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Theatre Essays

Music Piracy Essay

Music piracy according to Cummings (2013) is the act of copying and distributing of pieces of music copies from the recording artist, composer or the recording company that holds the copyright did not consent on it. Aksomitis (2007) indicated that music piracy also referred to as music theft is ongoing, real and an evolving challenge. It is devastating that millions of people globally download songs illegally from the internet without even compensating the people who assisted in creating the songs. Examples of music piracy include; making a copy of MP3 song from a CD on the internet using a network that shares files for other millions of people to download, downloading the unauthorized music copies free from internet or computers, and...

Marriage of Figaro – Act 1 Essay

This opera we watched as a class was quite an experience. It was initially a bit hard on the eyes to see in the dark as I was not able to take proper notes for the one page summary submission. This opera was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and premiered in Vienna at the Burgtheater on May 1st 1786. The Marriage of Figaro was considered an instant success. The Marriage of Figaro was considered an instant success for not only being composed by Mozart, its bubbling overtures (orchestral composition forming the prelude or introduction to an opera), its brilliantly created arias (elaborate melody sung solo with accompaniment) and Mozart’s masterpiece of a score gave life to a tale of profound betrayal,...

Violet – A Musical by Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley Essay

For the professional play of my choice, I saw the musical, "Violet," presented in Ford's Theater by director Jeff Calhoun and an incredible team of stage artists and actors. I did not particularly enjoy the plotline of the play, but the acting was great. Since watching "Violet," I have been reading my introduction to acting book, and kept in mind key concepts that author Bruce Miller specifically highlighted that characterizes “good” acting. I also kept in mind critiques and concepts I learned in class. Erin Driscoll played the main character of Violet and I specifically impressed that did not break the fourth wall once in two hours. There musical was based on conflict after conflict. Soon after the main character Violet’s...

Verbatim Theatre and April’s Fool Essay

Good morning, my name is Phoenix Robinson and today I will be speaking about the recording of the live stage performance "Aprils Fool ? by David Burton. This presentation with focus on Verbatim Theatre, which is the style of play Aprils Fool is. Other aspects of this oral presentation will be the educational purpose of this performance and the elements of drama *List on Slides* as seen next to me. Aprils Fool is based off the true story about a young Australian boy named Kristjan Terauds who in April 2009, just a mere two weeks short of his nineteenth birthday died due to abuse of drugs and exposure to pneumonia. The live performance follows the story of his family, it displays...

Theatre of the 21st Century Essay

“Theatre of the 21st Century should be looking forward, not looking back. ” Discuss the above statement in relation to the play you have seen in performance and with reference to its original performance circumstances. In discussing the statement “Theatre of the 21st Century should be looking forward, not looking back”, it is necessary to consider the statement from both a modern and historical view to come to a conclusion. In this essay I will weigh up set, lighting, acting and props and consider how these elements relate to the production of Julius Caesar that I saw in the Donmar warehouse and how it compares to the original production in the globe. Within this essay I will also refer to the...

Theater Review – The Arabian Nights Essay

On April 21st, 2015, the American University of Sharjahs’ College of Arts and Sciences Performing Arts Program presented Mary Zimmerman’s finest theatrical adaptation play “The Arabian Nights” in the Arts Rotunda. This play was edited and directed by Professor Anthony Tassa, who dedicated two months of rehearsals with the cast to make this performance as outstanding as it turned out to be. With the help of Professor Ted O. Rhyner, the lighting and Scenic Design coordinator and Technical Director, made the stage come to life. Zimmerman’s play first showcased in 2008 at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, having the intensity in each of the character roles within the characters themselves put a lot of pressure and expectation upon watching the final production....

