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  • Major General Stanley And The Pirate King
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    Pirates of Penzance - Critique The Pirates of Penzance was an opera performed by the Southwest Texas Opera Workshop. The Pirates of Penzance, composed by Gilbert & Sullivan, is a light-hearted parody of the traditional opera. This opera takes place somewhere in the British Virgin Islands. It is about a boy, Frederic, who is to be apprenticed by his nurse, Ruth, to become a pilot. Ruth mistakes the word pilot for pirate and apprentices him to a band of pirates. She, too, remains with them as a ma...
  • Following Keystone Films
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    Charles Spencer Chaplin, Actor, Writer and Director. Born April 16th 1889 in Walworth, London England. His Parents, Charles Chaplin and Hannah Chaplin both Stage Musicians, his Father died aged 37 his mother developed severe mental and physical problems. Charlie made his first stage appearance in 1984 when his mother took ill and could not perform on stage. Charlie says in his Auto-Biography that is when he first realised he loved performing. Between 1903 and 1906 Charles performed in the stage ...
  • Part A 1 0 Skill
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    Part A 1.0 Skill One's Classifications Catching a fly ball can be classified as a gross-motor skill, serial skill, locomotor skill and an open skill. 1.1 Justified Classifications Catching a fly ball is classified as an open skill because it is performed in an unpredictable environment e.g. the catcher wont know were the ball will go until it has been hit in that direction. Catching a fly ball is a serial skill because you use several discrete skills and form a Continuous performance e.g. you ha...
  • Performers On Stage
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    Stomp Stomp originated on the streets of Brighton, England. The creators, Luke Cresswell and Steve Mc Nicolas were a group of street performers known as buskers, trying to catch peoples attention. Attention is what they got. Busking is an old custom in the UK, dating back to booth theaters erected at village fairs in the Middle Ages. Luke and Steve updated this custom and created a modern symbiotic marriage between movement and music. As I entered the theater, the surrounding area was dimly lit....
  • Baskets As A Set Piece In Motherhood
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    The theatre experience can be explained as a measurement of satisfaction that a person attains after attending a theatrical performance. A positive theatre experience should be a truly cathartic event that evokes excitement and delight in the audience. A negative theatre experience, on the other hand, will have little to no impact on the audience and will most likely cause its members to be bored. Two theatrical presentations that provide contradicting theatre experiences are Otello and Motherho...
  • Six Circus Companies Including Barnum And Bailey
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    A circus is an arena for acrobatic exhibitions and animal shows. Usually circular and surrounded by tiers of seats for spectators, a circus may be in the open air but is usually housed in a permanent building or sheltered by a tent. The term circus is also applied to the performance itself and to the troupe of performers. The entertainment offered at a circus generally consists of displays of horsemanship; exhibitions by gymnasts, aerialists, wild-animal trainers, and performing animals; and com...
  • Scene Change In The Show
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    Drama 03 Professor Goebel Swing I went to go see the show " Swing " at the St. James Theatre on Wednesday November 30, 2000. The St. James Theatre was located next to the Helen Hayes Theatre and across the street from The Majestic Theatre. I saw the 8 pm show with my friends Gina and Lindsay. We got the tickets the night of the performance at the ticket booth, which was located in the left of the lobby as soon as I walked in. The lobby had a white floor and had sufficient space. I thought that t...
  • Actresses And Directors
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    Aspiring actresses face frequent rejections in auditions and long periods of unemployment; competition for roles is often intense. While formal training is helpful, experience and talent are more important for success in this field. Because of erratic employment, earnings for actresses are relatively low. Although most people associate actresses, directors, and producers with the screens of Hollywood or stages of Broadway, these workers are more likely to be found in a local theatre, television ...
  • Presentation Of Self In The Front Stage
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    In the The Presentation of Self In Everyday Life Goffman seeks to show the reader how everyone sets out to present themselves to the world around them, always trying to maintain the role they have selected for themselves, since those whom they meet not only try to decide what role it is you are playing, but also whether or not you are competent to play that role. More significantly, impression management is a function of social setting. Erving Goffman portrays everyday interactions as strategic ...
  • Monty Pythons Flying Circus
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    The very essence of Contemporary Theatre is that is such a diverse realm of performance art. Many different playwrights have contributed to this post World War Two theatre that instead of keeping to just one narrow genre it was able to branch out to cover all aspects and views of an ever transitional modern society. Theatrical pieces from this time period have ranged from Existentialism, pioneered by Jean Paul Sartre, to the Theatre of the Absurd, which was precedente d by Samuel Beckett, and al...
  • Burlesque Show Closed By Minskys
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    Mayor La Guardia's Campaign during the 1930's against burlesque performances in New York City What is obscenity? According to Webster's New World Dictionary, obscenity is the state or quality of being obscene which means that is offensive to modesty and or decency. During the 1930's and 1940's, New York City was infected with burlesque shows. During these times this shows were considered indecent and immoral by Mayor La Guardia, his license commissioner Paul Moss, and John Sumner. Women were use...
  • Great Influencers Of Today's Performance Practice
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    How (and to what extent) does the work of practitioner-theorists such as those studied on this module influence performance practice today? Discuss with reference to two specific performance examples: one must be a year two production and the other a 't The study of practitioner-theorists. Great influencers of today's performance practice or old men and women whom we study because they wrote big books with big words then died. Only idiocy would argue the latter. To me, theatre is a question and ...
  • Performer In The Autonomous Stage Of Learning
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    Abstract This project investigates whether an audience has an effect on basketball players when shooting free throws. This project also considers how much effect there is and what the effect is, depending on the stage of learning of the participants. To investigate the hypotheses, 15 participants were chosen and placed into either a cognitive, associative or an autonomous group depending on their basketball ability, (this was determined using a questionnaire). Each participant performed 5 free t...

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