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    Art, put on a one woman show about her life. Her play, Bag Lady , was all about her, therefore, she played every role, created every dance move, and the scenes in the play were out of her memory. Her show represented a comical, yet tragic story of how a woman could create and carry baggage from relationship to relationship, ultimately creating more baggage. We first see Mac in the play as a child, sexually abused by…

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    The Wakefield Master is a very famous play from the medieval times, written by an anonymous playwright, this production is part of the two series mystery plays based on the bible. The play possibly was performed in the town of Wakefield located in the west part of England, during the end of the middle ages, around the 1400 and 1450. From this series the Second Shepherds play is very popular, as britannica.com, (n.d.) says: “Second Shepherds’ Play is widely considered the greatest work of…

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    In Shakespeare's novel Macbeth, Shakespeare tells about a story of a man who was once a noble, worthy warrior then eventually turns into a tyrannical leader once he becomes Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth is a prime example of a dynamic character. He starts out as a loyal general to Lord Duncan. Towards the end of the play Macbeth becomes a cold hearted ruler with little emotion towards anything, even when his wife died from suicide. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a loyal man and well…

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    In Hamlet, Shakespeare utilizes a play within a play about “The Murder of Gonzago.” It was essentially a ploy to make Claudius guilty of the murderous deed he committed on King Hamlet. While it does act as a way to portray the characters of the initial play in a different light, acting as creators and actors, it demonstrates a way to reflect the plot and characters of the original play. In Act III Scene 2, Hamlet acts as a director for a play called “Murder of Gonzago,” or Mousetrap. In the…

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    The setting of the play is limited to the Kowalskis’ apartment and the street directly outside. Williams' play certainly has unity of place; the entire drama takes place in the French Quarter in New Orleans. This unity of place helps to create the conflict between Stanley and Blanche as a fight for territorial dominance because she is an intruder in his home, bringing values and ideas that he hates. The setting is significant as it helps the audience to realize the conflict between Blanche and…

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    Jezebel (1938) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) are both films that are adapted from plays and set in New Orleans, Louisiana. Although the two works are depicting different periods in history, they explore similar conflicts and themes. Jezebel and A Streetcar Named Desire both demonstrate that females are the inferior gender. Both films exhibit a female leading character, Julie Marsden and Blanche DuBois, portrayed by Bette Davis and Vivien Leigh, respectfully. Because females do not enjoy…

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    and second chances for all in a new world. The hope of possible success and progress along with the possible freedom from their past mistakes lures the disheartened to a place where no one might know their name. However, in actuality, second chances and rags-to-riches stories are a rare find. Reputations are difficult to escape, and temptations can cause old mistakes to reemerge. After Ms. Blanche DuBois journeys her pilgrimage from the lost Belle Reve plantation to the raffish Quarter in…

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    the beginning have problems towards the end of the play. There are exciting moments and there are moments when you get frustrated. In “A Streetcar Named Desire” Tennessee Williams demonstrates real life conflicts and relationships through two sisters, a new marriage, and different friendships. Stella and Blanche are sisters from Bella Reve in Mississippi. Stella moved away to New Orleans and got married to Stanley, Blanche came up to visit her sister because she lost everything they had at Belle…

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    The parrot in the beginning and the mockingbird are symbolic of communication (between Edna and Reisz) and the birds ability to understand each other Edna moves out of her house with Leonce into the pigeon house as a way to gain more freedom Reisz tells Edna if she wants to fly she will need strong wings, or else she will plummet to the ground The Sea The ocean is a symbol for freedom and escape Edna learns to swim for the first time which is one of the first steps toward her desire for…

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    anyone of our family could have perpetrated a swindle on anyone else.” (Scene II, ll. 8 – 13). She is extremely defensive of her sister, and accepts the reality that her childhood home is lost. After, there is a rapid shift in her acceptance of reality. When Stanley hits her, Stella is traumatized; “I want to go away, I want to go away!” (Scene III, ll. 7). Emotionally distressed she and Blanche run to the upstairs room while Stanley cools down. Disappointingly, only after Stanley calls her…

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