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Summary Analysis The house has been cleaned and straightened. The hodgepodge of books and papers in the office have been rearranged, and the dining room table has been set for a nice dinner, complete with china, candles, and a floral centerpiece. Violet is standing in the study in a black dress. She is sober, for the moment, but holds a bottle of pills in her hand. She speaks in a monologue, directly to Beverly, remarking on how August was always his month. She takes pills, flips through his books of poetry—the most famous of which is dedicated to her—and proclaims that she will not weep for him. This mess is his to answer for, she says, not hers. Violet, having just buried her husband, seeks refuge in her pills to escape the profoundly sad and harsh reality that her husband killed himself to escape her. Active Themes In the dining room, Barbara and her sister Karen fold napkins and place them on the table. Karen babbles on and on about her newfound commitment to living in the present moment.

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Can the superstars coexist in ‘August: That’s to say you know she’ll be sensational, and yet somehow you’re still astonished when she surpasses those expectations. With Roberts, it’s a little different. And sometimes, she is.

August: Osage County, directed by John Wells (The Company Men) and adapted by Letts from his Pulitzer Prize–winning play, shares many qualities with those two Friedkin adaptations. It involves a.

The actress and her co-star Julianne Nicholson looked like they had known each other for years when they strolled hand-in-hand together on Thursday. Julia Roberts held hands with her August: Julia looked stylish but cosy for the outing in a thick stone-coloured jacket, jeans, brown motorcycle boots and a cute plum hat. It seems the pair have formed a close bond since they started working on the black comedy together Great chemistry: Julia looked warm but stylish in her stone-coloured coat and plum hat Meanwhile Boardwalk Empire star Julianne went for an all-black ensemble and teamed a leather jacket and matching boots with a pair of skinny jeans.

The film is based on Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play of the same name. Having a fantastic time: Julia and Julianne had plenty to talk about has they strolled through the car park with their hands intertwined Tasty treat: The stars had been dining at Hal’s Bar and Grill and didn’t seem too bothered by the rainy weather The actors union: The fame levels were raised as Ewan McGregor and his wife also attended the dinner And the movie, due for release in , boasts an all-star cast.

Meanwhile, as Julia enjoyed her lunch outing, her niece Emma Roberts was in West Hollywood, getting stuck into her Christmas shopping at camera store Lomography. Same time next week: Julianne said farewell to Ewan before heading off with Julia Mixing business with pleasure: Julia, Julianne and Ewan looked like they were having a great time on set in Oklahoma last month Early bird:

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The sweltering August heat of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. A mother that pops pills like jellybeans. Three sisters harboring shameful secrets. A ripsnorter full of blistering, funny dialogue, acid-etched characterizations, and scenes of no-holds-barred emotional combat.

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While screenwriters can occasionally be quite perceptive about human psychology and family functioning, much of the time their creations do not correspond very well with the behavior of actual people who come to see therapists and psychiatrists for treatment. Sometimes screenwriters are in fact utterly clueless. It galls me, for example, that even psychiatrists are praising Silver Linings Playbook.

The movie makes people think that it accurately portrays a patient with bipolar disorder, but spreads common, destructive myths about the disorder. A person does not suddenly come out of a manic episode just because his romantic interest says something pertinent! In A Beautiful Mind, a patient with schizophrenia is seen being hounded by several characters with distinct, complex, and unchanging personalities, and who always look the same. They turn out to be delusional creations.

Psychotic delusions in schizophrenia are never even close to being that complex and static. When it comes to borderline personality disorder BPD , screenwriters have actually done somewhat better, although they do not usually understand the families that produce offspring with the condition. There have been a few movie portrayals, most of which have not been completely off the mark. The underlying conflict this character has with her mother could have been a little more developed.

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Tristram Kenton Even a doll’s house can be ironic. Todd Rosenthal’s enticing design for August: Osage County frames the dire action of a family reunion in a cute Oklahoma homestead that looks like a child’s drawing: The family that gather there, the Westons, are only a syllable away from the Waltons. Yet there are no gap-teethed grinners here. Dad has gone missing, actually it’s no surprise dead. On the stairs, Mom totters around in silk pyjamas gobbling a rich variety of pills.

