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  • Audience S Sympathy From Marion To Norman
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    A Thematic Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Alfred Hitchcock+s Psycho has been commended for forming the archetypical basis of all horror films that followed its 1960 release. The mass appeal that Psycho has maintained for over three decades can undoubtedly be attributed to its universality. In Psycho, Hitchcock allows the audience to become a subjective character within the plot to enhance the film+s psychological effects for an audience that is forced to recognise its own neurosis and psy...
  • Commedia A Derivation Of The People
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    Commedia dell " arte is a truly popular form of theatre - of the people, by the people, for the people. Discuss this statement with specific examples of Commedia dell " arte scenarios, stock characters, performance features and circumstances. Commedia dell " arte is definitely an artform centred on people and their world. Although its origins are hazy due to the illiteracy of its first performers and audience, it is believed to have stemmed from the carnivals in Italy during the sixteenth centur...
  • Examples Of Brechtian Alienation In Community Performance
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    Brechtian Alienation in Community Performance Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht, (b. 1898-d. 1956), known commonly as Bert olt Brecht, was a German poet and playwright. One of his major contributions to theatre history was the "alienation effect" (From the German, "Verfremdungseffekt"). Brechtian alienation requires the removal of the "fourth wall". This is a term that describes the "suspension of disbelief" by the audience that takes place during a performance. It is often thought that the audien...
  • Bond With The Characters
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    The novel, Asturias written by Brian Caswell holds its reputation with its relevance and effectiveness to the given audience. It captures the audience's attention with a modern story set in contemporary times. It addresses issues that concern today's youth with l"Zve, hate, friendship, abuse, gay rights and betrayal. With the parallel story involved with the civil war; it gives the audience an understanding of Australia's history and how it changed and affected today. Asturias concerns a group o...
  • Completely Silent Performance Of Pantomime
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    This paper is about pantomime, about it's origin, it's people, how it has evolved, and how wonderful it is. Pantomime is a dramatic performance in which a story is told or a theme developed through expressive bodily or facial movement. The origin of pantomime can be traced back to classical farce and the Italian Commedia Dell " arte. Not all pantomime is silent. The completely silent performance of pantomime was invented in Rome. Pantomime is sometimes used to worship. Mime is a short way of say...
  • Friends The More Recent Episodes Of Friends
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    Although 'Men Behaving Badly' is not that much older than 'Friends' the more recent episodes of Friends are quite different to the final episodes of M.B.B. The most obvious difference between the two programmes is the clothes the actors wear and their accents. Of course this is to be expected due to the difference in time and location of filming but also the characters play very different parts. In M.B.B. all the characters are around aged 30 and live in quite a bad part of London and not partic...
  • World Wrestling Federation And Vince McMahon Jr
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    Relevant Facts Since 1890, professional wrestling has garnered the attention of the public. However, no one has capitalized on this sport's entertainment value more than the World Wrestling Federation and Vince McMahon Jr. Vince McMahon Jr. acquired the WWF from his father Vice McMahon Sr. in 1982. Vince McMahon Jr.'s succession brought along freshness, flare, success, and much controversy to the world of professional wrestling. Before McMahon's takeover of his father's company, professional wre...
  • Language Of The Story
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    Pulp Fiction is like boot camp for the Marines. You come into it from your civilized life, they subject you to violent language until you " re numb, they abuse you verbally and physically until all of your normal feelings and values are reduced to dust. Leaving you aware that you have changed, and able to describe the change, you find yourself questioning the person you were previously. First thing you know you " re saluting. This story is a cleverly disorienting journey through a landscape of d...
  • Sinbad's Feelings For Gossamer Beynon
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    Under Milk Wood is a play by Dylan Thomas, wherein he creates a great number of characters in a very short period of time. In less than one hundred pages, Thomas has introduced sixty-five characters. The reader is able to learn a great deal of information about each of the characters, despite the fact that he uses less than a page to introduce each of them. Thomas has accomplished this, through the creation of scenes and the use of language, which imply various traits about each of the character...
  • Members Of The Audience
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    Staging in "Six Characters in Search of an Author" Pirandello's masterpiece, "Six Characters in Search of an Author" is well known for its innovative techniques of characterization, especially in the fullness of character as exhibited by the Stepdaughter and the Father, but it is especially renowned, and rightfully so, for the brilliant staging techniques employed by its author. Pirandello uses his innovative staging techniques specifically to symbolize, within the confines of the theater, the b...
  • Euripides Treatment Of The Myth Of Heracles
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    Euripides Treatments Of The Myth Of Heracles First Marriage In His Play Heracles. The Heracles of Euripides is innovative in its treatment of the Heracles myth. Heracles is perhaps the greatest hero of the ancient Greek world. Stories about Heracles are varied and abundant however, the traditional nature of the myth does logically place many constraints upon the playwright. Some events had to occur or be assumed to occur in any account of a story. Euripides, however, interpreted the Heracles myt...
  • Benson's Novel Miss Mapp
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    Modernist A nst; Misogyny in Satire The position of women in society has been exemplified in literature as misogynist, and although things have started to change in the last hundred years or so, one sees that women are still portrayed in a poor light. In essence, the idea of women being contemptuous, having a blatant disregard for authority dates back to Eve. Eve coaxed Adam to eat from the tree of knowledge and for such defiance, God punished both Adam and Eve, however, it was Eve's punishment ...
  • Foster
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    Rush Hour Traffic. Urban Decay. Rudeness and ill will towards our common man. A society clearly coming apart at its seams. And worst of all, you cant get your hash browns at the local fast-food restaurant because they stopped serving breakfast 3 minutes ago. Weve all experienced these types of frustrations in varying degrees, and probably felt some sort of primal urge to retaliate at what we perceive as a deliberate and malicious affront to our person. Well in Falling Down, William Foster (exper...

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