You asked about Theatre of the Absurd in another post. This would qualify under that. But actually, it is just brilliant writing on its own. Don't worry about writing about styles of the past. Learn them, of course, but theatre is constantly evolving as in any art. And you know, from a long-time working actor, your read was terrific, too. You did not rush it or overemphasize it. You trusted the power of the writing...which was yours.
Remember: There are only 2 types of Theatre: Good Theatre and Bad Theatre.
Really glad you liked it. Some have told me that this monologue and another one from the same work are among their favorites. I might do more and post them, depending on the reception, which so far seems to be good! I really value your compliments and now I know that when I go back to revise this piece, I will leave this little speech untouched.
Yeah, paddy, thanks for reminding me of the word I could not grab last night: chilling.
It sent a chill down my spine.
Because I've met people like this. They are everywhere in the world, in every culture, every nation, every city, in every race...and they suck the soul out of humanity. But we all must deal with them at some time or another. Because they assume/are awarded various positions/levels of power on local, regional or national levels.
With the world at times seemingly falling apart, sometimes I think the theatre, has become so limited in scope and so Pollyannaish. On occasion, something slips through.
Nice to see this brief spark of darkness/reality/in-yer-face/whatever, RTurco. Thanks again.