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  • Humor In Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnes

    In Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" he uses various comedic devices to create comedy; most noticeably melodrama and farce. These devices are used excessively in order to repeatedly address serious matters in a light-hearted manner; Wilde does this to create humour as opposed to offending his audience. Wilde deliberately wrote the play in this manner as he was fully conscious that his audience consisted of upper class Victorians. Throughout the play, Oscar Wilde articulately trivializes particular values which are supposed to be important in Victorian society, such as marriage and aristocracy, through the use of witty paradoxes and epigrams. Wilde's intentions were to make society think more profoundly and to make them more cognizant of serious matters in life, which should be treated with sincerity and the trivial things with seriousness. Therefore, Oscar Wilde's use of subtitle is not completely appropriate. One of the values which are satirized by Oscar Wilde is aristocracy. As with the rest of the play, Act 1 is closely constructed and the opening exchanges between Algernon and Lane establishes the tone of the play: light-hearted, witty yet beyond the reach of orthodox morality. From the opening act it is evident that Algernon's relationship with Lane is dependent upon a witty reversal of expected social norms. The 1890s was an era in which, in the proper upper class home, the assumption was that a high moral tone was spread from masters to servants. However…

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  • Father Comes Home From The Wars Analysis

    This semester, I have seen numerous of productions that were enjoyable and at the same time, shared a common theme towards the end of the play which was there ticket towards freedom. The two productions I thought resemble this includes Father Comes Home from the Wars and the Royale. These two productions had a common connection of racism moments when they were trying to reach freedom. The main character in each of the productions had a difficult time stepping out of their comfort zones due to…

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  • The Life And Life Of Linda Bove And The Voice

    From Performing in plays around the world with the National Theatre of the Deaf to sharing a screen with characters such as Oscar the Grouch, Bert, Ernie, and Cookie Monster, Linda Bove has become an inspiration to many Deaf actors and actresses. Born into a Deaf family November 30, 1945, Bove began her education at St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf in the Bronx, New York. From there she continued her education at the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf in Trenton, New Jersey graduating later…

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  • Dance Theatre And Religion

    Dance, Theatre and Religion: A Balinese Case Study Southeast Asia is a highly diverse region, home to myriad ethnicities, religions, practices, beliefs, values, languages, cultures and traditions. The variety of performance art, dance and theatre found in Southeast Asia “is almost staggering” (Brandon, 1967, p. 1). Some examples of performance art, dance and theatre found in Southeast Asia include “shadow plays in Java, dramatic folk rituals in Bali, masked pantomime in Thailand, spirit…

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  • Power Of Drama And Theatre During The Renaissance

    In this essay I will discuss how the power of drama and theatre affected the Renaissance. I intend to go through the changes of the theatre at this time, and how these changes came about. I will examine whether the power structure shifted during the Renaissance and I question as to who held the power to make changes in theatre. I will use the examples of Sir Thomas More and Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe to illustrate the changes that occurred in theatre during the Renaissance period.…

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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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  • Southern Miss Trojan Barbie Play Analysis

    This past weekend I went to view Southern Miss’s Trojan Barbie. This play was an amazing display of the range of talent in Southern Miss’s theatre department. As I stepped through the doors of Tatum Theatre, I was transported back to Ancient Troy. Along with the set, the preshow soundtrack made me excited for the play that I was about to see. When the lights dimmed and the play began, soldiers walked out from the vomitoriums and surrounded audience members. When the first solider yelled his…

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  • Sarah Kane Postmodernism Analysis

    It is the more visual era as well that focused on what was seen (Leicester 2000: 78). Postmodernism also reached out into the theatre; many theatres started housing productions of a postmodern nature. Performance itself attempts to show the ‘real’ on stage; an imitation of life by identifiable acts taking place on stage and creating another world on stage in order to expose certain ‘truths’ about the ‘real’ (Stevens 2004: 99). When engaging about acting performances in the theatre (stylized in…

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  • How Did Commedia Dell Arte Influence Modern Theatre

    Commedia dell’Arte: The Foundation of Modern Comedy While the exact origins of Commedia dell’Arte are unknown, it is one of the most influential forms of theatre. It has been a foundation for comedic theatre since around 1545. This unique form of comedy has influenced writers and performers all over the world. Similarities to Commedia dell’Arte can be found in the writings of William Shakespeare, in the acting choices of some of the most famous comedians and even in modern day television. It has…

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  • The Woman In Black Play Analysis

    The Woman In Black is a famous ghost story written by Susan Hill, adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt and directed by Robin Herford. It was performed at the Royal and Derngate Northampton theatre on the 13th of November 2014. I had read the novel before seeing the theatre production of the tale, and therefore I already knew about the story. However, I had heard that the theatre production made use of only two actors, and as there are significantly more characters in the story than just…

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