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The Popularity of Asian Dramas - ... Asian dramas are produced in their respective countries. From watching the dramas, I was able to get an idea of the similarities and differences between culture and society among each countries. These elements were depicted within the dramas. For Korean dramas, it is rare to see any explicit scenes, as society in Korea is conservative. The majority of women are presented as innocent and well-mannered with the same to be said for the men. This is why Korean dramas are known for romantic, innocent dramas....   [tags: culture, television, production] 1148 words
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Nō Dramas - Atsumori is a Nō drama written by Zeami whereas Nonomiya was thought to have been written by Komparu Zenchiku. Even though these two dramas were written by different people, they both incorporate past literary sources as their base. Nō dramas are usually influenced by past works of literature such as Genji Monogatari, Ise Monogatari, and the Kokinshū. These two Nō plays are mainly based upon Heike monogatari and Genji monogatari. The Atsumori Nō drama was based from Heike Monogatari and the story of Atsumori of the Taira clan who was killed by Kumagai of the Minamoto clan....   [tags: Japanese Literature ]
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Nō Dramas - Nō dramas emerged in Japan in the ca. 14th century and were performed in shrines and temples in Kyōto and Nara. The plots of nō plays were based on historical events, literature, legends, and contemporary events. At the time when nō plays were being written, many authors drew upon references or allusions from various literary sources such as Genji monogatari, Ise monogatari, and the Kokinshū. Two examples of nō plays that were based on Genji monogatari are Matsukaze and Nonomiya. After reading Matsukaze and Nonomiya, it is interesting that both plays share a similar plot even though they are written by different authors....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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An Analysis of Loyalty in Greek Dramas - An Analysis of Loyalty in Greek Dramas Murder, corruption in government, religious zealotry, and revenge of scorned lovers are themes that run rampant through many Greek dramas. However, in the plays Medea, written by Euripides, and Antigone, written by Sophocles, such themes reach an almost unprecedented levels. The plays follow women driven to extremes by what she feels is great injustice. The two women, after whom the plays are named after, fight against the offense and demand respect from the men they deal with....   [tags: Greek Play Drama] 1820 words
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Jane Eyre and Control Dramas - Jane Eyre and Control Dramas       There are particular powers that drive lives in their respective directions.  Some are internal, but the majority are external.  The external propellers are forces caused by the environment of an individual.  Environmental influences include but are not limited to  geographical and climatic forces.  In addition, there are societal forces such as the "control drama." Control dramas have been introduced by the best selling author James Redfield as a way to evaluate situations through behavioral classifications.  Jane Eyre is an excellent example of how control dramas affect the individual.  In order to fully understand why Jane acts as she does, it is par...   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]
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Alan Bennett's Monologues as Dramas - Alan Bennett's Monologues as Dramas These plays are written for TV rather than theatre and are experimental for different styles of acting with more emphasis being placed on the single actors face. This is in order to show subtle changes in expressions hopefully giving the viewer a more clear insight into the characters feelings. This is more appropriate for "A Cream Cracker…" as it is a moving story, which is portrayed, even more so in the subtle movement of Doris's face "Cracked the photo....   [tags: Alan Bennett Essays Monologue] 1212 words
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Comparison of Two Hospital Dramas: Casualty and ER - Comparison of Two Hospital Dramas: Casualty and ER This essay will compare the two hospital dramas, Casualty and ER. Casualty is a British hospital drama. It is shown on BBC1 at 8:05 on a Saturday evening .It has been one of the biggest and most popular hospital dramas ever made in Britain. The fact that it's lasted over ten series, has been sold to many countries around the world, and it still manages to pull in big audiences speaks for itself. The series is set in the fictional town of Holby, and is set in the hospital, Holby A+E....   [tags: Papers] 893 words
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The Story of The Tyrone's: Eugene O’Neill - Eugene O’Neill’s Long day’s journey into night depicts the story of the Tyrone’s, an estranged and divided family. O’Neill’s play takes place during only one day, in which we can observe the family’s fragmented nature and problems. The Tyrone family is defined by their persistent problems that shape not only the narrative of the play, but also the relationships between the members of the family. These numerous issues also lead to an endless cycle of argues and fierce conflicts. Long day’s journey into night deals with various themes and motifs which are recurrent in other American dramas....   [tags: american dramas, divide family]
