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Director's Letter To Juliet’s Actress - Director's Letter To Juliet’s Actress Dear Miss Webster, I am writing to you to aid your research, rehearsal and performance of this fabulous play in which you have the very important role of playing Juliet. Shakespeare wrote the majority of his masterpieces in Stratford-on-Avon but he set the stories in foreign countries, in this case Verona, but based them upon the customs of that time that he knew from the area he worked and lived in. This life was very different to the one we have now with different understandings about how people, especially children, should behave and their attitude towards their parents....   [tags: Papers] 1202 words
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Letter to the Actress Playing Rita in Educating Rita - Letter to the Actress Playing Rita in Educating Rita Dear Miss Walters It has come to my attention that you will be playing the role of Rita in the production of 'Educating Rita' at the west end. My name is Steven Spielberg, and I am a Hollywood director, and quite recently I have taken an interest in the play Educating Rita. The purpose of this letter is to assist you in understanding the complex character of Rita so you can perform her authentically. As you may already know the play Educating Rita focuses on a twenty six year old woman named Rita who in the beginning of Act one was a narrow minded, outspoken and socially naive Liverpudlian who is trapped by her working class life....   [tags: Papers] 1741 words
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How should the actress playing the role of Juliet convey her feelings to the audience in Act Three Scene Five of “Romeo and Ju - Thomas McCarten 10G How should the actress playing the role of Juliet convey her feelings to the audience in Act Three Scene Five of “Romeo and Juliet”. Act three, scene five is probably the most important part of the play in terms of Juliet’s changing emotions and inner feelings. She becomes increasingly isolated and throughout the scene we start to realize how distressed Juliet inevitably becomes. She parts with Romeo, receives heavy insults from her father Capulet, then feels betrayed by the Nurse who believes Paris is the man she should marry....   [tags: Papers] 1677 words
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Mary Robinson and Her Many Masks - Mary Robinson and Her Many Masks Mary Robinson’s public image as an actress and at times transgressive female are inseparable from her identity as an author and poet. Having begun her public life as an actress, Robinson remained keenly conscious of the power of audience. She intentionally re-scripted her own past, using her lurid fame to launch her successful writing career. Written at the end of her life, The Haunted Beach represents a culmination of efforts to make a serious impact on the world of poetry....   [tags: Poet Poem Actress Essays]
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Ethel Waters - With all that Ethel Waters has contributed to music and film, it is surprising that she is often forgotten. She was a talented blues singer whose unique style distinguished her from other blues singers and she was a jazz vocalist as well. Her talent extended beyond singing, when she became a dramatic actress who earned award nominations for her performances. What was most remarkable about Waters' performances was how she reconstructed the mammy character into one that challenged stereotypes. Career as a Singer Ethel Waters was born in Chester, Pennsylvania on October 31, 1896....   [tags: Biography Actress Singer] 1679 words
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Lights, Camera, Action...Going for My Dream - Lights, Camera, Action...Going for My Dream For as long as I can recollect, I have always wanted to act. When I was younger, I would watch the Disney channel and wondering why I wasn't on one of the shows. My desire to act was strong, only my parents made it clear to me they didn't want me to get engrossed in the entertainment industry until I was older. Each year I reminded my parents that I was getting older in hope that they would get me agent, but they insisted that I wait until I turned eighteen....   [tags: Personal Narrative Acting Actress Essays]
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Sophia Loren - Sophia Loren It has been said that Sophia Loren was and is one of the most beautiful women in the world, but Sophia did not have an easy time getting to the status of Hollywood star. She started her life in poverty, lived through and saw the horrors of world war two. She became a beauty queen and from that tried her hand at acting. She went on the act in one hundred movies and won an Oscar award in her lifetime. Sofia Scicolone was born in Rome Italy on September 20, 1934. She would eventually change her name....   [tags: Star Hollywood Actress Biography Loren Essays]
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Biography of Lucille Ball - Biography of Lucille Ball On April 26, 1989, the world lost an extremely talented comic genius, Lucille Ball. There are so many things to learn about this extraordinary woman: her childhood, her acting career, and her unfortunate death. Lucille Ball will most surely be known as a premiere comedienne of the 20th century. Lucille Ball was born in Jamestown, New York on August 6, 1911. She spent her first few years in Anaconda, Montana and Wyandotte, Michigan. When Lucy was three and a half her mother, Desiree, was pregnant with her second child and her father, Had, was stricken with typhoid fever....   [tags: I Love Lucy Television Actress Essays] 13956 words
