• The Tease Spoons: A Drama in One or Three Acts

    Author(s):
    John Lawrence Nazareth (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Subject(s):
    Drama, Philosophy, Consciousness, Memory
    Item Type:
    Fictional work
    Tag(s):
    Bainbridge Island, Henri Bergson, Marcel Proust, Time, Collective Unconscious, Play
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/9k38-y646
    Abstract:
    The drama in "The Tease Spoons" proceeds on two levels. On one level, it portrays the comedic interaction---verbal banter, innuendo, wordplay---between two seemingly mismatched couples whose friendship is threatened by an impulsive act of betrayal by one of its principals. On the second level, it is a philosophical discourse conveyed through a dreamlike figure from a different plane of existence, whose imaginative soliloquy highlights the essential natures of our four principal characters. This interplay between two levels then shifts the dialog away from mundane, comedic human concerns and toward the wonders of the natural world and the mystery of memory and time. It also brings "The Tease Spoons" to an unexpected, and an unexpectedly satisfying, conclusion. The philosophical and spiritual issues underlying this play are explored, in depth, in a subsequent book, "Thou Art That and Other Essays: Reflections of an Algorithmic Scientist on an Era Between Gods" (2021), which is also available at Humanities Commons: https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc38387/
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