Eurydice - Movement Two: Scenes 1 - 5 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Ruhl
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Summary

All of Eurydice's scenes in the second movement take place in the underworld. Before she arrives, the audience members (or readers) are introduced to a chorus of stones, Little Stone, Big Stone, and Loud Stone. The stones are actors, not set pieces. They try to provide exposition, but it is incorrect. They say they cannot feel sorry for Eurydice, because they have no sympathy for the dead. Eurydice descends to the underworld by elevator. She carries a suitcase, though the stage directions reveal it is empty. She carries an umbrella in her other hand, because it is raining inside the elevator.

When she steps off of the elevator, she attempts to speak of what has happened to her. A buzzing sound—conveyed by a sound cue—emerges when she opens her mouth. The chorus of stones reveals she can only speak...

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