Though set de signer Patrick Connellan's faded, shabby Streatham council flat doesn't exactly lift the spirits, hopes remain for a play that might anatomize
the psychological drear accompanying the south London waste-lands of such (fine) Kureishi-scripted movies as "Intimacy.
Goodness tends to be trickier to anatomize
than evil, which helps explain why there have been far more memorable Iagos over time than Othellos.
Watching the Royal Court's enormously empathic world-premiere production of the New York-set "Where Do We Live," one could only marvel at American dramatist Christopher Shinn's ability to anatomize
a city, either side of 9/11, grappling its way out of a darkness that, Shinn dared suggest, predated Manhattan's acquaintanceship with terror.
Klein uses a related dyad -- the opposition between map and itinerary -- to discern the geographical imaginations of Spenser and Drayton and to anatomize
the workings of English chorographic description of Ireland.
Though set on a fogbound night at a posh address that seems increasingly cut off from reality, "Dinner" owes less to the time-honored conventions of, say, "The Mousetrap" than it does to such diverse cultural head trips as "An Inspector Calls," Luis Bunuel's "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie" and David Hare's film "Wetherby": All anatomize
human behavior around the dinner table only to point the finger at mankind choking on its own gluttony.
Silvester reprints a memo from Darryl Zanuck warning of excessive production costs as early as 1946, and he skillfully interweaves excerpts from two books about "Cleopatra" to anatomize
that famously disastrous production.
We never see such an assault (though you do in the film) but the air is pregnant with its affect as Pinter dares to anatomize
those cruelest of moments when passion betrays itself as rage.
Now he treats the living and anatomizes
the dead who reach Lampedusa's shore.
Finally, Buell anatomizes
GANs as following four distinct templates.
But in Europe in Sepia, its title appropriately evoking a set of antique photographs, her "underground" humor turns darker still as she anatomizes
the death of European and global "culture.
It covers male hormones and anatomizes
sections of the brain, and describes how each affects the man.
While Part I anatomizes
the situation of theory in literary studies, Part II deals with literary concepts: texts, the sign, language's performativity, 'overinterpretation', and' omniscience'.
Lively's own life (she was born in 1933), and in her matchlessly spare prose she anatomizes
the epochal changes that have transformed the English landscape and culture in those 70-odd years.
This thought is embedded in countless myths and stories, many of which Roger anatomizes
in the course of his book.
For example, in section 15, he anatomizes
the titles of some books and finds them wanting because of the divergence between their titles and their contents, implicitly inviting the reader to perform the same operation on his book.