Lend me a Tenor

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Lend Me a Tenor Critique There are many elements that make Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor a great production. The production Lend Me a Tenor has both the negative and positive aspects. The analysis is based upon how well the theme was portrayed, the portrayal of the play as a farce, the quality of the script, and the characters’ disposition before and after seeing the performances. Also I will further analyze all the elements of theater of the director’s decisions, the actors’ performances, the costume and scenic design, the lighting, and the properties being utilized to formulate my opinion of the overall production. The theme in the play explores love, courage, deception, and marriage. Love is an obstacle as illustrated by Max, who struggles to get Maggie to reciprocate his feeling, but Maggie is trying to get Tito, and Tito is just utterly confused by everyone. In the end, Maggie falls in love with Tito but finds out later that the whole time it was Max. She didn’t realize that all along her love was right in front of her because she was blinded by infatuation with Tito. Another theme is finding courage to pursue one’s dreams depicted when Max overcomes his fear of singing in front of a large crowd and builds up confidence. Furthermore, there’s a lot of deception in this play in order to get what one wants. Saunders convinces Max to sing in order for him to not lose his job and also raise money for the company. Max uses deception to win his love. Julia seduces Tito to advance her singing career. The last theme is marriage seen as a sexual repression since Tito is constantly lying to his wife about the many girls that he has slept with. Also, Maggie feels like she has to have a last fling before having any commitment with Max. Lend Me a Tenor is highly hilarious and fits into the genre as farce. The deception makes the play entertaining
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