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    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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    telling you then, the whole idea and the meaning of the performance could be perfectly clear. 2. How do you think a script writer can acquire the skills needed to be successful? Be creative! I believe that in order for a script writer could acquire the skills needed to be a success, would be to actually create the scripts from his/her experience, and the way that people communicate today. The reason why i would say this is because if an older way of communication was used it would make the…

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    The Art of the Theatre Unit Two Assignment Answer each of the following questions completely. Each answer is worth 5 points, for a total of 25 points. 1. The movie The Majestic tells the tale of a movie writer who is blacklisted by the HUAC. After a spell of amnesia and mistaken identity, he finally testifies before the HUAC. a. In your opinion, what impact does theatre have on society? Theater is so important for our society today because it gives not only growth, but also character…

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    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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    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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    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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    Greek Playwrights

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    Greek playwrights are people who wrote the plays before they are performed, in other words, they write the script of the play. One of these playwrights is Euripides. He was the tragedian of Athens, which means that he wrote the tragic plays, such as Medea. He was born on Salamis Island in around 480BC. His parents were Cleito (his mother) and Mnesarchus (his father) was a retailer who lived in a village near Athens. When an Oracle said that his son was destined to win "crowns of victory",…

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    African American Theatre

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    Many types of theatre, including African American, Latino, and Feminist Theatre, originated during the civil rights movement. Each group felt as if the original form of theatre was not diverse and that their own cultures and beliefs were being excluded from the productions. Because of this, they each decided to form their own theatre regarding the lives and difficulties they faced. One of the main goals of the American Negro Theatre was to accurately depict African Americans lives and the…

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    Playwright: Biff Loman

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    Playwright, Arthur Miller, in his play, “Death of a Salesman,” illustrates the what he considers the American dream through the words and actions of Biff Loman. Mr. Miller's purpose is to utilize Biff Loman to represent the realistic and fantastic side of the American dream, by adopting a recognitional tone in order to create a moment of realization that appeals to the audience's own sense of emotions and perspective about life. Biff begins his speech by using precise and symbolic diction…

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    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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