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  • Acting In The Play
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    I chose Arthur Miller's The Crucible because of the plot's dark history and suspense. Also because of the play's reflection of McCarthyism. The so called "witch-hunts" for communist brought on by Senator Joseph. The play is set in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692, where suspicions of witchcraft were floating around the town air. Act 1 starts out in early spring and ends in Act 4 when it is late fall. The play opens with Betty Parris sick in bed, and Reverend Parris tending to her, and wondering what m...
  • Its Origin In A Story Synge
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    The plot of 'The Playboy' has its origin in a story Synge heard about a man who did kill his father with a spade and, helped by the people of Inishmaan, escaped to America. Synge was taken by this story; from his own research in the West of Ireland, the part of the country that still retained the most of the old Gaelic culture, he was able to incorporate some sense of the loneliness of life there, along with the rebellious temperament of their people. If they were willing to shelter a murderer f...
  • Why Volleyball Is My Hobby
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    Everybody has different hobbies that they like to do for fun or just to relax. There are many kind of activities like football, basketball, swimming, or baseball. It all depends on each personality. For me, volleyball is my favorite hobby because it's part of my life and I can not live without it. Since I was a little girl I played volleyball in the school team and also with my friends in the neighborhood. My mother told me that I liked kicking the ball around and had so much fun with it when I ...
  • Picture Of Tom And Laura's Father
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    The Glass Menagerie The theme of this play is memories. This is demonstrated through the plot, characters, and setting. The play is a reflection of memories that Tom tries to breakaway from but he cannot because they have such a strong hold of him. He described the way he left the life he portrayed as misery or something other than paradise. The sign of the Paradise nightclub, in the background, was a symbol that paradise was somewhere other than where they were. Tom also tells how his father wo...
  • Jaanus Karkulainen And Yuki Crook
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    The Name Controversy in The Shipbuilder There are many instances in Ken Mitchell's play The Shipbuilder, where the main character Jaanus Karkulainen, insists on being called by his Finnish name Karkulainen. In the play, many characters call him Johnny Crook. This situation creates controversy about names and shows how important names are to some people. Jaanus and Jukka create most of this controversy. Jaanus and Jukka are brothers who are born in Finland. Jukka move's out of Finland and he beco...
  • Rivalry Of Figaro And The Count
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    Imagine that you were at a performance of The Marriage of Figaro in 1784. Write a review of the play for inclusion in a main-stream journal of the day. Last night I finally saw the long awaited sequel to The Barber of Seville, long awaited not for its theatrical value, but perhaps because it has been rumored that upon its presentation to his royal highness Louis XVI, the King was to have remarked that such a play could never be allowed on stage. Fortunately for us he did not stand by this apprai...
  • Part Of A Fool
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    Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover Looks can be deceiving, and in the case of Sir Andrew and Feste the fool, the statement certainly applies. Looking at the personalities of these two characters throughout Twelfth Night, no one will see that each character is the exact opposite of each other. Their comparison is their contrast. The first, Sir Andrew, is of "foolish wit", who looks that part he is supposed to play on the outside. He looks sophisticated and very intelligent. Yet when actually speaki...
  • Claudius Room
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    I have continued to fool King Claudius, Gertrude, and the rest of the royal family. They still believe I am mad and this should help me to find out for sure if Claudius is indeed guilty or I have seen a devil ghost. When Ophilia came to me, saying she had some things to return, it enraged me. I told her that I had never loved her and that there are no male figures that will ever love a woman truly, but that they think only of themselves and are liars. Claudius has agreed to watch the play that I...
  • Ending Of A Play
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    What did the ending mean to me and how I would have changed it. The ending of a play can be one of purpose, one that leaves you with a sense of completion and fulfillment. In the play Jacobs Wake the ending was, to say the least, odd. I didnt really get a sense that the ending belonged to the play. The whole time during the play I was waiting for things to turn around in the family, then all of a sudden the ghost came into play. Though I wasnt much of a fan of the whole play, I did think the end...
  • Things Worse In Part II Harper
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    The play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, by Tony Kushner, contained situations in which characters' personalities underwent great changes from the beginning of the play to the end. One of the most significant and noticeable changes was that of Harper. She was married to the character named Joe, who she knew was gay and the way she dealt with this came to relate directly to her own sanity. In part one, Harper spent a lot of time with her imaginary friend and travel agent Mr....
