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Comic technique

How is comic technique utilised in Little shop of horrors and Jerry Springer the opera (compare/contrast) The various techniques used in comedy can be both universal and specific. Comedy arising from surprise, shock or the incongruity of characters or situations is common in many genres and bodies of work. As...

Haimon in Antigone

Haimon in Antigone Sophocles' Antigone tells a beautiful story of a woman who fights for her brother, Polynices, to be buried after her uncle and King, Creon, has declared that Polynices' body will remain unburied for his 'blasphemy' towards the state. For the culture this is dishonorable. Disobeying her uncle, Antigone...

Theoretical And Practical Approach To Theatre Making Theatre Essay

This piece uncovers both the physiological and scientific actions behind the presentation of the voice. As an actor, theatre practitioner or theorist, we become aware that the presentation of communication is not a mere ability to speak, but an action from a complex organ which is bound up with...

Societal Change In United States Influence On Theatre Theatre Essay

In 1832, William Dunlap, a.k.a. the "Father of American Drama" defined theatre as a "powerful engine" that should be given "into the hands of the people" for the transformation of the American nation. The development of theatre in the United States reflected the development of the country as a whole....

Stereotyping Of Minorities On Broadway Theatre Essay

The crowd gaped as the scarlet curtains ascended and unveiled greeting, not from the beautiful Ziegfeld girls common to the day, but from a chorus of sweating, toiling blacks chanting, "Negros all work on the Mississippi, Negros all work while the white folks play" (Kern and Hammerstein II). In the...

Blackbird Play Review And Analysis Theatre Essay

After being separated for 15 years, Una comes looking for Ray at his workplace after discovering his picture in a magazine. They once had an illicit relationship, and have been suffering the consequences ever since. What transpires next is a series of chilling twists and turns as details of their...

A Streetcar Named Desire Review Theatre Essay

It is Blanche DuBois who states this quotation in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. In this drama from 1947, two worlds, embodied by the two characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski, clash. That conflict between realism and a romantic view of things is visible through the whole play,...

Semiotics of grauman's chinese theater

Semiotics of Grauman's Chinese Theater Introduction The Grauman's Chinese theater was built for 18 months and opened in May 18th 1927. It serves as one of the Hollywood's exceptional landmarks. It was founded by Sid Grauman alongside his partners. The theater has authentic Chinese embellishments, and is outrageously impressive. The original Chinese...

Stanislavski's method of acting

Konstantin Stanislavski, (born Konstantin Alekseyev, and sometimes spelt Constantin Stanislavsky), was 14 years old when he first set foot on the stage that his parents owned in 1877. His love of the theatre blossomed throughout his life, leading him to become one of the world's most influential theatre practitioners to...

The beggars opera

Explore the ways in which The Beggar's Opera influenced the development ofmusical theatre in the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. What were the reasons for its continued popularity? Intro The Beggar's opera' is an outstanding piece of writing, which has for centuries been an inspiration of talent to musical theatre everywhere. John gay's...

As If To Nothing Production Analysis Theatre Essay

As If to Nothing premiered at Singapore's Esplanade Theatre on the 9th of February 2011. Performed by one of the leading contemporary dance companies in Asia, City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC), and choreographed by award-winning Tibetan choreographer and Rolex protégé Sang Jijia, As If to Nothing explores the realm of...

Ballerina Loves Bboy Production Review Theatre Essay

Ballerina loves BBoy was staged at the Esplanade from 17th - 19th March 2011. After missing the first instalment of the breakdance production 'Return', I was eagerly excited to watch this production as it will be showcasing the best breakdance group in the world, Extreme Crew from Korea busting their...

I Love You Bro Play Analysis Theatre Essay

The La Boite Theatre Company's production of Adam J. A. Cass's I Love You, Bro , directed by David Bethold, is a play which masterfully engages and captivates the audience. It effectively tells an enthralling tale of love, deceit and manipulation. The play's protagonist, Johnny, is a troubled teen who...

Dance in London

With reference to all the dances you have studied in the Dance Studies lessons this term, identify and discuss what you consider to be the important characteristics of the choreography of Ninette de Valois and Frederick Ashton. >>INTRODUCTION HERE Before de Valois created a national company, dancing in London was of a...

Jonathan Larsons Influence On Musical Theatre Theatre Essay

To demonstrate how a practitioner influenced the development of Musical Theatre, there will be an in depth analysis of Jonathan Larson's works Rent and Tick, Tick...Boom, which will show how his style influenced other modern practitioners that got some of their ideas based on his works and how his works...

Gatsby's Painting

Colors symbolize and are the essence of many different things. People usually use colors in their drawings or pictures they make when they want you to see their idea of something. For example, like if an artist wants to express sadness or a loss he often uses low toned, dreary...

Jonathan Larson's play

Renting a Legacy The play Rent by Jonathan Larson is about sex, death, and friendships. It tells the story of Mark Cohen and his friends trying to survive in New York City. Throughout the story, Mark meets several characters who help him survive the city life on a day...

Berkoff And His Authenticity As A Practitioner Theatre Essay

Upon studying Steven Berkoff as a practitioner I have always profoundly noted that his theories are very hard to define due to their ever changing and versatile nature. The lack of official documentation on Berkoff's theories makes it especially hard to fully comprehend what exactly the Berkovian performance style involves...

