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  • Molina And Valentin
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    Kiss of the Spider Woman The musical, "Kiss of the Spider Woman", was very enjoyable to see. The characters in the musical were played very well. The main characters in the musical were Molina and Valentin. These characters went together rather humorously and made the musical worth seeing. Even though it was very well put together production, I regret that towards the end of the play I was just ready get out of there. Molina was the main character in the play. Whenever Molina was on stage, he al...
  • Movie Play
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    The play night, Mother written by Marsha Norman is not in itself written to be about suicide, but rather it tries to focus on the relationship between the mother and daughter. The fact that the daughter commits suicide at the end is only an incident that happens at the end of the play. This is a fact that some people have missed including some writers whose job it is to review films and plays. Jenny Spencer has addresses this, and has concluded that men may have trouble relating to the character...
  • Appearance Of Some Characters From Henry VI
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    The first thing that struck me about The Merry Wives of Windsor was the appearance of some characters from Henry VI: Falstaff, Bardolph, Nym, and Pistol. The second thing that struck me was the complexity of the plot. Shakespeare is tough enough for me to understand on its own, without the introduction of a plots that twist and turn, and entwine each other like snakes. I wish I could see the play performed, because it seems like a delightful comedy, and I feel that seeing actual players going th...
  • Play Jean
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    In some works of literature a character who appears briefly or does not appear at all has a significant presence. Even though a character may not be present in a play, does not mean that they have no importance. In fact, these characters have more of an influence over the way the other characters act and speak. Two plays that exhibit this are Miss Julie, by August Strindberg and Mourning Becomes Electra, by Eugene O'Neill. In Mourning Becomes Electra, Ezra Mannon has a relatively small part; he ...
  • Lear And Kent's Bond
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    Bonds within King Lear Essay submitted by Patrick The play of "King Lear" is about a person in search of their own personal identity. In the historical period in which this play is set, the social structure was set in order of things closest to Heaven. Therefore, on Earth, the king was at the top, followed by his noblemen and going all the way down to the basest of objects such as rocks and dirt. This structure was set up by the people, and by going by the premise that anything that is man made ...
  • Play Of Hamlet War
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    English 12 4 tH Quarter Paper 5 / 7 / 2000 There are many archetypical symbols used in hundreds of works, new and old. Some of these symbols include: war, peace, love, nature, birds, mountains, and darkness. These symbols have deep meaning which help embellish a certain work. They also help the reader to better understand the theme or plot of a work. They are used freely and abundantly in most modern and pre-modern works. The archetypical symbol of war is used symbolically as a sense of conflict...
  • Poe's The Conqueror Worm
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    Poe's 'The Conqueror Worm': Deeper Meaning To the Poem We often call Edgar Allen Poe one of the fathers of terror and mystery. His twisted, Macabre tales and poems are filled with great detail and often end with a dismal twist. 'The Conqueror Worm' is one example of his masterful rhymes and tells how a play on life turns into reality for mankind. The setting is a theater but it is not just a site for plays. Poe describes it to be that way to trick the reader, but the theater is actually the sett...
  • Ending Of The Play
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    Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare's first plays. The minor characters, in the play, Egeon and the Duke, set up the framework of the play. Egeon, at the request of the Duke, describes his adventures and relates his life story. This provides the history of The Comedy of Errors, and helps keep track of the confusion, which unfolds during the play. There are several themes that Shakespeare uses which are only loosely related to the actual comedy. The conflicts between burden and freedom, rule a...
  • Very Humorous Play
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    Play write-ups Hard Candy by: Jonathan Rand Hard Candy is a one act comedy about hiring practices for Banff Enterprises. It is set in the offices of employment at Banff Enterprises. The interesting part of the play is that every character that applies and gets hired takes over the job of the previous interviewer. I found it to be a very humorous play that deals with interviewing tactics and inter-office dilemmas. The only real main character is Linda the secretary who is the only continuing char...
  • Banquo's Murder Macbeth Believes
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    this dead butcher Is Malcolm's final judgement of Macbeth an accurate epitaph I would argue that the phrase this dead butcher would seem fully justified to describe a king who has caused the deaths of so many innocent people, but is an over-simple and rash judgement by Malcolm in his emotional circumstances. I would suggest that the label moral coward would be a more suitable title for Macbeth and his attempts to divorce himself from his murderous deeds. When Macbeth chooses ambition over his co...