  • Aspects Of Epic Drama Odeipus Rex
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    Unlike Columbine and any other mishap that is commonly mis refered Odeipus Rex is a tragedy. Not only is it a tragedy but Aristotle believed it was the pinnacle of its age. Why Nobody really knows. Aristotle is dead so we can t really ask him. He never really wrote down why he felt the way he did. Even if he did it's long gone now, used to light the funeral pyre of a marauding Celt or some other band of barbarians (Romans). We cannot be concrete in the analysis of his Re xian preference, but we ...
  • Claudius At The End Of The Play
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    Drama Exam 1) Shakespeare revenge tragedy, Hamlet, critiques the society of Denmark using powerful mononlogues and dramatic action. On the other hand, Wilkes comic drama pokes fun at the high morality of Victorian Society. One serious theme that I noticed in The Importance of being Ernest was the consistent act of deception throughout the entire play. However this lack of honesty was not lonesome for insightful comedy and a visible foreshadowing of upcoming events accompanied it. Meaning that th...
  • Taming Of Katherine
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    The Taming Of The Shrew The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare is probably one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies. Its plot comes from the popular war of the sexes theme in which males and females fight with one another for dominance in a marriage. The play begins with a drunk man named Christopher Sly being fooled into believing he is a nobleman and watching a play performed for him. This play turns out to be the main part of The Taming Of The Shrew. In it, a rich man, Baptista Minolta,...
  • Struggle To Survive In The Play
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    A Struggle to Survive in the Play "A Raisin in the Sun" The play A Raisin in the Sun was generating from a poem. This poem is talking about the everyday struggles of African Americans and making it in the real world. Also about dreams and how they can easily turn into nightmares. But no matter what the outcome of the dream is, it is reality. The poem is like a vision of a big question, asking, what happens to a dream that is deferred? In the end it kind of gives the reader a vague answer. Which ...
  • Fun I
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    on the weekend i went to the shops and ate a hotdog and a rink. i really enjoyed it and had fun. i spilt some icecream. i played football at the park, i also played soccer. i had some friends over and we played playstation. we went to the shops and bought chocolate, i had alot of fun. i also went to school on monday, my teacher is very boring. i bought a laptop for a very cheap price. im now writing an essay about my life. i havnt been to school in years. have i got 259 words yet? i dont think s...
  • Sports Costume For Helena
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    The first costume that I chose for Helena will be a costume from Ancient Greece. I'm choosing to put her in a Doric woolen chiton. A chiton is a common garment worn by both the women and the men of Ancient Greece. The chiton had two styles: one for women and one for men. The difference between the masculine and the feminine chiton was that the ladies chiton reached to the ankles and the men's' chiton reached only to the knees. A rectangular piece of cloth was sewn part way up the shoulders and a...
  • Best Performance In The Play
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    'The Glass Menagerie' is a relatively long play (1 hour 50 minutes) by Tennessee Williams, based around a recollection of events in a man's family life. Directed by Peter Green, it was performed in the Bakehouse Theatre, a small, intimate theatre seating only about 50-60 people (quite uncomfortably). As there were only four performers in this play, you got to see each character frequently, which allowed a bond to be formed between yourself and the characters. Tom Wingfield, played by Nathan O'Ke...
  • Seats For The More Important People
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    The plays in ancient Greece were made up of several genres. One of these genres was comedy. Comedy came from two main factors, the major one being known as the Choral Element which has ceremonies to encourage fertility at the Festival of Dionysus. The second influence was from Sicilian mimes that performed sometime very rude performances where they would make mocking allusions to audience members throughout the show. A parody is an amusing imitation that is usually a piece of writing or music th...
  • Jew And His Fellow Jew Jerome
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    Biloxi Blues begins in a train where a boy by the name of Eugene Morris Jerome is sitting writing in his journal. He is heading for Biloxi, MS for boot camp. Also on the train are some of his fellow platoon members. There was Roy Selfridge, Joseph Wykowski, Arnold Epstein, Don Carney, James Hennessy, and others. Jerome says this is his first time away from home, and he seemed like the nervous type. When the troops get to Biloxi, Ms., Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey greets them. Jerome is put on the spot w...

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