Theater Review – First Date Essay

I attended “First Date” the evening of June 18th at the Hobby Center in Downtown Houston, which was held at 7:30 p. m. This play was shown from June 11 – June 21 in the TUTS Underground / Zilkha Hall. There were approximately 150 people who attended the play that night. Surprisingly to me, the crowd ages ranged from those in their thirties to fifties. The author wrote this play to lighten the concept of first dates, in this case it was a blind date. Nervousness always occurs on any type of date, but more so on a blind date. Cassie was a serial-dater and Aaron was new to the dating scene. This is almost the case with any date. They...

Theater Critique – Clybourne Park Essay

Last Thursday, I had seen the Pulitzer and Tony Award Winning play "Clybourne Park," written by Bruce Norris and directed by Ralf Remshardt. "Clybourne Park" is the spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry’s "A Raisin in the Sun. " The stage was setting up as a truly house. "Clybourne Park" is an allegory about racial problems. In Act One, Russ and Bev sold their house to a “colored” family, which triggered the flutter among the mid-class community. The audiences were led to 50 years later in the second act. Now the community has become a black residential area, Steve and his wife Lindsey plan to pull down and rebuild the house. But other neighborhoods hold different opinions with them. As time goes by,...

The Wiz – Directed by Gary Hicks Essay

On March 6th 2015, I went to watch the production of The Wiz, directed by Gary Hicks. The Wiz is about a young girl named Dorothy who gets blown away by a large twister, into a far land named Oz. Dorothy soon learns to appreciate her home and makes new friends while on her journey back home. Brandi Bell, who portrayed Dorothy, is an amazing actress and singer. She brought a lot to the table as far as her voice and acting skills noticed that Brandi was very focused throughout the play and knew her lines with a drop of a dime. My favorite part of brandies performance is basically throughout the play when she stops and notices people who need...

The Joy of Theater Essay

For the last four years, I have attended the Marin School Of The Arts (MSA) in Novato California. MSA seeks to give students the opportunity to express themselves in many different artistic forms, such as acting, musical theater, visual arts, dance, creative writing and film. MSA seemed like a perfect place to cultivate my love and passion for theater. Unfortunately, it is a half an hour away from my home in Sonoma. So with the tenacity that can only be found in stage mothers, a carpool was arranged by the saintly parents of Sonoma California, whose children had become, at this point, too far into the love of art to ever be pulled back out. This lovely team of rag tag...

The Addams Family Musical Essay

The Addamss Family Musical comically explores the familiar dissimilarity between the strange habits, somewhat "violent" of Addams, and the "good" habits of American society. Wednesday falls in love with a normal boy named Lucas; she plans a dinner with the boy and his parents at the Addams’s house. Wednesday ends telling a secret to Gomez just before dinner that they want to get married and the Spanish have to choose between helping the beloved daughter and lie to Morticia, which he never did for over 20 years. Thus, two distinct familie will be known in a dinner in the Addams’s house where also live Uncle Fester, Pugsly, Lurch, and Grandma, beyond the butler who just mumbles. The beginning of the musical...

Grease on Broadway Review Essay

I went and watched the play, “Grease,” a few years back in Columbus. It depicted the 1971 musical, and later 1978 hit film, based on the students of a 1950’s high school. The broadway stars Max Crumm and Laura Osnes, as Danny and Sandy. Their journey to the lead roles were documented on the NBC show entitled, “Grease: The One That I Want. ” The stars seemed to work well together, but lacked a certain chemistry that is needed to play lovers. Crumm and Osnes are both very talented dancers, but something about them together just didn't seem right to me. I feel that two people should really sell that they are passionate about each other, if that is what they...

Culture, Ritual and Theatrical Performance Essay

Performance studies is sort of a discipline that works with other fields. These are anthropology, gender studies, folklore, religion even art and more. Eventually none of those disciplines can’t work on their own. Like Performance Studies need to establish its roots on those branches. It examines artistic performances and cultural performances. Traditions and rituals seem take part in our cultures however they shape our daily life. Rituals are divided into two parts. First one is sacred and the second one is secular. Sacret rituals are called religious performances. Like praying, sacrificing, fasting, baptism. Secular rituals are our daily life routines and duties. Every human being performs consciously and unconsciously. Individuals are supposed to perform according to their jobs and situations. At...

