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The History of the Soap Opera

- The History of the Soap Opera Soap operas have been one of the most popular forms of television in the world, being the foremost genre in Britain for thirty-five years, ever since the first episode of Coronation Street was screened in 1960. The continuous plots and new characters that viewers could relate to sparked I new passion for the common soap opera. Ever since, new soap operas have been released, still using the old ingredients and standard story lines, still managing the captivate audiences on a constant basis....   [tags: Papers]

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Realism in British Soap Opera

- Realism in British Soap Opera Using a media text as a key example, evaluate selected techniques of fictional production which contribute to a sense of realism consistent with genre or format used. Many have defined the term realism but these definitions by Watt and Williams can be easily applied to my choice of media text, which is the British soap opera. Fiske writes that Watt and Williams “….tend to define it by its content. Watt traces its origins to the rise of the novel in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.” And Williams “…whose historical perspective covers the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, lists three main characteristics of realism in drama: he finds that it has a...   [tags: essays papers]

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Soap Opera Genre

- Soap Opera Genre "Before I saw Neighbours, I didn’t know there was an Australia" (Jerry Hall, The Clive James Show, UK, 31 December, 1989) The soap opera genre originated in American radio serials of the 1930s, and owes the name to the sponsorship of some of these programs by major soap powder companies. Proctor and Gamble and other soap companies were the most common sponsors, and soon the genre of 'soap opera' had been labeled. Like many television genres (e.g. news and quiz shows), the soap opera is a genre originally drawn from radio rather than film....   [tags: TV Television Media Essays]

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Is Great Expectations Like a Soap Opera?

- Is Great Expectations like a soap opera. Consider all that Pip went through, or just take parts, like his trial with the girl, at first, she didn't like him, and then later on in his life, she loved him. Also, what are the chances that some poor boy that no one knows ends up inheriting a huge sum of money out of the blue one day, and that the person who leaves it to him is an escaped criminal who Pip just happened to help out one day. All of these things are coincidence, and that's mostly what soap operas are based on....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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One Life to Live (soap opera)

- One Life to Live is a soap opera broadcasted on the ABC channel on the weekdays. I started to watch this show when I was a sophomore in high school, and when I used to come home from school, my mom would be watching it. That is how I got addicted to it. The story takes place in a town called Llanview. One Life to Live appeals to many viewers because the show keeps the viewers hanging onto the episode’s next scene. The viewers know that if they watch the last scenes of one episode, then, the next day, the story may change or something unexpected might happen....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of Telenovelas As A Genre - A Soap Opera Style Of Television With Wild Theatrics

- Telenovelas are seen as a genre – a soap-opera style of television with wild theatrics, colorful sets, and a romance-oriented storyline. However, telenovelas are much more inclusive and can be considered a format, rather than a genre, due to the fact that there have been telenovelas that have been mysteries, horror shows, and action-oriented, rather than the traditionally recognized “romance”. A question that I will attempt to answer in this essay is: why did telenovelas become so popular in Mexico when they emerged in the late 1950s....   [tags: Mexico, United States, Spanish language]

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Setting for a New Soap Opera Aimed at a Young Audience

- Setting for a New Soap Opera Aimed at a Young Audience In solution to the task in hand and I have come up with the idea for a new soap opera. The title of my soap is ‘Rascals Academy’. The soap will be based around a street dance academy called ’Rascals Academy’ situated in Stratford. The key locations are the dance studio as it includes a youth club and the local high school were most of the dance students attend to. The local area also includes a chicken shop as most young people can relate to this and a youth centre providing the teens with help and support also raising awareness to the young viewers of help available to them.....   [tags: Papers]

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Religion Theme of Concern in EastEnders Soap Opera

