Friday, March 20, 2015

Sit, Stand, Lie

I know some of you have probably heard of the improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? before. If you haven't, definitely check it out in any free time (haha funny joke, right?) that you might have. One of the sketches that the brilliant comedians of Whose Line do is called "Sit, Stand, Lie." As we were reading Beloved, something about the relationship between Denver, Sethe, and Beloved reminded me of this sketch. In SSL, one each of the three actors must be sitting, standing, and lying down at any given time. Just like Denver, Sethe, and Beloved, the actors must be totally in tune with whatever the other two are doing and tend to repeat and replace the actions and positions of the other. In the same way that the women from Beloved are incredibly intertwined, so are Wayne, Ryan, and Colin.

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