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  • Play In The Cycle As Spectacle
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    Roland Barthes's essay on "The World of Wrestling" draws analogically on the ancient theatre to contextualize wrestling as a cultural myth where the grandiloquence of the ancient is preserved and the spectacle of excess is displayed. Barthes's critique - which is above all a rewriting of what was to understand what is - is useful here insofar as it may be applied back to theatre as another open-air spectacle. But in this case, not the theatre of the ancients, but the Middle English pageant prese...
  • Play With Objects Once A Child's Attention
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    Child's Play: The First Two Years of Life In the first two years of life play is both a reflection of and an influence on all areas of infant development: intellectual, social, emotional and physical. Play is a central, all-encompassing characteristic of infant development, allowing children to learn about the world and themselves. Even during the first half-year of life infant's really do play, even though the interpretation of what is play and what is exploration must first be established. The...
  • Individual Leisure Activities
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    Growing up, I was an athletic kid who loved playing all sports and doing activities that were physically demanding. In elementary school, I competitively played soccer during the spring and fall leagues. I also played flag football and tee ball / baseball. I was always busy playing a competitive sport. When not competing competitively, I was playing pickup games with my friends. I biked everywhere around town, shot the basketball around at the park, ran around the block inventing games to play w...
  • Backdrop For The Play
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    The Crucible by Arthur Miller was written during the early 1950's at the time of Senator Joseph McCarthy's House Un-American Activities Committee hearings on the infiltration of Communism in the United States and the loyalty to democracy of many prominent U.S. citizens. The McCarthy hearings pitted artists and performers against each other as they were called to testify about their own loyalty and what they knew about the loyalty of others. Although some critics have suggested that The Crucible ...
  • Available On The Multi Activity Programme
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    The topic that I have chosen to study will fit into the BHU 214 - Management of Sport and Leisure module studied in semester three. Hopefully this investigation will allow me to develop my knowledge in this area considerably since my entry onto the course. Although, during the lectures on this module, I have learnt the information required to allow me an insight into how a sports events can be planned and also completed an assignment with regards to the actual setting up and running of an event ...

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