Romeo and Juliet has been known as the best love story to hit the face of the earth. It is the most known and most talked about Shakespeare play and has become the ultimate classic love story. But is it even all that great? No, I do not think Romeo and Juliet is all that great of a love story. I think that the public who were exposed to the play at the time, which was around the 1600's, had not seen too many other tragic love stories, so they of course loved it.
Although the script is said to have been written between years of 1590 and 1596, on January 1st, 1605, William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” made it’s first performance debut. The theatre during these times were significantly different from what we know theatre as we know today. Today New York City is known as the mecca of theatre plays, where individuals gather to view these performances as a stamp of social status, or simply because they are in love with them arts. With the expansion of the arts, especially in theatre it is hard to believe that in the dawn of movement it wasn’t excepted by many individuals. Theatre at the time provided a more vivid picture of the world in which individuals lived and worked in that era.
Live Performance Review of Blood Brothers On the eighth of July 2004 our Drama Class travelled to the New Theatre to see the sentimental Production of the musical Blood Brothers written by Willy Russel .Blood Brothers was musically directed by Richard Beadle and the performance was directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright. It was designed by Andy Walmsley and the lighting was done by Nick Richings. The New theatre is a traditional proscenium arched theatre. The play Blood brothers was first written in the 1980's and is met with the same amount enthusiasm as when it was first out. The production is exceedingly popular and has won many awards for its performance and acting.
“But think of this maxim, and put off your sorrow, The wretch of to-day, may be happy tomorrow” - The Beggar’s Opera. The Beggars’ Opera is a three act play written in 1728 by John Gay of England. It is one of the most influential productions that has come out of 18th Century England. The play is a perfect example of a ballad opera, a ironic comedy, and satire. It’s elements of music and comedic pantomime makes the piece unique for its time.
“I came, I saw, I conquered.” (Julius Caesar, brainyquotes.com) Much like these famous words spoken by Julius Caesar, Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, came, saw, and conquered the minds of many. Around 1599, when Julius Caesar was written, a legendary play was born. Julius Caesar is the shortest play written by Shakespeare, was first performed on September 11, 1599, in the Globe Theater. This theater was shaped like a polygon and open in the middle. Actors were privileged to perform in this newly re-built theater, since Julius Caesar was the first play in the theater, after it had been rebuilt.
Kenneth Muir, in the Introduction to William Shakespeare: Othello, explains the popularity which this play had at the time of its creation: Richard Burbage, the leading actor in Shakespeare’s company, played the part of the ‘grieved Moor’ and it was one of his greatest successes. We are told by Shakespeare’s neighbor, Leonard Digges, that audiences were bored with Jonson’s tragedies: They prized more Honest Iago, or the jealous Moor. (12) The ranking of this famous play is not cut and dried, totally clarified and undebated. A. C. Bradley, in his book of literary criticism, Shakespearean Tragedy, describes the equivocal ranking which some critics give this play: Or is there a justification for the fact – a fact it certainly is – that some readers, while acknowledging, of course, the immense power of Othello, and even admitting that it is dramatically perhaps Shakespeare’s greatest triumph, still regard it with a certain distaste, or, at any rate, hardly allow it a place in their minds beside Hamlet, King Lear and Macbeth? (173-74) To many of the audience, Othello would appear to have a beauty about it which is hard to match – thus ranking the play high.
'witty') connects the piece with Love's Labour's Lost - a play that also appeared in an 'official' edition in 1599. The play is one of Shakespeare's most ambitious and unambiguous attempts to join the immortals, and as such seems at first blush very different from the demythologising of Love's Labour's Lost and the open-endedness of the Dream. It is introduced by a chorus, and wrapped up by a judgemental speech from a duke. And it sets out to transform its youthful lovers into mythical, 'star-crossed' figures, fit to rank with all the celebrated pairs of tragic lovers throughout literary history. In particular, Shakespeare was seeking to join the company of English practitioners in this mode, most notably Chaucer, whose Troilus and Criseyde was then regarded as the finest poem yet written in the language, and Sidney, whose tragicomic Astrophil and Stella was beginning to rival the celebrity of Chaucer's creation.
Parkland College has produced a new musical for the 2013-2014 season called Spamalot. The original of this play, Monty Python’s Spamalot is a musical comedy adapted form the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The plot of the show is a parody of Arthurian Legend and retails the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The original 2005 broadway production, directed by Mike Nichols was a huge success. It won three Tony Awards, including the Best Musical for the season and received 14 Tony Award nominations.
The fees from this allowed h... ... middle of paper ... ...egan in his early twenties, and his love for theater and cinema has led him to be dubbed "the Noel Coward of modern dance." Born in London on January 13, 1960, Mr. Bourne graduated from the Laban Centre in 1985 with a degree in Dance/Theater, spending a further year touring with Transitions Dance Company. He was a founding member of AMP at its launch in July 1987, and his stage works for the company include "Overlap Lovers" (1987), "Spitfire" (1988), "Buck and Wing" (1988), "The Infernal Gallop" (1989), "Town & Country" (1991), "The Nutcracker" (1992), "Highland Fling" (1994), "Swan Lake" (1996) and "Cinderella" (1997). His television work for AMP includes "Late Flowering Lust" (BBC TV 1993) and "Drip - A Love Story" (BBC TV/Arts Council Dance for the Camera Award 1993), both broadcast in 1994. As well as creating many roles in his own work, he has also worked with choreographers Ashley Page, Jacob Marley, and Brigitte Farges, and was a founding member, in 1988, of Lea Anderson's company The Featherstonehaughs.
Bottom in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. It was written in 1595 so was one of his earlier plays. Nick Bottom is one of the main characters in the play and is easily the funniest and most well loved. By well loved, I mean that he is well liked my other characters in the play and especially by the audience. He figures in many of the scenes in the play and crosses into the different 'worlds' within the play.