Global Perspectives on Drama

Sylvette and Percinet as the Young Romancers

Sylvette and Percinet have all the qualities of young romancers. They are teenagers who have just come home from school when they saw each other passing, they began to fall in love. They do not know how quickly it happened. Their eyes converse in cod ...More

Reasons of Fake Kidnapping in The Romancers

Bergamin and Pasquinot are old friends. Their sole aim has been to live together by getting their children married to each other. They did not get them married in the beginning. They invent an imaginary hatred between them. When the children are madl ...More

The Role of Straforel and his Men in The Romancers

Straforel has an important role, though minor. He is a fake kidnapper and is called to kidnap Sylvette so that Percinet would save her and on that ground their fathers can unite as friends and give permission for the marriage.More

Anxiety of the Young Lovers in The Romancers

The Romancers are the young lovers called Percinet and Sylvette. Percinet reads Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to Sylvette. She loves the verse very much. She expresses sympathy towards the poor lovers and feels sorry for their cruel destiny and the ...More

The Romancers by Edmond Rostand: Summary

There are mainly five characters in this play: Sylvette and her father Pasquinot, Percinet and his father Bergamin, and Straforel, a hired killer. A wall has divided the park. Percinet is sitting on the wall reading Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to ...More

Dramatic Technique in The Happy Journey

The Happy Journey by Wilder was first published in a volume entitled The Long Christmas Dinner and Other Plays in One Act (1931). It is experimental in technique. The playwright makes little use of stage settings or scenery. As a result, the imaginat ...More

Character Sketch of Corporal Brewster

Corporal Gregory, Brewster is a retired military hero. He is portrayed as living in a country cottage during his old age. In contrast to him is a young soldier named McDonald. This contrast is dramatized through the eyes of Norah Brewster, the Corpor ...More

Meeting of Norah Brewster and Archie McDonald

Norah Brewster visits her granduncle Gregory Brewster, who seems to have been neglected. She has come to look after him. Just then Sergeant McDonald also comes to see Corporal Gregory Brewster, who was in the Scots Guards and who fought in the battle ...More

The Effects of Old Age in Corporal Brewster in Waterloo

Corporal Brewster is an old man aged about ninety, but he still thinks he is as young as he was in the army. Becoming an old is the ongoing process that no one can escape. When the man becomes old, the ravages of time are all too evident. The Corpora ...More

Waterloo by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Summary

There are four characters in this play. Corporal Brewster aged ninety-six, Norah Brewster, his grandniece, Sergeant McDonald and Colonel Midwinter. In a front room in a small country house there is a roughly made painting of Corporal Brewster in a re ...More