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  • First Actor To Theater
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    Ancient Greek Theater and Drama By: Jennifer Mills E-mail: Ancient Greek Theater and Drama Jennifer Mills Theater has been an integral part of almost every society for thousands of years. Starting in the last Sixth century B.C. Theater has been evolving into the glitzy, whirlwind productions of today. But in the beginning, theater was a simple affair. Originating in Greece, theater tradition was derived from religious rituals. The ceremonies of the cult of Dionysus were exuberant; much story tel...
  • Play The Characters
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    CritiqueRENTWhen I was in New York the play that I saw was RENT. It was about a 2 and a half hour play. I loved every minute it! The play was well acted out and was very nice to see. In the play the characters were introduced and easy to identify. The music was well sung and the dancing was really good. I like how they change the lights to get a better feel of the characters emotions. It takes place in an apartment building that is not in the best shape. So the stage was well put together. If yo...
  • Macbeth The Play Macbeth By William Shakespeare
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    Macbeth The play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare is often believed to be cursed by many. The 'Curse of Macbeth' is the misfortune that happens during the production of the play. Many theater and acting companies refuse to put on Macbeth because the play has a reputation of being cursed. In 1604, Shakespeare tried to please King James I by casting caution and imagination aside. For the opening scene of act IV of Macbeth he reproduced a 17th century black magic ritual. Without changing an ingredie...
  • Dance Throughout The Entire Play
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    The musical "Cats" is an outstanding show that captivates audiences of all ages. It is based on a book of poems called, "Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats", written by T.S. Eliot. "Cats" tells a nonsense story of different cats. The amazing music, unique costumes, and intricate dance choreography bring a breath-taking story to life that a leaves a lasting impression on the viewer. T.S. Eliot's poems from his "Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats", not only inspired the play "Cats", but are also...
  • Actors During The Course Of The Play
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    Surprisingly Humorous! The Theatre department at Stony Brook University recently reenacted John Guare's play Six Degrees of Separation. These talented young actors and actresses did a truly fabulous job of presenting each of the individual characters and their personalities. Although there were a few minor mistakes along the way the play turned out to be quite funny, which was entirely unexpected and appreciated by the audience. Given the lack of budget that a state Universities theatre departme...
  • First Complete Edition Of Shakespeare's Plays
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    Life of William Shakespeare Around 1568, a group of actors visited Stratford and put on a play before the entire town, with permission from John Shakespeare, the mayor of the town. The people loved the play, especially the small children. All of them looked up to the actors, as they returned each year to perform different plays. They had dreams of one day becoming actors, but only one of these children fulfilled this dream. This child was the mayor's son, William Shakespeare. At this time, actor...
  • End Of The Play
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    During my vacation in North Woodstock, New Hampshire, my two friends and I came across The Paper mill Theater. An old run down mill, turned into a theater, with lots of history. We all decided to attend the play, West Side Story, hoping it would be a good experience. As we entered the theater my eyes swayed from left to right taking in all the history of the building. I saw old ceilings and walls with different mill machines with in them. I came across the old set up of the building consisting o...
  • Kabuki Adaptations Of A Bunraku Play
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    Kabuki: A Japanese Form Japan's dances and dramas as they are seen today contain 1300 years of continuous uninterrupted history. This prodigious feat of conservation, theatrically speaking, makes Japan an extraordinary and unique country. In all of Asia, where tradition generally is sanctified and change eschewed, Japan stands as the only country whose theatre is its entirety has never suffered an eclipse nor undergone any drastic revivification or renovation. The most traditional form of Japane...
  • Suspect And The Undercover Police Officer
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    Ismael RubalcavaApril 4, 2005 Theater 100 - Play Review "COPS " When I found out that I had to attend theater Play's [plays] for class I was looking forward to attending them. I told my wife that I had to attend and she had to go with me. Since I was not too excited about going to a play I let my wife pick out the play. We decided to see "COPS" at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood. The two main characters are undercover Chicago police officers. They would always come to the diner early in the...
  • Last Play
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    A critique on Thirty Three Swoons In the play Thirty Three Swoons, which is a collection of four farces written by Anton Palo vish Chekhov. The play consists of these short productions in order, Swan Song, The Bear, The Proposal, and The Wedding. Each of them their own unique plays that pokes fun on the Russian middle class. The whole production, I believed played on and made fun of a society that is not always familiar with society today. I have no knowledge of Russian society in the late 1800'...
