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Crime Drama Fiction - ... For example CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a forensic science team which shows the viewer this particular part of an investigation, generally relating to murder. Waking the Dead is a team who deals with cold case crimes and are made up of a male lead detective with a female sidekick and other investigators as well as a psychologist. The Wire is about a police force and the only series which focuses on different sides to the town Baltimore which is depicted on the screen. Each season represents a different part of the city for example; the first season is about the illegal drug trade and the second season focuses on the seaport system....   [tags: Drama ]
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The Crime Drama Genre - ... The opening to the pilot also reveals Captain Aceveda (Benito Martinez) informing the local media how he and his team, have begun taking the back the streets form the gangs and drug dealers with proven results according to the local crime statistics. The audience are the only ones privy to see the behind the scenes methods used by the police force. Mackay remains in overall control of the gangs and drug dealers, by supporting one main leader. This provides Mackay with ultimate power of the district, he can remove any rivals that his preferred leader may have, thus keeping a firm control over the drug culture in the Farmington district....   [tags: Drama ]
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Drama Portfolio - Drama Portfolio When I entered the stimulus room my initial reactions were that it had been created in a way that it made you think about what was going on within each section of the room. For example none of the objects were straightforward and simple to figure out. A lot of the items were symbolic and had multiple meanings such as the mirror in the past section could mean a change of appearance or reflecting on the past. The room was divided into three different sections, past, present and future....   [tags: Drama] 705 words
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What is drama? The Collins dictionary describes drama as a serious - What is drama. The Collins dictionary describes drama as a serious play for theatre, television or radio. Introduction ============ What is drama. The Collins dictionary describes drama as a serious play for theatre, television or radio. Drama is enjoyed today as much if not more than in when it was invented. Everyone around the world in some time in their lives has relied on drama to bring pleasure, fear and entertainment. Millions of people have become famous and have earned their living through bringing drama to the public through the silver screen and through the small screen....   [tags: Drama] 1361 words
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OPERA AND DRAMA: DIFFERING VIEWS - OPERA AND DRAMA: DIFFERING VIEWS Opera and drama are two closely linked disciplines in the world of performing arts; although many view these as individual aspects which should be combined to create a greater result, others seemingly view opera as drama although it would be seen as illogical to view drama as opera. The mere fact opera has a narrative, although told through music and libretto, combines the two. Michael Tippett’s opera, The Midsummer Marriage, contains influences from other established form’s (drawing examples for Wagner and Verdi) as well as containing Tippett’s own futuristic ideas....   [tags: Drama]
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Drama Performed to Others - Drama Performed to Others Our drama group was given the task of introducing a year nine class to the play 'Macbeth'. Apart from the obvious, there were five themes in the play that the group as a whole thought needed exploring: insanity; good versus bad; the supernatural; guilty conscience; and murder. We looked into each of these topics individually and decided on how we could include them in our final performance, in each lesson we learned more and more about both 'Macbeth' and the skills needed to teach a younger year group the basics of the play....   [tags: Drama] 1106 words
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Drama Coursework: Response Phase - Drama Coursework: Response Phase The play that we have been work-shopping is ‘Legal Weapon’ by Mark Wheeler. This play at first appears to be concerned with road safety but under further study we see that it deals with guilt and denial, family loss and retribution. We have several central roles, Andy is the speeding driver and Jazz is his girlfriend who’s seeing a footballer called Matt whose brother was killed by a drug addict driver. Kelly is the learner driver who is tragically killed by Andy, her father, Brian, who desperately wants retribution for the death of Kelly....   [tags: Drama] 1307 words
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Drama improvisation coursework: Crime - Drama improvisation coursework: Crime We first discussed everything that came up to our mind about our topic of crime. We used brainstorming to help us, like this: We then had a closer look at plays about crime in Elizabethan times. Macbeth is a classic example of crime involving murdering. It is a story about Macbeth who was the Thane of Cawdor was being influenced by his wife and the witches to kill the King. He then became the King himself and killed many other people who wanted to stop him....   [tags: Drama] 611 words
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Drama Coursework: Absurdism Freeze Frames We used freeze frames in drama - Drama Coursework: Absurdism Freeze Frames We used freeze frames in drama to create many absurd scenarios Drama Coursework: Absurdism =========================== Freeze Frames ------------- We used freeze frames in drama to create many absurd scenarios. We co-ordinated our bodies with other people to create a scene and we held our positions for about 10 seconds. We usually did this whilst we were warming up our bodies; it also helped to see if as a group we could listen to other people and develop their ideas....   [tags: Drama] 3620 words
