Theatre as a unique, live art form does not only consist of theatrical performances that tell stories, but are significant as to how they cover certain topics that portray issues within the world. Because of this, theatre is an art form that can be used as a platform to discuss and bring awareness to issues that affect one’s community. The play, In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin Mccraney follows the upcoming of age story of Oya, a young African-American woman, that struggles to find her true self and identity within the projects of San Pere, Louisiana. With the presence of Yoruban tradition, In the Red and Brown Water explores the themes of poverty and racial injustices among minorities through the distinctive use of design clues, …show more content…
A predominant feature within this theatrical element is the incorporation of lyrical movement within the acting scenes. A group of lyrical dancers move in and out within the scenes and are used as a foreshadowing method to emphasize situations that hold a current or upcoming significance to the overall theme of the play. For example, in the beginning of the play, the dancers along with Onya are represented through an apparent dream that Elgeba, Onya’s young neighbor, has about Onya being swept away by the currents of the water. The dancers impressively portrayed this concept as the silent waves that were holding Onya up and taking her away. This foreshadowing dream shows Onya’s ultimate destiny and fall from her increasing hardships. Also, the humming and singing from the the actors and dancers throughout the play play a significant role in adding an emotional element to the overall overview of the play. The seemingly sad humming at the beginning of the play was a beautiful introduction that set an overall serious tone to the underlying issues that were at hand. Without the use of words, both of the elements of the lyrical dancers and the humming from the actors expressed meaningful emotions that continuously paved the way for the difficult situations that Onya had to
shall firstly do a summery of the play and give a basic image of what
Throughout The Awakening, water the main motif serves as a catalyst to the metamorphosis of Edna. During the length of the story Edna goes through a process of changes that coincides with the presence of water. Water serves as a conduit for liberation and empowerment that facilitates the rebirth and even death of Edna. In this essay I will argue that the motif of water represents the continual transformations that occur within Edna throughout the story.
The music and sound effects are in the same pont with what the author nedded to say in that play. In the smok and sword fight on the first act we thought will be a play where every body is confusing and fight each other. The phone ringing all the time and this help the actors to play around in the hury and action come up with rehearsal process. The purposes of the phone is any time we heart that something is going to happen, so we expectin to change the sequence in the play. Ringing the phone open a problem, hanging up the phone close the problem. Opening and shoutting the door of dressing room as a slamming it create for the audience understanding the flow of the show and leaves the flexibility as we see white and black to the performance. Crying with tears make the player dramatic, but afraid of discover which it trying to keep things together laughting and
To realize the vision of the play, the script, set-up, costumes, stagecraft, sound design, and acting have to communicate a unified message with which the audience will relate. The script will be tailored to ensure that the audience can understand the play as it proceeds. This is in terms of the language and terms used. Though the language will not be modern, it will be English that can be understood by the audience. This will be English of antique England as it will give the play a feeling of ancient times. The scriptwriter will carry out research on the level of understanding the local people will have of ancient English so as to ascertain that the script matches this level. Although many plays of that era were sung and accompanied by dance, this play will be acted out with spoken word rather than songs. This is because speaking will ensure the audience hears the conversations as they go on and that they understand. This is ...
...onnects his audience to the characters and although the play is written for the Elizabethan era, it remains pertinent by invoking the notion of human nature. He implements themes of love, anger, and impulsiveness and demonstrates the influence these emotions have on human behavior. It is evident that because human nature is constant, people have and will continue to be affected by these emotions.
It was the best new play in San Franscisco produced at off-Broadway ground North America. He wrote the play based on what he learned in Vancouver about his Japanese-Canadian parents history. As a result of its success, Rick Shiomi was awarded the bay Area Theatre Circle Crititcs award. In 1999 , he wrote another play in conjuction with Sundraya Kase titled ‘ Walleye Kids’- a musical play which was produced by Mu Performing Arts in 2008. This play was derived from the Japanese traditional fable story of a boy called ’ Peace Boy’. The setting of this play was focused on warmer climate of Japan but Rick in ‘Walleye Kid’ shifted the setting from Japanese climate to the iced mountains of Minnesota where the baby who emerged from a peach in ‘Peace Boy’ protruded instead from a massive Walleye. In essence, these plays explains what Asians in diaspora have experienced as they live in America. Yellow Fever launched the theatrical career of Mu performing Arts. Production. Consequently, this paper investigates the relationship between a playwrights personal experience of racialization and how he or she represents the world of U.S race relations in their plays and performances of the plays. Rick’s play was developed from a racialized
As the play begins, the dialogue between Orpheus and Eurydice reveals that the two are definitely very affectionate toward each other. As Orpheus explains his song he has written for Eurydice, he tells her, “your hair will be my orchestra and – I love you.” It is apparent that the two are very fond of one another and wish to spend every moment in each other's arms. However, their love is not perfect; Orpheus appears to value his music more than his lover. When asked what he is thinking about, Orpheus simply replies “music.” He is constantly thinking of music, hearing music, writing music. He once tells Eurydice he is thinking of her, but shortly after admits, “and music.” Eurydice is not oblivious to Orpheus's love for music, and this sometimes upsets her. The first scene shows how different the two characters really are; Orpheus loves music while Eurydice enjoys reading books. However, they are still madly in love with one another. The opening scenes of the play set a beautiful stage for an imminent tragedy.
People don’t always deal with the same issues in the same way. In the novel, A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, author Michael Dorris explores the perspectives of three women whose stories are tangled together through a history of secrets and lies. Rayona, Christine, and Ida all deal with their own share of hardships throughout the course of the novel. As each new perspective is revealed, it becomes clear that our three protagonists face issues with self discovery, a desire to fit in, and personal growth. Despite that though, each one deals with those problems in different ways. Apologetic, aggressive, and distant--Dorris’s effective use of word choice enables the reader to tap into the mindsets of each of these characters, allowing us to see
This play is centered on one main character, Troy, who plays an extreme part in the result of lives of many other characters in the play. His decisions also affect how he lived his life. This play represents the struggles and the difficulty that African Americans living in the mid-20th century had to deal. It illustrates the dreams and the dramatic affairs of Troy. (Treating people badly or unfairly because of their race) plays a great part in this play using the lens of the mental approach. From the setting to description the author used (Treating people badly or unfairly because of their race) as a helping force to display the mental downward spiral of Troy.
I think this play is a lot about what does race mean, and to what extent do we perform race either onstage or in life:
words so that the sound of the play complements its expression of emotions and ideas. This essay
A major aspect within ‘Ghost Dances’ is the characters and how they reflect the meaning of the story and what they resemble. There are two different groups of characters within this work, the Ghost Dancers and the Peasant Villagers. Each group acts o...
Critics call Twelfth Night one of William Shakespeare’s most poetic and musical plays. Shakespeare writes poetic lines for the major characters, Viola, Orsino, and Olivia, and gives the Fool, and other minor characters, songs to sing throughout the play. The particularly romantic lines of the play make it seem as if the characters are professional poets themselves. Shakespeare also uses the music and poetry in Twelfth Night to foreshadow what is going to happen for the rest of the performance and to reveal major themes in the play. Music and poetry become major characters in the play themselves.