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  • Suspense In The Most Dangerous Game Analysis
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    Suspense, used to change the story drastically, prevents "The Most Dangerous Game", from seeming too predictable and boring. Author, Richard Connoll, creates suspense by conveying unsettling emotions that the audience can relate to and that give a false sense of predictability. The title of this story, a major factor of suspense, tells the audience exactly what will happen. The interior suspense gives hidden meaning to the title and adds many twists to its foreboding plot. The element of suspens...
  • Claudio And Hero
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    Much Ado About Nothing: An Overview It is a beautiful spring afternoon. The air is full of the radiance of freshly bloomed daisies and the energizing chill of the periodic spring breeze. Puffy large cumulus clouds fill the azure sky with gray thunderheads looming of fin the distance. Looking down from the clouds, one can see a gathering of finely dressed people. Birds flying overhead hear the murmurs of the crowd gathered for a wedding of gentry. Shakespeare could never have planned the first sc...
  • Vivian And Edward
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    "Pretty Women", directed by Garry Marshall, is a light, bubbly, romantic comedy. On a scale from 1-5 (five being the best), I rate this movie a five. The story plot of this film appeals to the emotion of the audience. Between the romance, greed, lust, and power of this film, the audience can relate with these typical issues. Also, I thought the acting was phenomenal by both Gere and Roberts. There was intense passion between them throughout the film, very convincing. "Pretty Women", portrays the...
  • Shot Of Angela And Lester
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    American Beauty tells the story of one man's search for happiness. The film introduces the audience to Lester Burnham, an ordinary- looking married man and father in his forties. Lester is in a loveless marriage. Lester's wife, Carolyn, is so wrapped-up in her real estate career that Lester often claims that Carolyn doesn't even acknowledge him. Furthermore, Lester's daughter, Jane, is completely distant, often claiming how "pathetic" she thinks her father is. Moreover, Lester has dedicated four...
  • Scene Of The Performance
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    This paper is a critique of a production of Never the Sinner, a murder drama written by John Logan, which was performed and produced by the Department of Theatre and Dance at E.S. Strother Theatre located on the campus of Ball State University. Director Judy E. Yor don captures the viciousness and brutality of the murder of an innocent, young boy in this dramatic account of a homicide at the hands of two young men who are intertwined in a dark, sexual relationship. During the murder and trial of...
  • End Of An Opening Scene The Audience
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    The opening scene of any play is extremely important because it can play a major role in establishing key elements throughout the rest of the performance. The main elements are the characters, themes, language, settings and plot. The audience can form a basic idea of these elements involved to spark their interest in the play. At the end of an opening scene the audience have usually had an insight into the typical mood and language of the play. It also enables the viewers to have a taster of the...
  • Message Of Paper Wheat
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    Not all plays are character-driven, in fact a great many are not. So if the characters are not what keep the audience intrigued, well then what does There are many possible answers to this question. Paper Wheat uses the history of a group of people, a specific message commenting on a time period, spectacle elements such as song and dance, and the genre of comedy to keep its audience both engaged and entertained. There are many elements to a play that can engage the minds of an audience. Paper Wh...
  • Brecht's Message To The German Audiences
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    Bertolt Brecht has been hailed as one of the pioneers of 20th century theatre. Through his didactic styles and revolutionary theories on teaching the audience instead of just entertaining them, Brecht managed to alter the general face of modern theatre and style of playwriting through many of his works such as his 1939 epic 'Mother Courage and Her Children'. Using such techniques as alienation and historification, he presented his plays without any sense of dramatic lighting or effects, as well ...
  • Main Goal Of Epic Theatre As Brecht
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    'Epic Theatre' is a term used to define a form of theatre that utilises various eccentric devices to produce plays that aim to evoke thought over feeling. "It turns the spectator into an observer, but arouses his / her capacity for action, and forces him to make decisions... the spectator stands outside and studies" (Brecht, B. 1964: 37). The main goal of Epic Theatre, as Brecht described it, is to employ didactic and other techniques as well as entertaining theatre to promote political awarenes...
  • Gary's House Issues Of Grief And Isolation
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    Australian Contemporary theatre strongly focuses on dramatic forms and conventions, performance styles and themes, and how these reflect changing cultural, social, historical and political issues and interests. In Gary's house, written by Debra Oswald, the performance styles employed reflect the society of the battling under class of the 1970's and onwards, where overcoming grief and following the individual dream was the main influence in theatre. Similarly in The Seven Stages Of Grieving, comp...