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Stand Up, Al AS Drama Portfolio - Stand Up, Al AS Drama Portfolio Inspiration, Aims and Techniques I feel the aim of this piece of drama is to entertain the audience whilst at the same time making them think. I want the piece, when finished to leave the audience thinking about parts of it, whilst not understanding it all so they continue to question things about the piece to themselves. Specifically i want them to feel sympathy and a warmth towards our main character Al. This will lead to them enjoy the performance more as they will be relating to him as a person and not just as an actor....   [tags: Drama] 2762 words
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Drama Monologue Velocity vs. Viscosity - Drama Monologue Velocity vs. Viscosity Insanity comes in two basic varieties: slow and fast. I'm not talking about onset or duration. I mean the quality of the insanity. The day to day business of being a head case. There are lots of names I guess: depression, catatonia, mania, anxiety, agitation. They don't really tell you much though do they. The predominant quality of the slow form in viscosity. Experience is thick. Perceptions are thickened and dulled. Time is slow, dripping slowly through the clogged filter of thickened perception....   [tags: Drama] 867 words
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Drama vs. Fiction - The differences between drama and fiction are relatively small and there are many things that are similar between drama and fiction. This makes sense as they are both literary forms that are trying to pass stories along to the reader or watcher. These elements are the building blocks of any story and are pretty much required. Where drama and fiction differ though is what makes each one its own form. Plots. A plot is needed for a good work of fiction and it is also needed for a good work of drama....   [tags: fiction, drama, compare, persuasive] 895 words
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We devised apiece of drama with the help of the story that was written - We devised apiece of drama with the help of the story that was written with words extractedfrom the poem: Walls. I represented. We devised a piece of drama with the help of the story that was written with words extracted from the poem: Walls. I represented Jerusalem; the holy city of God. I was positioned at the centre in-between the two worshippers to show that Jerusalem is a place of pilgrimage and prayer. In front of me, either side, were the soldiers that guarded Jerusalem and the people within....   [tags: Drama] 773 words
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A Painting by Paula Rego called The Family - The Stimulus for our Drama Piece - A Painting by Paula Rego called The Family - The Stimulus for our Drama Piece INTRODUCTION In this essay I will be discussing the work that I have done in the first module of performance studies. The aim of this module was to develop technical skills in dance, drama and music and using the performance process of improvising, rehearsing and performing and then applying these skills to four performance pieces. We carried out several skills workshops to help develop confidence in all 3 thematic areas to a more even consistency as some members of our group had never done dance, music and some hadn't taken expressive arts GCSE....   [tags: Drama] 3442 words
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At first the whole class went into the drama studio and sat down. - At first the whole class went into the drama studio and sat down. Inside the room there was a projector and a video camera filming the exam. Task One All things in bold and underlined are the explorative strategies we used during the exam. At first the whole class went into the drama studio and sat down. Inside the room there was a projector and a video camera filming the exam. I was told to relax and then told to stand up and act like a character that depsised everyone else around myself. We all did this at the same time, whilst walking around the drama studio....   [tags: Drama] 1174 words
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Drama piece using different extracts from other plays and social - Drama piece using different extracts from other plays and social references from television programmes Drama essay one part two In our drama piece we are using different extract from other plays and social references from television programmes. We have also used song lyrics, which fitted the mood and context of the piece to inspire us and add to the drama. The portrayal in books and film has helped us to build up our characters and to see the reactions from the different times in which book like 'The cement garden' and films such as 'Girl, interrupted' are set....   [tags: Drama] 726 words
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Drama - I wanted to present a convincing portrayal of a wealthy, educated - Drama - I wanted to present a convincing portrayal of a wealthy, educated woman who, faced with a extremely distressing, seemingly insurmountable personal problem, sees what looks like a perfect solution, but which ends up driving her to madness. Why Were the Nazis Able to Attempt the Genocide of the Jewish People in the Years1939 to 1945. ==================================================================== How Has the Human Rights Position of the Jews Improved Since 1945. ================================================================== The power of the Nazi State made it difficult to resist and rebel against the Nazis....   [tags: Drama] 2404 words
