Week Two: Lasso of Truth
• Read Lasso of Truth by Carson Kreitzer
• Do the Fuch’s questions for Lasso of Truth – (Post on blog)
• Write your sentences of the story (Post on blog)
– One Simple Sentence
– One Complex Sentence
– Three to Five Sentence version of the story
My sentences of the story
- Lasso of Truth is about understanding the meaning of trustworthiness.
- Lasso of Truth reveals an alternative existence between the unusual life of William Marston - the creator of Wonder wonder and the inventor of the lie detector - and a girl that examines her girlhood heroine. In both realities each character search for the truth of their existence.
- Lasso of Truth is about strong - inspirational women.
- Lasso of Truth is about William Marston real-life muses
- Lasso of Truth is about the influences of our childhood heroines
- Lasso of Truth is about empowering feminist.
Fuch’s questions for Lasso of Truth
What is space like on this planet?
Interior of a home, living room and kitchen, interior of a comic book store, and a restaurant, an apartment.
Interior or exterior, built or natural? built
Is space here contained or wide open? contained
Do you see a long passage with many “stations”? no
Do you see a landscape of valleys and mountains? no
Sea and land? Are we on an island? no sea, no land ,no island
In a cave? In a desert or a jungle? none
On a country road? neither
Now ask about the time
How does time behave on this planet? it switches between two eras, 1940 & 1990
Does “time stand still”? no
Is time frantic and staccato on this planet? staccato
Is it leisurely, easy-‐going time? Easy – going time
How is time marked on this planet? Title cards and the actions
By clock? By the sun? no
By the sound of footsteps? no
What kind of time are we in? linear time and parallel
Cyclical time? no
Eternal time? no Linear time? two lines
What kind of line? parallel One day? a couples of days One lifetime? partial
Ask about the climate on this planet
Do we have storms? no
Eclipses of the sun and moon? no
Do we have extreme heat? no
Paralyzing cold? no
Is the environment on this planet lush and abundant, life-‐denying, airless and suffocating? no
What is the seasonal “feel” of this world? none
Autumnal? Wintry? none
What is the mood on this planet?
Playful, serious, demanding, tension, serious, friendly
Jolly? Serious? Sad? Ironic Sepulchral?
What is the tone of this planet? Cerebral, restrained
Delicate or coarse? Cerebral or passionate? Restrained or violent?
How are mood and tone created on this planet?
Through music? yes
Light, sound, color, shape? Light, sounds, voices, title cards projected
What shapes? comic books references
What are their characteristics of space, time, tone, and mood?
How do they relate to the represented world, the world you can see?
The two eras and the different versions of the truth that are simultaneously represented like alternative realities they interlock sometimes, crating a parallel between the two eras represented, 1940's and 1990's
Is this a public world, or private? private
What are its class rules? Aristocratic? Popular? Mixed? mixed
Do you see groups in action, isolated individuals, both? Groups in action
Is there a single central figure, surrounded by a group? Are figures matching off in conflicting pairs? no
Are you seeing (and feeling) the tension of interlocking triangles? yes
How do figures appear on this planet?
Are they inward or two-‐dimensional? The cartoons projected in the back are two dimensional and the actors playing on the stage are three dimensional
Subtle? yes Exaggerated? yes
Are they like puppets? no Like clowns? No
Like you? (Are you sure?) maybe
How do figures dress on this planet? In rags, in gowns, in cardboard cutouts?
Like us? (Are you sure?) maybe
How do figures interact? By fighting? Reasoned discussion? conversation
Who has power on this planet? The inventor / the guy
How is it achieved? Over whom is it exercised? The wife and the amazon / the girl
To what ends is it exercised? Control or ownership, accommodations
What are the language habits on this planet?
Verse or prose, dialogue or monologue, certainly? All of them
What kinds of language predominates—of thoughts or of feelings? Of thoughts
And what kinds of feelings? Trauma life-experiences and love
Is language colorful or flat, clipped or flowing, metaphorical or logical? Flat, and metaphorical
Exuberant or deliberate? deliberate
What about silences? some
Why was it essential to pass through the gate of the central image to get from the first to the last?
To understand the dynamic relationship between the characters, and the correlation between the two timelines represented
What changes in the landscape of this world?
Does it move from inside to outside? no
From valleys to mountains? From town to wilderness? no
What changes in time?
Does time move from dusk to night? Yes Night to dawn? No
Morning to midnight? No Through four seasons of a year? No
Through the stages of a human life? Partially
Or the stages of eternal, from Creation to Last Judgment? no
What changes in language?
In tone, mood, dress? there are different kinds of tones, questioning, authority, introspection and acceptance
What changes in the action?
Have we moved from confusion to wedding - (romantic comedy)? no
From threat to peaceful celebration - (tragicomedy)? yes
From thread to disaster - (tragedy)? No
From suffering to rebirth - (Passion play)? no
From thread to dual outcome, suffering for evil persons and vindication for good (the basic plot of melodrama)? no
What doesn’t change? Is there a stable or fixed point in this world? An absolute reality? Maybe God? The grave? no
which is it? day or night? both what does that progression tell you? Everyday life
Is the world of the play at the end of the play a transformed world? yes
what has this world demanded of me?
It ask for my own truth, my own version of wonder women, instigates within my own reality as a women, as a mother of two strong women, and as a widow.
Does it ask me for pity and fear? no Does it ask me to reason? yes
To physically participate in the action on the stage? No
Does it ask me to interact with other spectators? Yes To leave the theater and take political action? No To search my ethical being to the core? Yes Maybe this world means only to entertain me? I does entertainment me
But how does it make this intention known? it make me think and research about the story and different facts presented How many performances are signaling to you from inside this world? No idea