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  • Nazi Germany Dance Analysis

    aspects were practiced, similar to the ones outside of the dance barriers. Practice was strict to make the ballerinas successful in each performance. Dancers had to meet the dance master’s standards. Choreographers attempted to perfect their art form by working the dancers hard. Each piece choreographed had to follow certain political guidelines. These guidelines would help ensure that the dance was politically correct, as well as give the dancers an image to portray on the stage. While some people would assume that ballet was only performed for special occasions, it was not. The most well-known dance company in Soviet Russia was the Kirov Ballet, which was named after the Bolshevik revolutionary Sergey Kirov. The company is now known as the Mariinsky Ballet, and has been since the end of Soviet rule. Originally known as “the Imperial Russian Ballet – the company was born under the command of Catherine the Great.” The ballet company possessed some artistic freedom under Soviet rule but still had to follow particular guidelines. In order to maintain multiple dancers, the theater would recruit children from all over Russia and bring them back to the theater to be trained. They were then able to “…spread and evaluate the quality of art.” As a result of this, the political message as well as artistic message would have a better opportunity of being spread throughout Russia. The ballerinas “…reigned supreme on this stage, among them Mathilde Kschessinska, Anna Pavlova, Vaslav…

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  • Tchaikovsky Themes

    68. Libretto by M.I. Tchaikovsky ( in collaboration with the composer) after A.S. Pushkin , compose January 19 to June 8 1890, ( commissioned by imperial theatres). First performed December 7, 1890 St. Petersburg, Mariinsky theatre, conducted by E.F. Napravnik, my 1 August 1891, Jurgenson. 2-Ballets 1876 Swan lake ballet in four acts, op.20. Libretto by B.V. Begichev l, and V.F.Geltser. Composed Aug 14 1875 to April 10 1876 , commissioned by Imperial theatres, first performed February 20…

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  • Reflection On Creating The Creative Project And Presentation

    I have taken the class “Introduction of Theatre.” I was surprised that we all are required to do the creative project and presentation. The professor assigned every student to choose the topic relating to class materials and inspiring us as well. It was very hard to decide when I initially thought about it because there are many areas of theatre materials that are interesting. Throughout the whole paper, I would present the process and the significant reflection on creating the creative project…

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  • Theme Of The Secret In The Wings

    As we usher in the festive season, the magnificent University of Illinois at Chicago Theatre rekindles our love and belief in fairy-tale by astonishing us the phenomenal play titled The Secret in the wings by Mary Zimmerman. With the amazing direction by Christine Mary Dunford, the secret in the wings brings stories of love, life and fantasy alive on stage. Everyone at some point in their life have had deep believe in fairy tales, some still hold on to them, I should know because I’m one of…

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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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  • Themes In A View From The Bridge

    Arthur Miller was an American playwright who produced the play "A View from the Bridge", first staged on September 29, 1955. It was made into two acts after being unsuccessful as a one Act verse drama. The play is set in the 1950s America, in an Italian-American neighbourhood called Red Hook, a slum area, in New York at the Brooklyn Bridge . Miller heard the story from a lawyer who worked with longshoremen and soon he developed it into a drama first staged on September 29, 1955. It was related…

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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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  • Tale Danda Analysis

    Tale-danda Godugunuri Prasad When Girish Karnad wrote the historical play Tughlaq, it created uproar in the Kannada theatre, the thrill of which no one has been able to forget. Then he wrote Tale-danda and became the centre of a controversy once again. Soon after the publication of Tale-danda, a play reading by the dramatist was organised at the Natya Shodh Sansthan, Kolkata. The spell of the drama was…

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  • Critical Analysis Of Elinor Furgen's Visit To A Small Planet

    Elinor Fuchs is a university professor whose work has revolved around the analysis of theater and comprehension of the world inside a play. She released an article with the intention of helping her readers create a better analysis of whichever play in hand by creating a series of questions that removes the reader from looking inside the world of the play into the outside. Questions such as “What changes in this world?” (Fuchs, p.7) help place the reader from the first page to the last sentence…

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