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Bülent Ecevit'in sözleriyle ''Kokteyl partide Eliot iki tür insan yaşamını karşılaştırır Kimi insanlar kendi günlük yaşamlarının dar çerçevesiyle yetinirler Kendilerini aşmayı da başkaları için yaşamayı veya kendilerini harcamayı da düşünmezler Kişisel mutlulukları önde gelir onlar için Aslında pek mutlu da olamazlar Kendi küçük dünyalarının çekişmeleri kuşkuları hırsları kıskançlıkları içinde yaşamlarını birbirlerine zehir ettikleri de olur Ama yine de o yaşamın çerçevesini aşmayı düşünemezler veya bundan çekinirlerKimi insanların seçtiği yolun sonu ise 'bir kokteyl parti'dir Fakat sonu 'bir kokteyl parti' olan yolu kolay görünen yolu seçenlerin de çileli yolu seçenlerden öğrenebilecekleri şeyler vardır Eğer öğrenmeleri gerekeni öğrenebilecek olgunluğa ulaşabilirlerse onlar da hiç değilse kendi yaşamlarıyla daha iyi bağdaşabilirler''

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    We die to each other dailyWhat we know of other peopleIs only our memory of the momentsDuring which we knew them And they have changed since thenTo pretend that they and we are the sameIs a useful and convenient social conventionWhich must sometimes broken We must also rememberThat at every meeting we are meeting a stranger TS Eliot said of The Cocktail Party Whatever you find in it depends on what you bring to it Which of course applies to much of his work How much The Cocktail Party resonates with you as the reader as the witness to its events will depend on your experiences in the world The story surrounds a failing marriage at a crossroad The details of the drama become apparent through conversations during and after the cocktail party and conclude with another party two years later The catalyst that helps unfold the mystery is the Unidentified Guest who turns out to be a highly regarded psychiatrist Sir Henry Harcourt Reilly The husband Edward abandoned by his wife Lavinia before the cocktail party that she planned first opens up to this mysterious guest because he's a stranger To which the guest foreshadowing future engagements replies And I know that all you wanted was the luxuryof an intimate disclosure to a strangerLet me therefore remain a strangerBut let me tell you that to approach the strangeIs to invite the unexpected release a new forceor let the genie out of the bottleIt is to start a train of eventsBeyond your control The story takes on an absurd quality as various characters play their part to maintain the crumbling facade of the happy marriage No one believes the lies the half truths the back handed compliments yet they're repeated throughout the play Everyone's alone — or so it seems to meThey make noises and think they are talking to each otherThey make faces and think they understand each otherAnd I'm sure they don't Is that a delusion?Can we only loveSomething created in our own imaginations? What I like most about this and other similarly constructed stories is that the conversations drive the plot What's said and what's not said reveal the story and the characters instead of paragraph after paragraph of descriptive prose This manner of telling the story most closely reflects how we engage with and learn about each other How we decide what to say and what to hide the things we do to maintain our own personal status quo Yet we are revealed by our conversationsThis is labeled a comedy and the dialogue in places is very funny but it is also a very melancholy story in places The story speaks to isolation disillusionment apathy Like The Wasteland how much the story is a tragedy and how much it is a comedy will in part depend on the life history you bring to it

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    Cocktail Party TS EliotCharacters Edward Chamberlayne Julia Mrs Shuttlethwaite Celia Coplestone Alexander Maccolgie Gibbs Peter Quilpe An Unidentified Guest later identified as Sir Henry Harcourt Reilly Lavinia Chamberlayne A Nurse Secretary Caterer's ManAct I Scene 1The drawing room of the Chamberlayne's London flat Early evening EDWARD CHAMBERLAYNE JULIA SHUTTLETHWAITE CELIA COPLESTONE PETER QUILPE ALEXANDER MACCOLGIE GIBBS and an UNIDENTIFIED GUESTALEX You've missed the point completely JuliaThere were no tigers That was the pointJULIA Then what were you doing up in a treeYou and the Maharaja?ALEX My dear JuliaIt's perfectly hopeless You haven't been listeningPETER You'll have to tell us all over again AlexALEX I never tell the same story twiceعنوانها مهمانی عصرانه؛ میهمانی کوکتیل؛ کوکتیل پارتی؛ نویسنده تیاس الیوت؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش بیست و هفتم ماه سپتامبر سال 1975 میلادیعنوان میهمانی کوکتیل؛ نویسنده تیاس الیوت؛ مترجم امیر فریدون گرگانی، انتشارات سروش، تهران 1354؛ در 116 ص؛ عنوان کوکتیل پارتی؛ نویسنده تیاس الیوت؛ مترجم نکیسا شرفیان؛ تهران، لاهیتا، 1388؛ در 144 ص؛ با عنوان مهمانی عصرانه نخستین بار نشر فردا چاپ کرده نمایشنامه ای در سه پرده است ا شربیانی

