A programme text edition published in conjunction with the Finborough Theatre to coincide with the centenary of the birth of William Saroyan, The Time of Your Life runs from 26 November 20 December In the time of our life, live so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery ofA programme text edition published in conjunction with the Finborough Theatre to coincide with the centenary of the birth of William Saroyan, The Time of Your Life runs from 26 November 20 December In the time of our life, live so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it The Time of Your Life, a rich tapestry of human life, peopled by a profusion of wistful dreamers, pining lonely hearts, and beer hall philosophers, is a twentieth century American masterpiece.The Time of Your Life was first presented at The Shubert Theatre, New Haven, USA, on 7 October 1939 It was the first play to win both the New York Drama Critics Circle award and the Pulitzer Prize It has been revived three times on Broadway was filmed in 1948, starring James Cagney and twice filmed for TV It was last seen in the UK in a star studded Royal Shakespeare Company production in Stratford and London in 1983, and received the following review A remarkable play which blazes forth like a brave beacon warming and full of fire Daily Mail
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The Time of Your Life A programme text edition published in conjunction with the Finborough Theatre to coincide with the centenary of the birth of William Saroyan The Time of Your Life runs from November December In
Living is an art It s not bookkeeping It takes a lot of rehearsing for a man to get to be himself I don t know where to start really From my own personal identification with this snippet of wisdom Or from the surge of thoughts from other books I read, things I ve heard, that I can instantly glimpse beneath each and every word What is rehearsing but trial and error, self reliance, putting yourself out there, to make mistakes and learn from them, to have courage, to feel put down, down on your luc [...]
Marvellous What Saroyan does is capture a glimpse of America beautifully written in just 100 pages Drunkards, lovers, social classes sadness, grief and pain Some synonymous for that lost miserable honky tonk in 1939 4,5 5
This play is tremendous All of humanity walks into a bar
What does it say about a book when, after reading an author s introduction, I decide the guy was an arrogant, long winded narcissist William Saroyan might have been a wonderful person How he comes across in the introduction of The Time of Your Life, however, is how I describe him above I m not actually sure I ve ever before felt like I got someone s personality from just a few pages The details he included the type of cigarettes they smoked one night on the town were so tangential and so very od [...]
My very first lead role and to this day I wish I could go back and do it better.
I read this when I was all of six years old, and it had a huge influence on the way I look at things Saroyan understood the greatness in those that society views as cast offs.
Hoping to read this play or see it I think there is a film version His other plays are great, especially The Beautiful People.
I read a collection called The time of your life and two other plays which included Love s Old Sweet Song and My Heart s In The Highlands I first heard of Saroyan from Tennesse Williams and loved his exhortation, In the time of your life, live, but his prose is so bloated with big, abstract words love and truth , it mars the beauty of it On top of that, from his sickening introductions to these plays, he seems like a pompous windbag no better than the braggart Clifford Odets why these two both w [...]
I really wanted to like this play it was suggested to me as a kind of west coast Iceman Cometh , which is of course an ill fitting narrative comparison and, while it has many strengths, it has not faired well with the passing of time I normally love these kinds of plays, but in order for them to work their situation must be exciting or informing enough to make up for the loose narrative structure and keep us focused These characters are indeed familiar but presenting them in this manner does not [...]
All of humanity comes through this bar and they all come before Nick, who helps everyone This is a well crafted story of somewhat mythic proportions, of a somewhat impotent god and of the 20th century Saroyan s brilliance at creating atmosphere makes up for the somewhat dated dialog and plots in this nearly perfect play It is a play, however, can t escape this Everything happens in one day, on one set, in one place By the end, one feels exhausted but somehow hopeful.
Every time I have returned to this play, and I have done so a couple of times, I am bowled over by the complexity of characters The monologues and dialogue is rich I can imagine, when staged, because of the perspective of Saroyan it s quite the theatrical piece But it s not good theatre It s a moving image A painting as complex and detailed as any But it is not a good play.
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Life has no meaning but maybe we can make some.
Otra tarea de la u a mi me gust , es como tierna.
Excellent Really fascinating characters.
Decent play It can be a little preachy but overall, it is a solid story.
Jestli to nen organick ho p vodu, sprav se to samo Jestli to je organick ho p vodu, sprav to v emocn v da s 76Mal hra p b h.
Fantastic play It all happens in an afternoon in a bar in San Francisco But it all makes so much sense.
I confess, I really don t see the point.