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  • Psychodrama Or Drama Therapy

    Creative Arts Therapy, specifically psychodrama or drama therapy has the potential to revolutionize care of patients suffering from emotional trauma including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Drama therapy is a group activity developed by the psychiatrist Jacob Moreno who used “enactments of real-life situations to reveal the attitudes, beliefs, feelings, and values that underlie social interactions, thus deepening our understanding of them” (Leveton). Given the universality, and ease of engagement of creative expression, health care providers can utilize drama therapy as a tool to help patients process past traumatic events that are affecting their present and future lives. When patients begin to work through and process these traumatic…

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  • Isolation In The Caretaker

    INTRODUCTION Pinter’s first phase of writing is categorized into the Theatre of the Absurd which reflects the individuals’ concerns in the mundane world. The Absurd dramatists attempt to show the vivid reflection of the modern man and his bewilderment in their dramatic oeuvres by applying some specific elements. One of the fundamental themes of such drama is isolation. Absurdists mostly put their accusing finger on this weakness of man to prove his fragility of being alone. However, Absurd…

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  • The Importance Of Medical Drama

    Medical drama has always been a fairly popular genre on television, but it has grown so much within the past few years. What exactly is medical drama? A medical drama is a televised show that has a setting of a hospital, or surgery room, and typically has characters acting as doctors or nurses. During these medical shows more events happen beyond the medical part, and goes further than the events that pertain to the characters’ job. A typical medical drama portrays some aspects of characters’…

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  • Merchant Of Venice Comedy Analysis

    that William Shakespeare is one of the world’s greatest playwrights. He is known for his ability to entertain audiences and capture their affections through his beloved characters. Many of his plays contain themes that are everlasting and able to move audiences through several generations. One play in particular, though, leaves many critics asking questions about how to classify the drama. Shakespeare’s play, The Merchant of Venice, is the piece that seems to trouble audiences everywhere. The…

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  • What Theatre Means To Me Essay

    What does theatre mean to me? As I review the questions provided for me to include in my goal statement, I feel lucky to express how theatre is unique to me and how I structure my everyday life around the dramatic arts. Anytime I act, I relish in the opportunity to be a leader, to help people, and to accomplish my actions with confidence. I started off with this philosophy at an early age and have not forgotten about it since. In my opinion, acting is not solely about the individual’s…

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  • The Convergence Of The Twain Analysis

    Thomas Hardy’s “The Convergence of the Twain” is a cautionary tale against Man’s attempt to transgress his myopia. Mirroring the Greek traditions of architecture and tragedy, Hardy impassively elevates the catastrophic accident to an cosmic ‘intelligent design’ - an orchestrated ‘convergence of the twain.’ Hardy presents this tragedy of human “vanity” through a detached, almost reportorial tone, developed from an omniscient point of view. Particularly, he uses sophisticated diction and wordplay…

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  • Gossip Girl Play Analysis

    Gossip Girl (CW, 2007-2012) is a drama television series about a group of fictional wealthy teenagers living on the Upper East Side in New York City. It is based off of a book series by Cecily Von Ziegesar. Though the characters all attend the same prep school, the show mostly focuses on what they do in their non-academic lives. The drama portrayed in this series is more extreme than other comparable teen drama shows, such as The O.C or 90210. This is due to the controversial topics that are…

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  • Analysis Of Corey In The Crucible

    The Man of Honor and Courage “More weight!” (Miller 1269). This statement made by Giles Corey shows how his character is already defined. Arthur Miller introduced many characters in the play The Crucible. The one character who really stood out was Giles Corey. In the play he is portrayed as a silly old man at first, but later he changes into a man who cares for his family’s wellbeing and he would die for his family’s honor. In Act 1, Giles was introduced as a silly old man…

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  • Mahesh Dattani Drama Analysis

    Multilevel sets, flashback device and role switching are the noted theatrical techniques of Dattani to juxtapose the past and the present effectively.The use of multi-level sets helps in connecting the past with present. “Mahesh Dattani’s plays are played out on multi-level sets where interior and exterior become one, and geographical locations collapse. In short, his settings are as fragmented as the families who inhabit them” (Dhawan and Pant 35). It is interesting to note the comments of John…

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  • Things Fall Apart Antigone And Tus Andronicus Character Analysis

    Having an open mind creates the possibility of accepting new ideas, but refusing to listen to others can do more harm than good. In Things Fall Apart, Antigone, and Titus Andronicus, stubbornness of the protagonist is the main conflict that leads the tragic hero to their downfall. All three tragic heroes, Okonkwo, Antigone, and Titus believe their own beliefs are the correct ones to be followed and that there's nothing wrong with it, however as the stories progress it's clear to see that this is…

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