  • Play Writers In Europe
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    The 17th Century gave life to an array of cultural and educational advances. This was known as the renaissance. Renaissance, a word meaning rebirth of knowledge and culture, is the ideal word to explain the occurrences of the time period of 1400-1700. In this range of time, subjects such as science, math, and literature made an amazing and strong comeback. These topics became immensely important to society and the culture of this time. In the 1600's, theater and drama became very popular in Engl...
  • Actors The Actors In Ancient Tragedies
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    GREEK DRAMA: the actors The actors in ancient tragedies were hired and paid by the state and assigned to the tragic poets probably by lot. By the middle of the fifth century three actors were required for the performance of a tragedy. In descending order of importance of the roles they assumed they were called protagonist 'first actor' (a term also applied in modern literary criticism to the central character of a play), Dueteragonist 'second actor' and tritagonist 'third actor'. The protagonist...
  • Same As The Character In The Play
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is hilarious and very enjoyable. It deals with several men patients in a psychiatric ward in Oregon. The majority of the play is extremely funny, however, it does have its serious moments. Its themes and ideas are clearly shown, which may help the viewer in relating it to his / her own life. The actors and actresses did a great job depicting their characters. One of the main characters was Chief Bromben, played by Cliff Williams. He not only a main character, but ...
  • Actor A Way To Master The Art
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    "The Process" of Acting Drama is an art. Its artists are actors. Just like any other art form, proper training in theater is essential to gain mastery in the skill of acting. There are many approaches to teaching acting. Gordon Phillips, a seasoned professional in the field, has developed a very interesting method. In his book, Take it Personally, he describes his system as "the most honest, natural, and practical. The closest to the way nature itself works" (26). Phillips's pedagogical techniqu...
  • Lighting And Sound Effects Of The Play
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    A New Misery Matt Joseph's version of the Misery is certainly different from what one would expect. While Stephen King's Misery gave the audience a feeling of suspense caused by silence, Joseph's Misery definitely kept the audience on the edge of their seats as the characters in the play were more aggressive and show more emotions. When I first came to watch the play, I only expected to see an amateur play with mediocre costumes and performance. Boy, was I in for my surprise. The play was perfor...
  • Plays And Actors
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    Constantin Stanislavski was born on January 17th 1863, in Moscow. Stanislavski evolved his own system of preparing plays which resulted in remarkable ensemble acting. After he finished school, Stanislavski did not like the melodramatic style of acting which was popular in Russia, and throughout the rest of the world. Stanislavski met with a successful playwright and teacher of theatre, called Vladimir Nemitovich - Danchenko to discuss ways of changing Russian theatre. They met on 22 June 1897. A...
  • Justin Siena Plays To A Play
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    The play As Bees in Honey Drown was a somewhat strange play. It was still fun to watch. I did not know what to expect in each new scene. It was a very spontaneous play. This made it somewhat exciting. The acting in the play was very good. The actors all seemed to have a lot of experience. The play only had a six person cast. They did a good job of filling up all of the roles with so few people. The actors did a great job of showing character with each new character they played. I would like to h...
  • Elizabethan Theater Drama
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    Elizabethan Theater Drama changed literature and theater into what it is today. I. History of Elizabethan Theater a. forming of theater 1. medieval church 2. mystery and morality b. actors 1. rogues and thieves 2. acting guilds II. Influences and people a. commanding actors 1. Shakespeare 2. Burbage b. other 1. wars of the roses (other historical influences) 2. laws restricting theater. The theaters a. prices 1. seating 2. stage b. the theater and the globe 1. locations and characteristics 2. Bu...
  • Audience A Closer Feeling To The Play
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    Proof Review Proof was the first play I have attended at MAC. I thought the theater department did an excellent job at producing it. Being that the play took part on a proscenium stage, and given the size of the theater, in addition to being in row B I felt very connected to the actors and actresses. The actors performed marvelously. I thought it was amazing that the play interacted so well with only one backdrop. Catherine was excellent in her role, acting back and fourth between anger, depress...
  • Poor Performance Of Philip Akin As Othello
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    Envy is used as a principal theme for the play Othello, written by William Shakespeare. Due to its literary significance, Othello is being performed as a live show at the Stanley theatre on Sept 25. Although the play holds a deep and spiritual meaning, it does not seize the audience's interest with unsuitable costumes for certain characters and limited stage properties for important scenes, as well as poor acting techniques of the main actor. Philip Akin who plays Othello, is not convincing in t...

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