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  • Original Ancient Greek Production Of The Play
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    "The Conception of Drama within Theatrical Production" In Euripides' tragic play, Medea, the playwright creates an undercurrent of chaos in the play upon asserting that, "the world's great order [is being] reversed". (Lawall, 651, line 408). The manipulation of the spectators' emotions, which instills in them a sentiment of drama, is relative to this undertone of disorder, as opposed to being absolute. The central thesis suggests drama in the play as relative to the method of theatrical producti...
  • Solos Of The Bop Era
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    Charlie Parker at Storyville The set by Charlie Parker, at Storyville is a perfect example of bop or bebop. It fits almost all of the criteria we use to define bop. These criteria include, but are not limited to: fast tempo, display of instrumental virtuosity, complex melodies and harmonies, an unresolved character, highly syncopated and masterful improvisations. These were all shown throughout this set. The compact disc I chose is actually a compilation of two different live sets 6 months apart...
  • Entire Play By The Stage Manager
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    Through December 5th through the 7th, I performed in Thornton Wilder's play of Our Town. The only sets or props that the actors or actresses used where folding chairs for us to sit in, umbrellas to hide Emily (Julie Dumbler), and flats on both sides of the stage to hide the people behind them. The reason for the lack of set is so the audience can use there imagination of what the town of Grover's Corner, New Hampshire looks like. All the rest of the props that the actors had to use were pan mime...
  • Setting Of The Play
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    A Streetcar Named Desire, written by Tennessee Williams in 1947, has been called the best play written by an American. The setting of the play, New Orleans, creates a blended mood of decadence, nostalgia, and sensuality. The plot of the play comes about through the conflict between a man and his sister-in-law who comes to live at his house with he and his wife. Stanley and Blanche immediately capture the attention of the audience through Williams' portrayal of the intensely strong willed charact...
  • Important To The Actions In The Play
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    BETRAYAL The American university in Cairo Performing and Visual Arts opened its 1998 Spring Season on February 13th in Wallace Theater on campus with Harold Pinter's play, Betrayal. This play was directed by Eric Grischkat, and the costume design was made by Timaree Mc Cormack. AUC students have strongly participated in the designing, lighting, setting, directing, and in acting. These students were Noha Farouk, Shereef Bishay, Karim Bishay, Ramsi Lerner, and Alaa Shalaby. Betrayal is play that t...
  • Last Play
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    A critique on Thirty Three Swoons In the play Thirty Three Swoons, which is a collection of four farces written by Anton Palo vish Chekhov. The play consists of these short productions in order, Swan Song, The Bear, The Proposal, and The Wedding. Each of them their own unique plays that pokes fun on the Russian middle class. The whole production, I believed played on and made fun of a society that is not always familiar with society today. I have no knowledge of Russian society in the late 1800'...
  • Utilization Of Levels In The Set Design
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    'The Short History Of Night' by John Might on fervently seeks to expound upon the idea that societal disorder will eventually affect all levels of society despite any purposeful attempts to be detached, whether physically, using status or otherwise. Throughout many facets of the play this thought is effectively echoed, more particularly in the areas of set design, sound and light design, and character development. The utilization of levels in the set design is sensibly used in what I believe, a ...
  • Very Unusual Play
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    The play Vinegar Tom was a very unusual play. Everything in the play was very different and weird. Some of the parts in the play were very vulgar and obscene. The plot of this play confronted many issues dealing with men and women. Although this play was set many years ago, many of those issues still are around even today. This play was very interesting in that of the plot, but also the elements of the play. Some examples of these elements are the set, acting, and the reason behind some characte...
  • Reimer's Interpretation Of Sound Design
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    Sunrise in my Pocket, an American folk drama originally written by Edwin Justus Mayer, but adapted by Jeffrey Hayden for the Play makers Repertory Company recounts the epic adventure of Davy Crockett, Tennessee statesman and frontiersman and his subsequent journey to Texas. Davy Crockett, portrayed effortlessly by Playmaker's leading actor, Kenneth P. Strong, is accompanied by his faithful companion, Crawling Caterpillar, the gallant ex-pirate Hardin, the woman hating Thimblerig, and the man-hat...
  • 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...
