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  • Musical Theatre Essay

    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 growth and current peak prosperity of the musical theatre genre across many platforms and international lines. The reintroduction of the live television broadcast of musicals on major television networks, the most coveted and promoted major holiday season movie releases from Hollywood studios being film adaptations of musicals, and the presence of Broadway personalities on late night television and other appearances that were once reserved for popular culture’s major celebrities are all prime evidence of the current “golden age” of musical theatre in which we are living (Tepper, 2016). However, in its brief history, having originated in the 1930’s (Carter & Mordden, 2014), the genre has not been able to evolve and grow artistically as much as its counterpart creative outlets such as film and television. The genre of musical theatre is still in its infancy, as it has not been afforded the resources or cultural attention to change and grow at the rate that has cultivated the level of…

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  • Essay On Signature Theatre

    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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  • Exemplification Essay: The Legacy Of Jimmy Hall

    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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  • Daniel Gilbert Immune To Reality Analysis

    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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  • Realism In Willa Cather's 'A Wagner Matinee'

    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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  • Summary Of Immune To Reality By Daniel Gilbert

    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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  • Spotlight Effect Essay

    In class and through our readings we have learned a lot. Part of learning is putting the terms and ideas into tangible examples. I will be discussing spotlight effect, possible selves, planning fallacy, automatic thinking, controlled thinking, and immune neglect. “The spotlight effect means seeing ourselves at center stage…” (Myers, 2013, pg. 34). People have the tendency to think that others attention is on them, even when it is not. This happens a lot which students in middle school. They…

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  • Frank Lloyd Wright House Essay

    most influential architect today. Wright’s influence started at a young age. Frank Lloyd Wright was born on June eighth, 1867 and died on April ninth in 1959 (Biography.com). Wright at nineteen years old and a college dropout moved to Chicago to be an architect. While living in Chicago, young Wright unexpectedly won immediate admission to the inner circles of the architecture world. (Fishman). Wright designed houses for people all over the country, but did a lot of work in Oak Park. While in…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Two Architectures Of Authority

    designed by the magnificent architect, Sullivan. Sullivan always wanted to put people in shock with his creativity plans he never wanted people to feel boring as if they aren’t starring at something so pure and graceful. The Jeppesen Terminal Building left millions in people surprised and astound. The Fentress Bradburn Architects have so much inventiveness and originality. Their phenomenal work made the Jeppesen Terminal history; it’s one of the largest airport by land area in the United States…

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  • Burnham And Wellborn Root Essay

    Daniel H Burnham and John Wellborn Root are consider to be one of the founding fathers when it comes to advancement towards Chicago architecture. Root was born in Georgia and Burnham born in New York; however, both became native to Chicago at a youth consequently loving the architecture that was there beforehand. Roots had the better recognized education while learning about architecture in school while studying in Liverpool, England and eventually got a degree in civil engineering from New…

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