Essay about Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers has been very successful on stage - write about some of the elements in the play that you think may have made the play so popular. The musical blood brothers, written by Willy Russell, is a very popular and demanding play of the modern ages. It was written in the 1960's and reflects upon the social and moral issues that were faced by the families at the time. The play is set in the 1960's Liverpool streets. Liverpool was one of the roughest and poorest areas in the UK. The people had to live through poverty and hardship. Most of the men had lost their jobs and were running on the money they had got from the dole every week....

Greek Theater Essay

Although theaters developed in many parts of Greece, it was in Athens, where the most dramatic styles the world has known was formed. Ancient Greek theaters were built in natural open air sites on conveniently shaped hills. This allowed a great mass of people to enjoy a show at one timeThe Ephesus could hold 56,000 people Unlike later dramas, which could be endlessly duplicated, Greek manuscripts existed as a single, fragile piece. Many of them have been destroyed over time, and the few that have survived are treasured, and said to be priceless. Due to the immense size of the audience, actors placed emphasis on exaggerated action and speech. And, colourful symbolic masks and costumes where used. Medieval Theater Medieval Theater started...

Nendel Essay

The Arts play a large role in the expression of inner thoughts and beauty in my life. From dance and music to abstract art our concept of life is shown through the various ways in which we interpret it. We use the Arts as a means of touching that part of us that we cannot reach with Physical Science, Social Science, or any of the Humanities. The arts allow us to be as specific or as abstract as we please. It helps us become closer to ourselves and to others around us. Though there has been a lot of confusion as to what the true definition of "good art" is, how we show others what is going on in our...

The History of Greek Theater Essay

Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroes and the ideals of life were depicted and glorified. It was believed that man should live for honor and fame, his action was courageous and glorious and his life would climax in a great and noble death. Originally, the hero's recognition was created by selfish behaviors and little thought of service to others. As the Greeks grew toward city-states and colonization, it became the destiny and ambition of the hero to gain honor by serving his city. The second major characteristic of the early Greek world was the supernatural. The...

The Greek Theatre Essay

"The arts of the western world have been largely dominated by the artistic standards established by the Greeks of the classical period" Spreloosel 86. It is from the Greek word theatron, meaning a place for sitting, that we get our word theater. According to James Butler, "The Greeks were the first people to erect special structures to bring audiences and theatrical performers together" 27. "The theaters were normally located near a populated area at the bottom of or cut out of a carefully selected, sloping hillside overlooking a seascape, a plain, or a city" Butler 30. "They eventually with few exceptions consisted of three distinct parts: theatron viewing place for spectators, orchestra dancing place where the chorus and actors performed; and...

Commedia dell”arte Essay

Commedia dell"arte is a truly popular form of theatre - of the people, by the people, for the people. Discuss this statement with specific examples of Commedia dell"arte scenarios, stock characters, performance features and circumstances. Commedia dell"arte is definitely an artform centred on people and their world. Although its origins are hazy due to the illiteracy of its first performers and audience, it is believed to have stemmed from the carnivals in Italy during the sixteenth century. Here it rose from the people from folk theatre, which used masks and music, and from the charlatans using pretence as a means of earning money. The scenarios involved in Commedia arose from the thematic concerns the form had. It was mainly concerned with...

Existentialism and Theatre Essay

Existentialism is a concept that became popular during the second World War in France, and just after it. French playrights have often used the stage to express their views, and these views came to surface even during a Nazi occupation. Bernard Shaw got his play "Saint Joan" past the German censors because it appeared to be very Anti-British. French audiences however immediately understood the real meaning of the play, and replaced the British with the Germans. Those sorts of "hidden meanings" were common throughout the period so that plays would be able to pass censorship. Existentialism proposes that man is full of anxiety and despair with no meaning in his life, just simply existing, until he made decisive choice about his...

