In Shakespeare's Hamlet, Hamlet gathers a bunch of actors to do a playlet
in order to ascertain his uncle Claudius's (the murderer of his father) reaction and says: 'The play is the thing/Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.' In technical terms, it implies a 'conflict' that's essential to every drama; or every story, for that matter, told in any genre.
Even more impressively, a club quartet won the Ymgom (playlet
) competition at last November's Wales YFC Eisteddfod in Llandudno.
The longest piece in the story is a work of pure absurdism, a script for a playlet
based on the Irish myth of the sons of Tuireann, and it is so convulsively funny...
Like other contributors, Bate highlights Kyd's interest in the 'resources and semiotic potentialities of theatre' (35), considering his ironic use of the Revenge/Andrea frame and his deployment of multilingualism in Hieronimo's playlet
to concentrate the audience completely on the murderous action (37).
Yet here, at the Cultural Hall, at wonderfully affordable prices, we had some of the best dancers and performers around today, plus a very strong playlet
presented for our pleasure.
Time and again the council and mayor perform a little playlet
of good cop bad cop as they cynically reduce the controller position to a foil in their political games.
Todor Pendarov in Utrinski vesnik comments that the playlet
with a working title "The Agreement from Przino" continues after the first scene which ended with the election of the special public prosecutor.
The children presented a playlet
about the Superheroes looking for baby Jesus.
According to Nick Joaquin's "Almanac for ManileAos," there is a Christmas playlet
performed in Makati called the "Panunuluyan"literally "seeking entry"that reenacts the first Christmas Eve when Joseph and Mary could not find room in any of the inns of Bethlehem.
The Spanish Tragedy was also famous for its combination of supernatural and Senecan elements, primarily the depiction of the ghost of Andrea and Hieronimo's bloody revenge playlet
followed by his biting out his tongue rather than revealing "The thing which I have vow'd inviolate" (4.4.188).
Each chapter starts with a short "playlet
" involving three recurring characters: Norm, who is the rational character weighing up the probabilities; Prudence, who is prey to all manner of irrational fears; and the family Kelvin, a bunch of chancers.
Finally, Kyd recasts the ritual launching of the ship, the "Isidis navigium, or 'Ship of Isis," during Lucius's initiation as the symbolic defeat of Spain in Hieronimo's revenge playlet