In the sitting room, an elderly woman in a Lurex dress confesses to an affair with her sister’s husband. Up in the attic, a Native American woman is reading TS Eliot; the locket around her neck contains her umbilical cord. Tracy Letts’s roistering, rollercoaster drama has come from Chicago, via Broadway, with the label of Great American Play. Or, rather, what does that mean?

Letts has said that he wrote August:

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Misty Upham Sam Shepard Despite the large and impressive cast, the movie is pretty much about a nasty mother and her equally nasty daughter. If you like Julia Roberts or Meryl Streep, hopefully you will appreciate their remarkable acting skills amply displayed here but you’re not likely to care for either one of their characters. They are both just a couple of Based on a play and a screenplay by Tracy Letts who wrote Killer Joe, which I loved , it concerns the disappearance of a family patriarch and the three daughters who gather at their mother’s home to shortly find out he has committed suicide.

And then frame by frame, minute by minute, we observe the fragmentation of a deeply-flawed family.

August: Osage County is a Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comic play by Tracy Letts that takes place inside the Weston family home in Oklahoma. The mother of the Weston family, Violet, says toward the.

Posted on April 8, by yislam3 August: Osage County is very different from many of the texts that we have read. While many of the texts have highlighted the fragmentation of the family, few of them have done so to such a great extent as we see in August. For example, the stability of couple in Rabbit Hole was severely threatened by the death of their son, but in the end, there is hope for their relationship to survive. Similarly, in Go Tell It on the Mountain, John does not reconcile with his father, but there is still a sense of hope for him at the end of the novel through his salvation and perhaps through his relationship with his mother and aunt.

Gender roles were amongst the most prevalent family issues discussed in the text. One of the biggest points made in relation to gender was how women become less attractive as they age, leading to the men seeking other, younger women. Therefore, sex and sexuality are posited are more important than emotional attachments. As an example, Bill leaves Barbara for a much younger woman, largely for her sex appeal. On a similar note, Steve cheats on Karen with Jean because Jean is more attractive, largely due to her age, than Karen is.

Besides his wife, almost no one in the play condemn Bill for cheating on his wife, despite the fact that his actions are what most people would consider unacceptable. This is similar to the role of women in texts like Rabbit, Run and Death of a Salesman, where the women were expected to love and welcome back their husbands despite infidelity and abandonment of the family.

Like in those two texts, the men in August receive very little condemnation for their reproachable actions.

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As a child of poverty, neglect, and abuse, Violet carries a will to endure that can be seen as strength. However, her conception of strength is tied up with aggression and the desire to lash out against her family as she psychologically terrorizes them throughout the play. However, she can be seen as weak in her dependence on cigarettes that has led to mouth cancer and prescription drugs that render her often incoherent and hysterical.

Oct 28, Visit the Osage Tribal Museum, Library & Archives in Pawhuska, Oklahoma to learn about the history of the tribe dating back to the s. Browse through over 6, artifacts as well as photographs, documents and much more.

February 9, – September 30, Friday, October 6, , at He was the third of seven children in this Cross clan. When he was young, his family moved to the Moreau River area in Perkins County. He attended school there until they bought a place near Sturgis, SD. Bill then attended school in Sturgis where he met his high school sweetheart, Sally Hardy.

Bill and Sally tied the knot on July 29, , in Sturgis. The newlyweds moved to Stoneville, SD, where Bill worked for his father. Then the young couple moved to work at the 2 Rivers Ranch before moving back to Stoneville. Soon after, they welcomed their little girl, Cally, to their family.

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Cumberbatch married theatre director partner Sophie Hunter at the 12th century Church of St. Paul on the Isle of Wight followed by a reception at Mottistone Manor. Both actors have portrayed Professor Stephen Hawking in different productions: Both actors also received their first Academy Award nominations together, playing real life characters: Cumberbatch and Alan Turing , who he portrays in The Imitation Game are actually related in real-life.

According to the family history site Ancestry, the two are 17th cousins with family relations dating back to the 14th century. Both are said to be related to John Beaufort, the first Earl of Somerset, through Cumberbatch and Turing’s respective paternal lines. His fragrance of choice is Eau de Monsieur by Annick Goutal.

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