  • Skeeter And Nev
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    The play 'Still Standing' is a Rock 'n' Roll love story written by Margery and Michael Forde. The Forde family have surprised the La Boite Theatre with sold out seasons for x-stacy, Milo's Wake, Way out West and now Still Standing. The Forde family are award-winning playwrights, after winning the 2001 New South Wales Premier's Literary Award for Milo's Wake. 'Still Standing' is set in modern times about a band, which was together in the 80's and is reuniting under desperate yet rewarding circums...
  • Proscenium Stage Form
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    The Proscenium stage form is one of the most common forms in our repertoire. It dates back to Italy in the Renaissance. It depends on a linear division between audience and performers. The division is further emphasized by the use of a Proscenium Arch designed to serve as a Fourth Wall. The idea here is that action has begun long before the audience enters the space and will continue beyond the end of the play. What the audience is really doing by this scheme is eavesdropping right through the w...
  • Murder Scene Of Miriam
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    Alfred Hitchcock's Stranger on a Train is a spellbinding movie that takes a hold of one's mind with utter suspense and uncertainty. Even though there are several scenes that are suspenseful and cause one to suffer, the scene that took my interest was the murder scene of Miriam. Hitchcock provides one to suffer by introducing helpless and odd characters, eerie and strange situations, and finally intriguing and unusual camera angels. The actual complexity and strangeness of the characters in the m...
  • Scott S Feeling Sorry For Fran
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    Baz Lu herman!'s film, Strictly Ballroom was a huge success and in today!'s discussion I will be focusing on the acting components of the film. The performance of the actors will be carefully analyzed in terms of their body language and movement. The actors! charisma on screen will also be looked at by focusing on the central characters and then the minor characters. The body language plays a crucial roll in the sense that it shows the audience the affection that Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio) a...
  • Employment Of A Screen Device In The Glass Menagerie
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    The Glass Menagerie is a collection of memories played out onstage, and therefore does not flow in the traditional way. For this reason, Tennessee Williams uses the screen device as a guide for the audience. It guides the audience transitionally, as the tone or focus changes, it repeatedly offers emphasis and further insight, and above all sets the mood by stirring up particular emotions in the audience. Beyond simply leading the way through the play, the screen device is a tool used to alter ou...
  • Unfold Between Angelo And Isabella
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    As this scene opens, we are shown Angelo speaking alone in a room in his house. Shakespeare's intention behind this setting was probably to offer us some vital insight into the current state of mind of Angelo, allowing us to analyse his thought process throughout the remainder of this vital scene. As a result, it is important that this scene is staged with the intention of revealing various elements of his character to the audience. This could be achieved by having him sat at a desk, under a spo...
  • Conversation With Mr Strang About Alan
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    Important innovations made in Scene Fourteen, Act One. Scene fourteen of Act One, of the play "Equus" by Peter Shaffer is the scene I have chosen to make some innovations in, to highlight certain aspects which I find crucial in the development and understanding of the play. In this scene, the themes of religion and spirituality and their importance in today's society are deeply developed by the characters (Dysart, the psychiatrist; Frank, Alan's father and Alan). Nevertheless, I think that they ...
  • Sampson And Gregory In The First Scene
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    Essay question: How does Shakespeare set up the play of "Romeo and Juliet" in act 1, scene 1? Essay answer: "Romeo and Juliet" is a tragic play, of two star crossed lovers caught up in the midst of their feuding families. The dispute between Romeo's and Juliet's' families is intense and deeply rooted, making the struggle for their freedom to love each other even more difficult. The opening scene of "Romeo and Juliet" is extremely important because it plays a major role in establishing key elemen...
  • Also Montague And Lady Montague
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    "Romeo and Juliet" opens up its first scene with Sampson and Gregory (Capulet servants) boasting about "Cutting off the maid's heads". I think this is effective because it makes the play seem realistic. The audience will recognise the typical men and also how the scene opens in a public place. Basically the scene is about conflict and love, bringing a striking contrast into the scene. Sampson starts the conflict brought on by an "ancient grudge" by "biting his thumb" at Montague servants. The re...
  • Opening Scene
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    Editing Assignment Most with the Least For my assignment I decided to choose "Minority Report", a film set in Washington, D.C. in 2054 directed by Steven Spielberg and edited by Michael Kahn, A.C.E. I compared the opening scene to this chapter which really doesn't seem to follow Murch's theory to well. The film starts out with quickly cut scenes of a murder. These scenes are cut too quickly to fully understand what is going on. A blurred effect is also used to help create these scenes of chaos. ...

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