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Abuse of Power Reflected in the Politics and Drama of Ancient Greece - Individual Abuse of Power Reflected in the Politics and Drama of Ancient Greece The Greeks believed that too much power entrusted in one person was dangerous. They were the first democratic society in a tumultuous world of kings and emperors, and they were proud of their ideology. Considering their fervent belief in rule by many, its not surprising that many Greek dramas revolve around an individual hero or a king's fall from power because of pride or some other personality flaw. Well-known characters in some of the greatest Greek tragedians' plays illustrate this idea....   [tags: Greek Drama Plays]
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Drama Portfiolo About Two Friends Leaving Each Other - Drama Portfiolo About Two Friends Leaving Each Other For a drama piece, we were told to do two friends leaving each other. The time period was in the future. One friend is leaving the house they live in, and going to an unknown planet for a different life, promised by the company taking us was a world were dreams became reality and there were no worries or fears. We could leave our previous life behind for a new, perfect one. The public are free to come but they may only bring five personal items....   [tags: Drama Theatre Acting Plays Essays] 659 words
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Process Drama - ... Heap in their book Planning Process Drama, on page 28: “In process drama, students and teacher explore some aspect of the human condition, contextualizing learning.” Facilitators in the classroom setting use process drama to act out different scenarios, investigate facets of human crisis and create an imaginary world where these crisis can be solved. Process drama is a useful way to engage students in learning hence, students are engaged in drama on a cognitive, kinesthetic and emotional level....   [tags: Theatre]
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Drama Education - Historically, drama, and indeed all areas of the arts, have been seen to make an unimportant contribution to society as a whole. As recently as the mid to late 20th century, the arts were seen as a luxury, and a purely leisure exercise or hobby, with only gifted children having access to classically defined art forms such as music or art. This ideology still exists in some form today, although the arts are beginning to be recognised as an integral part of our everyday and working lives. Many drama practitioners and educators consider the arts to be a growing power within the economy, and that drama has benefits to society, culture, and a person’s inner development....   [tags: theatre, theater, ]
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Drama Ritual - ... Once the girl has accepted the role of becoming one with the White Painted Woman, whom is known to reunite with her younger self every year and transfer her healing power into the girl, she receives a special relation or elder that becomes her mentor. The sponsor must take part in the ceremony along the girl; their role is to protect her and participate in everything that the girl is required to do. The movement element is significant in the Apache Initiation service as it wards off evil forces....   [tags: Culture ]
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American Drama - ... He even had his brother and step mother’s hatred, which most leading men had. But he lacked a sense of reality, he was too perfect. Every good character must have a flaw, or something that makes them human or relatable. Without a blemish a character cannot be believable to the audience. A key part to making great theatre is having relatable characters. Evanthe, the lead woman, is very naïve and does not really have a mind of her own; which proved to be troubling for her, seeing that she killed herself in the end....   [tags: Theatre]
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Modernist Drama - Madison Micucci Since 300 B.C, dramatists all over the world have modeled their works after Aristotle’s definition of drama as “the imitation of an action that is serious…in a dramatic rather than narrative form with incidents arousing pity and fear wherewith to accomplish a catharsis of these emotions.” Aristotle’s ideas have endured centuries of change and continue to transcend cultural and historical boundaries. Countless works, whether classical or contemporary, follow the example set by the ancient Greeks, Shakespeare and others, to create dramatic masterpieces that thrill, dazzle and overwhelm the audience by appealing to their emotions....   [tags: Theater] 2503 words
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Literature in No Drama - By nature, Japanese No drama draw much of their inspiration and influence from the classics. Many are based on episodes from the most popular classics, like Atsumori, based on the Tale of Heike, or Matsukaze, which was actually based on a collage of earlier work. Even within these episodes do we find references to yet more classic works of literature, from the oldest collections of poetry to adopted religious texts. That isn’t to say that No is without its own strokes of creativity—the entire performance is a unique adaptation, and the playwrights had to be both highly educated in the classics, yet geniuses at the creative aspect of weaving song/poetry, dance, religion and literature together into a heart-wrenching spectacle....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 883 words
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GCSE Drama Unit One: Drama Exploration - This last half term we’ve been looking at challenging stereotypes and misconceptions. To begin with we were given stimulus in the form of photographs; these prompted each of us to have thoughts on what was shown. The image showed a man or woman staring stone faced through the many legs of passers by. My feeling towards this photograph was partly sympathy; however I knew I would just be one of the many people who would walk past. Stereotypes can interfere; one of the first things that came into our minds was things like drugs and gambling....   [tags: movies, films, cinema] 1752 words
