The Man in a Case

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AN ANALYSIS OF ELEMENTS OF
“THE MAN IN A CASE” BY WENDY WASSERTEIN

ARYA FRIZANDIKA
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ENGLISH STUDY PROGRAM
LANGUAGE AND ART DEPARTMENT
EDUCATION AND TEACHING TRAINING FACULTY
RIAU UNIVERSITY
2013
I. Introduction

“The Man in a Case” is a drama authorized by a well-known American playwright, Wendy Wasertein. Simply, this drama told about an optimism aproach of Byelinkov and Varinka. This is a love story which can tell the audience how human beings can find their love in any different forms and ways. We also can find so many social struggles of this drama that is published in 1986.
Wendy Wassertein was born on October 18th, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York. She received the Tony Award for Best Play in 1989,
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VARINKA. You're smiling. I knew I could make you smile to day.
BYELINKOV. I am a responsible man. Every day I have for breakfast black bread, fruit, hot tea, and every day I smile three times. I am halfway into my translation of the Aeneid (note: Latin epic poem by the Roman poet Virgil (70-19B.C.) from classical Greek hexameter into Russian alexandrines. In twenty yeas I have never been late to school: l am a responsible man, but no dancing bear.
VARINKA. Dance with me.
BYELINKOV. Now? It is nearly four weeks before the wedding!
VARINKA. It's a beautiful afternoon. We are in your garden. The roses are in full bloom.
BYELINKOV. The roses have beetles.
VARINKA. Dance with me!
BYELINKOV. You are a demanding woman.
VARINKA. You chose me. And right. And left. And turn. And right. And left.
BYELINKOV. And turn. Give me your hand. You dance like a school mouse. It's a beautiful afternoon! We are in my garden. The roses are in full bloom! And turn. And turn.
(Twirls Varinka around.)
VARINKA. I am the luckiest woman! (Byelinkov stops dancing.) Why are you stopping?
BYELINKOV. To place a lilac in your hair. Every year on this day I will place a lilac in your hair.
VARINKA. Will you remember?
BYELINKOV. I will write it down. (Takes a notebook from his pocket.) Dear Byelinkov, don't forget the day a young lady, your bride, entered your garden, your peace, and danced on the roses. On that day every year you are to place a lilac in her hair.
VARINKA. I love you.
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