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    Reader comments on A Lie of the Mind

    Subject: Re: Nothing Wrong With The Script
    Date: Mar 9, 2006
    Sender: PreciousPrevious | Next

    Hey Barbara, if you have played Lorraine, and are really familiar with the script you would know that your son's name was "Jake" not "Jack". Just an observation.

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    Response to this comment:
    Re: Nothing Wrong With The Script

    Just read this comment. I am actress who played Lorraine, Jack's mother, in A Lie of the Mind. I know the play well. The last sceneof the play, in Beth's house, resolves the conflict between Mike, Beth brother, a man with problems of his own who exacts vengence for Beth's suffering, and Jack. Jack, a more violent version of his father, will "go away". Beth will stay with Frank, a more human brother and son. Although Shepard creates SOME hope for the younger generation of these very troubled families, the older generation cannot change. Beth's parents remain both sadly and comically oblivious to her and to Frank, and Jack's mother and sister go on with their dysfunctional relationship and ludicrous fantasies about life.
    The play obviously could have used some editing, but the poetic language, and painful and funny truths about certain kinds of relationships, make this one of Shepard's most beautiful and challenging plays.






    Comment index:

  • Nothing Wrong With The Script   from Annonymous, Dec 7, 2003
  • Re: Nothing Wrong With The Script   from John, Dec 12, 2003
  • Re: Nothing Wrong With The Script   from Raquel, Oct 5, 2004
  • Re: Nothing Wrong With The Script   from Barbara, Oct 7, 2004
  • » Re: Nothing Wrong With The Script «   from Precious, Mar 9, 2006
  • scene 2, my opinions.   from dan scott, May 17, 2004
  • High School   from Lauren, Oct 30, 2006
  • Nothing Wrong With The Script   from Annonymous, Dec 7, 2003
  • Re: Nothing Wrong With The Script   from John, Dec 12, 2003
  • Re: Nothing Wrong With The Script   from Raquel, Oct 5, 2004
  • Re: Nothing Wrong With The Script   from Barbara, Oct 7, 2004
  • » Re: Nothing Wrong With The Script «   from Precious, Mar 9, 2006
  • scene 2, my opinions.   from dan scott, May 17, 2004
  • High School   from Lauren, Oct 30, 2006