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Drama Portfolio - Drama Portfolio How did the first drama exercise develop your ideas. We first tried a simple drama interview with some prejudice. We thought we could develop it by adding more drama strategies. We also thought that we could increase the prejudice of the interviewer and maybe, instead of him saying his own inner thoughts, he could have a conscience/alter-ego to say it for him. This lead on to the thought that we could make his alter-egos control him and his actions. What were your first thoughts....   [tags: Education School Theatre Plays Essays] 1265 words
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Conventions Of Drama - Through the centuries, the conventions of drama have been altered in many different ways. These conventions are the setting, plot, characters and staging. The main factor which has been a dominant force during the changes of conventions has been the society. The society present during the time in which a play was written had a direct influence on the plot and characters. This is because drama is defined as a representation of life. Four plays which have been selected from Greek, Elizabethan, Restoration and Modern times can be analysed to show and represent the changes of drama....   [tags: essays research papers] 1930 words
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The Drama Medium - The Drama Medium We use the various mediums of drama every time we do any practical work but I have chosen three of them to focus on for this part of my coursework. These are: space/levels, movement/mime/gesture, and voice. Space/levels are used all the time to show the importance of characters and there relationships with each other. The example that I have chosen is from workshop 5 during a 'dream sequence' involving the inspector and Mrs Birling. The levels change frequently but the inspector always remains standing to show that he is the person in control of the situation whilst Mrs Birling's status always lower than the inspectors and is constantly changing to represent her confusion and lack of control over the situation....   [tags: Papers] 762 words
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Tragedy In Drama - Tragedy and Drama In a range of dramatic works from Agamemnon to Hamlet, one sees the range of development of the tragic form, from the earliest Greek to the later Shakespearean tragedies. There are two basic concepts of tragedy: the concept introduced by Aristotle in his Poetics, and the concept developed by Frederick Nietzsche in his "The Birth of Tragedy." Many dramas can be reviewed to reveal the contrast between these two concepts of tragedy, and demonstrate the development of the tragic form over time....   [tags: essays research papers] 1707 words
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Modern Drama - What is Realism. Realism is the movement toward representing reality as it actually is, in art. Realistic drama is an attempt to portray real life on stage, a movement away from the conventional melodramas and sentimental comedies of the 1700s. It is expressed in theatre through the use of symbolism, character development, stage setting and storyline and is exemplified in plays such as Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters. The arrival of realism was indeed good for theatre as it promoted greater audience involvement and raised awareness of contemporary social and moral issues....   [tags: essays research papers] 1289 words
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Television Drama - The viewer positioning in television dramas play a very important and critical part in how the drama is portrayed to the audience, and hence this gives an idea on how successful the show will be. Dawson’s Creek is a relatively new TV drama aimed at teenagers and the issues they face and have to deal with in society today. The viewer positioning, in relation to the show’s themes, construction and values will be discussed and analysed. The “Pilot” episode (first episode of Dawson’s Creek) will be referred back to in this essay, as this episode was what propelled Dawson’s Creek into becoming the most watched teen show around the world and what made the actors/ actresses into instant stars....   [tags: essays research papers] 1894 words
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Drama Script - Drama Script MRS JOHNSTONE (shouting) - Put that gun down. Please son, please. MICKEY (looking in Mrs Johnstone) - Stay out of this. This is between me and him, alright. MRS JOHNSTONE (tears coming in her eyes) - please forgive him, son. Please EDWARD - Mickey, listen to your mother, she is right. Maybe we can talk this through MICKEY (looking at Edward in the eye) - You took my wife (Linda) away from me, and you want to talk this through. You don’t deserve to live, you bastard....   [tags: Papers] 375 words
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Elizabethan Drama - The term, Renaissance, comes from the Latin word 'rinascere' that means to be reborn. The Renaissance was a great cultural movement - - a period of renewal, revival, and growth. The Renaissance began in Italy during the early 1300's. By 1600 the cultural revival had spread to France, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and other European countries. Many Renaissance scholars and artists studied the art and learning from ancient Greece and Rome, attempting to recapture the spirit of those cultures in their philosophies and their works of art and literature....   [tags: European Literature] 1002 words