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Funa benkei by Kanze Nobomitsu - Funa Benkei, or Benkei Aboard Ship, was written by Kanze Nobumitsu, and was based upon Gikeiki (‘Record of Yoshitsune’), which tells the story of a young Yoshitsune who, through his training, won the loyalty of the fearsome warrior-monk, Musashibou Benkei—the titicular character of this play. Funa Benkei is considerably modern compared to the other plays included in Japanese Noh Dramas, and is a fifth-category play (kiri-noh), which is current in all five schools of noh (Tyler, pg.83). The structure of the play is set up with the scene in which Benkei introduces himself all the way up until the ageuta by Benkei and the Warriors as the jo, or intro, that sets up the exposition and introduces...   [tags: Gikeiki, japanese noh dramas]
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Evil in Byron's Dramas: Manfred, Cain, Heaven and Earth, The Deformed Transformed. - The Conception of Evil in Byron's Dramas: Manfred, Cain, Heaven and Earth, The Deformed Transformed.              The depictions of and ideas about evil in Byron's dramas Cain, The Deformed Transformed, Heaven and Earth and Manfred are fairly common between the four texts. On the basic level, evil is seen as a force opposite to good, which all humans have the potential for. Only some humans express this potential, and their downfall into evil is often brought about by temptation, usually from a divine being....   [tags: Heaven and Earth Essays]
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Successful Female Crime Drama Leads: Where Does that Leave Motherhood? - In recent years, there has been a gender shift in crime dramas on television. In the 70s, 80s, and early 90s, the viewer saw the lead characters to be heavily male dominated with a woman thrown in for mostly sex appeal. The shift from the stereotypical nuclear family, with a stay-at-home mom, has impacted many genres of television programing and exemplified in Paul Cantor’s “The Simpson: Atomistic Politics and the Nuclear Family,” when referring to the deviation from a historic ideal family “in fact [the breakdown] should be regarded as a form of liberation from an image of the family that may have been good enough for the 1950’s but is no longer valid in the 1990’s” (737)....   [tags: Gender Shift, Crime Dramas, Television, Motherhood]
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The CSI Effect and its Implications in Forensic Science - The definition of forensic science is any scientific research, method, or theory used to analyze evidence in an attempt to solve legal cases (Cho). In recent years, there has been growing public interest in forensic science, arguably because of the numerous television programs that glamorize its practices. This phenomenon is part of what is known as the CSI effect, or the process through which devoted fans of popular crime dramas develop unrealistic notions of forensic science methods, practices, and their applications in real life cases (Mancini 544; Stevens 37; Ley, Jankowski, and Brewer 52)....   [tags: crime dramas, tv show, legal cases]
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Danny Boyle's Trainspotting Film - Trainspotting is a 1996 Scottish black comedy/drama directed by Danny Boyle based on the novel by Irvine Welsh written in 1993. The screenplay was written by John Hodge and the story of the movie is narrated by Renton (Ewan McGregor). In the movie, the young Scottish heroin addicts commit every crime they possibly can to leave the audience in shock and disbelief. The movie follows a group of heroin addicts, so called “friends” that live in economically depressed Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, in roughly the late 1980’s....   [tags: black comedy-dramas, movie review-analysis] 670 words
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the Restoration Shaped Literature From 1660 to 1700 - The Restoration period is also known as the Age of Dryden, because Dryden was the dominating and most representative literary figure of the Age. During the restoration, King Charles II was restored to the throne, which marked the beginning of a new epoch in English literature. The Restoration of King Charles II brought about a revolutionary change in life and literature. During this period gravity, moral earnestness and decorum in all things, which distinguished the Puritan period, were forgotten; cheerfulness and gaiety were the new moods and morality was waning (Chavan)....   [tags: restoration period, age of dryden]
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Crime Drama Female Leads - In recent years, there has been a gender shift in crime dramas on television. In the 70s, 80s, and early 90s, the viewer saw the lead characters to be heavily male dominated with a woman thrown in for mostly sex appeal. Nowadays, most crime dramas are either gender balanced or even female dominated. As this shift has occurred, many new issues began to spawn. Having female lead characters in these types of dramas allow younger female viewers to see that females are capable of working in a usually heavily male dominated workplace and hold positions of power and leadership....   [tags: Television, Women, Casting] 675 words
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Teenage Drama Shows - Teenagers are a significant segment of the American population. However, teenage drama shows did not make a significant emergence until the 1990’s. Before the 90’s, there were a handful of shows that had adolescents as supporting or main characters but the shows were not geared towards a teen audience. Never Too Young was one of the first so- called “teen drama” shows that premiered in 1965 and aired for a single season. The show had soap opera elements and chronicled the lives of teenagers. Teen dramas as opposed to teen situation comedies have soap opera elements to them....   [tags: Communication, Media, MTV] 2327 words
