Friday, December 05, 2008

the Winter of our Discontent | by Jay

It strikes me, after a couple of drinks, that we might actually be witnessing a classical 5-act dramatic structure unfolding before us. After setting the stage in the first two acts, our protagonist has suffered a stunning reversal of luck in Act III, and has been trying to pull himself out of it during the falling action of Act IV. The narrative, like all narratives do, will reach a dénouement in Act V.

The only question to ponder...are we watching a comedy, or a tragedy?