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  • Tartuffe And Religious Leaders Of Moliere's Day
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    The Religious Attacks Made By "Tartuffe" Moliere (whose real name was Jean-Baptiste Paquelin) rocked the 17th century French world with his comedy "Tartuffe" in 1664. Although, religious factions kept the play banned from theatres from 1664-1669, "Tartuffe" emerged from the controversy as one of the all-time great comedies. Tartuffe is a convincing religious hypocrite. He is a parasite who is sucking Orgon, the rich trusting father, for all he is worth. Orgon does not realize that Tartuffe is a ...
  • Good Plays
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    TOPIC: A - The Crucible was written in the early 1950's as an exploration of events which took place in Massachusetts in 1692. What does the play have to offer an audience in Perth, Western Australia in 1996 The Crucible is a play which brings to our attention many timeless issues. The nature of good and evil, power and its corruption, honour and integrity and our tendency to create scapegoats for all manner of problems are all brought up through the course of the play - sometimes in very dramat...
  • Important Attitude In The Play
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    David Williamson's 'The Club' and 'The Removalists " Part AIn his play The Club, David Williamson presents numerous Australian attitudes of the 1970's. However, many of these attitudes are still relevant and fairly accurate representations of Australian attitudes in the 1990's, although some of course have changed somewhat over the time since the play was written nearly twenty years ago. Tradition plays a very important part in The Club. Each of the characters of course has his own ideas and att...
  • Power As Hally
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    The two plays, "MASTER HAROLD.".. and the boys, and Oleanna show us quite a bit about the impact of power on an individual's behavior. In other words they show how when an individual gains power or discovers that he or she has power over other people it can result in conflict. The conflict can be a result of the person who has discovered that they have power as Hally did in "MASTER HAROLD.".. and the boys. Or the conflict can be the result of someone who sees that another person has power and is...
  • Just Zastrozzi And Verezzi
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    "Walker is a down to earth blue-collar playwright with a vibrant, vivid, deliberate style of play writing; there's no dramaturgical chicanery in his work. But there is a rough and ready quality in it that is very refreshing". - Neville-Andrews George Walker is a Canadian playwright who has achieved a sort of underdog-like success. Walker's sharpened sense of comedic irony along with his unique patterns of thought have contributed to his success and his being one of the most widely produced playw...
  • Lysistrata's Ending Of The Play
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    The world of comedy is fundamentally safe. Comedy provides a space that allows characters to take risks and play dangerously because the playwrights always provide a happy ending. The freedom to court some danger in the name of love can sometimes seems as though it has gone too far, in Midsummer's Night Dream, Oberon's cruel love games. However the reader is always on his way to a happy ending, to the love of a good woman. The feminine romance is infinitely valuable. Lysistrata by Aristophanes a...
  • Eighteenth Amendment
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    1920 At the time occurrences were taking place in the newly forming world power the United States of America. Interesting additions to the Constitution came in the year of 1920. The Nineteenth Amendment was ratified which allowed women the right to vote. Women then played a key role in electing the president Warren G. Harding. Before this ever occurred the Eighteenth Amendment came into play in the Constitution. This amendment banned the sale of alcoholic beverages everywhere in the United State...

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