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The Controversies of British Crime Film During the 1940's - The controversies surrounding British crime film releases between 1947 and 1949 are not due to the films themselves, but rather the ways in which the filmmakers were imitating Hollywood cinema’. Making reference to one British crime film in this period alongside primary and secondary source materials, explain to what extent this statement is true. The Controversies surrounding British post-war crime dramas are often thought of as being the visually distasteful and sordid, mindless violence that could be found in British crime dramas at a time when censorship was unstable, but the controversial nature of these films are embedded much deeper than that....   [tags: post-war, gangs, government] 1692 words
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TV Pop Culture: Cognitive Malignancy or Brainpower? - American pop culture has come a long way in the last few decades: from the rock 'n’ roll boom of the fifties, to the hippie aesthetic of the seventies, to the electronic age of the nineties. Pop culture clearly fluctuates at a rapid pace and even though fads have come and gone, one thing has remained viable even in more contemporary times: the TV set. On top of that, never has the world seen a greater peak in technology than it has in recent years, and the television is no exception. Unfortunately, as fascinating as these advancements may sound, it is generally presumed that the television—as with much modern pop culture tech—has had and continues to have detrimental effects on Western cu...   [tags: American Pop Culture, Music Industry, Television]
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Fighting the System in 12 Angry Men and A Time to Kill - Legal dramas provide audiences the opportunity to enter the world of the courtroom in addition to dramatized emotions as reflected by the characters (typically the lawyer and juries) of the film. The Post-Classical era film 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957) and the Post-Modernist film A Time to Kill (Joel Schumacher, 1996) consist of a goal-driven protagonist finding the truth and meaning in societal paradoxes while overcoming strong adversity. However, the legal drama genre shift between the Post-Classical and Post-Modernist eras (as seen in the two films) from a character-driven genre to an expository-character genre is attributed to the paranoia brought on by forces such as McCarthyism in...   [tags: 12 Angry Men Essays] 2493 words
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Evolution of Opera: Greek Drama to Baroque Opera - Donald Grout defines opera in his text, A Short History of Opera, as “a drama in music: a dramatic action, exhibited on stage with scenery by actors in costume, the words conveyed entirely or for the most part by singing, and the whole sustained and amplified by orchestral music” (4). A literal translation of the word opera is simply work, and although the term opera was not coined until 1634, one of the first known operas was performed in 1597 (Grout 1). Grout explains that there are two types of opera....   [tags: A Short History of Opera, Greek Drama]
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Sophocles' Great Tragedies: Oedipus and Antigone - Sophocles, one the most famous ancient Greek playwrights, composed two Greek tragedies that have survived to today. Oedipus the King and Antigone are Sophocles’ most well-known dramas. These two plays emphasize the catastrophic events that take place following a series of incidents and decisions. Throughout the two plays the audience is continuously uncovering details that will eventually lead to the downfall of the main characters. By comparing the two plays, one can identify similar aspects of the plays that would eventually lead to the characters downfalls....   [tags: intentions, defiance, fate]
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Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) Agenda-Setting - ... From the news, they highlight many government’s activities and contributions to the society. Not to mention, during every single election, RTM is being supportive towards Barisan Nasional, the ruling party in Malaysia’s government. From these explicit agendas performed by RTM, there are implicit significant here on what RTM wants to deliver to the public. Khattab (2006) highlighted 4 implicit significant. As TV1 is concentrated with Malay language as the main message transmitter, it creates a sense of one language over others....   [tags: TV programs, maley language, broadcasting]
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Oedipus the King - Oedipus the King, written by Sophocles, is a tragic drama that portrays a great deal of irony. Oedipus, the protagonist, suffers serious misfortune that is significant in that the “misfortune is logically connected with the hero’s actions” (AbleMedia LLC). When the reader learns about the background of Greek culture and the life of Sophocles, this tragic drama is able to become more alive and valuable. It is important to familiarize oneself with the author because it allows for a greater connection to the dialogue presented....   [tags: Greek Literature]