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Letter to Acress Playing Juliet of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Letter to Acress Playing Juliet of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Dear Julia Stiles, Firstly I would like to congratulate you on your excellent audition for the part of Juliet. As time is limited and due to our individual work commitments, we are unable to meet up before rehearsals begin. Therefore, as the stage director I thought it maybe helpful to discuss some of my thoughts and ideas for the play and give you some background information that will be useful in helping you prepare for the part of Juliet....   [tags: Papers] 1557 words
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Mise-en-scene in Citizen Kane and Persona - Mise-en-scene in Citizen Kane and Persona Mise-en-scene is the principle by which a piece of film will derive its meaning wholly from what happens in the single shot and not from the relationship between two shots. For example the director might include shots with various composition, angle, depth, movement, and lighting. Citizen Kane has many good examples to show Mise-on-scene usage. The scene that I believe is the most significant and powerful mise-en-scene that I have this seen this semester exists in this movie....   [tags: Movies Film Editing Essays] 615 words
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Selena - ... Selena is the best movie because it has a great actress played as Selena, it portrays a lot of family values and the beauty of Selena music help makes this a great movie. Jennifer Lopez played the role of Selena in the movie Selena. “Jennifer Lopez portrayal as Selena was so real and so believable that people, especially in the Latino world now refer to her as the actress who played the title role in Selena.” (Duncan 28) Every moment of watching the movie I felt as if I was watching the real Selena play every part of the movie....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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All About Eve - Bette Davis plays Margo Channing, a major role in the in the film All About Eve. She is a very famous theater actress who has a very obsessed and conniving fan named Eve. Throughout the entire movie I believe Eve plays a major role in depicting Margo's fears of aging. Throughout the movie we see Margo's insecurities with aging and how this impacts her relationship with Bill greatly. We first get a glimpse of Margo's fears of aging when Bill needs to leave to Hollywood. At this time Margo is in her forties and Bill is younger, she fears he will find someone younger....   [tags: Film Analysis] 301 words
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Effect of Television on Self Image of Teenagers in Fiji - ... Goodman states, “Something happened in 1995. A western mirror was shoved into the Face of Fijian. Television came to island (Goodman608).” Television was introduced and teenage girls in rural village started watching Melrose Place and Beverly Hills 90210. Anne E. Backer research done in Fiji after the introduction of television shows in thirty eight months the eating disorder of teenage girls doubled to 29 percent. 74 percent of the Fiji teens in the study said they felt “too big or fat” and 62 percent said they had dieted in the past month (Goodman 608)....   [tags: Anthropology ]
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Love or Art in The Picture of Dorian Gray - ... That is what Dorian did; he fell in love with her because her art made him feel good. In addition to the affinity towards her art, Dorian is also attracted to Sibyl’s appearance. He describes her as a seventeen year old girl who has a flower-like face, a small head with coiled dark-brown hair, violet eyes, and rose like lips. His eyes filled with tears when he saw her, and her voice flattered him completely (Wilde 37). He always describes her outward appearance, but never talks about her soul....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Lucille Ball - Lucille Ball 	Lucille Ball has made significant and positive contributions to the country with her comedy. Many consider her America's best female actress. Kathleen Brady, in fact, says, "Lucille Ball is one of the greatest performing artists America has produced" (ix). Throughout her career, Ball has not only been a comedienne, but also a superb businesswoman, an excellent role model, and has won numerous awards. 	Lucille Ball's major contribution has been as a comedienne....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Acting Versus Lying Essay - Acting versus lying essay From the start of life we are taught not to lie. As life progresses we learn that honesty may not be the best policy. That is, if getting ahead in life is important. This idea is taught in many ways, one is by acting. Every time an actor/actress is on a set they portray a different character this is evidence that lying is fine as long as it is acting. Movies and plays support that maybe lying is not always bad. The thing is are the different or are they the same. Are we acting when we are lying....   [tags: Acting] 560 words
