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    One of Musical Theatre’s most loved productions, Pirates of Penzance, has delighted and enthralled audiences all around the world since its first production in 1879. In Opera Australia’s 2006 performance of this Gilbert and Sullivan classic they showed that even after a century, this production was timeless, a true testament to the genius of her creators. Pirates of Penzance is about a young man named Frederic (David Hobson) who has been wrongly apprenticed to a band of pirates, led by the Pirate King (Anthony Warlow), since a young age. He has finally reached an age at which he can go off into the world and live as a free man. However his troubles follow him in the form of his nurse old Ruth (Suzanne Johnston) who had been the reason for his accidental apprenticeship in the…

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    A rising art form in popular culture today is none other than the American musical theatre. An array of factors have emerged and collided over the past decade to bring what was once a niche staple of American culture to the forefront of the media and culture around the world. The sum of an evolving variety of music genres within the form, an increased interest and engagement by A and B list celebrities, an increasingly globalized Western culture, among other influences have allowed for the…

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    Although Signature Theatre has not yet produced Guys and Dolls, it is one that their company could undoubtedly do in the future. The theatre certainly has the capabilities and facilities necessary to produce a high quality version of this musical. However, this fact, although relevant is not the most important factor in deciding whether or not they would choose to produce the show. The theatre must also have a desire to pick this specific musical out of the hundreds of other choices that exist.…

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    Thinking of high school plays and musicals, not much thought goes into the similarities and differences between the two people tend to think they are pretty much the same thing. Although in reality they are not, even when I start a play or a musical the audition process is different. Being part of the cast and crew can also be different depending on if a play or a musical. In the end, the performances are pretty much the same with slight differences in the preparation for the show. Auditioning…

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    America goes through contrasting situations during the 1920–1940 that is reflected in the development of musicals. The first decade is reflected for economic welfare causing Immigration attraction. Thus, the context allowed the development of new talents and developments on musical entertainment. Genres like operetta achieved an enormous popularity, this achievement provided a robust background for the formation of new musicals. New talents that had a Jewish formation emerged at this time,…

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    Three years ago Kent State redshirt sophomore Jimmy Hall was sitting inside of a jail cell in New York. Three years ago Hall’s basketball, and possibly his future, was over. Hall had been arrested and charged with burglary. That was the moment in Hall life when for the first time in his life when he realized that there were serious consequences for his mistakes. “We were just kids who weren’t doing the right thing,” Hall said of the situation. “We got caught up in something we weren’t…

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    The perception of our emotions, and the world we live in isn’t all that it seems. Daniel Gilbert, a professor of social psychology at Harvard has an inquisitive view of the relationship between perceived happiness, and reality. In the chapter “Immune to Reality” from his book Stumbling on Happiness, Gilbert reasons that our psychological immune system causes us to be self-deceiving and as a result, causing us to have the tendency to cook the facts of situations that can affect our happiness.…

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    Willa Cather’s “A Wagner Matinee” was first published in 1904 and is a short story about a woman, named Georgiana, who finds herself transition from the ecstatic city of Boston, to the primitive Nebraska frontier. Cather’s “A Wagner Matinee” was inspired by Richard Wagner who was a German composer and conductor that lived from 1813 to 1883. He’s well known for his operas and his most famous work is that of “The Flying Dutchman”. Willa Cather, instead, wasn’t a musician but was an author of the…

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    1. Hofstadter 18-21 Richard Hakluyt “Discourse of the Western Planting” The passage depicts the arguments that Richard Hakluyt makes to convince the Queen of England to support Sir Walter Raleigh's and Sir Humphrey Gilbert’s colonization efforts. Through the passage, Hakluyt brings up the religion, economy, and power. He stresses that the colonies can be used as tools to convert Indians to Christianity, which has now been reformed due to the Protestant Reformation. Hakluyt also states that…

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    As humans, we often assume that our sole purpose in life is to be happy at all times. Consequently narratives such as our physiological system, experience and culture systems on have taken advantage of this assumption and marketed happiness to vulnerable people who desire to attain happiness. In the article, “Immune to Reality” by Daniel Gilbert, the author discusses with the readers how our psychological system markets positive thoughts during negative situations in order to make us happy.…

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