Ancient Rome’s Animal Cruelty For Entertainment In The Amphi-Theatre Essay

"The Romans are often characterized as loving violent and cruel entertainment in the amphitheatre. It has been suggested that the games served the dual purpose of providing entertainment for the people and maintaining the political status quo."   In today's society, the killing of humans and animals usually means a jail term, and seeing someone die is not something people go and see for fun. Violence was glorified in Rome hundreds of years ago. All the crimes they committed were condoned, accepted and glorified. There were four different genres of such entertainment in the games held in amphitheatres (Amphi-theatres are outdoor arenas. "theatres in the round": Amphi- meaning "round" in Greek.) : Gladiatorial combat, the theatrical execution of foreigners, beast shows, as well...

Profile of the Science Museum Essay

The following report details the results of the profiling of the Science Museum's virtual audience. The work forms part of a larger project to gain a detailed understanding of the demographic and psycho-graphic profile of our total audience - both physical and virtual. It is therefore run in conjunction with a survey of actual visitors to the Museum. Both Web and physical audience surveys will be run as longitudinal projects, so that we can build up a picture of fluctuations and changes in the profile over the coming years. METHODOLOGY The following report is based on responses to a short pop-up survey, which was posted on the Science Museum homepage on Monday 6 August 2001. Log data were also used to supply...

Film and theatre Essay

The Shakespearean play, Much Ado About Nothing, is traditionally portrayed over the theatre, but there is also a film version. Although there are a few similarities between the film and the play, for instance the script of the film is virtually the same as the original play, there are apparently more differences between the two versions. Firstly, the play apparently seems to be significantly more formal and serious while the film version is portrayed as more informal and fun. This may be because the film maker uses visual effects and the entertaining actions of the actors while the play can only describe and express everything means of speech. Another subtle difference is that in film, the expressions and actions of the actors play a large...

Comedy sci-fi with action Essay

The voiceover is very standard and familiar voiceover that is used to in many film trailers. It is typically recognisable as it is deep and distinctive. The accent is American and has a serious tone. The voiceover in 'The Little Mermaid' is used right through the whole trailer. It tells the story in a fairytale like way starting with the classic "once upon a time." Near the end there is the use of alliteration "dozens of delightful new Disney characters. This makes the trailer seem memorable and stays in the viewers mind, therefore enticing them to go and see the film. The voiceover is still the typical voiceover that is normally used but the tone is instead buoyant and jovial. This...

Contextualising the play Essay

  Cultural  The Crazy Gang was a collection of zany comedians: three double acts. The most known were Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen. Flanagan in particular being adored by the British public. The acts were a comedy phenomenon, packing theatres and appearing in a number of films.  Their antics combined verbal gymnastics with farce and elaborate physical comedy, and it all seemed totally unstructured - lunatic stream-of-consciousness complemented by custard pies.  Flanagan and Alan are quite alike with Ben and Gus, looking at them from a comedic angle. As one character is always played as the smarter character or a character with more authority.  Rock and Pop music was a huge influence on the 1950s. Not only the music, but also the...

The Mise-en-Scene and Camerawork Essay

Analyse the Effects Created for the Spectator by the Mise-en-Scene and Camerawork in the Sequence Lynn's Bedroom "LA Confidential", directed by Curtis Hanson and co-produced by Brian Helgeland, is a neo-noir film looking at corruption and propaganda influenced by the press ("Hush Hush" magazine) certain aspects of the police force and the high society influence of Mickey Cohen on the Sunset Strip. It only portrays certain elements of Film Noir and in quite a modern fashion when it does. There is not much smoking in "LA Confidential" as perhaps there is in most Film Noir, however we manage to pick up some elements of disillusionment and paranoia. The femme fatale in this film does not follow the usual rules of a...

