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  • Lasting Plays
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    Drama: Alive and Well There have been many dramatic plays over the centuries. Many of these plays have died in their time, while others have lived on. What makes these plays endure time and continue to be influential over time? Perhaps it is the storyline or the interesting nature of the play is what makes these dramas last. I think that it is the focus on human nature and its essential truths that keep these plays alive. Most of the plays, still enacted in theaters today, deal with social issue...
  • Sartre's Philosophical Writing Jean Paul Sartre
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    Jean Paul Sartre's Philosophical Writing Jean Paul Sartre personally believed in the philosophical idea of existentialism, which is demonstrated in his play No Exit. His ideas of existentialism were profoundly outlined in the play. Based on the idea that mental torture is more agonizing than physical, No Exit leaves the reader with mixed emotions towards the importance of consequences for one's acts. Set in Hell, the vision of the underworld is nothing the characters imagined as they are escorte...
  • The Rez Sisters Image And Identity Of Native People
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    The Rez Sisters The play The Rez Sisters is written by one of Canada's most celebrated playwrights, Tomson Highway. Highway was born in 1951 in northwestern Manitoba. He went on to study at the University of Manitoba and graduated from the University of Western Ontario, with honors in Music and English. Native Literature is inspired by 'contemporary social problems facing native Canadians today; alcohol and drug abuse, suicide, wife battering, family violence, the racism of the justice system, l...
  • End Of The Play
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    First of all, I liked the way that The Glass Menagerie was not specifically dated. What I mean by this, is even though the play was written in the forties, today we (people in general), can still relate to some of the issues in it. Like take for example the disability issue. Laura was so self conscious of her disability, but in reality, people did not really even notice. This is how society in general treats people with disabilities today - the same as everyone else. I also liked the development...
  • Story Diary Of Anne Frank
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    The story Diary of Anne Frank was a very interesting book which showed the ways a group of Jewish people during the 1940's went about trying to conceal their identity and themselves. This story was a true story taken from a diary of a young girl during the incident. This was made into a play during 1955. This was praised as Frances Goodrich's and her husband Albert Hackett's most famous work as it was performed. The play was started in November of 1945. As Mr. Frank began to read the diary, it f...
  • Sabino 2 As The Play
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    Sabino 1 Literature: Intro. to Drama Professor: Travers Michelle Sabino Nov. 4, 1998 (Due Oct. 19, 1998) Analysis of "Under the Gaslight"Under the Gaslight", an 1838 melodramatic play, written by Augustin Daly, presents itself to the reader in a very superficial tone. As for the title alone seems to portray this superficiality before giving the reader a chance to even begin reading act 1. It is known that this play was done during a time when gaslights were becoming a modern extravagance to the ...
  • Shakespeares Play Othello
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    Shakespeare was a playwright during the Elizabethan era. He wrote many famous plays, many of which are performed today. Shakespeares characters, themes and situations of his plays reflect people of the Elizabethan time period, this would make sense because that was the time in which he wrote the plays. Surprisingly, many of the situations and themes in Shakespeares plays are still situations in modern times that remain unresolved. In fact most all of Shakespeares plays contain a timeless quality...
  • Important One Persons Name
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    The Crucible Parris: 'Aye, a dress. And I thought I saw - someone naked running through the trees". The play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller had very many themes in it. Some of these themes stood out more then others. These themes would be hysteria, reputation, and hypocrisy. These themes were present throughout the entire play, from the beginning till the end. When you think of a Puritan religion you may think of a very good, morally perfect society. This wasn't the case in Salem, Massachusetts...
  • Character Of Ralph Nickleby
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    Nicholas Nickleby In Nicholas Nickleby, the play, Dickens dramatically portrays real life through his characters and the experiences they face. In the play the characters are very straight forward with their emotions and everything they do seems so extreme, but at the same time real. An example of this realism, in the play, is the character of Ralph Nickleby. He is a very conniving person who uses people and takes advantage of them whenever he gets the opportunity to do so. Personally he reminds...