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Effect of the Second World War on The Cinema of Japan - Arguably the most world changing event in history, the Second World War had a huge effect in cinema around the world. These effects can are perhaps most apparent in the cinema of Japan as the country was impacted greatly by the war. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the subsequent capitulation of Japan changed the morals and the psyche of its people almost completely leaving a big mark in Japanese culture which is quite evident when looking the films made in the country during the post war period....   [tags: history, heroic tale, sacrifice]
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The Effect of the Modernization of China on Chinese Music - The modernization of China has played a key role in the changes of popular culture in China. With modernization, the people of China were introduced to different forms and styles of music which the Chinese studied and incorporated into their own music. They felt that the 'Westernization of their music' would make it more modern. With the rise of popular music came a means of identification, and with that, regulations to control its effect on society as a whole. And finally, the blurring of boundaries between China and the rest of the world show the ever-changing nature of the music in China....   [tags: Music]
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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 Media and Body Image - Mass media is designed to reach large audiences with technology. Its purpose is meant to give us entertainment and information we need to act as a society. Media is everywhere; there is no escaping from it. Almost every home in America has at least one TV, the internet, and a cell phone. You cannot drive down the street without seeing billboard signs. Checking out at the grocery store can be tricky if trying to avoid magazines. There are more forms of media available today then ever before; consequently, teens are exposed to a lot of information....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Character Flaws in Shakespeare’s Plays - Introduction The main purpose of this paper is to examine Shakespeare’s characters and their flaws, comparing them with the modern characters written by Tom Stoppard and Harold Pinter. For that purpose, comparative analysis will be used in this paper. The results will show that nothing has truly changed since the Shakespearean era. People live in a corrupted society, influenced by poisonous doctrines. However, the paper shows that there are still hope for mankind, but only if people restore the moral compass....   [tags: William Shakespeare, plays]
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Japanese Traditional and Continued Arts - The controversy of developments and beliefs between northern and southern Japan are known by natives and foreign experts. Researching about their history and talking with a native from off the soils of Japan. The north and the south may share the land but both have very different views (Hiroshi). While the south is continuing to become the new techno-logic age, the north is content with staying with the original and converted traditional life. Developments that differentiate each side are dealing with but not limited to technology....   [tags: traditional morals, beliefs, japan]
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Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games - ... Katniss sort of knew Peeta before the games, but she wasn’t exactly sure because she could never really pen point where she meet him. Come to find out Peeta basically saved her from starvation because he gave her bread from his bakery, after he burnt it on purpose. Once Peeta and Katniss reached the Capitol and came out to show all the people of the Capitol who they were, they were the ones to watch out for. Katniss was known as the girl on fire, and then Peeta surprised everyone when he told the people of the Capitol that he was in love with Katniss; which then labeled both of them as the star crossed lovers of district 12....   [tags: film and book analysis] 1361 words
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Absurdism in Waiting for Godot - Absurdism, a very well known term in the era of modern theatre has played a very significant role in the field of dramas. It’s significance and its presence in the modern theatre has created all together a different and a specific area in the world of theatre widely known as “the theater of the absurd”. Theatre of absurd was given its place in 1960’s by the American critic Martin Esslin. In a thought to make the audiences aware that there is no such true order or meaning in the world of their existence....   [tags: theater, drama, meaning] 751 words
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The History of Acting - Have you ever seen a movie or play and thought to yourself “Man, that is so cool. I wonder what the past behind all these actors and plays are”. The history of acting and theater has evolved greatly since its creation, and has a long and in-depth past. The history of acting and theater is comprised of many components, including Greek/Roman Theater, Middle Ages Theater, European/Renaissance Theater, Elizabethan Theater, and Modern Theater. The history of acting started out in Ancient Greece and Rome, where its deepest roots come from....   [tags: Modern Theater, Middle ages]
