The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde

Bunburying—a term that indicates a double life as an excuse for absence. (Source: Wikipedia) Have you ever felt the need to escape some certain situations and create a fictitious character as your excuse? John (or “Jack”) Worthing, a landowner in Hertfordshire of twenty nine years of age, presents himself as Ernest Worthing in front of his love interest, Gwendolen Fairfax, her mother Lady Bracknell, and … Continue reading The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde

Oidipus Sang Raja – Sophokles

Takdir memang kejam. Ups, kalimat pembuka yang lagu balada banget ya. :p Namun ya, di dalam naskah drama/play tragis yang ditulis oleh penyair Yunani Sophokles sekitar tahun 429 SM ini ; Oedipus Rex atau judul Indonesianya Oidipus Sang Raja, dikisahkan upaya manusia yang sia-sia untuk melawan suratan takdir. Oidipus, Raja Negeri Thebes, menyaksikan bahwa negeri yang dipimpinnya dilanda prahara, dan rakyatnya datang memohon pertolongan dari … Continue reading Oidipus Sang Raja – Sophokles

Our Town – Thornton Wilder

Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? – every, every minute? The play I chose for LRP event this month presents the events of everyday life in a way that underscores their value and their importance. We tend to hurry up with our lives: get this and that done, and suddenly … Continue reading Our Town – Thornton Wilder

Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night, or What You Will, a Shakespeare comedy, was written around 1601-1602 for the Twelfth Night celebration, and was first published on 1623. The plot of the play was derived from the short story “Of Apollonius and Silla” by Barnabe Rich, based on a story by Matteo Bandello. Twelfth Night tells us about Viola, who was cast ashore after her ship was wrecked in … Continue reading Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar – William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar was my very first attempt to read Shakespeare. Even though it was relatively short, I had a hard time reading this mainly because it was written in old English language. (Thanks to No Fear Shakespeare that I can conquer this!) The play was divided into 5 acts. The story of the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, revolves in Roman history, politics, conspiracy, betrayal, Caesar’s … Continue reading Julius Caesar – William Shakespeare