Float - Uncle Falling: A Pair of Lyric Lectures with Shared Chorus Summary & Analysis

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In "Uncle Falling: A Pair of Lyric Lectures with Shared Chorus," Carson delivers a dialogue between two lecturers in two parts — "Uncle Harry" and "Falling" — both of which are written in the style of an attic drama: this chapbook contains a setting, a cast (Lecturer I, Lecturer II, Chorus — "Four seated Gertrude Steins" with masks), speech headings, etc. At the start of the play, in the section called "Uncle Harry," a stage direction states that Lecturer I enters and walks to a lectern, while Lecturer II to an armchair; following this, the Chorus sits in a row of chairs, presumably as audience. Shortly after a brief dialogue from the chorus, in which they say "Anyone looking at us sees we are Gertrude Stein," the lecture begins.

Lecturer I begins their speech, which is titled "The...

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