Madame Rosepettle ...
Yikes!!!! I did light patching for the actual play in college. Some crrrrrrrazy pleather corsets going on there. An intriguing, mature play in any case.
A very well made play. It actually started to read more like a book to me by the third scene. This psudoclassical tragifarce was definatley one of the most interesting things I have read.
I left stunned. Not from one event per se but by the entire story. I have more questions than I do opinion right now. Was Jonathan - Albert the truly insane one? Does the viewer/reader see the story through his eyes? Why am I left with a feeling that the mother is not as crazy as she originally seemed? I am going to have to do some research to figure out how I feel. Edit* I just did some research (I couldn't wait) on the history and some themes. I have come to the conclusion that yes, Jonathan i...
This is such a wild play. So many things are going on. I love the monologues and Madame Rosepettle is just wonderful. I'd love to see this live one day. I would totally direct this play.
what's wrong with the madame
Awesome -- I was moved after reading this to read his other work (I know the story and have the cast CD of 'Nine'), wish I hadn't started with 'Road to Nirvana' -- what a mess. Anyhow, 'Oh Dad, Poor Dad...' employs terrific absurdist elements (Mamma feeds cats to her piranha and travels with the corpse of her murdered husband) to lighten and accent his disturbing depiction of the overbearing, suffocating mother phenomenon (or myth, depending on your viewpoint...).
(Fireside Theatre Book Club Edition 1960 89pgs)Wow! The play is twisted and dark. I would have loved to see Gingold and Pendleton in action.Madame Rosepettle was a force to be reckoned with. Was it to protect her son or mere insanity? Or both? My imagination is running wild and wondering if a few of the characters only existed in Madame R.'s head or Jonathan's head? Heavy.
The character of Jonathan has his stuttering actually written into his dialogue and it's an-an-anoying. Just put in the stage directions that he stutters. It was kind of funny in a Love American Style meets Night Gallery kind of way.
ناخدا – خانم ، شما قلب من رو فتح کردید … آن هم چه آسانخانم – نه ناخدا ، تو خودت اونو باختی … اونم چه آسون
only read Oh Dad, Poor Dad
really goo, absurd!!!
What is the meaning of this?
One wild and funny play with HUGE monologues for the main character, Madame Rosepettle.