  • Play Eight Times
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    Steven Brink Intro to Theatre Summary of Lend Me a Tenor In the following summary of Lend Me a Tenor I will look at many different aspects affecting the play such as: actors, directing, lighting, scenery, costumes, text, and characters. With myself seeing this play eight times and almost getting all of the lines down myself I know that this will be the best summary of this play, or at least hope. What I am going to try to do is walk you from the beginning to the end pointing out the points that ...
  • Used Portrait The Play
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    DIVING FOR PEARLS ESSAY In the play Diving for Pearls by Katherine Thomson, the audience or reader are subjected to a play that not only addresses the issues of restructuring and redundancy in the working class towns, and the effect on the lives of the people involved, but they also see a world of the main characters, den's, social life, which I believe Thompson uses as a symbol for the future of the town. As both seem to be making changes not necessarily for the best. To make these issues more ...
  • Elements Of The Movie Romeo And Juliet
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    The story Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare was written many centuries ago, yet the story is praised even today. It is praised so much that a modernized version of this dramatic tale was made into a movie in the last decade. Though the movie and book have the same story line, the plot, characters, and settings, change between the two. Some elements of the plot in Romeo and Juliet the movie differ from elements in the plot in the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. For example, Ro...
  • End Of The Play The Tea
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    The Dumb Waiter Scott ONeil The Dumb Waiter is a play that could be interpreted in many ways. It could be veiled simply as a photo realistic slice of life drama or as a comical case study of a dysfunctional relationship. The dramatic action in The Dumb Waiter is relatively static. The two characters, Ben and Gus, do not change environments through out the play. Which leaves the audience to sit there and attempt to grasp what the scattered dialogue is talking about as opposed to focusing on the e...
  • Setting Of The Play
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    Rusty Bugles, written by Sumner Lock Elliot was written in 1948. It is set in an ordnance depot in the Northern Territory in 1944. Whilst in World war two it's characters are sixteen Australian soldiers who are bored to the point of going "Troppo" with the stagnation besetting the outpost. The play is about the boredom of life in a remote Northern Territory army camp far from the progress of the real war, grown out of the author's real experience. It is a clever, funny play full of closely obser...
  • Grindley's Production Of Abigail's Party
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    Describe how and why your own experience of watching (rather than participating in as a performer ect) ONE piece of drama (e.g. play, film, programme or event) has contributed significantly to your decision to read drama at university. Abigail's Party by Mike Leigh 20th September 2003 Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham Directed by David Grindley Lead Performers: Elizabeth Holley, Simon Wilson David Grindley's production of Abigail's Party came to the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in Sept 20...
  • Obvious Difference Between The Play And Film
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    A Comparison of the Play and Film of A Midsummer Night's Dream While watching the film, A Midsummer Night's Dream, there were both similarities and differences between the adaptation and Shakespeare's play as he wrote it. The following paragraphs will compare the play and film by listing the similarities and differences and their significance. Some similarities are the main characters, dialogue, and theme. The director of the film keeps the same list of main characters as in the play. However, t...
  • Convincing Character Of Peter Parker
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    The comic book loved by all is finally on the big screens. On May 3rd, 2002 Columbia Picture's released Spider-Man, directed by Sam Raimi and soon enough it became a dazzling and thrilling hit. Tobey Maguire played a convincing character of Peter Parker who was an unpopular and nerdy high school senior. While on a class field trip to a lab at Columbia University, Peter was bitten by a genetically altered spider and gained superhuman strength. When he awakened the next day, he was shocked to disc...
  • Main Theme Of The Play
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    Analysis of the play elements. The author: Terrence Mcnally's career began in the New York off-off-Broadway boom of the late 1960's. Most of his 60's plays are not really relevant although some are funny. However, during the 70's his plays began to get recognition. Nowadays, his plays are performed in off-Broadway theaters and he is known as the author of tragicomic plays, filled with breadth and depth. He still lives in New York and is one of the America best playwrights. He is the author of nu...
  • Good Play
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    Critique of Arms and the Man The play took place during the time period of the Russian revolution, I believe. I m not entirely sure, but it was Bulgaria and Syria fighting. The setting took place entirely in the house of the Petkoff house; a Bulgarian major's house and family. The plot was a pretty basic, straightforward concept. It's in the middle of the war, and fighting is occurring right outside the house. Catherine, a daughter is about to go to sleep, when a soldier bursts into her room thr...

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