Stylistic Analysis Of Enron

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Enron Analysis
Enron is a great play which presents a dry story about business in a colorful and cartoonish way and impressed me with a variety of elements, including video, music, choreography, and dance. This is a play depicts the spectacular collapse of a Texan energy giant-Enron. As an audience, I witnessed how a business empire was built on shadows, accruing debts of 38 billion dollars and finally going bust in this two hours and thirty minutes play. In the following passage, I will describe, analyze, and interpret this play both about its script, including characters and plots, and its production, such as the videos, stage props and customs.
The depiction of the characters in this play is vivid and plentiful, especially in the central figure-Jeffery Skilling. In the opening scene, at an office party, Jeffery Skilling explain the whole process of “mark to market,” in which future profits are treated as a tangible reality. It motivated by Skilling’s fury at business people who don’t understand an accounting system used by all the big Wall Street investment banks. He also introduced his groundbreaking idea that
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There are several clever touches and designs in the play: videos and repeated commercials and slogan of the ENRON, a song-and-dance act, two Lehman Brothers were locked into a single suit, and performers wearing the custom of dinosaurs and blind mice. These elements indeed lighten up the play in various parts and keep the audience attention as well as easy for us to follow the story instead of just focusing on the ponderous financial discussion. Furthermore, one of the most impressive designs for me is the onstage “Raptors” which use to represent ENRON’s shadow companies that led to ENRON’s ultimate unraveling. These anthropomorphized “raptors” become a scary, sinister way of showing how Andy’s ideas spun out of control. Everything is made visually apprehensible in this
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