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An Analysis of the Boston Unscripted Musical Project
Boston Unscripted Musical Project By: The sound of singing stops and is replaced with laughter and then silence as Pablo Rojas, the founder and executive director of B.U.M.P., Boston Unscripted Musical Project, announces that the box office is open. Visitors either show their $10 prepaid ticket or present $15 at the door...
A Response on Matt Moore's Production of The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew Response Paper Our very own Matt Moore directed a wonderful production of The Taming of the Shrew. I’m not entirely certain about the director’s concept for this show. From what I can gather, though, Prof Moore challenged Christians to think about our beliefs of marriage. I was reminded that we, a...
The Importance of Theater for Children
The Importance of Children’s Theater Children’s theater refers to drama that focuses on families and young audiences. It is widely popular around the world and has been around since the 1800s.These plays are created to teach, inspire and force students to think independently. Attending a children’s play is a great way for...
A Critique of Brighton Beach Memoirs, a Play by Neil Simon Presented by UF's School of Theatre and Dance
Brighton Beach Memoirs, as presented by UF’s School of Theatre and Dance, was a delightful production. This was in no small part due to wonderful performances by the entire cast. I focused especially, however, on the male lead, Kevin Roost (Eugene). Having also enjoyed seeing Roost portray Mr. Cladwell in last fall’s produc...
The Importance of a Good Casting in a Theatre Production
While I believe that Lauren Caldwell and Charlie Mitchell did a splendid job overall regarding their direction of Avenue Q, the field in which I feel that they particularly excelled was in the casting. The cast for this play was not particularly large, making each actor selection significant and emphasizing every shortcomin...
A Personal Review of the Performance of Race
After viewing the performance of Race, I was left with lots of thoughts. While some were about the plot of the play itself, many and most were about the applications and similarities between the performance and what we have been working on in class. First, to start off with what thoughts were based on the performance itse...
An Analysis of Jean-Baptiste Lully's Life and Opera Armide
Jean-Baptiste Lully’s opera, Armide, is typical of a French tragédie en musique in that it has all of the common elements of that genre. The overture is typical of Lully’s style, the prologue venerates the king, there are several divertissements throughout, as well as a sleep scene, and the subject matter portrayed in Armid...
The History of Modern Dance, a Genre of Western Theatrical Dance
Art is the quality, production, and realm according to the principles of aesthetics. It is also a creation that is imagined or formed from feeling, inspiration, and a very creative mind. Modern dance is one of the many famous and critiqued arts of this generation. It is critiqued because there are many who do not understand...
A Critique of Crimes of the Heart, a Play by Beth Henley
Crimes Of The Heart Crimes of The Heart is a play known for its placement and time period. It is not only a discovery of family and life but a discovery of a time period. Without knowledge of the south and of the 70s, one could not fully understand and appreciate the depth of the play as a whole. In the southern 70s, the...
The Study of Hegemony in a Raisin in the Sun, a Play by Lorraine Hansberry
A Raisin in the Sun: A Study on Hegemony A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry is a classic play that tells of the struggles of a common African American family living in the south side of Chicago in the mid twentieth century, and it has become a staple of American literature today. However, under the obvious issues wi...