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  • Shakespeare's Play The Tragedy Of Hamlet
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    Appearance vs. Reality The theme of appearance versus reality has shown up in some of the major works read this year. The themes were present in William Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark and also in the epic poem Beowulf. In both plays the topic was evident during the plot of each story. In The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark the appearance of good and the reality of bad plays an important role. Some characters in the play say certain things to cover up an evil pla...
  • Common Man And Sir Thomas More
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    A Man For All Seasons (A man Cannot Serve Two Masters) Neither Thomas More or the Common Man are able to serve two masters In the play A Man for All Seasons by Roger Bolt, The Spanish Ambassador Chapuys says to Steward, a role played by the common man, "No man can serve two masters" (Bolt, 24). Within the play this statement is proven true for all the characters, especially for The Common Man and Sir Thomas More. The Common Man, shows himself time and again that he truly serves one master and th...
  • Nat King Cole
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    Nat 'King' Cole Music is a universal language, a language that many can speak; however, one that only few can master. One of those masters was Nat 'King' Cole. A true legend, Nat not only could carry a song with his voice, but also through his incredible skills with the piano. Today, Nat is most remembered for that soft, soothing and so powerful voice; however he is recognized as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all-time. The man today known as Nat 'King' Cole was actually born in Nathaniel ...
  • Specific Element Of Humor To The Play
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    Once Upon A Mattress is a perfect example of legendary folklore. Characters that we depict from storybook fairytales come to life, as actors that marvelously portray kings, queens, and knights turn folklore into reality. Once Upon A Mattress is a dark comedy that enchants its audience with humor, controversies, as well as evil and manipulation. Such elements is what makes our imagination of fairytales of kings and queens come true; that ever so plagued us since our childhood years. Once Upon A M...
  • Anna And The King Of Siam
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    I saw the musical The King and I at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on, Wednesday, December 3rd. The theater is located at 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa. The play took place at the King's palace in Siam. The time period was in the 1800's. The story begins with the arrival of a British school teacher in Siam. Her job is to teach the sixty children of the king. She is very defiant towards the King, and this helps strengthen their relationship because they become friends. The main dilemm...
  • Indisputable King Of Blues
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    B.B. King Back in 1951, a young blues guitarist named Riley King had his first hit song titled '3 O'clock Blues. ' ' The song was so great, promoters whisked the young man from his Memphis, Tennessee home to the big top of New York City, where he shortened his stage name from Beale Street Blues Boy to 'B.B. ' ' Boogie woo gie pianist Robert 'H-Bomb' Ferguson recalls the first time he met B.B. King before the legendary guitarist's first show at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. 'When I saw B.B., man,...
  • Play With The Chorus
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    Henry V The role of the Chorus in the Shakespeare's play, Henry V, is significant. Due to the subject matter that the play deals with, it is hard to present in the way that it deserves. The Chorus helps the audience follow the play by helping them to picture things as they were through the use of imagery. It uses descriptive language in describing events that take place in the play. The Chorus also helps in making the plot of the play flow together better by filling the time lapses that occur be...
  • Relationship Between Prince Hal And King Henry
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    Explore the different father / son relationships in Henry IV, Part 1; show how these contrasting relationships contribute to the plays ideas and dramatic tension. The main ideas of the play are redemption, honour, what it required to be an ideal King, and the waywardness of youth. It is through contrasting of the different father / son relationships that we can see these ideas taking form. The main ideas within the play are all evident within the relationship between the King and Prince but only...
  • Guilty As King Richard II
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    In this play of challenge and debate, could it be possibly suggested that King Richard had a part to play in the murder of his uncle the Duke of Gloucester Could the reader possibly pick up this assumption having known nothing about the play These are all factors that one must find by reading in between the lines, noticing and understanding the silence that is exchanged. For the silence is just as important as the speech. Why is it assumed that King Richard II has anything to do with the murder ...
  • Lion King And Hamlet Share Similarities
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    Many situations in life can be similar to another. Many situations can also share differences. Movies and plays can also be alike in many ways, but different in others. This is apparent in the film The Lion King, and the play Hamlet. The Lion King and Hamlet share similarities, are different in some ways, and were made for two completely different reasons. There are similarities between the film and the play. For one, many of the characters in the two are comparable. Hamlet and Simba are alike i...
  • Play Hamlet
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    In the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, there is a play within the play. The name of the play is "The Mousetrap", and it is written by Hamlet to serve a special purpose, beside providing entertainment for the King and Queen. The play is about a king, Gonzago, who is murdered by his nephew, Lucianus. After the king is dead, Lucianus marries the widowed queen, Baptista, who had promised Gonzago before he died that she would never marry again if he were to die. Hamlet wrote this play to serve a...
  • Oliviers Film As Henry
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    Henry V was written in the year 1590 by William Shakespeare and it was regarded as a great patriotic play. However in our modern society there are perhaps ironic attitudes in Shakespeare's presentation of the hero. I will be discussing the play and two films made about the play to determine the different attitudes to war and kingship throughout time. The play is introduced by the chorus, who's speeches open each of the five acts in the play. It describes to us that the play is about grand battle...
  • 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...
  • King Lear And The Recent Events
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    William Shakespeare - King Lear. Act I, Scene I. The opening scene of William Shakespeare's King Lear lays strong thematic foundations for the acts to follow. Its conversations play a great part in introducing the characters that will shape the events of the play, and establishing the setting and some of the central themes. Scene I also reveals the beginnings of the two plotline of the play; the major plot of King Lear and his division of his kingdom between his daughters, and the subplot of Glo...
  • Wolsey The Annulment For King Henry
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    During the conversation that Sir Thomas More had with Cardinal Wolsey, it is apparent that Wolsey is a desperate man because the King is losing his patience with Wolsey, and wants the annulment as soon as possible even though it is impossible to get. Many of Wolsey's negative qualities are evident during this conversation as well. Wolsey played an unbeatable game with the King and the Pope. This game was to get the annulment from the Pope to make the King happy. Later in the play, More says of W...

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