A Personal Experience In The Arts Essay

Earlier this year, I attended a concert at Newcastle City Hall featuring a two hour performance by The Herbie Hancock Quartet. The quartet comprised of a drummer, a double bassist, a xylophonist and Hancock himself on piano. I enjoy listening to a wide range of musical styles and find jazz particularly pleasurable and interesting as it often avoids the predictable and repetitious nature of many other types of music. Before going to the concert I was not overly familiar with Hancockis music; only one of the tunes he performed that night was one I had heard before. The set consisted of a selection of music spanning Hancocks 40 year career, although, as he himself explained, some of the works had been...

The Renaissance condition Essay

Although the mean demonstrates a disparity in scores between different types of music it cannot show the difference between these groups of scores. The range shows the variation in the data although it only takes into account the two extreme scores. This cannot give a good description of the groups as an odd score will seriously affect the results and is not very representative of the group as a whole. From the results a standard deviation has been used to measure the distribution of scores around the mean. As can be seen from the table above or the standard deviation bar chart, Mozart's classical music has the smallest standard deviation, followed by renaissance and then Baroque. This reveals that 68. 26%...

Presented in the passage by playing a role Essay

When taking various factors into consideration, it would appear that the whole court case is extremely superficial. The people in the court room are described as the 'audience' which at first sight seems inappropriate since we are reading about a murder case. This type of case is clearly not supposed to provide any form of entertainment whatsoever, however, 'audience' implies the opposite. Everyone involved in the hearing, excluding Meursault, is presented in the passage by playing a role. Take, for example the descriptions of the lawyer's behaviour: "[l']avocat s'i?? crier, pour finir," and "l'avocat s'est assis d'un air  puisi. " This language suggests that Meursault's lawyer has been performing in a play rather than acting for his client in a real...

Question of the play Essay

An analysis of the relationship between Karl Thomas and the rest of society in Hoppla, wir leben! In this essay I shall investigate the relationship between the main character in Hoppla, wir leben!, Karl Thomas, and the rest of society in the play. I shall consider the different ways aspects of the play show that he is out of date when compared to his friends. I shall look at how his friends consider their previous beliefs and therefore his current ones childish and how he is seen as unrealistic and a dreamer. In contrast I shall then look at how the children are portrayed and go on to consider how his beliefs are different from his friends but how both approaches are...

The theater is the main kind of spectacular art. The generic concept of the theater is divided into the types of theatrical art: drama, opera, ballet, pantomime, etc. The origin of the term is associated with the ancient Greek theater, where this term meant places in the auditorium. However, today the meaning of this term is extremely diverse.

Theatrical art has specific features that make its works unique, unparalleled in other kinds and arts.

First of all, this is the synthetic nature of the theater. Its works easily include almost all other arts: literature, music, fine arts (painting, sculpture, graphics, etc.), vocals, choreography, and also use numerous achievements of the most diverse sciences and fields of technology. For example, the scientific development of psychology formed the basis for acting and directing creativity, as well as research in the field of semiotics, history, sociology, physiology, and medicine (in particular, in teaching scenic speech and the stage movement).  The development of different branches of technology makes it possible to improve and transition to a new level of stage mechanics; sound and noise economy of the theater; light equipment; the emergence of new scenic effects.

Hence follows the next specific feature of theatrical art and this is the collectivity of the creative process. However, here we are talking not only about the joint work of the numerous theater staff from the cast to the representatives of technical workshops. In any work of theatrical art, there is one more authoritative and important co-author. This is the viewer, whose perception corrects and transforms the play, differently arranging accents and at times drastically changing the general meaning and idea of presentation. Theatrical performance without a spectator is impossible because the very name is connected with the spectator seats. Audience perception of the performance is a serious creative work, regardless of whether the public realizes it or not.

Thus, we can talk about the following feature of the theatrical art. This is its momentary: every performance exists only at the moment of its reproduction. This feature is inherent in all types of performing arts.

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