Criticism In The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife

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Unlike the previous plays witnessed, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife is a play that deliberately tries to alienate the audience throughout the play. It almost would seem as if the play is trying to reference a greater topic or idea, something that the audience is not inherently aware of. The play as a whole invokes an estranged feeling, one that indicates that there is always something missing from the play that would give the audience clarity on what is currently occurring. This contrasts with the mainstream aspects of the play, such as the allusions to modern society or the mentions of modern inventions and phenomenon grounded in the today’s realities. Despite these apparent contrasts, the audience in due time comprehends what was revealed, to be parted with a lingering question on what they truthfully lack or desire in their life.
The context of the play is overall modern, taking
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Charles Busch was born in 1954, and grew up in Hartsdale, New York in a Jewish family. Charles Bush attended the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan, but majored in Drama at Northwestern University in Illinois. After receiving his degree, he later performed as an actor, predominantly as the leading lady in several plays. Specifically, he has experience dressing in drag and performing as such in front of audiences. It was not until the turn of the century when Charles Busch wrote for television or play scripts. It is apparent that Charles Busch would incorporate his background in the play, as it deals with Jewish culture and heritage, and he is quite knowledgeable of the Manhattan area. One fact to note however his experiences in drag, which may explain how he chose to employ his unconventional humor in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, to elicit a strong response from the audience and draw them into the main themes of the

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