Every band member of The Rudesbees wasn’t just a band member. All of the musicians also acted in side roles on stage, which showed the artistry in each character. Traditionally in an auditorium, the music would be played by pit members who would have no stage time, but the way the actors and musicians interchanged in Twelfth Night added to the unpredictability and uniqueness of the play, causing it to stand out from other versions. Through the pair-up between the players and The Rudesbees, this emphasized the cast’s cohesion and made the production seem like a more unified effort. The liveliness of Michael Fertsenfeld on stage brought energy to the music he played, and this was also applicable to the other band members as well.
... middle of paper ... ...yle is through mis-en-scene, or what appears on the screen. Lighting, costumes, props, camera movements, and backgrounds are all part of mis-en-scene. There are infinite ways to develop a film based on the same script through changing what is on the screen. Adjusting these techniques generates meaning and features similarities in the film. William Shakespeare once said “All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts.” This quote exemplifies what theater is to the human condition.
The set was identifiable as coming from the 1930‘s mainly due to the old time props, such as the telephone and the giant radio they had. Fitting of a comedy, almost every part of the set was used at least once for some kind of comedic effect. The characters would get them selves wrapped up in a telephone chord, or they’d be chasing each other around furniture, they’d shove each other through doors, or even hide in the closet or bathroom. The lighting in the performance was fairly basic, for the large majority of the play the lighting was constant. It’s primary use was for functionality purposes, such as to light up the stage so the audience could see, and not to convey any special meaning or set any kind of mood.
William Shakespeare uses his plays not only to entertain the audience, but also to push the audience toward self-evaluation. The brilliance of Shakespeare is that his plays may be interpreted in different ways. The Tempest is not simply a fictional story meant to entertain the audience, but also a complete figurative narrative meant to mirror the art of the theatre. In this play each character represents a significant part in the alternate interpretation of the narrative. Examination of specific characters and their corresponding role in the theatrical world encourages a deeper understanding of self-reflexivity of The Tempest; which highlights William Shakespeare’s struggle to relinquish his art.
He uses elements such as character and language to convey the in-depth meanings of the themes within the play. In the play, Miller includes the authorial omniscient character, Alfieri. Alfieri's role in the play is extremely important. He helps to justify the themes, and makes them more palpable to the audience. In the opening of the play, Alfieri first appears to the audience, speaking a monologue.
The Life and Works of Bertolt Brecht In this essay I will consider the life and works of Bertolt Brecht, the famous theatre practitioner who has had such a dramatic impact on our understanding of the theatre and acting. First of all I will give a biography of Brecht because it is important to know the background of his life in order to understand the motives he had for writing and producing plays in the way he did. We will see a direct correlation between events in his life and the plays and techniques that he propagated. I will then move to explore the methods and techniques that Brecht developed, looking at how they came about and who influenced his work. I will look at Brecht’s theory of Epic theatre, tracing the beginnings of this style and looking at the influences that may have helped to form it.
One sees the entire stage, but people and objects are very distant and their faces and details indistinguishable. The theater is much smaller and all the seats are on one floor, with each row of chairs a few inches higher than the previous. A position on the last rows does little to diminish the great quality of the view. The distance from the stage is no too far and such close proximity provides an intimate experience with the production. How well the words of an actor or the music from a symphony carry from the stage and throughout the audience is a factor that should always be met with satisfaction in any theater.
Shakespeare had a specific purpose as to why he starts off The Tempest in this way. The sound of the thunder in this case literally sets the scene for the entire play. This sound may be arguably... ... middle of paper ... ...tage performances and great number of plays of Shakespeare that are read, one needs to remember to use their imagination while reading Shakespeare. As Mitchell writes in her explanation of Shakespeare’s many sounds throughout his many plays, “Since sound effects contribute to emotional impact, it is useful to interpret them correctly” (Mitchell 127). It may be possible to argue that The Tempest by William Shakespeare, should add the character “sound” into the lead role.
In the article “The Elizabeth Era” states that “often the Queen would come to the Globe Theater to watch Shakespeare’s work “(Alchin). The Globe Theater has great significance to British history because of the building structure, the actors, the performances, the fire accident, and its impact on England and its people. To begin, The Globe Theater had a very unique building structure. In the article “The Globe Theater” Lee Jamison explains, “The Globe Theater was an open air theater experience and therefore exposed to England’s awful weather” (Jamieson). The Globe was built by Shakespeare's acting company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men.
The set itself, at first glance seems rather plain, there’s a wall, a stage, and another wall with a few doorways and a window. As the play begins however its clear that the simplistic design of the scenery is very well planned. The right side of the stage is set as the bedroom for Esther throughout the play. The room itself is very plain, to the point of being boring. However, as the audience learns more about Esther herself, it becomes clear that this plays into her personality.