- Religion Theme of Concern in EastEnders Soap Opera Recently, in the hit soap opera EastEnders, the scriptwriters have presented a religious and moral issue. The issue concerns the controversial topic of euthanasia, and involves two main characters. At the outset, one of the characters, Ethel, was suffering from a terminal illness and was in severe pain. Therefore she asked one of her best friends, Dot Cotton, to end her life. At this stage, Dot faced a real dilemma, as she was in fact, a strictly religious Christian, however in the end she disregarded her faith and relieved Ethel of the pain, by providing her with a number of tablets....   [tags: Papers]

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Lawrence's The Horse Dealer's Daughter versus a Soap Opera

- D.H. Lawrence's "The Horse Dealer's Daughter" could be described as a story in which boy meets girl. Its plot, on the surface, resembles that of any number of traditionally romantic pastorals: a country boy saves a country girl from drowning, sees something in her that he never saw before, and, at the end of the story, proposes marriage. In this day, this story would get made into a soap opera, and would be called ?Mabel?. This story deals with everyday soap life and has the thick plot that only soap can hold a candle to....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Richard Dyer, Terry Lovell, and Jean McCrindle - Soap Opera and Women

- Dyer, Lovell, and McCrindle (1977) take up the matter of women's viewing of--and representation in--the soap opera, a popular form of entertainment. They make the case that genres specially addressed to a female audience--such as the soap opera--should be examined critically. Their paper has inspired many researchers to study the soap opera as well as female genres more generally and the female audience (quoted in Gray and McGuigan, 1993, p. 2). SOAP OPERA AND WOMEN 1. Introduction Critics do not yet believe that the world of women is as important as the world of men, never mind think that the separation of these two worlds ought to be challenged....   [tags: Dyer Lovell]

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As the World Turns called Our Private World

- Visual Media P&G was the first company to generate and sponsor a prime-time show, a 1965 spinoff of the daytime soap opera As the World Turns called Our Private World. In 1979, PGP produced Shirley, a prime-time NBC series featuring Shirley Jones which lasted thirteen episodes. Likewise, they produced TBS' first original comedy series, Down to Earth, which aired from 1984 to 1987. Procter & Gamble Productions initially co-produced Dawson's Creek with Sony Pictures Television nonetheless drew before the series premiere due to early press reviews....   [tags: soap opera, low income markets]

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The Conventions of the Soap Opera Genre with Reference to at Least Two Programmes

- The Conventions of the Soap Opera Genre with Reference to at Least Two Programmes The soap opera genre originated in America in the 1930s as a radio programme. It was targeted at housewives who tuned in while doing their household chores. Soaps included many domestic issues to keep the audience interested. The name “soaps” came from advertising slots between programmes. As the soaps were aimed at housewives, the adverts mainly consisted of products of a domestic nature. “Coronation Street” was Britain’s second soap, following “The Groves”....   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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Soap Operas

- Soap operas first came about in the 1930s on radio shows (Thurston, 2013) and have come a long way since. First of all, they have evolved from the medium of radio all the way to high-definition television. One of the first soap operas was Clara, Lu and Em that ran from 1931 to 1942 and enjoyed quite a bit of popularity (Old Time Radio Catalogue, n.d.). Colgate-Palmolive, a brand of soaps and other cleaning products, sponsored the radio show. In fact, most soap operas were funded by soap companies, hence the coining of the term “soap opera” (Ask, n.d.)....   [tags: Brazil, Australia, Days of Our Lives, culture]

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British Soap Operas

- British soap operas are, of course, overly dramatic. In nearly every soap opera, including the Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, and The Archers—the characters constantly discuss money and drink excessively. Of course, these shows are not made to be taken literally—they are mindless entertainment, not serious social commentary. However, behind the drama, they raise subtle questions about the nature of Britain today: the clashes between cultures and religions, upper and lower classes, and the young rebelling against the old....   [tags: Culture]

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A Study of Soap Operas

- A Study of Soap Operas Eastenders has been showing for the last nineteen years and is still going strong although on a recent vote Emmerdale came out on top. Eastenders was originally going to be called East 8. The first episode was shown on the 19th February 1985. EastEnders was shown twice a week for its first eight years, then three times a week from 11th April 1994. On 6th August 2001 it went to four times a week. This was because of its immense popularity. EastEnders is filmed at BBC Elstree studios outside North London....   [tags: Papers]

