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Exploring Mazursky. English 90AS: Reading Genres | Fall 2011. Abby DelBianco, Sarah Elsakr, Chinny Sharma, Cathy Wang. Fast-Write (3 minutes). How would Prospero’s trials and situations be different if he had been directly involved in his own downfall?

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exploring mazursky

Exploring Mazursky

English 90AS: Reading Genres | Fall 2011

Abby DelBianco, Sarah Elsakr, Chinny Sharma, Cathy Wang

fast write 3 minutes
Fast-Write (3 minutes)
  • How would Prospero’s trials and situations be different if he had been directly involved in his own downfall?
  • Cite examples from the text if necessary.
the tempest 1982
The Tempest (1982)
  • New York City, New York
  • Philip the famous architect
  • Antonia (Philip’s wife) & Alonzo (Philip’s boss)
  • Philip, Miranda, Aretha, Kalibanos on an abandoned Greek isle
  • Alonzo and his crew shipwrecked
film clips
Film Clips
  • SarahPhilip and Antonia fighting in New York
  • AbbyFreddie and Miranda meeting on the Greek isle
  • CathyPhilip day-dreaming in New York
  • ChinnyThe closing scene of the film
prospero v philip
Prospero v. Philip
  • Fast-Write assignment
  • Exile v. escape
  • Reliability as a protagonist (characterization based on his insanity)
  • The closing scene of the movie
    • Do you think Philip is still in control throughout the movie?
    • We’ll continue discussing the closing scene with Chinny
roles of women
Roles of Women
  • Antonia & Dolores v. Miranda & Aretha
  • Appearance associated with personality
  • Obsession with sexuality
  • What is the purpose of including women in the plotline?
  • What concepts or problems do they represent (absent in the original)?
revenge v midlife crisis
Revenge v. Midlife Crisis
  • Interior v. exterior conflicts
  • Interlude v. exile
  • Fantasy and reality: the ideal situation
    • Is Mazursky trying to say something completely new with this change in plot?
    • If people have the option of a brief escape, would most people take it?
  • Atmosphere of the concluding scene (short, nonchalant, inconclusive)
  • Characterizing Prospero as virtuous or manipulative?
  • Aretha’s character dancing with Alonzo – what’s up with THAT?
  • Why does Philip apologize to Kalibanos?