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The History of Musical Theatre

The late released Les Misérables earned £8. 1 million in its gap weekend. doing it the largest gap weekend for a musical movie in history. turn outing that the genre is still alive. But how precisely did this powerful art signifier originate? And from so on. how did it germinate to go the stunningly vibrant being that it is today? The oldest known signifiers of music theater were the ancient Greek dramas with music and wordss. every bit good as music and dance being included within the Roman productions of comedies and calamities. Despite their amusement value at the clip. the music of these epochs stopped long ago. intending they had small impact on the development of the modern musicals...

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The Ancient Greeks Creation Of The Theatre

The ancient Greeks are celebrated for their many parts to the universe. Among these parts is one that has changed civilization and the humanistic disciplines for good. This part is theatre. Grecian theater is considered the beginning of theatre as we know it. Theatre began in Athens, circa 600 BC, developing out of rites at the Dionysia. The Dionysia was a festival for followings of the cult of Dionysus, God of vino and celebrations. Greek theatre truly began to take form, nevertheless, around 400 BC. The first histrion was named Thespis, and it is from his name that the word `` thespian '' originated. Thespis was born in Attica, in 534 BC. He began executing addresss from heroic poem verse forms...

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The Terrible Fate Of Humpty Dumpty and Blue Remembered Hills

The two plays that we have looked at were 'The Terrible Fate Of Humpty Dumpty' and 'Blue Remembered Hills'. Both of these plays had a similar plot and theme. The themes that carried out throughout the pair of these plays were children, death, bullying, peer pressure and cruelty. The rough outline of 'The terrible fate of Humpty Dumpty' is that some children start picking on an individual and make him do something against his will. The result of him doing this is that the child ends up dead and the rest of the kids try to cover up what has happened. The play is designed to be set in the present day and to be very naturalistic. One problem that our...

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Bouncers In my opinion is about four lads and four ladies

The first scene establishes character and personality. Eric begins by welcoming the audience; Eric being the one who introduces the play and who the audience first set eyes on conveys his authority above the other three bouncers. Eric continues with a rap, which illustrates the time of which the play is being set, the rap conveys a contemporary atmosphere. The next voice we hear is the voice of Judd, he instantly portrays his dim-witted self, by answering a question that has no significance to what has been asked. "Put on your clothes", "From the C&A". The radio scene is un-clear; this is done by purpose, so that when the ladies are at the hairdressers they are able to criticize the radio broadcast....

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Play based on Adult Child/Dead child by Claire Dowie

At the beginning of this unit we were given 2 poems and a monologue to read and discuss. Our group particularly liked "Adult Child/Dead child" by Claire Dowie, a monologue following the life of a disturbed and abused child. It seemed to be very emotional and one sympathised with the speaker. We then had to base a play on our chosen poem/monologue. We decided, not to act out the story of the monologue, but act out the life of another abused child, and show the consequences. Our initial idea was to show the life of a young girl, who was being abused by her father. Her mother was unaware of the abuse. However, this seems to be a very common circumstance...

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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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How does Globalisation affect theatre?

This essay will explain in what way globalisation affects theatre and it will analyse whether theory matters or not when globalisation is taken into account. In drama there has always been a lot of talk about theory, not actually theory of the theatre but just theory. People use this term in different ways but “what is theory?” If you would look the definition on the dictionary it would say that theory is “a set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena, especially one that has been repeatedly tested or is widely accepted and can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena.”(What is theory, 1997. what is theory.  In the history of drama there have been...

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