KILLING TIME: synopsis

This play features  FATHER TIME  and his retainer (or  ‘obliger’) TOD . FATHER TIME is a dominant and despotic figure, prone to the cruel and sadistic. TOD is subservient and grimly miserable. They spend their time filling in time. They spar continuously and indulge in theatrical deceits. In the latter they indulge themselves by leading the audience astray: there is no third wall. This work dramatizes the illusory and imaginative potency of the the theatre, having no respect for reality, thus rendering it an antidote to the literal character of naturalism.

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