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  • Lives Of The Keller And Loman Families
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    Omid SarmadPeriod 1 American Literature AP The Battle Between Society and its Members The playwright Arthur Miller once insisted that any great play must deal with the question, 'How may a man make of the outside world, a home. ' It was his belief that the most tragic issue which one could document was the embittered battle between society and the individuals which it was supposed to protect and nourish. Contrasting forms of this topic are well evidenced through his works, especially the plays A...
  • Bottom Awakens From His Dream
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    A Midsummer Nights Dream Character Analysis of Bottom the Weaver The play A Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare offers a wonderful contrast in human mentality. Shakespeare provides insight into mans conflict with the rational versus emotional characteristics of human behavior. Athens represents the logical side, with its flourishing government and society. The fairy woods represents the wilder, irrational side where nothing seems to follow any sort of structure. The character of Bottom...
  • Miller's Play Death Of A Salesman
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    Arthur Miller, in his plays, deals with the injustice of society's moral values and the characters who are vulnerable to its cruelty. A good majority of these plays were very successful and earned numerous awards. According to Brooks Atkinson, a critic for the New York Times, Miller's play Death of a Salesman was successful because the play "is so simple in style and so inevitable in theme that it scarcely seems like a thing that has been written and acted. For Mr. Miller has looked with compass...
  • Adulterous Relationship Between Abigail And John Proctor
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    The Crucible: CharactersChetan Patel The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller that was first produced in 1953, is based on the true story of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Miller wrote the play to parallel the situations in the mid-twentieth century of Alger Hiss, Owen Lati more, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and Senator McCarthy, if only suggestively. (Warshow 116) Some characters in the play have specific agendas carried out by their accusations, and the fact that the play is based on historical t...
  • Play Chris
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    The conflict in the play "All My Sons" in embodied by two different sets of values. The older generation represented by Joe and Kate strongly believed in family values and Pursue of the American dream at any cost. In contradiction, Joe and Anne express the younger generation's ethics and ideals clearly shown in the thoughts of idealism that money is not the most important thing in life. Even though the younger generation's ideals are sometimes thought of as being irrational and in conflict with ...
  • Of Monk's Greatest Recordings
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    Thelonious Monk was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on October 10, 1917. He began playing piano when he was the age of five, in New York City, where he grew up. He started as the pianist for the Cootie Williams Orchestra, where he gained fame for his tune "Round Midnight", in 1944. Thelonious Monk was part of that small but select group of jazz musicians who were responsible for the birth of a new kind of jazz - bebop. In his teens he met Mary Lou Williams, a fine jazz pianist who became a l...
  • Epic Theatre
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    EUGEN BERTHOLD FRIEDRICH BRECHT, was born on February 10th 1898 in Augsburg Germany, and died on August 14th, 1956, in East Berlin. He was a German poet, playwright, and theatrical reformer whose epic theatre departed from the conventions of theatrical illusion and developed the drama as a social and ideological forum for leftist causes. Until 1924 Brecht lived in Bavaria, where he was born. He studied medicine at the University of Munich, from 1917 until 1921, and served at an army hospital in ...
  • Play Cyrano
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    "Aggressive: I, sir, if that nose were mine, I'd have it amputated-on the spot! Friendly: How do you drink with such a nose You ought to have a cup made specially. Descriptive: Tis a rock-a crag-a cape- A cape Say rather, a peninsula!" Cyrano de Bergerac is a heroic comedy, a play which is light and humorous and is composed of jokes, satire, and humorous performance. In this play, Cyrano humors the audience by making jokes about his own physical appearance. This play comes very close to being a ...
  • Difference In The Possibilities Of Success
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    That there are many difficulties in the way of presenting Shakespeare is a fact, I think, that no one will deny. Not that Shakespeare on the stage does not interest the public, but rather that those who know and love the works of the great bard so seldom see his immortal dramas presented in accordance with their own ideals. They are often disappointed because the stage characters do not altogether represent the ones they have pictured as the result of their own study or the perusal of the writin...
  • Play Antigone
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    It is embarrassing to claim, but I have not read many plays thus far in my schooling. So reading the play Antigone (translated by Elizabeth Wyckoff) posed a slight difficulty for me, especially in the beginning of the play before I had the change to alter my mind set to the language and time period. However, after reading the play I was amazed by it. Aeschylus performed a wonderful job when he created this, and Elizabeth Wyckoff did an even greater job at translating it into the language we unde...

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