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    Bosh sprinkled with mystic cologne tooted critic George Jean Nathan when this play opened NYC 1950 and won Best Play Tony and ran almost a year Broadway then Broadway now honking vulgarity aimed at tourists Thoughtful New Yorkers today prefer creative cuisine and restorative sex Remember the TS Eliot craze? It went on and on Receiving the blessing of Lucempire TS made the TIME cover March 5 1950 shortly after his platitude opened Others equally blessed Stephen King Erma Brombeck Neil Simon Michael CrichtonI read this in school curled up to the recorded version and inhaled the opium God Poetry linked in a drawing room comedy? Sweet Jesso Would you like some sherry? asked Maman Fuck the sherry Dado is mixing me a vodka martini Now I see that TS Missouri born an Anglo Cat who became a naturalized Brit was like some ingenue Methodist boning up as it was suggested for his examinations in CatholicismGod appears as an Unidentified Guest at a cocktailer where Knightsbridgies blither about amorous problems Mrs Shuttlethwaite Peter Quilpe Edward Chamberlayne Warning avoid Americans like TS who settle in the UKThe mistress of a married man cannot accept his spurn God advises her to do for Others Off she pops to a 3d world country where we learn ACT 3 the natives crucified her on an ant hill Contrary to rumor the denouement was not a conceit by Mel BrooksWriter Llewellyn Powys says TS displays his spiritual struggles as if he were an animal in a lethal chamber For TS art is not a revelation but an escape from personalityHis play has poetic ping pong but the game is played in an Ivory Tower Beyond some hand holding after choir practice what does TS know about sex? Nothing The discarded mistress feels something has gone out of her life so God suggests the answer is self sacrifice All she needed was a passage of time to get over her disappointment as thousands have done since the world beganTo another point the play ran a year in the 1949 50 season that also saw Come Back Little Sheba The Innocents The Member of the Wedding Caesar Cleopatra The Devil's Disciple and Lost in the Stars Today Broadway offers Aladdin King Kong Kinky Boots and Mean Girls The US has retrogressed fatally in 70 years Why?

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    If I can only hold to the memoryI can bear any future But I must find outThe truth about the past for the sake of the memory

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    I re read this play every other year or so it just never stops having meaning for me I first went to a performance of it in college and I went back the night after and the night after that I couldn't get enoughI think the theme that resonates with me the most and the reasons change is that of relationships with others Can you ever be known? Are you always alone?I have ceased to believe in my own personality What is the reality of experience between two unreal people?

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    Everyone's alone or so it seems to meThey make noises and think they are talking to each otherThey make faces and think they understand each otherAnd I'm sure they don't Is that a delusion?

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    For Eliot we are alone unable to know others or even ourselves We can try to make the best of it Edward Lavinia or seek salvation through sacrifice Celia

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    'The Cocktail Party' feels like a strange mix between the theatre of the absurd and a comedy of manners It's a nostalgic work a confused work and a work that doesn't necessarily answer its own questions so much as it articulates what it feels like to feel loss craving aversion helplessness regret acceptance Humour is used as a means to destruct the instability of the self is reinforced as we are from moment to moment always changing We die to each other daily What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them And they have changed since then To pretend that they are the same is a useful and convenient social convention which must sometimes be broken We must also remember that at every meeting we are meeting a strangerThe work sets out to be lighthearted but as we go on we find ourselves slipping further down into the darkness of the human psyche Humour is offset against emotional trauma or pain but this pain is not always clearly articulated at the surface level Everything remains below the surface as it rises up characters will be honest at moments they will try to hide in the light but everything is transparent in its confusion Everyone's alone or so it seems to meThey make noises and think they are talking to each other They makes faces and think they understand each other And I'm sure they don't Is that delusion?Can we only loveSomething created in our own imaginations?If you want to read something that makes you laugh read this And if you want to laugh and then feel sad and question everything as TS Eliot always forces us to yep read this It may leave you feeling a little heavy though despite the laughter

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    I once experienced the extreme physical pain and now I know there is suffering worse than that It is surprising if one had time to be surprised I am not afraid of the death of the body But this death is terrifying—the death of the spirit

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    If I were rating this purely on the beauty of the poetry I would rate it higher but the horrible colonialism racism in the 3rd Act mar it for me It is a very strange play and seems very Eliot to me although I do not know that I have the ground to make such a claim It occurs on two levels there is the plot which is summarised everywhere a troubled marriage and a cocktail party and view spoilersome infidelities and a psychiatrist who helps to sort it all out hide spoiler