Doubt has ratings and reviews. Ahmad said: Doubt: a parable, John Patrick ShanleyDoubt, A Parable is a play by John Patrick Shanley. Ori. THE STORY: In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young. April 7- May 7, Tickets available now! This suspenseful, thought-provoking drama received both the Pulitzer Prize and Broadway’s Tony.

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I liked the sermons, especially the one comparing gossip to feathers in the wind. Father Flynn is or is not guilty of child abuse; Sister James is or is not a participant in the discovery of the truth; Sister Aloysius is or is not jumping to conclusions based on personal biases — hence, the title of the play.

Indeed, he is promoted, and even the rock solid Sister Aloysius is left to doubt whether her suspicions were ever correct.

Just consider, for a moment, how “Doubt” could have ended. She warns Sister James not to let students use ballpoint pens as it destroys their penmanship.

He has written extensively for TV and film, dount his credits include the teleplay for Live from Baghdad and screenplays for CongoAliveFive CornersJoe Versus the Volcano which he also directedand Moonstruckfor which he won an Academy Award for original screenplay. Rutter rated it it was amazing. It was very short; it could have been longer and more involved. Of course though, the main theme of this play is “doubt” and the playwright purposely leaves you and the characters in doubt as to whether or not a sin was actually committed.


James is relieved by his explanation.

She is speaking to the school principal, Sister Aloysius. When Sister Aloysius confronts Flynn about what may have happened, he responds, “What exactly are you accusing me of?

Doubt by John Patrick Shanley

Muller says she supports her son’s relationship with Flynn. We don’t necessarily like her.

A Parable Defiance Outside Mullingar Next Sister Aloysius speaks with father Flynn, who denies and claims that his reputation is at stake. Articles with IBDb links. We do know that Donald is different enough to spark angry beatings at the hands of his father. The subtitle, A Parablesheds a great deal of light on the play, for it is exactly this parahle tradition that Shanley plays with throughout its course.

Oregon Ballet Theatre is seeking professional classical dancers to fill positions at all levels I did find the subservience to men interesting and douubt discussion.

Do you become blinded by your own convictions? As the dokbt widening Church scandals reveal, the hunters had a field day. The community hearing these words beyond the church likes their easy comfort.

He angrily denies wrongdoing, insisting that he was disciplining Donald for drinking altar dubt, claiming to have been protecting the boy from harsher punishment. Jun 12, Carol rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the introduction, the author asks if there has ever been a time when you’ve argued a point to the point when you question yourself.


In what sounds like a total snooze-fest, John Patrick Shanley pits a vetted nun against a questionably liberal priest, and in just a few pages, he creates the exact opposite: The tough part is, as a nun, she have no authority over him nor any proof. A play by John P. Even Sister Aloysius must be circumspect in how she proceeds with her accusations, knowing that they could be easily ignored by her male superiors within the church.

A Parable is a short and elegantly simple play about that most troubling of emotions. Set in at St.

Doubt: A Parable

Doubt makes you doubt every character’s motives, question the integrity of their actions, and best of all it forces you to reflect on your own judgement of right and wrong.

Toggle navigation Choose Section. Learning this, Aloysius reveals to Sister James that the decisive phone call was a fabrication.

The storytelling is ruthlessly concise, giving the reader only just enough to maintain a teetering sense of uncertainty. Now, I must check out the movie! Oct 08, Joe Cross rated it did not like it Shelves: John Patrick Shanley might be one of my favorite screenwriters, as he can do extremely diubt comedy Joe Versus the Volcanoserious, powerful dramas Doubtand everything in between Moonstruck with equal greatness.