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The Popularity of Soap Operas

- The Popularity of Soap Operas Television researchers have established a number of reasons why soap operas appeal to such a large and diverse audience. In this essay I will be examining these reasons with reference to my own attraction to soaps, and seeing how they fit into the everyday lives of the millions who watch them. Furthermore, I will investigate the way in which the construction and conventions of a soap opera aids its appeal. I will be considering such aspects as class, race, ethnicity and gender in order to determine the pleasures of soap opera viewing and will briefly look at their international appeal....   [tags: Papers]

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All Aspects of Soap Operas

- All Aspects of Soap Operas A soap opera is a drama typically performed as a serial on daytime television or radio. Soaps tend to be over dramatic and actors are often over emotional, to provoke a reaction from viewers. Soap operas got their names because they used to advertise soaps during the breaks. These programmes were very popular with 'housewives' though they now attract a much wider audience. Soap operas have dramatically changed through the years, becoming more and more controversial, the story lines have changed and matured in some ways to fit different lifestyles, and the media....   [tags: Papers]

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Soap Operas

- Soap Operas What is a soap opera. A soap opera is a long running television or radio programme that is shown regularly, based on the everyday lives of lots of different characters living in a close-knit community. Soap operas always have a central meeting place (usually a pub) where the characters spend a lot of time, and most of the action takes place. For example The Queen Vic in Eastenders, or The Rover's Return in Coronation Street. The name soap opera comes from the first soaps produced in America in the forties....   [tags: Papers]

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Soap Operas

- Soap Operas Soap opera can be defined by looking at the two words separately: The word soap originated from soap powders because the women used to stay at home looking after the house and children and would watch T.V while doing the ironing and it would show soap powder adverts between programmes. The word opera means emphasis on emotion. Soap operas were first heard on the radio during the war because they didn’t have much money and it was not safe to go out. There are many formal features in soaps and they are time, settings, narrative and characters....   [tags: Papers]

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Television Soap Operas and Moral Debate

- Television Soap Operas and Moral Debate ABSTRACT: This paper proposes that we should aim to refine talk about issues in soap opera as a means of developing moral reasoning skills. I begin with a report of work at schools in New Jersey over 1996-97, during which excerpts of a popular soap opera, 'Party of Five,' were used as the basis of a rigorous philosophical discussion of moral behavior. I then turn to the distinctive role of soap opera as a locus of moral discussion, with an example of a Mexicana telenovela....   [tags: Philosophy Research Papers]

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The Influences of Soap Operas On Family Life

- The Influences of Soap Operas On Family Life On at least five nights a week, the nation tune into their boxes, snuggle up with a cup of tea, and draw their attention to the lives of some of the country's most talked about families. No, I don't mean the Royals, the Beckhams or the Blairs, but names like the Mitchells, the Duckworths or the Bishops. Since the early sixties, people have been drawn towards the fictional lives of soap families, but why do we love feeding on other people's misery, and what affect does this have on our own lives....   [tags: Papers]

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British Soap Operas

- To what extent can it be said that British soaps address and dramatise the class and gender realities of the lives of their audience. Throughout the history of public service and commercial television the mainstay of its success and a massive ratings winner, none more so than in the latter 25-30 years of its existence, has been the immense popularity of soap operas. Soap operas have become a fundamental and now traditional part of British life. Every channel has at least one or more soaps which are pivotal to there existence....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Soap Operas' Success in Their Construction of Realism

- Soap Operas' Success in Their Construction of Realism One of the main appeals to the audience of soap opera is realism. Realism is the attempt to recreate the real, or to create a perception or representation of reality. This is created through a number of ways, such as settings which appear to be realistic, language including slang and even low-level swearing, and a wide range of characters in an attempt to reflect society. The events found in soap operas are usually realistic, and even the dramatic events are within the possibility of reality....   [tags: Papers]

