History Theatre / AugustOsageCounty

29th Apr '16 11:43:16 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''August: Osage County''''' is a play written by Tracy Letts, which premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in 2007 and was given a Broadway showing shortly thereafter. It won the 2008 UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize for Drama.

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'''''August: ''August: Osage County''''' County'' is a play written by Tracy Letts, which premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in 2007 and was given a Broadway showing shortly thereafter. It won the 2008 UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize for Drama.
12th Mar '16 7:41:15 AM generalzod39
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** Jean Fordham, Barbara's daughter, is apathetic towards the rest of the family and shows more concern for watching Creator/LonChaney's ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925'' on television than with attending Beverly's funeral.

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** Jean Fordham, Barbara's daughter, is apathetic towards the rest of the family and shows more concern for watching Creator/LonChaney's ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925'' on television than with attending Beverly's funeral.
12th Mar '16 7:39:28 AM generalzod39
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Karen learns that Steve is a sleazy pedophile but chooses to ignore the truth and marries him anyway; Ivy learns that she is actually half-siblings with her lover Little Charles but still chooses to run away with him to New York; Bill and Jean become fed up with Barbara's domineering behavior and leave her; Barbara ends up becoming an emotionally destitute drunk like her parents; Barbara, finally realizing just how far gone Violet is, leaves her to eventually die miserable and alone.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Karen learns that Steve is a sleazy pedophile but chooses to ignore the truth and marries him anyway; Ivy learns that she is actually half-siblings with her lover Little Charles but still chooses to run away with him to New York; Bill and Jean become fed up with Barbara's domineering behavior and leave her; Barbara ends up becoming an emotionally destitute drunk like her parents; Barbara, parents, and after finally realizing just how far gone Violet is, leaves her to eventually die miserable and alone.]]
31st Jul '15 5:32:14 AM Scoutstr295
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* ParentalFavoritism: Discussed. Violet tells Barb that she was Beverly's favorite and that she is partly responsible for his death by moving away. Ivy later counters this by saying that she was Beverly's favorite and Barb was Violet's, and that Barb's moving away hurt her the most. Of course, this leaves Karen as TheUnFavoritie.

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* ParentalFavoritism: Discussed. Violet tells Barb that she was Beverly's favorite and that she is partly responsible for his death by moving away. Ivy later counters this by saying that she was Beverly's favorite and Barb was Violet's, and that Barb's moving away hurt her the most. Of course, this leaves Karen as TheUnFavoritie.TheUnFavorite.
31st Jul '15 5:32:04 AM Scoutstr295
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* ParentalFavoritism: Discussed. Violet tells Barb that she was Beverly's favorite and that she is partly responsible for his death by moving away. Ivy later counters this by saying that she was Beverly's favorite and Barb was Violet's, and that Barb's moving away hurt her the most. Of course, this leaves Karen as TheUnfavoritie.

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* ParentalFavoritism: Discussed. Violet tells Barb that she was Beverly's favorite and that she is partly responsible for his death by moving away. Ivy later counters this by saying that she was Beverly's favorite and Barb was Violet's, and that Barb's moving away hurt her the most. Of course, this leaves Karen as TheUnfavoritie.TheUnFavoritie.
15th May '15 11:59:59 AM MarkLungo
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'''''August: Osage County''''' is a play written by Tracy Letts, which premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in 2007 and was given a Broadway showing shortly thereafter. It won the 2008 PulitzerPrize for Drama.

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'''''August: Osage County''''' is a play written by Tracy Letts, which premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in 2007 and was given a Broadway showing shortly thereafter. It won the 2008 PulitzerPrize UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize for Drama.
8th Apr '15 5:40:48 PM Tidal_Wave_17
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* ParentalFavortism: Discussed. Violet tells Barb that she was Beverly's favorite and that she is partly responsible for his death by moving away. Ivy later counters this by saying that she was Beverly's favorite and Barb was Violet's, and that Barb's moving away hurt her the most. Of course, this leaves Karen as TheUnfavoritie.

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* ParentalFavortism: ParentalFavoritism: Discussed. Violet tells Barb that she was Beverly's favorite and that she is partly responsible for his death by moving away. Ivy later counters this by saying that she was Beverly's favorite and Barb was Violet's, and that Barb's moving away hurt her the most. Of course, this leaves Karen as TheUnfavoritie.
4th Apr '15 9:15:10 PM Tidal_Wave_17
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* NotSoDifferent: Violet and Barb. They are both assertive, quick to temper, holier than thou, and by the end of the play they are both hard drinkers. [[spoiler: Brutally lampshaded by Ivy when Violet reveals that she and Little Charles are half-siblings.]]
--->'''Barb:''' This wasn't me, okay? This wasn't me. This wasn't me, it was Mom!
--->'''Ivy:''' ''There's no difference!''



* ParentalFavortism: Discussed. Violet tells Barb that she was Beverly's favorite and that she is partly responsible for his death by moving away. Ivy later counters this by saying that she was Beverly's favorite and Barb was Violet's, and that Barb's moving away hurt her the most. Of course, this leaves Karen as TheUnfavoritie.




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* TheUnfavorite: Karen. She has the least interaction with her mother, and what little she does have are brutal criticisms.
1st Jan '15 8:12:25 PM nombretomado
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* NeverTrustATrailer: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hd_uO72h1s trailer]] for the MerylStreep film adaptation makes ''Osage'' look like an upbeat family dramedy. Only someone who has seen the play would know how dark and depressing the story really is.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hd_uO72h1s trailer]] for the MerylStreep Creator/MerylStreep film adaptation makes ''Osage'' look like an upbeat family dramedy. Only someone who has seen the play would know how dark and depressing the story really is.
9th Oct '14 2:51:19 PM creader
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* MeaningfulReleaseDate: The film based on the play will be released on Christmas Day. Considering the subject matter and the DownerEnding, it's safe to assume that this was meant to be [[SarcasmMode sarcastic]].
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Violet reveals that she knew which motel Beverly stayed at before he drowned himself, meaning she was in a position to save her husband but chose not to. This persuades Barbara to leave her mother behind for good.]]
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