[Pdf New] The Entertainment
Rick sandwiches two pieces of bread with a brick between to satisfy the food reuirement In TIC
harry hope hasnHope hasn left his own barhotel in years not since his wife Bessie died In TE Harry makes reference to his late wife Bess several times Sardonic is a word that means rimly mocking or cynical Eugene O Neill used it liberally in TIC particularly when characterizing the speech of Larry In modern writing it is considerably less common so I attribute its freuent use in TE to be a stylistic homage to O Neill In TE Lawrence protests his wife calling him Larry It sounds like an old man he says In TIC Larry Slade is an unkempt man in his 60s In Scene 4 of TE Evelyn at one point says Don t be a fool Buy me a drink In TIC Hugo Kalamar is a Russian "anarchist who spends most of the play passed "who spends most of the play passed on a table When he does wake up for brief moments he usually demands of anyone and everyone Don t be a fool Buy me a trink In TE s Scene 4 Lawrence Slade names Rosa s manager at the supermarket where she works as O Neill Eugene O Neill is the playwright of TICThere may well be references to The Iceman Cometh written into The Entertainment that I haven t spotted The connection between the two is so far from accidental that it s worth discussing sooner rather than laterIf you haven t played Kentucky Route Zero I strongly recommend it Amongst The Summoning: Return of the Archwizards, Book I gamers there is often discussion on the subject of videoames as art While I concede it may be debatable whether KR0 even ualifies as a Asking About Sex and Growing Up: A Question-and-Answer Book for Boys and Girls game per se I have never before seen such integration of art and experience in interactive entertainment This title needs to be at the forefront of that discussion it is contemplative and emulative ofreat art in its intermezzos and wholly uniue and amazing in the course of its main theme. Ly' were written by Lem Doolittle and later adapted by Joseph Wheattree for simultaneous performance as 'The Entertainment'. .
BothTo say The Iceman Cometh influences The Reckoning heavily would be an understatement The latter is essentially a love letter to the former Because I m probably the only person in the world who didn t create it to pursue this particular twisting alley way of analysis
i ve written this post to detail theve written this post to detail the of homage that The Entertainment TE pays to The Iceman Cometh TIC The published copy of TE claims Library of Congress Card Catalog Number 57 6498 This number actually belongs to TIC TE s bartender "is named Harry Esperanza Esperanza is the Spanish word for hope Harry "named Harry Esperanza Esperanza is the Spanish word for hope Harry is the name of the bartender in TIC A trio of TE s characters bear the surname Slade Larry Slade is one of the central characters of TIC The patron of the TE Slade family is Lawrence His wife calls him Larry *ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS THE MATRON OF THE TE SLADE * several occasions The matron of the TE Slade is Rosa In TIC Rosa Parritt is the name of Don Parritt s mother She was a one time lover of Larry Slade in brighter days In TE Rosa Slade is married to Lawrence Slade The daughter of the TE Slade family is Pearl Pearl no surname is a minor character in TICEvelyn Hickman is the final character in TE s The Reckoning besides the first person Bar Fly In TIC Theodore Hickman aka Hickey is a central character In TIC Hickey is a hardware salesman whose late wife was named Evelyn Hickey is known by the bar flies to be a philanderer In TE Evelyn and her husband Ted short for Theodore own a hardware store fallen on hard times Ted becomes a traveling salesman and Evelyn fears the solitude of traveling will lead him to philander Both TE and TIC take place in Raines Law hotels Raines Law left a loophole in its liuor tax that exempted hotel restaurants TE celebrates the legend of bar owners who mocked the law by serving Uction was directed by James B Carrington The setting was designed by Lula Chamberlain The plays 'A Reckoning' and 'A Bar .
READ The EntertainmentReuired reading for Kentucky Route Zero fans Kentucky Route Zero is an interactive story a ame if you prefer but it resides in the hazy borderlands of play that celebrates the rustic mysticism of Kentucky as one might the heather moors and lens of Scotland It is a story revealed through the escapades of the eccentrics and the esoterics mathematicians artists and specialists It is told in episodes and as of this writing only the first *two have been releasedBetween episodes the developers Cardboard Computer have been in the habit of releasing tech demos that enrich the * have been releasedBetween episodes the developers Cardboard Computer have been in the habit of releasing tech demos that enrich the of "the ame through tangential digressions The first of which was Limits Demonstrations which "game through tangential digressions The first of which was Limits Demonstrations which players to walk through a retrospective of the works of Lulu Chamberlain a character who figures into the events of KR0 The recent is The Entertainment an Oculus Rift experiment playable on regular monitors as wellThis latter intermission presents a pair of stage presentations written by fictional author Lem Doolittle as presented by a central Kentucky theater company in the 1970s One of these works is called The Bar Fly a pantomime of a hopeless drunk The theatre company inserts the pantomime into another play which serves to ive the player a supposedly uncredited vantage point on that work The other play is called The Reckoning a tale about debt and desperation in a last resort bar The simultaneous performance is called The EntertainmentI picked up a physical copy of the play when I noticed an easter egg A self published work probably wouldn t have a Library of Congress number and when I looked up the number in the book it corresponds to Eugene O Neill s The Iceman Cometh a play about self loathing and lies in a last resort bar Intrigued I picked up a copy and read. 'The Entertainment' was first presented at the Buffalo Street Student Theatre on the evening of November 16th 1973 The prod. ,