Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

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    Wicked Play Analysis

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    Today I am going to write a professional performance response about a musical play I watched called “Wicked”. The play is a musical based on the novel called “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West” and is an alternate telling of the classic film known as “The Wizard of Oz” which takes place before Dorothy’s arrival to the Land of Oz and provides a prequel by explaining how Elphaba became the Wicked Witch we have come to know her as and told in her perspective along with the Good Witch of the North, Glinda. I am going to cover my experiences and thoughts before I went to the theater and what it was like going there and my experience watching the play by writing about what opinions did it leave me about certain scenes whether…

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    Summary of Event: Wicked is a musical about how the witches from The Wizard of Oz became friends. Elphaba, the wicked witch of the west, goes to Shiz University to help care for her little sister Nessarose. Her roommate at Shiz ends up being Glinda the Good. The professor at Shiz realizes that Elphaba has great powers and decides to teach her sorcery and gives her a chance to meet the Wizard. Elphaba and Glinda go together to meet the wizard and while there she is given the spell book which…

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    This classic novel follows the story of a man, Jean Valjean, who has been imprisoned for nineteen years in early nineteenth center France. After being released and forming a new and highly successful life-with falsified papers-many events lead him to become the adoptive father of a young girl named Cosette. Her whole life has been filled with people belittiling her and tainting her view of the world. Once Jean Valjean appears and takes her away, he spends the rest of his life ensuring she has…

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    home. She excited about being in the mythical land but doesn't know what is in store for her later in the future. On the way to meet the wizard she meets quite a few friends, but also picks up an enemy as well. First, she meets the scarecrow that doesn't have a brain. Then she meets the tin man that doesn't have a heart, and finally she meets the lion that does not have courage. All of her new friends want to go to the wizard just like her and ask for their wishes. On the way to meet the…

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    Theodora Gender Roles

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    Wizard of Oz” and the prequel, “Oz the Great and Powerful”, notionally set 20 years before the events of the original film. Made in 2013, the prequel focuses on the character Theodora, who is presented initially as a good witch but who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West in the later film. I decided to study how the scriptwriters use her language to reinforce and exert power over the other characters. There are many techniques the scriptwriters use to portray Theodora in the film, for example…

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    Gregory Maguire’s novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, is a rework of the classic novel, The Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum. The novel aims to reveal the other side of Oz; the true side that the first novel masked. Munchkinland is no longer the peaceful place that we are accustomed to, but rather it is now full of political upheaval. The Wizard in Wicked has managed to usurp the throne and instill his own totalitarian regime. One important political issue…

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    Fairy tales have been a part of nearly every culture for what seems like forever, and show no signs of dissolving out of our culture any time soon. A fairytale is defined as a story taking place in a magical, far away land with magical creatures or elements. Almost every known fairytale has a moral or message that it is trying to send to its readers, even if it might not be obvious, it might be hiding in plain sight. Fairytales have arguably impacted our culture with more iconic settings and…

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    The Odyssey and The Wizard of Oz both have heroes that make the story epic and intriguing. In each story a hero is present with supernatural abilities or qualities that help them along their journey home. A) Odysseus would be the brave hero in The Odyssey because he is smart and makes decisions based on h is mental ability. 1) One example of when Odysseus use his brain was when the cyclops Polyphemus asked Odysseus what his name is and Odysseus respond with nobody. B) Additionally, in The Wizard…

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    The book that I read was Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. This is a book about a bullied high schooler named Amy Gumm. Amy lives in Flat Hill, Kansas with her neglectful, drug-addicted mom and her mom’s pet rat, Star. When Amy gets suspended for “fighting” with Madison Pendleton, one of Amy’s bullies who also happens to be pregnant, Amy is sent home early. She comes home only to find that her mom is going to a bar for a party even with the impending doom of an approaching tornado. When her…

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    this particular scene they use several devices to help enhance this section of the movie. One device that played a major part in this scene is sound. The producers used score and musical soundtrack in this scene to display a magical tone. They mostly use score as the munchkins learn that the Wicked Witch of the West is dead and they have a celebration ceremony to thank Dorothy for her respectable action. Camera movement was used to capture all the excitement from this ceremony. It was mainly…

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