Play, A Play, The Play


We can understand the parts of the stage, Front, Middle and Back to correspond to the ideas play, a play and the play.

At the front of the stage we are in play. We move and talk and interact with the audience. We move into the middle of the stage when we Capitulate into a play. A play begins, and a conflict is played out.

Every play has an archetype, which flavours the whole play and sets its tone. So, if the archetype is lust, we Commentate in Lust, at the front of the stage. This will inform how we interact with the audience, and how we move through stages 1-5. Lust informs this play.

It is then possible to move from the middle to the back of the stage, to the play. This is where the performer expresses the informing archetype which has set the tone, of what’s occurred at the front and in the middle of the stage in play and a play.

The outer world. We move about daily in play, a play and the play. Usually we aren’t aware of the archetype driving us, from the back of the stage of our mind, so to speak, in the play of our lives. We endlessly engage in the same conflicts within ourselves, and with other people, in the various daily a plays we have. We are constantly in play – ie commentary – with other people and this itself is informed by a play and the play.

We have seen how play, a play and the play operate theatrically, in the front middle and back of the stage. Internally, within us, we might think of play manifesting itself in our faces, voices and bodies: the observable interface we have with the world. A play can be seen to manifest in ourselves as our conscious mind (informed by our mantras and scripts of which we are usually are not conscious). The play is rooted in our emotional, unconscious minds. It is defined by our archetype and informs everything about who we are.