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  • Movie To The Play
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    Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, and the movie with the same name have many differences and similarities, all of which contribute to the individual effectiveness of each in conveying their central message. There are several additions and variances in the movie. First of all, the scene where the children and Tituba are dancing in the forest is never seen in the forest; we simply learn of it from dialogue. This scene was most probably added in the movie for a dramatic effect: foreshadowing. Alo...
  • Comic Scenes In Dr Faustus
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    The Comic Scenes of Dr. Faustus When I first began reading Dr. Faustus I did not even realize that there were comic scenes. Only after being told and after watching the movie did I realize that there were comic scenes. Many critics say that Christopher Marlowe did not even write these scenes, but instead say that they were written later by other playwrights. After realizing that there was in fact comedy in the play, I began to ponder why it was in the play. My first thought was that they were th...
  • Opening Scene Of The Play
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    "This play we must call a comedy, tho's ome of the incidents and discourses are more in a tragic strain; and that of the accusation of Hero is too shocking for either tragedy or comedy" (Charles Gild on 1714) How far do you accept this comment about the play's events and language "Much Ado About Nothing" is a play categorised as a comedy, and written by the dramatist William Shakespeare. A comic play is usually accepted to be a light-hearted play with a happy conclusion. A play classed as a trag...
  • Tybalt And Mercutio
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    I think that the significance of this scene is quite great because if this scene wasn't in the play, then Romeo would never have been banished, and the whole ending of the play would have changed. In this scene, Mercutio is killed, Tybalt is slain, and Romeo is banished. Tybalt and Mercutio are main characters. Mercutio is quite brave in this scene, because he is challenging Tybalt. Tybalt is acting the same, but Romeo went mad with him when he found out that Tybalt had killed Mercutio, and Rome...
  • Existential Thought In The Play As Thomasina
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    Arcadia, a typically postmodern play by Tom Stoppard exemplifies this movement through use of the features of postmodernism and by it's ambiguous ending. Some of the features used in the play which demonstrate this include the shifts in time from past to present, concurrent props used sets of both eras, the characters overlapping at the end, parallel characters in both eras and textual references. Its ambiguous ending and satirical style also combine to make it a very fresh, new play. The play b...
  • Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet
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    Contrast Between Language of Love in the Balcony Scene and the Language of Death in the Final Scene of Romeo and Juliet In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare introduces many themes that he continues throughout all of his tragedies, including the language of love vs. the language of death. The balcony scene is the most valuable scene illustrating the language of love, whereas in the final scene of the play the language of death is used to set the stage for their suicides, pulling...
  • Scene Miracle
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    The Importance of Scene One for the development of the play During the first scene of Saint Joan, George Bernard Shaw presents to us several themes that will be later discussed in the play. Themes as miracles, feudalism, nationalism and even military tactics are mentioned and introduced in this scene, and they will be further developed. Joan is already winning people over and for so it is in this exact scene that the play starts to develop. With a humorous tone we are introduced to a situation i...
  • First Two Scenes Of King Lear
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    King Lear: Everything About the Play Hangs on First Two Scenes An argument to support the view that 'everything about the play [King Lear] hangs on the first two scenes not just the plot but the values as well. ' 'King Lear, as I see it, confronts the perplexity and mystery of human action. ' (Shakespeare's Middle Tragedies, 169) As the previous quotation from the scriptures of Maynard Mack implies, King Lear is a very complex and intricate play which happens to be surrounded by a lot of debate....
  • Much Ado About Nothing The Scene
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    Intensional or Accident all? Similarities between Romeo And Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing! There are many similarities between Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet. Was this Intentional or Accidental? Even though Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy, and Romeo and Juliet, is one of his saddest tragedies, the two plots share many common incidents. Did Shakespeare mean to have these coincidences or did they happen by accident? In both of his dramatic works, the Masque is a k...
  • Antony Leaves Cleopatra
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    Using Act 1, Scene 3 As A Starting Point, Examine The Way The Relationship Between Antony And Cleopatra Is Presented In This Scene And Elsewhere, Assessing What Clues There Are About The Future. Act 1 Scene 3 is a very important part of the play Antony and Cleopatra. Even though this scene is very early on in the play a lot of crucial things occur that shape the rest of the play. The main event of the scene is where Antony leaves Cleopatra; this is quite dramatic and shapes the rest of the play....
