Tuesday, 25 November 2014

PAST PAPER (DRAMA: 2010 SUPPLEMENTARY)

9. YEAR 2010 (Supplementary)
Attempt FOUR questions in all. Question No. 1 is compulsory. All questions carry equal marks.
1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the following passages.
(i) These selfish and domineering men, having greedily exploited the fruit of science, found that the cold eye of science had been turned on a primeval but contrived poverty that could clearly be swept away if they were swept away themselves.
(ii) On, nonsense! You're going to have tea first, you little fool! And then --- at ten'o clock --- Eilert Lovborg will be here with vine of leaves in his hair.
(iii) Remark that I might just as well have been in his shoes and he in mine. If chance had not willed otherwise. To each one his due.
(iv) Oh, no, not at all. But there's going to be an enormous bump in my head for all that.
(v) Oh no. You soon spot them behind this counter. You get a fair indication from the way they pay their bill. That shows if they respect our way of life, or they are just out to make trouble by running people into debt.
2. Waiting for Godot shows Beckett's ability to bled derision, humour and comedy with tragedy. His words are simultaneously tragic and comic. How far would you agree?
3. In what sense does The Cherry Orchard present a break with the old Russian theatre?
4. Is there any relationship between the mythical world of Eurydice and the real world of Rose in Bond's play The Sea?
5. Who is responsible for the destruction of Hedda? Fate or Society?
6. What is Galileo's dilemma?
7. Trace the impact of modernism and postmodernism on modern drama from Beckett to Bond. 

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