Book Reviews

Bryony Lavery - Ophelia

Ophelia is a comedy or a parody on a tragedy in which the main character had an incestuous relationship with her own brother and aches for revenge similarly as her own mother who tries and finally drowns her because she cannot bear the shame of her son. There is also included “play in the play” effect that creates quite a tragicomic situation in the end and supports the reader to think about results of forbidden sex relation from “another point of view” of Ophelia alone, its consequences for the child etc.

Look back in anger – John Osborne

Look back in anger is a play about disillusion from real life, either marriage or high expectations from society. It is a play about a married couple that is tired from living in the world together, which “had and had not” changed so much.