Glinda Play Analysis

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Yubelkis Valerio THA 50 D07D Professor Miller May 23, 2012 Project #2: Review a Play My professional play review is based on the Broadway musical WICKED. Of the many live performances I have been able to see; by far this is my favorite. I saw this musical on May 23, 2012 at the Gershwin Theatre in Manhattan. The scene inside the theatre is created to draw your eyes to focus on the stage, there is a dragon hanging from the ceiling, what seems to be dry branches are placed on both sides of the stage coming out from the floor all the way to the ceiling, the stage is filled with different size and shapes of mechanical wheels like those from a giant clock, the front part of the…show more content…
This musical tells the story of two girls who later become the notorious Wicked Witch of the West and the good Witch of the North. Elphaba, who is the misunderstood, smart girl, with emerald-green skin, who struggles to prove herself to her family and peers. She sees injustice and must stop it, she also angry because of her perception of herself. She can’t see her own beauty. Later on we see the horrendous outcome of her struggles. Glinda, the beautiful, ditzy dumb blonde, popular, and ambitious girl, who manages to ignore the most important things occurring around her to maintain her perfect life. It’s not till the end that she truly began to show some wisdom. These unlikely friends and college roommates, who struggle with opposing personalities and point of view, enmity over the same love, to the corrupt government of the wizard, and ultimately, Elphaba’s fall from kindness. Another strong theme is the conflict between good and evil. In most cases, good and evil show the same characteristics and Wicked certainly holds a lot of these characteristics, but at the same time, it shows the audience that evil may come from many unexpected sources. A clear example is the Wicked Witch of the West (Elphaba) is not really wicked at all. She has been branded “evil” by her peers because of her looks and she can almost do nothing to escape it. It is a tragic idea, but all is satisfied at the

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