Julie Taymor

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  • Miss Julie Sympathy

    The trigger for sympathy for the eponymous character Miss Julie The inevitability of fate as a motor for drama has been used through the ages and August Strindberg’s controversial play Miss Julie falls into this grouping of literary classics. The eponymous protagonist (daughter of a count and a commoner), is driven by a hereditary need to integrate with the lower class yet simultaneously lord over them. Using her sexuality but also tempted by lowering herself socially, she beds her servant,…

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  • Harrison Bergeron Book And Movie Comparison Essay

    “‘And I say to you, that if it is GREATNESS we must destroy, then let us drag our enemy out of the darkness where it has been hiding! Let us shine a LIGHT...so that AT LAST, ALL THE WORLD CAN SEE!’” (Tuttle 2009). This quote creates a huge change in the main character than we see in the short story “Harrison Bergeron.” In both the short story “Harrison Bergeron” and the movie “2081” there are many similarities and differences. One similarity that stood out to me was that Harrison announces a…

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  • Differences Between The Tempest Play And Movie

    watch the modern remake of a play when you could read it in the classic, original version? There are strong comparisons between reading the play and watching the movie. The play, The Tempest by William Shakespeare, is better than the movie by Julie Taymor because the play has a realistic, representation of characters and allows readers to take their time while reading for better comprehension. The play has a strong portrayal of the original characters, unlike the movie. “What have we here?…

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  • Underrated Women In Theatre: Aphra Behn

    Aphra Behn Was the Aphra Bomb or (The Underrated Women from Theatre History) By the early 1900’s, women necessary to theatre. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, this hasn’t always been the case. During the Elizabethan era, it was illegal for women to be performers. This was because acting troupes would travel around and would have to sleep in odd places. It was considered inappropriate for women to do this. Because women were banned, the roles of young women were played by prepubescent boys,…

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  • The Tempest Movie Analysis

    Shakespeare’s play The Tempest and the 2010 film adaption by Julie Taymor have evident differences in characters, themes, and story line. The themes are similar, for instance justice, and power. However, Prospero is played by a women in the film and it modifies some of the relationships and gender roles. Casting choices impacted the dynamics of character relationships. The major casting choice in the film was turning Prospero’s character into a women. The mother-daughter relationship made…

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  • The Salem Witch Trials: Sexism And Misogyny In Theater

    Sexism and misogyny in Theater There are plenty of women who produce, direct, design sets and act in theatrical productions, however they did not always have these opportunities. “Women’s parts were played by men until the late 1700’s. When women did get the chance to perform in the United States, actresses were often seen as fallen or disgraced women because respectable women were not supposed to engage in public activity” (Matthews, 315). Examples of sexism in theatric productions include,…

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  • The Epic Of Gilgamesh Summary

    GENDER AND MYTH The historical records show that the position of women in the society was varied according to culture, religion and geographical and scientific developments throughout many years. In general sense, women are supposed to be the submissive, obedient, self-sacrificing and “the angel in the house “as Woolf said. This idea of passive women is represented in approximately the same way in many examples of world literature. This research paper is a quest to identify the portrayal of the…

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  • Analysis Of Eugen Hirrigel's Zen In The Art Of Archery

    “In order to innovate, you must play with fire”, Tony award winning director, Julie Taymor, often expresses. To make something new and create, one must be willing to play with the unknown. To do what is dangerous and expose himself or herself truthfully for the sake of play. As an actor, there must always be this curiosity to play with fire and do what is unexpected not only to the audience member, but the actor as well. This risk is the most difficult challenge to any artist for they must…

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