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Life as A Princess: Grace Kelly - Life as A Princess: Grace Kelly Even before Grace Kelly married a prince, she had the characteristics of a princess. Frank Sinatra once commented, "Grace was a princess from the moment she was born." She had remarkable elegance and sophistication that made her different from other Hollywood actresses. Some say she had a bit of fire beneath her charm. Alfred Hitchcock, who directed her in three films, called her "a snow-covered volcano". Grace was born into a family of fame and success. Her father was a wealthy bricklayer, her brother was a champion sculler, and her uncle, George Kelly was a famous playwright....   [tags: Biography Grace Kelly] 1131 words
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An Imagined Modern-Day Setting for "The Importance of Being Earnest" - Firstly I would set this play in the 21st century so that a modern audience could relate to it. Algernon, one of the main characters in the play, would live in a luxury apartment in the centre of London, over looking the River Thames. His apartment would have a minimalist theme to it and would be influenced by aesthetic; for example he would have a piece of abstract art on the wall for no reason other than that he thinks it looks nice. Everything Algernon has in the living room is there simply because it looks good and makes Algernon look good too....   [tags: European Literature] 331 words
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The Unattainable American Dream in John Steinbeck’s Novel Of Mice and Men - It is the natural inclination of all men and women to dream. In John Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men,” the American dream is sought after by many different characters. However, the main theme in the story is how these dreams are unattainable, and how because of the Great Depression, all American dreams were dead. But what is the American dream. A unitary definition does not exist, however, the meaning of living the American dream is something that differs for everyone. For some people, the American dream might be acceptance and equality....   [tags: Critical Analysis, Literary Criticism] 743 words
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Jane Campions, The Piano - In the spring of 1993, a film was released to the world that would end up changing the way many people perceived and appreciated films, especially those made internationally. It would be delivered from New Zealand’s most famous female filmmaker. Jane Campion, the director whom was previously known for her films, Peel-an Exercise in Discipline, and Sweetie, would achieve even higher acclaim for her masterpiece to date, The Piano. The Piano portrays the story of a mute, unwed Irish woman in late 1800s New Zealand, arranged into a marriage with a colonial New Zealand settler....   [tags: essays research papers] 2260 words
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Reading between the Lines: Use of Space and Body Language in Caryl Churchill's 'Top Girls' - The question of how body-language and space are used in Caryl Churchill's `Top Girls' is interesting. A traditional view exists that a play is dictated by the text to the extent that the actors ought not to deviate from a pure reading. This theory emphasises authorial control and allows performers little opportunity to interpret the text for the audience. A competing view is that a play is a complete entity only when performed, aiming for a collaboration between playwright, director, performers, and audience....   [tags: European Literature] 1361 words
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The Crucible by Arthur Miller - The Crucible by Arthur Miller On the 17 October 2000, I went to see The crucible by Authur Miller. It was performed at The Mercury theatre in Colchester. When I first heard the title, I was expecting a spooky play. I had already heard a small amount about the play and knew that it involved witchcraft. The Crucible is set in 1692, Salem, Massachusetts. We do not see the event that actually sparks the play, but we learn about it later. Five girls, led by Abigail, were in the woods with a slave woman, Tituba....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 824 words
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Willy Russell's Educating Rita - Willy Russell's Educating Rita The play is in a naturalistic setting. The whole play takes place inside one room, namely Frank’s office; a book-lined study in a university in northern England. And by adhering to the unity of place Willy Russell is not just able to concentrate on the drama, but also the humour of the play. The play is set in year it was written, 1985. The play itself is structured into two Acts. The first act deals with Rita beginning her search and her education, trying desperately to fit into Frank’s world....   [tags: Papers] 1595 words
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A Comparison of the Representation of the Afro-American Actresses Hattie McDaniel and Whoopie Goldberg in the Scam Scenes of Gone With the Wind - A Comparison of the Representation of the Afro-American Actresses Hattie McDaniel and Whoopie Goldberg in the Scam Scenes of Gone With the Wind Gone with the wind was released in 1939 and was directed by Victor Fleming. The film tells the epic tale of a woman's life during one of the most tumultuous periods in America's history. From her young, innocent days on a feudalistic plantation to the war-torn streets of Atlanta, from the utmost luxury to absolute starvation and poverty and from her innocence to her understanding and comprehension of life....   [tags: Papers] 541 words
