1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the following passages.
(i) Perhaps not. We're into the spring tides now. He'll be washed up where the coast turns in. (Points) You see? People are cruel and boring and obsessed.
(ii) (nervously, walking across the room) Sometimes a mood like that hits me. And I can't stop myself. (Throws herself down in the armchair by the stove.) Oh, I don't know how to explain it.
(iii) Here's a fine rug ..... here you are, ladies and gentlemen, a fine rug for sale ..... (she opens it up) who wants to buy?
(iv) We wait we are bored. (He throws up his hand.) No, don't protest. We are bored to death, there is no denying it.
(v) An apple from the tree of knowledge! He's wolfing it down. He is damned for ever, but he has got to wolf it down, the poor glutton.
2. "I left the last sentence of the play unfinished because the play can have no satisfactory solution at that stage," says Edward Bond. What is your opinion about ending the play The Sea?
3. Bring out the dramatic significance of the symbols used in Hedda Gabler.
4. How far do you think Chekhov is successful in presenting the theme of the passing of the old order through the symbol of cherry orchard.
5. Can one identify with Beckett's characters in Waiting for Godot and if so why?
6. Do you think the play Galileo Galili presents a conflict between the authority and free scientific inquiry, both on the institutional level and within Galileo's own character?
7. Write a critical note on the following topics;
(i) Rational Theatre
(ii) Epic Theatre