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Richard Wilbur’s creation, Juggler presents the reader with number of images making this a very vivid poem

Richard Wilbur's creation, "Juggler", presents the reader with number of images making this a very vivid poem. On the literal level, by using devices such as movement, shape, sound and color the reader can picture the juggler's amazing performance. For example, Wilbur suggests positive responses from the audiences on the juggler's performance. "The boy stamp and the girls Shriek, and the drum booms...

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Teen angst monologue

I don't get it, why is it when you become a teenager everything gets so complicated and baffling? I mean, why are we supposed to know how to wear make up, get on diets, wear tight clothing, control our "calorie intake" and the list goes on and on and on. Is there some unwritten law that when you become a teenager you move into the realm of insanity? Well it's as if I'm on one crazy roller coaster ride that's taking forever to end. Think about it...

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Research Investigation: commedia dell’arte masks

According to italian theatre historians, such as Roberto Tessari, Ferdinando Taviani, and Luciano Pinto, Commedia dell'arte, which literally translated as improvised comedy, developed as a response to the political and economic crisis of the 16th century in Italy and, as a consequence, became the first entirely professional form of theatre [1]. It is believed that the use of mask in commedia dell'atre originated in 1570 with Andrea Calmo, the actor and author who was inspired by the venetian carnivals of the time. She created Pantaloon who is the one of the most famous characters of commedia dell'arte today. She went on to create the spanish captain 'Il Capitano'. Although her characters were initially unmasked, Andrea wished that the spirit of the...

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Symbols employed in The American Beauty and their effects

The rose has long been used as an archetype in literature and films. This flower is the manifestation of absolute beauty for artist in different genres and cultures but also symbolizes love and romance presented in the most primitive way of human nature. In the film "American Beauty", the symbol of rose is weaved in throughout the movie and is used not only to manifest the aspects of beauty but also reveals each unique character and their role in society. The rose is first seen in the beginning of the film with the accompaniment of Lester's narration about his life and family relations. Alan Ball employs the roses in the beginning scene as a symbol for power and success which she...

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Evaluating Performance Technology in Drama

After viewing the production of Joy Fear & Poetry, it is evident that the use of performance technologies both live and pre-recorded, effectively enhance the space, mood and overall meaning of the play. The technologies used include digital projection, lighting and sound which are all neatly integrated to produce an insightful performance that frames the daily ideas, perspectives and experiences of children of various ages and cultural backgrounds. The incorporated performance multimedia used in conjunction with the use of space, enriches the meaning of each scene. The set of Joy Fear & Poetry consists of a plain cardboard structure positioned in the middle of the performance space. With the assistance of lighting and projected images, the space transforms to visually assist...

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