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The Effect of the Media in Our Body Image Perspectives - The Effect of the Media in Our Body Image Perspectives In the recent years communication and the technology has been improved in a way that nobody ever imagined. In 1926, John Logie Baird invented the television and over the years television had become the first tool for entertainment until now. Television and media had presented or reflected how society works. It also reflected the image of people and how they perceived themselves. As an example, the shows were mainly about a love story that was very simple (the dad won’t let the girl choose the one she loves) and many other similar stories....   [tags: Body Image]
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Secrets of a True Geisha - ... The alterations that Atwood made to the kimonos ultimately makes the costumes look more appealing and very modern. However, for the time period of this film, it is not appropriate for the geisha to show their back and the kimono to be so fitted. When watching Memoirs of a Geisha, one of the most memorable scenes is the snow dance. In this scene, Sayuri dances on stage wildly in falling snow wearing a daring kimono. “To capture the scene's intensity, Atwood contrasted the silvery-white silk kimono with flowing, 42-inch sleeves, with blood-red peeking out underneath....   [tags: Cinema]
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The Effects of Media on Women's Self Esteem - ... Knowing this, why are children still given this doll, if it portrays such an unrealistic body type that young girls are going to learn to strive for. Another example of the unattainable body portrayed to young women is magazine covers with airbrushed women. Like previously discussed, Kate Winslet was under a critical eye for this issue. Many magazines like Teen Vogue, Seventeen, and Cosmopolitan market to young girls, and portray unattainable beauty. On top of the airbrushing done to make the cover women to appear thinner, actresses and models are constantly pressured to be thinner....   [tags: Beauty ]
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Elizabeth Taylor - ... She received a reputation as a consistently successful adolescent actress, with a nickname of "One-Shot Liz" (referring to her ability to shoot a scene in one take) and a promising career (3). Elizabeth’s first box office success came when she was only 17, in an adult role as Kay Banks in the comedy Father of the Bride (1950). Her voice may have been tiny, but already she understood the camera (Rosen 2) Like other MGM teen stars, Elizabeth was sheltered and rarely met boys her own age. What was a beautiful girl kept on a short leash supposed to do....   [tags: Actors]
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What Women Imply In Silence - ... This is when choosing a title comes in. Ever since childhood it was confusing why women got to choose from Ms., Miss., and Mrs. When men only had the option of Mr. Men choose Mr. and it is excepted with no side comments or thoughts “checking ‘Mr.’ declines nothing since nothing was asked” (143)., but when a women chooses a title from above a comment of idea forms within the interviewer’s subconscious “‘Ms.’ declines to let on about marriage, but also marks her as either liberated or rebellious” (143)....   [tags: Identity Style Expression]
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Albert Camus - ... The two met in 1932. She was a bohemian actress and was engaged to his friend and the leader of the Federation of Young Socialists in Algeria, Max-Pol Fouchet. The two were married in 1934 when Camus was twenty-one years old. Simone had been a morphine addict since the age of fourteen and her addiction led to the public embarrassment of the pair and her sleeping with his friends very openly. This coupled with the infidelity of both parties led to their divorce in 1936. Even after their divorce, they remained in contact and Camus would help her out by sending her money when she was in need....   [tags: camus biography]
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Comparing Love in To Dance with the White dog and Moulin Rouge - Comparing Love in To Dance with the White dog and Moulin Rouge     In the novel, To Dance with the White dog, Terry Kay crafts a love story about Sam Peek and his wife Cora, that seems to extend beyond the grave in the form of a white dog.  At the same time, the film Moulin Rouge is a fast paced, tensely dramatic, love triangle between Christian, the poor writer, Satine, the courtesan that everyone fancies, and the Duke, who has the money to transform the Moulin Rouge into a theatre with real merit....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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acters and actresses - Actors and Actress Actors and Actresses are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Each day, actors/actress face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get 'real' jobs, and their own fear that they'll never work again. Every day they have to ignore the possibility that the vision to which they have dedicated their lives is a pipe dream....   [tags: essays research papers] 1664 words
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Julia Roberts - 	Julia Roberts 	One of the most widely known actresses, Julia Fiona Roberts, was born on October 28, 1967. This now 5’9", brown eyed, chatain clair haired girl was born in Smyrna, Georgia. She attended Campbell High School, also in Smyrna, Georgia,where she graduated in 1985. Julia’s favorite of only a few past-times is knitting, which she sometimes does while waiting on set. Her favorite quote is, "What changes with fame, I think, are perceptions of an individual, more than the individual." - Boston Herald, May 28, 1999....   [tags: essays research papers] 639 words