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Sasaeng Fans: Beyond Admiration - ... The desire to be appreciated or remembered is something sasaeng fans want from idols. Sasaeng fans suffering from the hero syndrome may do dangerous acts to celebrities or themselves. My parents have told countless times to not be so obsessed with celebrities because they are a bad influence. Some celebrities are doing drugs and illegal acts. I would stop studying and be wasting my time on the computer. As a student, I should work hard and focus on my school work. They told me that my idols would not be responsible for my life....   [tags: stalking celebrities, South Korea]
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Drama throughout the Ages - The most significant contributions to the development of theater came from the Medieval Age. The rebirth of theater began at this time within the Church as a way to supplement the mass with religious based performances. As the performances developed and became increasingly complex, drama became increasingly secular which allowed for the expansion of topics outside of the religious realm. The medieval theater, while a setback from the great dramas of the Greek and Roman periods, gave major contributions such as the use of the vernacular and the development of more detailed and symbolic costumes....   [tags: development of theater, dramatic arts] 729 words
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Slaying the Dragon - Slaying the Dragon: How Asian Women were Portrayed in Movies “Slaying the Dragon” by Deborah Gee is a comprehensive look at media stereotypes of Asian and Asian American women since the silent era. From the racist use of white actors to portray Asians in early Hollywood films, through the success of Anna May Wong’s sinister dragon lady, to Suzie Wong and the ‘50s geisha girls, to the Asian-American anchorwoman of today. The movie also shows how stereotypes of exoticism and docility have affected the perception of Asian-American women....   [tags: essays research papers] 469 words
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The Portrayal of Class Stereotypes in the Television Drama Shameless - The Portrayal of Class Stereotypes in the Television Drama Shameless Paul Abbot lived in Manchester throughout the early periods of his life. He lived and experienced the daily goings on first-hand, making his product, “Shameless”, semi-autobiographical. Combining the reality of Manchester’s underclass and his good sense of situational humour, Abbot moulded his most recently acclaimed TV drama with great intricacy. On many occasions, Abbot creates situations of which provide laughter for adult audiences, and additionally an accurate analysis of a social class forgotten and ignored by the surrounding society....   [tags: Papers] 790 words
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Crime Scene Investigation - Every week more than 60 million Americans turn their television sets to tune to the popular crime investigation drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation or one of its countless spin offs, which have become increasingly popular among the American public (Shelton, n.d.). The show has been a top rated drama since it was first aired in 2001, it has received several Emmy nominations, and many even claimed it has lead to the considerable increase in college students studying forensic science. Recently however, despite its many achievements several newspapers and magazine articles began warning about the impact the shows influence is having on our criminal justice system; they referred to the phenomeno...   [tags: Media, TV Show] 1763 words
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Lost vs. Hustle - Lost vs. Hustle During Media we have discussed different issues regarding TV dramas. I am writing this essay to argue different types of TV dramas and how they appeal to their intended audience. There are five different types of TV dramas; some of them are very similar whilst others are completely different. One-off dramas do not have sequals, they are shown over about a week and repeated regularly, they have only one story and the characters are always the same. There are two types of TV dramas that are almost identical these are Series and Serials....   [tags: Papers] 3165 words
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Richard Wagner and Opera - Richard Wagner and Opera One of the key figures in the history of opera, Wagner was largely responsible for altering its orientation in the nineteenth century. His program of artistic reform accelerated the trend towards organically conceived, through-composed structures, as well as influencing the development of the orchestra, of a new breed of singer, and of various aspects of theatrical practice. As the most influential composer during the second half of the nineteenth century, Richard Wagner's conception of music remains very much with us even a century after his death....   [tags: Papers] 806 words
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Victorian Theater - Theater and entertainment were very popular and sought-after during the Victorian Era. The performance world was one of the few ways of public entertainment during this time period. All Victorians, from the upper-class and the wealthy to the servants and apprentices, greatly enjoyed watching the unique and pleasing performances. Audiences were divided by class so that the aristocracy wouldn’t have to make contact with the lower class. The lifestyles of the Victorian people greatly influences the aspects of theater in the era....   [tags: urban poor, entertainment, victorian age]