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Don Giovanni Opera in Modern Times

- Don Giovanni Opera in Modern Times Music has the capability to bring forth many emotions and feelings in a person. Depending on the tone and the melody of the music, emotions such as anger, joy, and grief may arise. For example, rap music, in general, brings forth emotions such as anger, frustration, and rage to a person's mind. Melodies such as Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On and Aerosmith's I Don't Want To Miss A Thing often arouse emotions of love, sadness, and hope; "lovey-dovey" feelings which remind a person of a past or current love....   [tags: Papers]

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Soap Operas and Reality TV Dating Shows

- Relationship Between Soap Operas and Reality TV Dating Shows Tania Modleski’s “The Search for Tomorrow in Today’s Soap Operas” proposes that the unique appeal and function of soap opera lies in (a) the viewer’s ability to inhabit the text’s prescribed spectatorial position of ‘the good mother’, and (b) use the archetypal ‘villainess’ to displace one’s own repressed anger and powerlessness. It can be argued, using Modleski’s analytical perspectives on the interpellated spectatorial positions of soap operas, that a new genre of television programs (namely the reality dating shows) function in a similar way....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]

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Antibacterial Soap Causes Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

-      The next time you are in your kitchen, look at the area where you prepare food.  Do you wonder how many disease-causing bacteria could be living there?  There most certainly are some.  But don't let that image drive you to throw down this magazine and run for the antibacterial cleanser under the sink.  Right now it is pretty tough for those bacteria to make it into your body and begin wreaking havoc, because there just aren't enough of them right there in your kitchen.  But TV commercials for antibacterial cleansers would have you believe otherwise.  Those cheery soccer moms want you to be so afraid of the bacteria living in your kitchen that you make sure to buy their product-the one...   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]

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The Male/Female Addiction

- The Male/Female Addiction I know what you are all thinking, but no I'm not writing about sex. Actually, my subject is far from it. Ever since I was a young lad my mother forced me to watch Guiding Light, a classic soap opera currently in its thirty-eighth season. Then one day I saw some men, or should I say finely tuned athletic machines, running around the "squared circle" literally beating the crap out of each other. I had discovered my newfound love, the World Wrestling Federation, more commonly know as the WWF....   [tags: Soap Operas Wrestling Media Essays]

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Phantom Of The Opera Comparison

- The Phantom of the Opera To understand the entirety of a concept one must see it from all angles and visions to learn to appreciate the beauty it portrays. I believe this entirely especially when it comes to arts specifically theater. Not only was theater introduced to me very early on in my younger years I had a burning desire to pursue it and understand its complicities. The Phantom of the Opera both in the Broadway musical of 2011 and the movie filmed in 2004 are in my opinion the most profound performances theater has ever scene....   [tags: The Phantom of the Opera, The Phantom of the Opera]

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The Peking Opera

- Chinese Opera is one of the “three oldest dramatic art forms in the world” (travelchinaguide), along with “Greece tragic-comedy and Indian Sanskrit” (travelchinaguide). From Chinese Opera comes many forms of opera, over 300 types (travelchinaguide), but the most well know would be the Peking Opera. The Peking Opera is known by many names, like “Eastern Opera” (ebeijing), and “jingqiang” (Xu), but the most common name in the Western world is the “Beijing Opera” (Wertz). Peking Opera is over 200 years old (Wertz).It started in approximately “1790, when four opera troupes from the province of Anhui came to Beijing to perform on the occasion of the 80th birthday of the emperor, Qianlong” (HISTOR...   [tags: Beijing Opera]

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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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Analysis Of Phantom Of The Opera

- Phantom of the Opera is the longest running musical to date, as it has been touring non-stop for 28 years. Phantom is known as being a tremendously heart wrenching performance that centers around a love triangle and angst. The love triangle involves Christine Daae, Raoul, and the Phantom, who is also known as Erik. Christine came to the Opera Populaire as a young child where she grew up mastering the arts when her father passed. The Phantom was a man deformed at birth and was shown in a freak show until he eventually ran away as child and found shelter in the lake beneath the Opera House, where he found Christine and became captivated with her....   [tags: The Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber]

