1. Who are the major/minor characters and what significance do they have in the play?
- The only two characters seen in the play are Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Clyde acts as both a character and as sort of a narrator to the audience, foretelling both his and Bonnie’s futures. However, both of these characters are shown as both played as people seen performing on a stage and as actors as representations of real people that lived in history. Going in, an audience member would already have a general idea of the characters’ history, so the characters in the play are already recognizable. The actors and script simply show the characters of Bonnie and Clyde from a different perspective, behind-the-scenes of their crimes. The representations of Bonnie and Clyde in Adam Peck’s script are not glamorous or romanticized, but rather depicted as actual people who were actually born, lived, and died.
2. Who is the protagonist/s and antagonist/s?
- The protagonists, by default, are Bonnie and Clyde. They are only protagonists, however, in the sense that they are the ones the audience root for and the ones with a definite goal, because in the real life events Bonnie and Clyde are the antagonists. For the sake of the play, these two criminals are made to be human and sympathetic. The antagonist, which are never seen onstage, is the rest of the world. This mainly includes innocent citizens and the police, hunting down Bonnie and Clyde to, eventually, shoot them down. The authorities are