Discussion: Performances and “Problem Plays”

I need someone to respond to all three questions below and should be between 250-300 words. In your response, be sure to include reference to specific moments, language, and details from the story. In other words, be sure to include specific textual evidence.

1. In one of the clips, August Wilson says that the director’s responsibility is to “illuminate the text” rather than “imposing a vision.” Explain your impression of one of the performances such as Trifles, Trying to Find Chinatown, or No Child, and how the performance either illuminated the text of felt like an imposed vision.

2. According to Bedford, a problem play is “a type of drama that presents a social issue in order to awaken the audience to it.” What is the social issue that is raised in each of the plays No Child…,Trying to Find Chinatown, and Fences plays?

3. Another important definition to consider is antagonist: “the character, force, or collection of forces in fiction or drama that opposes the protagonist and gives rise to the conflict.” What force or collection of forces do you see operating as the antagonist in each play? In other words, what aspect of society is implied to be responsible for the social issue in the play?

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In addition, you will need to respond meaningfully to TWO of my classmates’ posts, and those responses should be at least 100 words. I can reach to them after I post the 3 questions answers.