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  • Dionysus Throughout The Play
    780 words
    One of ancient Greece's tragic plays in entitled 'The Bacchae'; , written by Euripides. Many larger and deeper philosophical views are expressed in the play. The plot contains many speeches, and one might think at certain points that they would be the moral. The actual moral, however, is almost impossible to define. Euripides uses a style of writing that is heavy with surreal details that are not present in other Greek tragedies. On page 21, lines 506-7, the comment 'How do you live? What are yo...
  • Play Inherit The Wind
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    The play Inherit the Wind, was written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee to inform its readers about the injustice of a law that limited the freedom of an ordinary citizen. This play is based upon actual events that happened to an individual, John Scopes, in Dayton, Tennessee during the 1920's. This famous "Monkey Trial" not only allowed people to begin to accept new theories about the origin of man, but also showed that they did not have to limit themselves in other areas of life. In the beg...
  • Play With Realistic Characters
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    The latest play at the Wharf Theatre has proved to be a runaway success. Its producer, Mack Jaded, talks to us about why he chose to perform it. "I decided to perform Travelling North for a variety of reasons. I was impressed by David Williamson's ability to create true-to-life, humourous characters. His faithful recreation of Australian dialogue also influenced me to perform the play. His large following of playgoers is another factor in the play's favour. The messages in the play, however, wer...
  • Play's Themes Of Death
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    Prevailing Themes in Swamp Gravy Cera D. Ridley Honors Seminar October 12, 1999 Dr. Lawson South Georgians from different backgrounds, sharing various experiences in life, all have a story to tell. Swamp Gravy portrays these real life stories with a unique staging technique, allowing the audience to be involved and participate during the performance. The play illustrates folk life in the past and celebrates the way things use to be when life was simple. The stories told in Swamp Gravy are derive...
  • Toinette And Argon's Brother
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    Imaginary Invalid Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid" is a play about a hypochondriac who is so obsessed with his health and money that he ends up neglecting his family's needs to better his own. Moliere sets up the exposition of the play in Act I by the apothecary bills Argon is reading aloud. After Toinette, the maid, then enters the scene she sarcastically makes a comment about all of the bills lying on the table. Toinette lets the audience know that Argon is a hypochondriac by rebutting everyt...
  • Cates Questions Drummond
    387 words
    In the play Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, the theme is that every person has the right to think. One example of the theme of this play is Rachel's progression towards independent thinking. In the beginning Rachel fears her father greatly. She says, 'I remember feeling this way when I was a little girl... But I was always more frightened of him that I was of falling. It's the same way now' (48-49). However, by the end of the book she has grown away from her father, and no...
  • Play's Main Fool
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    A Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy that is full of mischief. Instead of having a main plot, it seems to be about random thoughts and emotions (much the same as dreams are). In fact, I have to wonder how much of the whole play is really supposed to be a dream - as Puck even suggests toward the end of the play. There is no real protagonist to latch onto in this play, probably because there are three main groups of characters, but many people will find Puc...
  • Audience A High Quality Catalyst
    402 words
    Just as in science, a catalyst speeds up the rate of the chemical reaction; in literature, a catalyst is a person, idea or event that initiates and develops the conflict of the story. In "A View from the Bridge" and "The Glass Menagerie", the catalysts used are introduced at different points in the plays and play different roles. In " A View from the Bridge", Rodolpho, the catalyst, is introduced in the exposition, and plays a major role in the play. He initiates the conflict by being attracted ...
  • Theme And Language Of The Play
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    Every play written uses dramatic elements. The main dramatic elements are plot, character, theme, and language. Lillian Hellman, who wrote the Little Foxes, incorporates these elements beautifully in her play. The play is set during the spring of 1900 and takes place in the Deep South part of the United States of America. Just as every other play, the Little Foxes has included the dramatic elements in her play, particularly the plot, character, and language that all incorporate an underlying the...
  • Wide Range And An Ascending Melody
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    I attended the University Symphony Orchestra's 'An Evening of Handel, Schubert, and Haydn' on Thursday, September 30, 2003 in the Daniel Recital Hall. The hall was much more crowded than I expected. At the beginning of the concert, the orchestra was seated on the stage; the men wore tuxedos, and the women wore black dresses or pants. The concertmaster came out to tune the orchestra, and then the conductor made his entrance and gave a brief description of the piece that was about to be played. Ge...