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Shakespeare's Drama - After the Classical era, that is after the Greek writers Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, it is Shakespeare who is widely known for his plays. There is a blend of the tragic and comic in almost all the Shakespearean plays which is appealing. The exile of the senior Duke and the plan to kill Orlando in `As You Like It', the fall of Shylock in `The Merchant of Venice' as the tragic elements; the fool in `Othello' and `King Lear', the soothsayer in `Antony and Cleopatra' are perfect examples for comic in tragedies....   [tags: European Literature] 617 words
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Aspects of Drama - Aspects of Drama Improvisation: Firstly we looked at the photo 'The return of Robert B' and described how the proxemics and physicality of the characters in the picture helped to depict relationships within the characters and individual emotions. Regarding proxemics the closeness of the children to the father showed confidence and independence in their own feelings. Physically they showed large physical and facial expressions, showing confidant and open emotion. Whereas it seemed the children closest to the mother still relied on her guidance and protection, their physicality was smaller and therefore their emotion appeared smaller or at least slightly hesitant....   [tags: Papers] 1050 words
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Rebellion in Drama - Rebellion in Drama We started our work on rebellion as a class by thinking of all the terms and groups of people associated with rebellion: we came up with terrorism, strikes, the French revolution, motorbikes, drugs, alcohol, anarchy, protests, sit-ins, rock music and teenagers along with others. My first improvised scene was in a group of three. I played a modern day teacher, who was trying to start a lesson, but the two students were being disruptive. When one pupil storms out of the lesson, and I bring him back in, the other is about to leave....   [tags: Papers] 1363 words
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Feminism in Drama, Fiction and Poetry - ... Descriptions of places and the characters’ emotions in drama are in the characters’ dialog. Drama authors do not include details because they use their characters to describe it for them through a series of acts and scenes without narrations. Drama is all about characters . Trifles used female characters as their focal point to show feminism. The author showed the struggle of these women to show women are capable of self reliance and power. While Drama uses dialogs, Fiction uses both dialog and descriptions....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Teenage Drama Shows - ... The teen drama genre typically has shows that are a combination of series and serial programs. In series programs, each week’s episode is self-contained but will occasionally have two-part episodes or a narrative arc that reoccurs (narrative style 23). Many cartoons have a series style. The teen drama, The O.C. was a series style show. One did not have to know much history about the characters and plot to understand the dynamic of each episode. The O.C. also had serial aspects. There were narrative structures that would overlap in episodes, but usually a new topic portrayed every week....   [tags: Communication, Media, MTV] 2327 words
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Nō Drama – Atsumori & Nonomiya - Nō drama plays an important role in Japanese literature. It was an important entertainment in the old days. It also was significant in reflecting the Buddhist view of existence.1 Most of the Nō dramas were written according to popular novels or prose works. In this essay, I would like to introduce two Nō dramas, Atsumori and Nonomiya, as well as the respective sources references. Atsumori is a Nō play written by Zeami. This is classified as the second category of Nō drama, which talks about warriors....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Crime Drama Genre - ... It shows that anything can happen inside a prison and you can’t trust anyone. This brings tension and pleasure within the narrative from the conflict of the prisoners against the social order. Will they get caught. That is what attracts the audience and keeps them on the edge of their seat as they want to know what is going to happen next and if their “favourite” inmate is going to survive. Moreover, Tom Fontana (2000) stated that in contrast to many screen depictions of prison (such as the Shawshank Redemption (1994)), none of the characters imprisoned in Oz are innocent of their crimes....   [tags: Television]
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Drama in Merchant of Venice - The Merchant of Venice is a romantic and funny play that has a lot of characters. In Shakespear times people found different things funny like insulting foreigners. There is always some form of drama in plays this makes the audience more excited and more into the play.One of the most dramatic plots in the play was when a wealthy heiress named Portia had to find a husband. Portia was a wealthy woman that inherited all her fathers money and her father left three caskets if someone wanted to marry her they would have to pick a casket if they pick the wrong casket they are never allowed to marry again but if they pick the right casket all of Portia wealth goes to her husband....   [tags: Merchant of Venice, shakespeare, ] 813 words