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Mary Pickford - MARY PICKFORD Gladys Smith was a small town girl that became famous as a young child. As a young child Gladys Smith no longer Gladys Smith, she was renamed by a director by the name of David Belasco. He changed her name from Gladys Smith to Mary Pickford from then on everyone has known her as Mary Pickford. Mary Pickford was one of the most famous women in the 1920's. She was an actress. She didn't star in movies like what we have today the ones with sound, she was the star in silent screen movies....   [tags: Biography] 1036 words
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gossip girl - From this review: "Nothing I say in this review can bring justice to master storyteller Cecily Von Ziegesar, whose research comes from her own life as an upper eastside, New York City teen. She has a reality-based knack for bringing cigarette-and-pot smoking rich kids into three-dimensional color. As naughty as these characters seem on every page, they are revealed to be real kids wanting to fit into accepted, meaningful lives as much as sleek clothes..” Rich girl Blair Waldorf is about to discover what it’s like to not get her way....   [tags: essays research papers] 425 words
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holiday - D rough week is finali done and over with. to rush of adrenalin to meet deadlines and homeworks and test and many other things................finali, this has got to stop. i declared my own holiday for this thursday coz im goin home tomolo...i decided to turn my back onto 1 more day of torture...mmm, im luvin it. I can feel myself breathing more easily like wonderbra, i can feel my head became light like KAKA, i can feel my spirit soar as high as roti tisu... my fren invited me and my housemate to go to a pasar malam tonight tat starts around 12am and according to my fren, every1 wears like-they-are-going-clubbing attires to this pasar malam....while my housemate stands beside me n nodded his head til d screw on his neck came loose...im rather interested to go n take a look but skeptical with my fren's description....   [tags: essays research papers] 367 words
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Slaying the Dragon - Slaying the Dragon gave the audience a look inside the world of Asian actresses. The entertainment industry is very different for women of Asian descent. I never realized how difficult it was for these women in the earlier years of the film industry. Even today, when asked to name famous Asian actresses, I had a hard time thinking of more than two or three. The Asian women interviewed in this film spoke candidly about their experiences in the entertainment industry. This film shows a comprehensive look at media stereotypes of Asia and Asian American women since the silent era....   [tags: essays research papers] 439 words
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Factors Contributing to Movie Publicity - Factors Contributing to Movie Publicity One might argue that the movie quality would be the key determinant in a successful launch of a movie. After all if a movie is of high quality then through instruments like the media and general word of mouth the launch of the movie should be successful but this is not necessarily the case....   [tags: Papers] 417 words
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Isolated and Marginalized Characters of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads - Isolated and Marginalized Characters of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads           All the pieces in Alan Bennett’s collection deal in some way with people who are isolated or marginalized, either because of circumstances or because of their own idiosyncrasies. Every character is, in some way inadequate. Graham is a mother's boy, whose dubious sexuality seems to have caused him severe mental stress. Susan, the vicar's wife, is an alcoholic woman, trapped in a loveless marriage, whose caustic intolerance of her husband's calling alienates her from the rest of the parish and forces her into behaviour which is damaging and dangerous....   [tags: Talking Heads] 1623 words
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Boy-Actresses and the Character of Rosalind in As You Like It - Boy-Actresses and the Character of Rosalind in As You Like It        When Shakespeare wrote his plays, women were not permitted to perform on stage, so boys played all of the female characters.  Unlike many apprenticeships, a boy learning to become an actor had no set age at which to begin and no set length of how long to study, but they usually began around the age of ten and continued playing women or adolescent roles for about seven years.  These boys were apprenticed to a specific actor within an acting group, and were not attached to the organization as a whole.  There was a very strong teacher-pupil relationship between the adult actor and the boy, but there was also very often a father-son relationship.  The boys usually lived in the adult actors home with his family.  The idea of an apprentice is not difficult to imagine, but for many modern audiences, a boy playing the role of a women is very difficult to picture.  This picture is even more difficult to see when examining the plays of Shakespeare and the strong female characters that he often depicts.  (Bentley 117)   In Shakespeare's As You Like It, Rosalind has many layers and acts as a character taking on many different roles.  