  • Great Setting For The Major Theme
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    Inherit the Wind, a play written by Jerome Lawrence, and Robert E. Lee, is one of the greatest and most controversial plays of its time. It was written at a time of scientific revolution to benefit people of the day and in the future, however, people of the day had a hard time accepting new ideas. It is societies unwillingness to change, and accept new ideas that create racism, and hate groups of today. This unwillingness is one of the major themes of this play. This thesis will be further expla...
  • Very Language And Diction Of R J
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    Romeo and Juliet (R&J) is very characteristic of a Shakespearean play because of its recurring themes, language and diction, and story of a tragedy. Much like Hamlet and The Tempest, Shakespeare incorporates themes such as family rivalries, father and daughter relationships, revenge, and obedience vs. disobedience. One theme that tips R&J off to be a Shakespearean play is the rivalry between and inside families. In R&J, a rivalry exists between the two major families of Capulet and Montague. In ...
  • Proponents Of Oxford As Shakespeare
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    It is simply inconceivable that, in Elizabethan England, the actor son of a butcher would urge a powerful earl to marry and beget children for love of me. Shakespeare of Stratford was plainly not homosexual: he was married at eighteen and had fathered three children by the age of twenty-one. Moreover, the tone of this Sonnet is utterly different from the flattery and abject self-abasement found elsewhere in Shakespeare's dedications to Southampton. The Sonnets repeatedly demonstrate a familiarit...
  • Play Everyman
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    In consideration of the plays we discussed in class, the dramatic contents of each play reflect and develop a category of it's own. Some that deal with comedies, morality, and other's with, tragedies, whichever the case maybe each play has its unique style and theme. A Midsummer Night's Dream I believe is unusual among Shakespeare's plays, since it is lacking a written source for its plot. The wedding of Theseus and Hippolyte was described in Chaucer's "Knight's Tale" and elsewhere. The theme of...
  • Greek Plays Of Tragedy
    444 words
    I am just going to blab on now, wait a second! Over the many years that have past, plays have been produced based on the events and the emotions that occur to people everyday. A theme that often affects the majority of people is the concept of tragedy, be it in love, luck or life. In the case of love, it is usually related back to people confronted by the challenge to find true love. This, however, does not always take place. The ages - from classical to Shakespeare's era and finally to modern t...
  • Themes Of The Play
    385 words
    In any play, the opening act is essential to the purpose of outlining the main themes and characters of the piece. It also reveals the plot and the mood of the play to the audience. Act I of Hamlet is very successful in outlining these aspects and yet is also successful in highlighting the atmosphere of the play and in doing so, suggesting aspects of the play as a whole. Shakespeare communicates this using a variety of dramatic techniques and I will also be outlining these in this essay. One of ...
  • Antony And Cleopatra
    314 words
    Antony Analysis Short Essay The beauty of William Shakespeare's writing does not lie in his actual writing, but the themes in which his plays suggest. Almost all of his plays can be connected to a higher theme, one that most people can relate. In the play, Antony and Cleopatra, the theme of manipulation runs ramped. Similarly, this theme exists all too much in life as well. Within the last year, I have been a part of four different cultures. I have been a high school student, a college student, ...
  • Shaw's Play
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    Arms and the Man is one of George Bernard Shaw's successfully written plays that have become predominant and globally renowned. Shaw's play leads itself to two themes that people can relate to, which are the importance of war and the essentials to true love and marriage. These themes are interwoven, for Shaw believed that while war is evil and stupid, and marriage desirable and good, both had become wrapped in romantic illusions which led to disastrous wars and also to unhappy marriages. 1 The t...
  • Contrasts In People Like Kate And Bianca
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    Shakespeare loves to use contrasts in his play: these contrasts in setting, people, events, belief system help to develop the plots or themes of the play. Identify three of these contrast and explain how these help to develop the plot or the theme. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare is one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies. This play is about a young girl "Katherina' who acts like a shrew. In "Taming of the Shrew' one of the main ways that themes and plots are shown is by using cont...

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