  • Important Opening Scene
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    Since the 17th century William Shakespeare, the greatest writer of all time, has had more plays reproduced than any other playwright has. Shakespeare's ability to write has stood the test of time. His plays continue to make us laugh and cry all the while teaching us lessons of life. The beauty of Shakespeare's writing is the versatility of his plays; each play has been reproduced many different ways. The producer and director make the final decision on how they would like the story to play out i...
  • End Of The Play
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    HIPPOLYTUS The acting is Hippolytus was very good. In particular, Caitlin Bopp, who played Aphrodite, and Keith Hale, who played Theseus, stood out. Caitlin did a great job in playing a seductive, vengeful Goddess. She fell into the role perfectly and I noticed little things such as eyes movements that made it seem like her character was in control of the scene. Keith did an excellent job playing Theseus. The audience really picked up on his characters pain when he found out that his wife had ki...
  • Zeffirelli's Version Of Shakespeare's Famous Play
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    Response Page to Romeo and Juliet (Franco Zeffirelli Version) The version of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, stays true to most of the original Shakespeare on which the film is based. In some places, though, the director took certain liberties in his deviation of the script from the original play that I personally find too wild. Other things that I disagreed with in Zeffirelli's version were his costuming and music usage. The first problem I had with the work was his cutting of ...
  • Audiences With A Play
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    "Well-Made Play" Techniques in Ibsens A Dolls House Henrik Ibsens A Dolls House is a classic example of a modern realistic play. But is it a "well-made play" Eugene Scribes idea of a "well-made play" was designed to present audiences with plots which are interesting and suspenseful and characters that are easy to understand. However, when the "well-made play" criteria is strictly observed, plays lose some of their appeal due to the structural repetition. A Dolls House combines some of Scribes "w...
  • Very Important In The Play
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    Written and Directed by John Godber Music by John Pattison Choreography by Lucy Culling ford Designed by Pip Lecken by Introduction The play "Thick as a Brick" is a play, which is written and directed by John Godber and was performed by Hull Truck. The music was by John Pattison; the choreography was by Lacy Calling ford and was designed by Pip Lakenby. It was a professional performance shown at Greenwich Theatre on the 31st of the 2001. The plot / Storyline The play was set in a kind of a schoo...
  • Life To The Play And The Audience
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    A viewing of The Solid Gold Cadillac by George S. Kaufman and Howard Teichman, took place on Friday the 21st of March at the Brisbane Arts Theatre. The Solid Gold Cadillac is a narrative piece concerning four smug directors of General Products Incorporation, and a timid small shareholder whose clever questioning at the annual stockholders meeting causes a stir with the director's self-satisfaction. Posing a threat to the company, the directors decide to keep her quiet by buying her off with a ph...
  • Scene In The Play
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    The well-mounted adaptation from Arthur Miller's was originally written to criticize McCarthyism in the 1950's. His play was written in 1953 with a clear intention, which is to make his audience feel and think that they are in the play themselves. He made a point that the reason the play was staged was not about the story line but it is about how the characters from the play itself represent themselves (audience) and their own behavior towards irrational assumptions and accusations. The story ta...
  • Scenes In The Play
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    In Shakespeare's plays, there are many important scenes. In "Hamlet" one of the most important is Act scene ii. This could be because it is a "key" scene in the fact that in unlocks a path for which the rest of the play will follow course. Or that it is a "key" scene because of its content, like the fact that it contains a play-within-a-play ect. In my essay, I will discuss both of the point stated. The main point of this scene is to see whether the Ghost seen in Act I Scene ii is telling the tr...
  • Importance Of A Scene In A Play
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    The play "Simply Mar " ia", written by Josefina L'opez explores social and gender values which are clearly exposed in the play. We see how a particular scene can show most of the main ideas the author would like the reader to think about when they read the play. For me, scene seven of the play, although it's simplicity, shows various themes that are also presented throughout the whole play. From this stems the importance of the scene. In this scene Mar " ia tells her parents about the scholarshi...
  • Romance Between Leontes And Hermione
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    Romance and Tragedy in The Winter's Tale Five works Cited In The Winter's Tale, the line between romance and tragedy runs thin and almost blends together. The romantic ending would not be possible without the tragic beginning. For example, how could the romance between Leontes and Hermione take place in the end without the almost tragic mistake that Leontes makes in the first three acts of the play? Specific characters are responsible for the way the play turns out, with or without the help of t...

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