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Lynn Nottage Writing Styles in Sweat: Play

Lynn Nottage
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Point of View

Sweat utilizes an incredibly ensemble-driven cast, rather than a sole protagonist or narrator as often seen in novels. In that sense, the point of view shifts based based on the story and individual perception. While the same plotline is being told over the two acts, each character has a unique and expansive perspective on the conflicts that arise. Issues are rarely easily addressed, as each opposing response is often legitimate based on the given circumstances.

Nottage’s choice to include a diverse cast of characters leaves much of the interpretation to the audience. For example, a single mother may empathize with Tracey in a significant way. This would shape her individual experience of the play in a way that an American male might not understand. Likewise, a Latinx viewer may resonate with Oscar’s struggle and be acutely aware of his presence on stage despite...

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