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No Sugar by Jack Davis: Exposes the Mistreatment of Australian Aborigines During the 1930's - Today, in the 20th Century, it is a commonly known fact in Australia, and throughout the rest of the world, that Aborigines were mistreated from since western culture first settled, and for many years after that. It is the main purpose of stage dramas to bring issues, such as the one mentioned above, and ideas about these issues to life through dramatic performances and the use of a number of various techniques. No Sugar, a revisionist text written by Jack Davis in 1985, is one of these stage dramas....   [tags: Revisionist Text Jack Davis ] 1362 words
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Law and Popular Culture: Bad Lawyers in the Movies by Michael Asimow - Legal dramas have long been popular subjects for popular culture media. In the early days, television and film lawyers were typically portrayed as upstanding citizens but the recent trend has been to show lawyers in a less flattering light. UCLA Professor of Law Michael Asimow believes this is problematic. In Law and Popular Culture: Bad Lawyers in the Movies, Asimow discusses that while the depiction of lawyers in film is a reflection of popular opinion, it is also a force for the formation of new opinions, with perhaps unintended consequences....   [tags: popular culture, media, legal issues]
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Musical Prodigy of the 18th Century - When applause erupts for an orchestra in a concert hall, the audience is usually enveloped in admiration for the musicians’ talent. However, the composer of the music rarely receives recognition even though he is the actual mastermind behind the beautiful music. One of the most influential composers of the 18th century was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart was born to Leopold and Anna Maria on January 27, 1956 in Salzburg, Austria. Historical records show that Mozart acquired his initial musical knowledge from his father and his older sister, Nannerl....   [tags: Music History]
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Examining the Theme of Conflict in Romeo and Juliet - Conflict has many different meanings for both physical and verbal abuse. Conflict could be a viscous feud or a full on physical fight. These days in television soap dramas we intend to see more verbal conflict than physical violence. But over the last couple of years new television programmes have been released which contains a lot of action-packed fighting and physical conflict of some kind. Some programmes include physical and verbal conflict including, “Eastenders”, “The Bill” and other programmes similar to these....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare] 1951 words
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The Nuclear Family is no Longer the American Ideal - Times have changed; the nuclear family is no longer the American ideal because family needs have changed since the 1950's. This American convention of a mother and father and their two children, were a template of films and early television as a depiction of the American family life. Now seen as archaic and cliché by today’s standards, but the idea is common throughout many of the first world nations in the world. This ideal was a vast departure from the past agrarian and pre industrial families, and was modeled and structured as the ‘American dream’ father working, mother maintaining the household and children molded to be simulacra of the parents....   [tags: My Vision for America] 949 words
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Why I Chose to Write a Drama About Bullying - The idea of doing a drama specifically about bullying came from a personal experience and from watching a documentary on television about a young fourteen years old girl named Dawin-Marie Wesley, that committed suicide after being bullied and teased by three girls in her school. After reading and further researching about this sensitive subject, I decided that I wanted to focus my major on children that get bullied, but instead of having a tragic ending I determined to contain the happy ending narrative of a child that gets bullied but manages to defeat his bullies by having the help of a friend....   [tags: plays, bully, childhood, documentary] 1047 words
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“Restoration Women: Reassessment of identity and status through theatre” - “The dramas laws the dramas patrons give” illustrates the relationship between theatre and the people of the Restoration period (Elwin 5). As theatre of this era sheds light on the newly changing social normal and self-identification the reaction of the audience sheds insight back onto theatre itself. The concept of sex and sexuality is confronted and analyzed as women take the stage for the first time. The rapidly changing constructs of women are illustrated on stage and is widely received by rowdy and enthusiastic audiences....   [tags: Theater ]
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The Cultural Impact of the Disapperance of Soap Operas - Soap operas were first introduced to American culture via the radio in the early 20th century. They were so named because the first sponsors and producers of the radio dramas were soap manufacturers, such as Dial, Proctor and Gamble, and the Lever Brothers. When one thinks of a “soap opera” they think of a daytime drama, in which a new episode is aired every business day, and they would be right. In America soaps hit television in 1946, mainly shown during the day, targeting housewives, allowing those who watched to escape their mundane lives for an improbable life situation and unexpected drama, which occurs during each episode....   [tags: drama, radio, soap operas, culture] 937 words
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