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  • All The Great Books Play Analysis

    were. Also, his choice of adding a desk and bookshelf made the story flow even more steadily. Using the bookshelf to hold some of the “great books” that were covered during the play, and using the desk to stand on and use as a limitless prop. Not only was Shonk successfully able to make me feel like a student at this school, but he made me believe the doors they were constantly entering and exiting were real. Without the set, the story would have never been possible and the actors wouldn’t be able to use the audience’s interactions as much as they did. Beyond the elements of the play and my personal experience at it, the playwright is attempting to enlighten people on the famous novels that have been written. The play writers knew that presenting all of these books in a row could be a boring performance without the spin of comedy thrown in there. The playwright successfully taught me about some of the great novels in history, while not making me feel like I was being forced to learn. The play itself asked of the audience to participate in jokes and give responses which kept the play going. The play may not have taught a life lesson on the unity of war and peace, but it sure did make learning about legendary novels easier. The Director, Geoff Wilson, was able to achieve his goals in teaching audience’s about great books in a comedic way. The play was even able to use relatable, up to date pop culture to get more laughs out of the audience. In my opinion, the play may not have…

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  • Essay On Why I Chose Theatre

    actors, we must come to the realization that we are not in a stable career field. With that being said, it is in our best interest to have a backup plan of other possibilities in the arts so that we do not find ourselves wailing in the idea that we went to college for nothing. I am studying theatre in the performance aspect, concentrating in acting. I am actually leaning more towards the entertainment field rather than the artistic field, which does not require any sort of theatre education on a…

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  • Ghost Sonata Vs Beggar Essay

    Readers sit on a bench in the café and the Prostitutes are outside on the street. This need to rapidly change the set is confusing and seems to be a bit excessive. When describing how the stage look on a whole there seems to always be someone one set whether it be the young girl sitting the back of the café or the father banging his drum in the background. This adds to expressionistic quality of the play but deters from the play itself overall. If Sorge had picked only a few simple sets then he…

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  • Identity In Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound

    Contemporary English playwright Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound (1968) not only stands as a successor to Restoration playwright Richard Sheridan’s The Critic (1781) but does so without appearing as a mere doppelgänger and, instead, adds a new sense of depth with a critique of critics brought about by madness and facing one’s identity. The parallels drawn between the two plays do not mimic one another so much as present a multitude of ideas in a similar fashion. One of the major…

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  • The Crucible Playwright Analysis

    Playwright Arthur Miller Miller was an American playwright who was unconventional and who had who criticised the problems in society which was a huge factor in defining his style of genre. He was born in Harlem, New York in 1915. He attended the University of Michigan before moving back to the East to produce stage production. He was once married to Marilyn Monroe, making the public notice him more. Overall he was married three times after. He came from a moderately wealthy background until his…

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  • Tennessee Williams: A Southern Playwright

    Daniel Sullivan Professor Tomaino THTR-105 December 14, 2016 Tennessee Williams The Greatest Southern Playwright Tennessee Williams, born Thomas Lanier Williams III, was born on March 26th, 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi. Williams suffered through a difficult and troubling childhood. His father, Cornelius Williams, was an alcoholic shoe salesman and frequently abused Thomas. Cornelius was critical of Thomas 's love of reading and writing poetry, and wished that his son was more robust and…

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  • My Reflection On Danforth As A Playwright

    A. Include notes from performance at the front of your piece (directors only). B. How did you do preparing for the performance? Any issues or issues with group members? Differences of opinions? Resolutions? We prepared for this performance by instructing our actor to memorize her lines to the best of her ability even though the character she portrayed spoke rather frequently because we really wanted her acting to be spot-on. In addition, we put a lot of emphasis on following stage directions…

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  • Garrick's Impact On Restoration And The 18th Century

    Restoration and the 18th century began in 1660 and lasted until 1798. Though this period is short compared to most eras, it has had a huge impact on present day America. However, before the Restoration Period the theatres were closed in 1642. Playwrights such as John Gay began executing the use of satire as well as actor David Garrick changing the way actors performed. Restoration was a giant leap in the right direction for drama; it challenged the traditional views and poured the foundation…

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  • Courage In Edmond Rostand's Cyrano De Bergerac

    French poet and dramatist, Edmond Rostand, in his romantic drama, Cyrano de Bergerac, depicts the major differences between courage and cowardice through contrasts in his characters. His purpose is to give the reader different impressions for each character. Rostand establishes a dramatic and challenging tone in order to effectively convey to his readers of early 17th-century France that there is a distinct difference how courage and cowardice can define the characters, as well as the major…

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  • Plautine And Terentian Comedy Summary

    review contributes to the field by providing a much-needed summary of the existing literature. This review also addresses an existing lack of consensus among classicists regarding slavery in Plautine and Terentian comedy. The literature review does so by first examining Terence’s use of slavery, then Plautus’ use of slavery, and finally the similarities between the two playwrights slave conventions. The findings show that while most classicists regarded the two playwrights as taking different…

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