Theater Performance Theory Overview Theatre Essay

Antonin Artaud and Jerzy Grotowski are two famous artists who presented two different views of humanity within theater. Even though they conceived productions that were religious experiences for the audience and the actors, the nature of the experiences for each artist was different (Albert 73). This is because one of...

Martha Graham's choreography

Discuss how the choreography of Martha Graham or Merce Cunningham reflected the changing contexts in which her/his work was produced. Martha Graham (1894-1991) was a truly inspirational and revolutionary performer and choreographer throughout the 20th century. Her work was a great influence to people from all aspects of the arts, from...

Theatre Essays - West End Musical

Discuss the recent developments in the west end musical scene; this should include an analysis of the 'mega-musical' mania, the trend to create new musicals based on existing songs (song migration) and stage transfers of successful films. From Sophocles through William Shakespeare to Eminem, writers have sought to use the rhythms...

The Role Of The Modern Spectator Theatre Essay

Society considers art as a reflection of what is happening in the world, as well as the different types of personalities that people portray. Consequently, society expects that the modern spectator go beyond merely sharing the artist's experiences to interpret for him or herself the meaning of these. The cathartic...

Musical Cabaret Overview And Analysis Theatre Essay

I choose the musical Cabaret as it is a very powerful story, set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis were rising to power; it focuses on different controversial issues of its time period. A number of issues are explored throughout the unfolding story of the cabaret such as sexual freedom,...

Theatre Essays - Sensory Theatre

What does sensory theatremean to the modern audience? Asone of the oldest art forms and as one of the primeval kinds of humanexpression, the nature of theatre is as varied across the continents aspainting, pottery, sculpture or any of the classic art-forms. Eachcivilization, each society, each gathering of humankind has had...

Julius Caesar vertelt Aus Greidanus

Samenvatting In Julius Caesar vertelt Aus Greidanus het verhaal van het leven van Caesar. Hij vertelt over de dilemma's waarmee Caesar te maken had, en hoe Caesar daarmee omging. De voorstelling vindt deels plaats in een vraagantwoord- situatie. Caesar denkt hardop na over zijn te voeren beleid, en stelt hierbij vragen aan...

I Love You Bro Theatre Essay

The La Boite Theatre Companies production of I Love You Bro written by Adam A.J. Cass and directed by David Berthold is a chilling tale of addiction, lies and love. The productions central character Johnny, is a deeply troubled boy desperate for attention and deprived of love. His struggle to...

British contemporary dance company

"They have performed with wheelchairs and crutches, but Candoco's groundbreaking performers refuse to be dismissed as 'disabled dancers'. Sanjoy Roy traces their determined journey to the top."[1] In this piece of work, I shall discuss the company's origin, general work, most important works and their most influential personalities. I will also...

I Love You Bro Play Theatre Essay

The La Boite Theatre Company's production of Adam J. A. Cass's I Love You, Bro , directed by David Bethold, is a play which masterfully engages and captivates the audience. It effectively tells an enthralling tale of love, deceit and manipulation. The play's protagonist, Johnny, is a troubled teen who...

Theatre Essays - Jerome Robbins and Agnes de Mille

An analysis of the life and works of the choreographers Jerome Robbins and Agnes de Mille and therole of dance in musical theatre Agnesde Mille and Jerome Robbins worked in musical theatre in what is widelyregarded to be the industry's Golden Era. Many would say that it was theirinnovative approach to...

The Evolution Of Dance In Theater Theatre Essay

Dance is defined as the art of movement. It can be used to express feelings, to exercise, to perform, and some can even interact and have nonverbal conversation though the art of dance. Dance is usually performed through the rhythm and beat of music, but it doesn't necessarily have to...

The Cradle Will Rock Review Theatre Essay

The show "The Cradle Will Rock" written my Marc Blitzstein is a piece of work that reflects the struggles and politics of its time. In researching this show and it original production, one has to also know about the events in history surrounding and affecting the lives of every-day Americans....

Characters Who Have Experienced A Life Threatening Situation Theatre Essay

The project will use differing theatrical devises to tell the stories of six main characters who have experienced a life threatening situation. Excerpt of press release; A young woman stands on the platform of a suburban railway station. She is waiting for the 6.45pm train. She has a mission... After collaborating on A Moment on...

Jasmin Vardimon Company

"Jasmin Vardimon Company (JVC) is one of Britain's most pioneering physical dance theatre companies, creating work that excites both the eye and the mind by pushing the boundaries of human physicality whilst engaging in universal, contemporary themes that strike an emotional chord."[1] In this piece of work I will be...

Case study about module dan222

Case Study My case study for the module DAN222- Dance Now is going to be on the BNA group at East Durham College. This group is currently studying unit 42 of the BTEC national diploma which is titled The Healthy Performer. This unit consists of 60 guided learning hours and covers...

Transcendence and Immanence

Transcendence and Immanence Simone de Beauvoir, in her groundbreaking mid-20th century work The Second Sex, presented the concepts of "transcendence" and "immanence" as integral features of her theoretical analysis of the structures of patriarchal oppression in Western society. This essay will explore these concepts in terms of Beauvoir's feminist analysis. In...