Here is no wishy-washy inhibited heroine, but a vigorous lady, full of zest for life. She rules her own world, the typical large English household…. She has four strong and interesting children, and is awaiting the birth of the fifth with a brooding pleasure that verges on ecstasy.
Enid Bagnold, I am informed, was seven years about it. I would guess that the author spent the major portion of those years honing up her dialogue, for each line has been sharpened to a fine edge. But she has grown too sage, and the epigrams tend to come out homilies.
Take, as typical, this sentiment, which I assume to be the theme of the play: Note also that, for all its formal finish, the sentence offers purely routine wisdom.
This may be a personal prejudice, but the carpe diem motif has begun to strike me as a commonplace and sentimental notion. There is something contradictory in these self-conscious exhortations to instinctual pleasure—and something useless, too, since how does one decide to follow such advice?
Miss Bagnold is too tasteful to tell her audience to enjoy, enjoy, live life to the fullest, realize every golden moment…. Still, one senses her wrestling with a like temptation: In The Chalk Garden, the action was built around a suspenseful plot; here, it is built around a year-old actress on a latter-day quest for identity.
But the character is simply not interesting enough to justify the loss of narrative.Essays and criticism on Enid Bagnold - Robert Brustein.
A play about old age should not itself be tired, but the writing in The Chinese Prime Minister is sometimes more enfeebled than its subject. One of the prominent themes in "Ghost World" is the struggle between childhood and adulthood that Enid and Becky face.
While Becky becomes stagnant and wishes for life to revert to its previous high school state, Enid vehemently rebels against definition and endeavors to satisfy her underlying identity crises/5(2).
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