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  • The Cradle Will Rock Analysis

    "Composers must come out into the open; they must fight the battle with other workers" Marc Blitzstein. Blitzstein’s The Cradle will Rock was one of the most powerful pieces of art during the Great Depression ("The Cradle Will Rock", 1). It alone transformed not only Broadway, but also the mentality of the American people during this time of labor, war, and strife. Theatre reached more people during this time than ever before. Under Franklin Delano Roosevelt 's Work Progress Administration 25 million people were exposed to theatre (Miller, n.d.). The Little Steel Strike’s lineage coincides with that of The Cradle will Rock. The story was a revolutionary for the time, the opening performance is a landmark in Broadway history, and it affected…

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  • The Life And Life Of Linda Bove And The Voice

    From Performing in plays around the world with the National Theatre of the Deaf to sharing a screen with characters such as Oscar the Grouch, Bert, Ernie, and Cookie Monster, Linda Bove has become an inspiration to many Deaf actors and actresses. Born into a Deaf family November 30, 1945, Bove began her education at St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf in the Bronx, New York. From there she continued her education at the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf in Trenton, New Jersey graduating later…

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  • A Career In Technical Theater

    Although technical theatre is not my cup of tea, I did enjoy learning about some of the things. That is why I am choosing to talk about my two favorite things we discussed this semester: scenic painting and drafting. The first, scenic painting is the one I had the most experience with coming into. To find employment opportunities dealing with scenic painting I went to google and typed in “jobs that require scenic painting.” Surprisingly, I found more than I would have thought. On indeed.com I…

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  • The House Of Blue Leaves Analysis

    the chairs both looked hideous, which fit into the 60s atmosphere. The only thing that I did not think looked good were the lights on the walls of the living room. I thought that they all looked too modern. I really did enjoy the wallpaper that was a very light blue with leaves on it. It was a constant reminder to the audience that the play was titled, The House of Blue Leaves. Otherwise, I think that the Theatre classes did a great job setting them up. Lighting always plays a huge role in…

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  • Analysis Of There Shall Be Fireworks By Simon Day And Martin Bonger

    In this reading I will be looking at the show “There shall be fireworks” written by Simon Day and Martin 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…

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  • Et Teffeh Play Analysis

    On September 7th, Indiana University Cinemas presented an Algerian play called “Et’teffeh” (means “Apples”). This is a popular play in Algeria, which successfully revealed the traditional culture and tradition of Algeria. Only three actors played the whole play, however actors are all experienced, which made the content more interesting. Istijman, the organization that takes the responsibilities of this play, is a small experimental theater organization that wants to spread the culture of…

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  • Is Art A Fluidity?

    For around 5 years now, my father an I have been saving money in order to finance a 3-month long road trip across the country. Beginning in June, we will be visiting as many states and I will be attending as many company auditions as I possibly can. I have researched companies that hold open auditions and specifically in the summer. My list is constantly growing. Some companies I plan to audition for include: Koresh Dance Company, JChen Project, Repertory Dance Theatre, Contemporary Dance…

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  • Private Peaceful Play Analysis

    On the 18th of September 2014, I went to watch the adapted theatre production of “Private Peaceful” at the Queens theatre, Barnstable. The production that was originally a novel written by Michael Morpurgo but Simon Reade adapted and directed the theatre production. The theatre company was called: Fiery Angel and scamp theatre; the actor for the solo role of ‘Tommo’ and 21 other roles, was characterized by Andy Daniel. He did an exceptionally good job and skilfully brought all the characters to…

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  • Essay On Breaking The Fourth Wall

    How many walls again? Hi, how’s it going? You’ve been reading these papers for a while I’m guessing. How have they been? Good, bad? I would guess a little of column A a little of column B. Well I hope they all go well, especially this one. Anyways, if you haven’t guessed this particular paper is about walls, a specific one though, the fourth one. Yes fourth wall breaks, it’s an interesting concept really, ignoring the format and talking directly to your audience? Well I think so at least.…

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  • Little People Create Social Change

    the work of your organisation and your track record. Little people make big change is project that has been designed to create social change and raise awareness on matters that affect us globally and how we can make small yet large change. This project commenced on a Facebook page were weekly post are published with Ideas and Activities that encourage both parents and children to contribute to making a difference. This page has promoted Conceptions such as- The pennies Jar- Encourage children…

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