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Analysis Of Phantom Of The Opera

- Masked in Mistreatment The Phantom of the Opera Can mistreatment alter one’s identity. An unkind word, a rude deed, a neglectful act, or all the above can scar someone for a lifetime. One character who certainly felt these pains, the mysterious Phantom of the Opera, changed his entire appearance after an abused childhood. Due to a facial deformity, he became a target for much unkind, unaffectionate treatment early in his life. From the afflicted, ugly-faced, circus spectacle to the brilliant, authoritative, opera ghost, the Phantom transformed his boyhood identity completely only to have a sudden change of heart at the show’s climax....   [tags: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Opera, Love, Musical theatre]

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Film Analysis : ' Phantom Of The Opera '

- Sound is what brings movies to life, but, not many viewers really notice. A film can be shot with mediocre quality, but, can be intriguing if it has the most effective foley, sound effects, underscore, etc. Sound in movies band together and unfold the meaning of the scenes. When actors are speaking, the dialogue can bring emotion to the audience, or, it can be used as the ambient sound. Music is one of the main things to have when filmmaking. The use of Claudia Gorbman’s Seven Principles of Composition, Mixing and Editing in Classical Film gives audiences a perspective of sound, and, how it can have an impact on them....   [tags: Film, Feature film, Film score, Opera]

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Music Comparison : The Mozart 's Opera

- Music Comparison The Mozart’s opera aria, “Dove sono i bei momenti”, and Hanatarash’ “Live 1988” are two music works that combine different visual and sound aspects in a curious way. Mozart’s opera aria “Dove sono i bei momenti” is a pitch-music performed by American soprano singer Jessye Norman. “Live 1988” is a noise-music performance performed by a Japanese noise band, Hanatarash. In aesthetic terms, “Dove sono I bei momenti” visual and sound aspects are intriguing in their resonance, harmony and relaxing nature which contrasts the chaotic, discordant and offensive nature of “Live 1988”....   [tags: Music, Sound, Opera, Pitch]

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The Symbol of the Heart in The Floating Opera

- The Symbol of the Heart in The Floating Opera     The heart is the dominant symbol in The Floating Opera, more important even than the symbol of the showboat of the novel's title. From beginning to end the book is richly populated by references to the heart on both a literal, physical level, and a figurative, symbolic one. In the first case, literal references are made to Todd's heart condition. In the second case, the heart plays two symbolic roles; not only does it serve as a symbol of Todd's emotional and non-rational side, but the frailty of Todd's heart serves as a correlative for the fragility of all human life....   [tags: Floating Opera Essays]

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The Fantastical Elements of Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera

- The Fantastical Elements of Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera      In Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera fantastic literature is displayed at its best. Originally published in 1911, this French writer produced one of the most famous novels in French history. Created into a play and a musical produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this story has touched millions. However, this transition from a novel to a theatrical performance has caused much of the story to be left out of the production. When viewed in its entirety, the novel exhibits many fantastical elements....   [tags: Phantom Opera Essays]

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Archetypal Characters and Symbols in The Phantom of the Opera

- Archetypal Characters and Symbols in The Phantom of the Opera          The story of The Phantom of the Opera appeals to many types of personalities and people of all ages because of its archetypal characters and patterns.  Carl Jung theorized that we are born with innate tendencies to perceive things a certain way:  "a kind of readiness to reproduce over and over again the same or similar mythical ideas . . ."1.  These repeated ideas are archetypes.  The basic legend of The Phantom takes place in 19th century Paris, and is that of a young and talented, but untrained singer named Christine.  Erik, the Phantom, is a disfigured genius of many fields, including music, architecture, magic, and...   [tags: Phantom Opera Essays]

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Writing Against Death in The Floating Opera

