Dividing the Estate ePUB æ Dividing the PDF/EPUB ²

Dividing the Estate❰PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Dividing the Estate Author Horton Foote – Varanus.us In Foote s dark comedy, matriarch Stella Gordon is dead set against the parceling out of her clan s land, despite the financial woes brought on by the oil bust of the s In the course of the play, the In Foote s dark comedy, matriarch Stella Gordon is dead set against the parceling out of her clan s land, despite the financial woes brought on by the oil bust of the s Dividing the PDF/EPUB ² In the course of the play, the power of petty self interest and long held resentments makes even painful compromise an elusive goal.

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  • Paperback
  • 72 pages
  • Dividing the Estate
  • Horton Foote
  • English
  • 23 January 2019
  • 0822223988

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  1. says:

    This was my second favorite of the three plays I read in Three Plays Dividing the Estate The Trip to Bountiful The Young Man from Atlanta This one is a dark comedy and is laugh out loud funny My favorite was The Trip to Bountiful bittersweet and very character driven Though also very good, my least favorite was the very sad and serious The Young Man from Atlanta his Pulitzer Prize winner This was my second favorite of the three plays I read in Three Plays Dividing the Estate The Trip to Bountiful The Young Man from Atlanta This one is a dark comedy and is laugh out loud funny My favorite was The Trip to Bountiful bittersweet and very character driven Though also very good, my least favorite was the very sad and serious The Young Man from Atlanta his Pulitzer Prize winner


  2. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is a funny play, yet it is sad at the same time I hate to see families torn apart by greed Characters Son grandson of Stella, we never learn his name He is called Son by everyone He manages the estate His wife Olive Louise left him and then died in a car accident with a drunken man three months later He was 18 when his father died he dropped out of college to manage the estate 40 Pauline Son s schoolteacher girlfriend Lucille Son s mother, who lives on the estate with him, he This is a funny play, yet it is sad at the same time I hate to see families torn apart by greed Characters Son grandson of Stella, we never learn his name He is called Son by everyone He manages the estate His wife Olive Louise left him and then died in a car accident with a drunken man three months later He was 18 when his father died he dropped out of college to manage the estate 40 Pauline Son s schoolteacher girlfriend Lucille Son s mother, who lives on the estate with him, her mother and her brother Her husband Charlie is dead.Stella Gordon the matriarch, who refuses to divide the estate and plays the family members against each other She usually caves to their requests eventually She hated her husband, Raymond 10 for creating children all up and down the county, black and white 20 She dies 49 at age 82, by my calculations, although there is an error that I will mention later.Mildred the cookCathleen young housekeeper She is going to junior college Doug Alexander 46 manservant 92 Has been living in the house since he was 5 Was taught to read, write and memorize the multiplication tables by Stella when he was 22 and she was 12 12 He dies 38 Lewis Son of Stella Never could hold a job, gambles, and owes 200,000 to the estate Is fooling around with a high school girl and needs 10,000 to pay off her father 28 Mary Jo Daughter of Stella Lives in Houston in a house that is foreclosed on 59 Owes 300,000 to the estate.Emily daughter of Mary Jo marriage annulled after a week 8 Sissi Daughter of Mary Jo divorced last year 8 and engaged to be married.Bob Mary Jo s husband Wants the estate to be divided because he is a realtor and hasn t sold a house yet this year.Great grandfather was a Yankee carpetbagger 44 Error Doug says that he remembers when Stella was born 10 and that she was 12 when she taught him to read and he was 22, but she says that she was six when Doug and Henrietta his mother came to live in the house out back 47 Irene Ratliff Lewis high school girlfriend that works at Whataburger 62 Parents approve of them dating now that they think that Lewis is going to inherit a lot of money They attend Stella s funeral with her.Conclusion the estate will be in probate for at least a year They are going to scrape together the money to pay the estate taxes, by all living in the big house They will all lose their allowances and will need to get jobs for the first time in their lives Mary Jo and Sissi are the most upset by this Mary Jo does not want to live in the big house, and Sissi wails about what kind of wedding she is going to be able to have now


  3. says:

    Funny yet sad The script didn t flow as easily as some other plays that I ve read perhaps because it all takes place in one room and there are many characters.


  4. says:

    The first Horton Foote play I ve ever read I m interested in writers who spend a lot of time building one world over the course of their careers, and the Texas world Foote built is clearly on display here, from the petty jealousies that rock a family, to the economic realities that will bring their oil kingdom down.Overall, it s hard to tell what this play builds to it s Chekhovian in its lack of accomplishment by any one character And the last second arrival of a new character distracted me, The first Horton Foote play I ve ever read I m interested in writers who spend a lot of time building one world over the course of their careers, and the Texas world Foote built is clearly on display here, from the petty jealousies that rock a family, to the economic realities that will bring their oil kingdom down.Overall, it s hard to tell what this play builds to it s Chekhovian in its lack of accomplishment by any one character And the last second arrival of a new character distracted me, rather than gave me clarity But the play is worth looking at, if only to read a man who s mastered his own voice over the course of what was a very long career


  5. says:

    This was a tough play to read, because it reminded me quite a lot of my family The dialogue sure rang true.


  6. says:

    Not very memorable, actually.

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