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    Pine Tree In Noh Theater

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    The significance of the pine tree in Noh Theater is to represent that the setting will take place in the spirit world. What is significant is that it has four pillars to make the stage as easy to view to the audience. With this set up, it’s easy to understand that everything is preferred in the open. The actors wear mask, their vision is reduced and so they have to rely on the pillars to guide themselves. In Noh Theater the music that is played uses four instruments consisting of sometime of flute, bongo, and other percussion and woodwind instruments. They also have four chanters who chant along with the instruments. The chanters help the play out in being able to speak for the actors, due to the mask, its like this that melody and rhythm…

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    Bonger, produced by the Plasticine Men and performed by Martin Bonger. The specific performance to which I am referring was at the Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter on 29th September 2016. This performance is a one-man show where the actor, Martin Bonger is narrating a story to the audience. It is a dramatic production, there is a set, music, the performer has a costume and yet it also clearly storytelling. This reading will explore the signs that might define where this performance is storytelling and…

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    historic grip on the American entertainment industry. With its initial burst of popularity in 1917, Hollywood cinema paved its way to becoming a dominant force in the entertainment industry. Most Americans take personal interest in performing arts, whether it be in film or live theatre. Despite this, a rift had formed with some critics of theatre expressing their concern for the shift in demand toward cinema. This raises an issue in examining the difference between the audience’s personal…

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    Modern American Theatre

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    Currently, American films are a common way for the average American to spend his/her free time. Individuals watch movies for escapism and entertainment, but the art form that the film industry grew out of is not as common to the public eye: modern American theatre. Modern American film and modern American theatre have more in common than what people might believe, while still retaining their own uniqueness. For example, one similarity both theatre and film share is the formula, or definition, of…

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    on June 10th 1937 in New York City. Richard Foreman is an American playwright, artistic director and avant-garde pioneer. Foreman is considered be one of the most influential figures in American Drama and is known as the “Godfather” of the American Avant-Garde. Foreman creates works in the Avant-Garde performance movement, now largely known to post-dramatic theater. Foreman went to school at Brown University and became interested in film and playwriting; afterwards he went on to receive his MFA…

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    Junie B Play Analysis

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    Introduction I saw Radford University’s production of Junie B. in Jingle bells, Batman smells on Saturday, December 3rd. Junie B. was a popular children’s book by Barbara Parks. Her books have sold over 60 million copies in North America alone and the series was on the New York Times bestseller list for 180 weeks. Parks passed away on Friday, November 15th, 2013. This play was adapted from Park’s 25th book by Allison Gregory and was debuted on November 15th, 2009 and ran until December 27,…

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    One element that I did not like from the Hamlet performance was the time period the director had chosen to stage it in. I expected the actors to recite the Hamlet play-text in a modernized way since the time period was set in the 1950s; it only made my ability to comprehend the actor’s dialogue more complicated and confused. The second element I did not like from the Hamlet performance was the role change of Laertes from Morgan C. Hall to Rex Glover. I was really looking forward to watching a…

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    September 18, 2016 at 6:30pm, I had the privilege of attending Dirty Dancing, the classic story on stage written by Eleanor Bergstein at the Memphis, Tennessee Orpheum. Bergstein is an American writer who wrote and co-produced the popular film Dirty Dancing back in the 80’s. She wrote the story based partly off her own childhood. James Powell was the director, Trinity Wheeler was the producer, and Michele Lynch was the choreographer for this musical. With this being a musical there were many…

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    Performing for the Audience Two months ago I went two see a play called Romeo and Juliet. It was a romantic play filed with lots of love and hate amongst two different families. The play took placed at a modern time more like in today’s society, but with the language of Shakespeare. It was very unique with lots of modern fashion which I really liked and the club scenes was very nice but was also un- expecting in some cases for instance, there was a scene a club scene with people dancing and…

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    ground shaking than you 'd expect. I am an African American baptist Christian that was raised in gospel and contemporary Christian music. I have never been to a play before and the closest I 've been to something of that style is an opera when I was about ten years old. Believe me, it was a culture shock. This play was at Triad Stage in Downtown Greensboro and it was titled Arms and the Man by Bernard Shaw. The play itself (in writing) didn 't include any music at all but, through the prompting…

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