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Twentieth Century European Drama - ... 1934: 174). The main difference lies in the fact that whereas Garcin, Inez, and Estelle are aware of their situation, and its conclusion, throughout the play (Sartre. 1990: 195, 206, 219 & 223), Ros and Guil are oblivious to theirs until the very end (Stoppard. 1984: 92-93). However, Guil is constantly plagued by the sense that something inevitable is transpiring, beyond their control. This is exemplified by Guil’s theorizing regarding the coin flipping; his notion that “there’s a logic at work – it’s all done for you”; the monologue concerning “wheels set in motion”; his statement that “they’re waiting to see what we’re going to”, while he and Ros are deciding what to do next; his monologue regarding being on a boat bound for England; and his statement, revealing his acquiescence to the inevitable, that “it would be presumptuous of us to interfere with the designs of fate” (Stoppard....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Effect of Fate on the Outcome of a Drama - ... This is because of chance’s desire to impact our lives in uncontrollable ways. Romeo is overconfident with his plans to marry Juliet and declares to “[let] love-devouring death do what he dares” (Shakespeare II.vi.7). The foolish boy provokes chance to bring death and misery to the new couple, but this is only the beginning of his mistake. Romeo continues to bait fortune by remarking, “[b]ut come what sorrow can” (II.vi.3). Circumstance, happy to oblige with Romeo’s comment, is waiting for the right moment to fulfill their wishes....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Reflection on Mask Unit - The second unit in the drama course at Jarvis is all about masks, how to make them and how to act in them. This unit is probably one of the most enjoyable units of drama because it combines hands on activities with drama. Masks are a very important piece of art in many plays and live shows. Using masks during a show enables the actor to become more than one character, and enhances their ability to act by letting them experience different personalities. Masks in the theatre are also used to express and reinforce the character and the story, create a distance between the actor on stage and the character of the story....   [tags: Drama] 1090 words
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Renaissance Drama and Staging - Renaissance Drama and Staging Margaret Jane Kidnie states “an area significantly impacted by William Shakespeare, Renaissance Theater developed into an influential period of drama deviating upon various elements of perception in each performance” (456-473). Many scholars wrote responses about renaissance drama and staging. There was a diversity of focus portrayed throughout each presentation, therefore resulting in differentiation between performances. Jealousy, gender, and spectatorship were some of the many topics that were represented in theater throughout the Renaissance Era, influenced greatly by William Shakespeare....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Romance and Drama Fiction - Romance and Drama Fiction There is an enormous quantity of categories in which fiction books fall into. Romance and Drama are just two of the many categories there is. So the question is what makes a good romance book. Or a good romance story. First of all, romance books should always relate to the human experience. They should integrate words and actions that people say to their boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, and lovers. But those are just basic essentials of making a good romance story....   [tags: Papers] 481 words
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British TV Drama - British TV Drama To what extent has British television drama contributed to a public discourse on major political and social issues, both in the recent past and during the 1960s. Please draw on specific examples in presenting your argument. In this essay I will discuss how political and social issues have been raised in British television drama and also how they relate to public discourse in Britain. I will discuss TV dramas such as Our Friends in the North, Talking to a Stranger, Cathy Come Home, and Boys from the Blackstuff....   [tags: essays papers]
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Reality and Drama Programming on Television - Television Drama is limited to the worlds of fiction. The definition of the word `drama', as cited by The Concise Oxford Dictionary of current English is: "3. an exciting or emotional event, set of circumstances, etc." and "4. dramatic quality." It is defined by www.dictionary.com as "1 b. A serious narrative work or program for television, radio, or the cinema" and "4. A situation or succession of events in real life having the dramatic progression or emotional effect characteristic of a play" and "5....   [tags: Performance Arts] 1819 words
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My Own Drama - My Own Drama In drama I had studied three different plays which are 'Romeo & Juliet', 'A Taste Of Honey' and 'Saved'. For my performance I had to take out stimulus, themes and ideas from the plays I've studied and put it into my piece of drama. My play was mostly focused on the play 'Saved' so I took out the issue of teenage pregnancy, the abuse of a child and the prison scene. I used the issue of teenage pregnancy and crime between teenagers as my starting point because of the fact that these issues are the most ones that increase these days but none of the teenagers are being informed about these....   [tags: Papers] 1845 words
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Crime Drama on British Television - Crime Drama on British Television The relevant industry for my crime drama is obviously television. In Britain there are five terrestrial Channels, which include BBC 1 and 2, Independent Television ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. Each of these is an example of an institution in the television industry with their own ethos, programme schedules and style. The television industry began with BBCTV which launched in 1936 to a minority audience and was part of the BBC’s then media monopoly....   [tags: Papers] 861 words
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