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An Analysis of the Difference in Multicultural Interactions in the Performance of Clybourne Park at the Saint Charles Community College Theatre
Earlier this year, I attended a performance of Clybourne Park at the Saint Charles Community College Theatre. The play itself is an analysis on the difference in multicultural interactions (and social interaction in general) between the years 1959 and 2009. With a limited cast, the first act takes place in 1959, with the sa...
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An Examination of the Eye-Opening Performance by the University of Alabama's Dance and Theatre Department
Dance has been an expressive form of art all over the world pretty much since the beginning of art itself. It is an art that can mold itself to tell any story imaginable. On Wednesday November 5, 2014, the University of Alabama’s dance and theatre department gave an eye-opening performance, Dance Alabama. This dance recital...
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A Play Critique of Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman
Play Critique: Metamorphoses Based on Ovid’s narrative poem, published in 8 AD, Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses is a transcendental work of art with themes of rebirth, romance, power, and consequence. The play is a collection of classical Greek myths, reinvented using contemporary language and featuring a pool as a majority...
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A Critical Review of the Musical Grease
Critical Review of Grease The musical “Grease” is about a group of teenagers that attend Rydell High School and face daily adolescent challenges such as boring classes, mean teachers, peer pressure, and heartache. The main characters are Danny Zuko, a notorious rebel and leader of the T-Birds, and Sandy Dumbrowski, the pre...
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Martin Puncher and Modernism Inside and Outside the Theatre
Martin Puchner, one of the co-authors of Anthology of Western
Literature 9th Edition, is a philosopher and literary critic and currently
is the chair of drama and Comparative English at Harvard University. Known
for his various works on modern and contemporary society, he emphasizes on
the role of actors in...
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The Character of Ethan and a Comparison of the Script and Production of Sex with Strangers, a Play by Laura Eason
In the script Sex with Stangers by Laura Eason, a character that is one to understand is Ethan Strange. Ethan Strange is a bold, captivating, young adult who has a blog and book about his sexual encounters with strangers. In the beginning of the script, it starts off with the other main character named Olivia. Olivia is a...
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A Review of The Book of Mormon, a Musical by Matt Stone, Robert Lopez, and Trey Parker
Review of The Book of Mormon The Book of Mormon, an obscenely funny musical comedy, was lacking its perfectly ironic sparkle on Friday, November 20th at the Providence Performing Arts Center. Written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez, it was first performed in 2011, and went on to win nine Tony Awards and a G...
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Body Stereotypes Should Not Be an Issue in Ballet
Body image in dance is an issue that dates back years, ballet specifically. The ideal figure for a ballerina is a long neck, long arms and legs, a short torso and a slender figure. It is also expected that ballet dancers have hyper mobility of the joints, a large range of rotation in the hip joint and a great range of flex...
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A Reflection of My Performance in the Play, Pedro, The Great Pretender
Response to Pedro, The Great Pretender Whether done intentionally or not, any work of art is a reflection of the artist’s culture—in particular, plays, that can be performed throughout history as society develops and changes. This semester, I had the pleasure of performing the role of Silerio, the King’s steward, in a re...
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A Personal Concept for the Production of Eclipsed, a Play by Danai Gurira
Eclipsed Concept Paper Eclipsed by Danai Gurira is a gripping drama that effortlessly mingles humorous and tragic themes. Because the characters and their relationships are so realistically written, it was no challenge conceptualizing the play’s potential set design. Much like other productions in which the setting is fo...
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An Analysis of Set Design in Pedro, the Great Predender by Miguel de Cervantes
Analysis of Set Design in Pedro, the Great Pretender Theatre can be just as much an art form as it can be a realistic representation of everyday life, and it was proven tenfold through the set design of Eastern’s production of Pedro, The Great Pretender by Miguel de Cervantes. Because the inspiration for the set design c...
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An Analysis of Hamilton: An American Musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Analysis of Hamilton Studying Lin-Manuel Miranda’s masterpiece, Hamilton: An American Musical, this semester was quite beneficial to my ever-developing and changing understanding of what theatre means as a whole, and it furthered my belief in the largely collaborative nature it puts to use. Even at the beginning of the s...
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A Theatrical Interpretation of Walter Dean Myers' Monster With the Use of Steve Stanislavski's Method
“Steve Stanislavski”: A Theatrical Interpretation of Monster Whether they be performed for the stage or the screen, it is widely accepted in the theatre community that the stories penned in script form are meant to be seen, not read. This is a fundamental principle of the theatrical arts; because plays and films are prim...
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Youth and Sexuality in Spring Awakening, a Musical by Becky Timms
Spring Awakening Analysis Spring Awakening, directed and choreographed by Becky Timms, is a musical set in 1891 Germany that explores youth and sexuality. This performance was based on the original play written by Frank Wedekind. Books and lyrics were done by Steven Sater and music was by Duncan Sheik. The set for Spring...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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The True Meaning of Freedom in the Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller
The Crucible: Freedom Without Guilt Guilt is the feeling of remorse after doing something wrong, while freedom is the state of being without any restrictions or external control. However, Arthur Miller suggests that freedom is a state of mind, not of body. In the “South Bank Show,” he comments that “guilt is un-freedom. Fr...
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