BUS STOP. BY WILLIAM INGE. Dramatists Play Service. ESTABLISHED BY MEMBERS OF THE. DRAMATISTS’ GUILD OF THE AUTHORS’ LEAGUE OF. Bus Stop has ratings and 35 reviews. Kenny said: Inge — so hard to peg. Not in the league of O’Neill, Albee, Williams and Miller but this is a g. Analysis and discussion of characters in William Inge’s Bus Stop.

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Bus Stopset in a small town in Kansas, is an expansion of the ings play People in the Wind. Overfamiliar character types but given great lines. She lugs along an enormous straw suitcase that is worn and battered.

Plays should be read in the amount of time it takes to see a play, i. Bo Decker Bo Decker, a young, extremely innocent cowboy whose infatuation with Cherie consumes him.

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You cannot bully someone into a relationship, not to mention that it is advisable to know the partner you want to have for life. The snowbound characters from the bus interact with the locals at the Kansas bus stop, and everyone learns a thing or two. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. First of all, this is a play. Internet URLs are the best.


Act Dramas are divided into different acts. Of course, such detail can be nightmarish to the director who is trying to cast the show, but for a reader or actor the detail helps create a picture of this frightened singer.

Re-read for the umpteenth time in preparation for a production. University of Florida Press, Mark Twain, American humorist, journalist, lecturer, and novelist who acquired international fame for…. It’s really interesting to see how things change and what can happen in the span of 24 hours. Eventually, a few manage to overcome their personal isolation. Loneliness is the motivation that drives every character except the sheriff.

By the second act, it had gotten interesting.

But I really wonder how people like it. The term dramatic literature implies a contradiction in that literature originally meant something written and drama meant something performed. For almost a century and a half, America was merely a group of colonies scattered….

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Bus Stop Analysis

It could be that the moeurs have changed so much that much of the attitude of the hero is unacceptable today.


Kansas Quarterly 18, no.

We meet her as independent and strong-willed, if fearful, and we sympathize with her. There are laughs, tears, and outright frustration. Refresh and try again.

Bus Stop Analysis –

Having both read and worked on this particular show, I have found I quite like this work. I did enjoy it tho and will love to see this American classic on stage on day. Bus Stop is a play that takes place in the heart of the Midwest–at a roadside diner in a small town 30 miles west of Kansas City. All three acts of the play occur within this setting. It’s entertaining and enjoyable. A nightclub chanteuse can discover domesticity and a drunken lecher can mend his ways. Grace Hoyland is the owner of the restaurant, long a “grass widow” and an expert at hiding her loneliness.

This show also makes you think: McNeil rated it really liked it.