"Hysterical, campy fun!"
- Tony Brown, cleveland.com

"Full of suspense, romance, drama and lots of laughs!"

- Dan Shaurette, Out of the Coffin podcast

This extraordinary one-act drama deftly explores the evolution of the centuries-old vampire myth.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Engagement

Most notes, thoughst on the first reading ...

THE GIAOUR
This first section is quite unlike the rest. Honestly, I am thinking of making the third and fourth parts most different from each other, which they already are only less apparently so because each are "contemporary." But it remains that this adaptation of Polidori's The Vampyre was a stretch, to use a great deal of archaic vocabulary to set the tone, the era, etc. It borrows the most from its source than the others - but then, it is the least well-known of the the four.

Can there be less exposition, more showing, less telling? What is this "bond" Aubrey agrees to, and for what purpose and to what end? Put a different way, how can it be made clearer that he is inviting disaster through his choices, that he has broken promises, than he has brought this onto himself?

Can that be made clear at the end - can Lucy show him how he deserved what he got?

Does Darvell look better when we last see him? And if so, why?

The Giaour - Emotion and Engagement. Yes.

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