  • Most Of Shakespear's Plays The Women
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    When William Shakespear wrote, The merchant Of Venice, he made a female character that has a huge influence on the play. In most of his work, the women don't have much power and are not very smart. In the Merchant Of Venice, Portia is a woman that saves the life of a man using her head. Another woman created by Shakespear that is a lot alike with Portia is Beatrice, from Much Ado about Nothing. Both of these ladies add to the main theme of the plays because of their brains, and smart remarks, as...
  • End Of The Play Orestes
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    Title: The Flies (Les Mooches) Author: Jean-Paul Sartre Publisher: Vintage International Edition, October 1989 Genre: Dramatic play Setting: City of Argos, Greece Minor characters: Aegistheus- He overthrows Agamemnon, makes Clytemnestra his wife and takes rule of Argos. He invents lies in order to make his people fear him. This only proofs that he is poor when it comes to having an actual strong character. A king shouldnt have to create lies. His people should both respect and fear him for his a...
  • Beginning Of The Play Aston
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    "Drama is not made up of words alone, but sights and sounds, stillness and motion, noise and silence". While this quotation is relevant to all areas of drama, it is particularly pertinent in absurdist theatre and is important in the construction of Harold Pinter's, The Caretaker. Through these conventions, sight, sound, stillness, motion, noise and silence, the idea of a random and lonely world is portrayed. The notion that we are born alone and die alone and fortuitous, unrelated events happen ...
  • Their Parts In The Play As Prospero
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    Jason Sexo English The Tempest The Tempest is a play within a play. The main character, Prospero is the person that directs the play throughout most of the book. He is the person that even though he had his dukedom taken away he ended up being in total power over the island. By the end of his story he shows how he realizes that he doesn't really even need power at all. He realizes that if he has too much power over people that they can't choose for themselves. Prospero was the promised heir to b...
  • 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...
  • Paul Robeson
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    Paul Robeson was a man who was never given credit for what he did. He starred in many plays and sang in many concerts, and he was also an outstanding athlete. He was even in the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. On top of all of this, he was a civil rights activist. On April 9th, 1898, Paul Leroy Robeson was born in Princeton, New Jersey. He was the youngest of five children. His father had escaped from slavery and became a Presbyterian minister. His mother was from a distinguished Phila...
  • Queen's Royal Musicians
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    Entertainment In the cities, entertainment was very important. People wanted to have fun. They wanted to clear their minds after days of non-stop working. Without entertainment, the workers would have been angry every day and would not have gotten enough work done. When the workers went to work in a good mood, they got their jobs done very fast, because their minds were clear of any problem that was troubling them. Taverns were very popular. They were like today's bars. Men liked to go to tavern...
  • 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...
  • Mrs Alving
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    Henrik Ibsen's play Ghosts is concerned with challenging the conventional norms of society, many of which he views as "no longer beneficial". Through his characters, Ibsen explores the conflict that arises because of the outdated ideas that people cling to, as is the case with Pastor Manders who is subsequently self-righteous and hypocritical. Ibsen also shows the devastating consequences that the past or "ghosts" can have on people's lives. Osvald for instance, is haunted by his father's "sins"...
  • Enchanted Forest
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    A MidSummer's Night Dream? One of Shakespeare's better plays, ? A MidSummer's Night Dream? incorporates 4 plots in one. It intertwines these four plots without mixing the characters or the themes. They come out of the blue with all different themes that somehow lead to the forest every time. The forest is enchanted with a sense of lawlessness and and it all traces back to Adam and Eve. The title of this play has to do with the summer and how it brings about the good vibes in people. The four sto...
  • Realistic Fence Around The House And Troy
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    August Wilson August Wilson, born in Pittsburgh, PA. August Wilson began his writing career in grade school. A famous writer who never finish high school. His writing was strongly influenced by the lyric and music of the blues. August Wilson won two Pulitzer Prizes for his plays, which depict the black experience in America. Fences in 1987 and The Piano Lesson in 1990. ' He was the founder of the Minnesota Black Horizons Theater Company. During the late sixty August Wilson became involved in the...

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