The idea that there is a boy playing a woman disguised as a man pretending to be a woman for wooing, is one that is confusing and yet makes sense.  What adds to this is the idea that Rosalind, disguised as Ganymede, is pretending to be Rosalind, not another woman, but herself.  One can see that she occasionally slips from the role of Ganymede pretending, to being Rosalind, with comments such as "And I am your Rosalind" (Norton 4.1-56) and "By my life, she will do as I do" (Norton 4.1-135).  In these instances it is as though Rosalind forgets that she is disguised as a man, but what does this mean for the actor playing her character?  For one it shows that he must be clear as to which role of the character he was playing.  As one can imagine   "An audience would be confused unless the performer, regardless of gender, made it clear when Rosalind herself was speaking, when the character was speaking as Ganymede, and when Ganymede was the stereotyped 'Rosalind'"  (Shapiro 122)....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Cultural Report: Hollywood 1900-1940 - Cultural Report: Hollywood 1900-1940 Since even before its inception, the idea of “Hollywood” has been consistently concerned with a single underlying concept: spectacle. The earliest movies belonged to what film historians like Tom Gunning call a “cinema of attractions.” Primitive films, the earliest shorts from the late 1890s to the early 1900s, were directed at an audience looking for a new form of entertainment. The first films were screened as the final attraction of a vaudeville show, mostly in the lower-class areas of major cities....   [tags: Movies Film Papers]
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The Media and How it is Killing America’s Future - The Media and How it is Killing America’s Future They grace the cover of magazines everywhere we look. Their beautiful tanned skin engulfs a slender “perfect” body. The men and women of Hollywood truly are striking, but also all look very much the same. There is an obvious trend in these magazines and on television that thin is in, and only skinny people are worthy of adorning magazine covers. Does this mean that only the thin are beautiful in today’s society. Whether they mean to or not, the media definitely indicates that this is the case, leaving a very unrealistic image of what is attractive in the minds of young people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Image Essays]
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Sunset Boulevard Revisited - Sunset Boulevard Revisited When the film Sunset Boulevard premiered in Hollywood in 1950, the picture caused a riot in the theatre after the feature finished. Director Billy Wilder commented, “I’ve never seen so many prominent people at once – the word was out that this was a stunner, you see. After the picture ended there were violent reactions, from excitement to pure horror”(May 570). Wilder did whatever he could to keep the plot of Sunset Boulevard a secret outside of the walls of Paramount Studios because of its controversial subject matter....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Stereotypes of Hispanic Women in Cinema - Stereotypes of Hispanic Women The Latina women, even throughout the era resistance cinema, have not been able to make much progress in overcoming the degrading stereotypes that Hollywood has created for them. Despite the many advances that minorities have made in the cinema in recent years, Latina actresses still take on the roles of the "dark skinned lady" and other such stereotypes with strong sexual connotations. It is often debatable whether or not the role of the Latina has undergone dramatic changes since the days of Dolores Del Rio and Carmen Miranda dancing with the fruit baskets on top of their heads....   [tags: Race Racial Latina Latino Latin Essays] 2483 words
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Changes in Rita in Act Two Scene One of Educating Rita - Changes in Rita in Act Two Scene One of Educating Rita Willy Russell was born in Whiston, near Liverpool, England, in 1947. Russell has written a string of popular, award-winning plays and musicals, but perhaps one of the most well known is Educating Rita. In this play Willy Russell is very much producing a mirror image of parts of his life. As a child and growing up he didn’t care much for school, he considered himself a kid from the ’D’ stream and a piece of factory fodder. Eventually he realised he did not want to end up working in a factory, yet it was to late as there were only six months of school left he did not make an effort, he felt his fate lay in factory work so he spent his days in underground clubs and sagging of school....   [tags: Educating Rita Willy Russell Acting Plays Essays] 1422 words
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Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray      The Picture of Dorian Gray is a novel by Oscar Wilde. The genre of this novel can be classified as a comedy of manners or a gothic novel. The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1890 in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine. Another version with an additional six chapters was published in 1891. One of the major themes in the novel was the Supremacy of Beauty and Youth. A very attractive man has a portrait painted of himself, and after being warned of the mortality of his youth the man, Dorian, trades his soul to remain young while his portrait bears the markings of his age and evil deeds....   [tags: Wilde Dorian Gray Picture Essays]
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