  • Macbeth's Ambition
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    Shelly MoyA P LIT 4th hour Shakespeare draws an amazing psychological portrait of a man who became a villain by means of ambition, desire and an imbalance of good and evil. "Macbeth" is a play composed of the disintegration of a noble man's world. The play begins by offering the audience Macbeth, a war hero, with a high regard from Duncan, the king of Scotland. By the end of the play Macbeth transforms into a universally despised man without a place in the social community. Shakespeare draws an ...
  • Play Including Creon
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    In one of the three plays of Sophocles, "The Antigone" we come across a character who is trying to change the mind of a king who is his own father. In the middle of the play the character Haemon comes and tells Creon", I beg you, do not be unchangeable: Do not believe that you alone can be right. The man who thinks that, The man who maintains that only he has the power to reason correctly, the gifts to speak, the soul - a man like that, when you know him, turns out empty. It is not reason never ...
  • Lady Windermere And Mrs Erlynne
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    The tradition of the well-made play emerged towards the end of the nineteenth century. It was also called piece bien faith meaning 'Second Empire Drama'. It was supported mainly by the works of Eugene Scribe, of Dumas, of Emile Augie r, and of Victorian Sardou. The tradition reached to the top with Sardou's works in which the techniques of construction invented by Scribe were completely used. Construction and stagecraft are exploited fully rather than the characterization and ideas. In the plot ...
  • Silence Of Andre's Mother
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    In the play "Andre's Mother" by Terence McNally Andre's mother does not speak in the play, her silence supports the theme because it shows the way people still view homosexuals even in this modern society. In the play "Andre's Mother", Andre's mother does not say a word during the entire play although the character Cal, who is Andre's gay lover, speaks to her for a great length of the play. I believe the silence represented the way homosexuality is treated today. Andre's mother was silent during...
  • Sense Of Ariel In Prospero
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    It has been suggested that Prospero represents a benevolent ruler though he is rarely seen as friendly or helpful. He is never charitable as he refuses to give unless receiving something in return. Even with Miranda and Ferdinand, Prospero is gaining the succession. This is important to Prospero and he refers to Ferdinand as "thy" and "thou" accepting him as part of his family. Making sure there marriage is final, assuring he will get what he wants. However towards the end there is a different s...
  • Beginning Of The Play Harold Acts
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    "Master Harold... and the Boys", is a play based on a boy coming of age. Harold begins the play acting like a boy and through out the play matures, until he is considered a man. In the beginning, Harold acts still as a child until the middle of the play. In the middle of the play, Harold has matured but not fully as of yet. Not until the end of the play has Harold finally matured to the man he truly is to be. In the beginning of the play Harold acts as if he is still a child. When Harold walks i...
  • Shakespeare's Character Of Macbeth
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    Erin Sadler Shakespeare Mr. Penn The words that Shakespeare wrote over four hundred years ago are timeless. Today, hundred of years later, his works are continued to be read across the world and even made into feature films. The reason for such universality is in part because Shakespeare uses many timeless qualities in his dramatic works. I believe the most timeless aspect of drama to be love, which Shakespeare displays in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet. He also has characters po...
  • Caliban's Attitude To Prospero And Miranda
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    To what extent would you agree with Prospero's description of Caliban as a "thing of darkness"? In the list of characters Caliban is described as a "savage" and "deformed" slave. On stage he has been played as a lizard, a dog, a monkey, a snake and a fish. Most productions opt for the form of a misshapen man as it's very hard to imagine how the other forms could perform all the other chores that Caliban must do to satisfy Prospero. Also, it is a lot easier to fell sorry for a deformed man than a...
  • Nora And Torvald's Relationship
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    A Doll's House By: Allison E-mail: Today a reader might find it hard to imagine how daring Nora Helmer was a hundred years ago. The theme of women's liberation makes this story seem almost contemporary. This was considered a controversial play featuring a woman seeking individuality. A Doll's House was the play that made Ibsen world famous. It was written well ahead of its time. In Ibsen's time it was considered an outrage for a woman such as Nora to display a mind of her own. It was unthinkable...
  • End Of The Play Nora
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    In the play, A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen there seems to include serious social commentary underlying in this piece. This play is obviously critical of the time period, but also presents little or no solutions. The play is critiquing the society of the time for its structured hierarchy of male dominance. The play has placed its blame by skillfully creating characters that bring forth issues of power and control, ignorance and innocence, rebirth, and social status. Throughout the course of the...

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