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Broadway Essay Examples
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Broadway in the 1920s
Exciting, progressive, and daring are only a few words to describe the “Roaring 1920s.” Many things had reached its peak of success during this time period. The 1920’s was a decade of entertainment, fashion, and new inventions that are very popular to this day. People from this time period especially enjoyed entertain...
Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella The Broadway Musical
I loved Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella the Broadway Musical. I could deeply appreciate it because Cinderella is a classic story from my childhood. However, the musical version to the original Cinderella was slightly different. It had a plot line that revealed more of the Prince’s personality, and for me, provided a more...
A Critique of the Off-Broadway Show Jitney, Based on a Dramatic Play by August Wilson
The off-Broadway show Jitney is based on a dramatic play, written by August Wilson. The production is held at the Union Square Theater. The house has a very pleasant, cozy and warm atmosphere. The structure of the small theater and its thrust stage successfully achieves intimacy. It also creates a bond between the actors an...
My Personal Experience of a Broadway Show
METAMORPHOSES My decision to go see a Broadway show for this assignment was a wonderful experience. I didn't know what I was going to do when this assignment was announced, but when Metamorphoses was discussed in class I knew that was what I wanted to see. I immediately went online when I got home that day and got tw...
James Byron Dean
James Byron Dean James Byron Dean was born February 8, 1931, in the Seven Gables apartment, in Marion, Indiana. His parents were Winton and Mildren Dean, formerly Mildren Wilson. James stayed in Indiana until he was six. His dad, who was a dental technician, moved the family to Los Angeles. (Actually his dad was transfer...
A Survey of My Life at Theater, Opera, and Ballet
42nd Street The theater has always been a favorite pastime of mine. I love to go and watch a great show: a ballet, an opera, a musical, or just a play, I jump at the chance to enjoy a good show! Standing on a Broadway stage has always been a dream of mine. Although, I knew it would never happen due to the fact that I w...
A Description of the Playwrights Company on Saving the Art on Broadway
The Playwrights Company: Saving the Art on Broadway The period in history from the Depression up until the beginnings of World War II were financially bleak for Broadway Theatre. The number of productions being produced were also down. Producers were going bankrupt left and right, and the Shubert Brothers developed a m...
A Description of Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
George Gershwin and Rhapsody in Blue In a period in which national American music was developing with composers of the caliber of Aaron Copland and others trained in Europe, George Gershwin, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrant parents, went some way towards bridging different styles of music which include Jewish, jazz and...
An Analysis of the Cast of Chicago on Broadway
Review Of Chicago On Broadway The stage is set in the late 1920's, a time period in which City life was changing rapidly along with its citizens. This era was daring, flashy and dramatic, and the cast of Chicago portrays this well. As soon as the curtains open and the stage is brought to life, it is evident to the au...
An Analysis of the Death of a Salesman During the Winter of 1949 on Broadway
With the Death of a Salesman during the winter of 1949 on Broadway, Arthur Miller began to live as a playwright who has since been called one of this century's three great American dramatists. He has also written other powerful, often mind-altering plays: The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, A Memory of Two Mondays, After...