- Writing Against Death in The Floating Opera          In the opening chapter of The Floating Opera, Todd Andrews makes an observation that storytelling is not his cup of tea, because digressions are impossible to contain, and that makes it hard for him to concentrate on a particular line of narration; every image he creates breeds other images, words bring about other words, there being no end to "new figures and new chases" (Barth 2). This remark suggests that Todd's existence is, indeed, confined to the reality he forges by telling his tale; this fictitious reality regenerates itself....   [tags: Floating Opera Essays]

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Evaluation of Women and Desire in The Beggar's Opera

- Evaluation of Women and Desire in The Beggar's Opera Though set in the underworld of thievery, John Gay's The Beggar's Opera codifies a set of Marxist sexual politics in which marriage stands as the great equalizer of desire and power. An often aphoristic overview of the traditional power struggle between men and women frames a world in which marriage reduces the wooer's desire but raises his power by an equal degree through ownership as a husband. This commodity fetishism of the wife spurs, in turn, the external desire of potential suitors, restoring equilibrium to the scales of eros....   [tags: John Gay Beggar Opera Papers]

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Modernist Opera

- Modernist Opera Modernism, a major artistic movement of the first half of the twentieth century, is traditionally a classification of the visual arts, including such schools as Abstraction, Impressionism, and Expressionism. In architecture, too, was Modernism recognized, in the work of people like Frank Lloyd Wright. Even in literature, with the increasing use of symbolism, Modernism was an influence. Modernists in all of these art forms are consciously engaged in the expansion of the boundaries of their art, and in asking their audiences to reject the status quo, both of the art and of some aspect of society or culture the art form addresses....   [tags: Modernism Music Art Opera Essays]

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The Phantom of the Opera

- The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher is the 2004 adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 musical of the same name. The Phantom of the Opera stars Gerard Butler as the Phantom, Emmy Rossum as Christine Daaé, and Patrick Wilson as Raoul, the Vicomte de Chagny, who are embroiled in a love triangle. The film was met with generally mixed and negative reviews: Schumacher’s use of mise-en-scène, cinematography and editing, as well as symbolism contributes to the production of The Phantom of the Opera....   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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The Phantom of the Opera

- The Phantom of the Opera is a novel written by Gaston Leroux. The novel takes place in Paris. The exact time is unknown but would be around 1910. The reviews from the critics are very different. Although Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera has not generally been highly commended by critics, many would agree that there are several elements that prove Leroux to be a talented writer. One of the strongest elements in the novel is the narrator's voice. The narrator is on a quest, starting out with the question of whether the opera ghost was real and is trying to find evidence in order to reach a conclusion....   [tags: Literature]

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The Phantom of the Opera

- The Phantom of the Opera is known as the most successful musical in history, but its age most clearly shows through some of the themes it displays. Most noticeable to me, is the fact that The Phantom of the Opera conforms to and supports traditional gender roles. This becomes evident after analyzing the characters and their interactions during the 25th anniversary production in London. As a whole, The Phantom of the Opera suggests that the ideal man is authoritative, powerful, decisive, and jealous, while the ideal woman is feminine, indecisive, and naïve....   [tags: gender roles, gender normative roles]

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The Phantom Of The Opera

- Horror is one of the major genres for silent movie produced under Hollywood studio system during 1920s. American filmmakers had gone on exploring the classical Hollywood style, linking technique to clear storytelling because many foreign audiences had been cut off from the Hollywood product during the war (Thompson 58). The Phantom of the Opera (Julian, 1925) exemplifies the classical Hollywood style and represents the class differences characterized by a beautiful woman and an ugly “phantom” in the movie....   [tags: Classical Hollywood cinema]

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The Phantom Of The Opera

- Ms. Morton ENG3U 5 August 2015 Violent Acts in the Name of Love as Seen in The Phantom of the Opera Love can make people commit violent acts that they would normally not consider. The Phantom of the Opera is a novel written by Gaston Leroux, which combines love and violence to explore relationships between men and women whose personal experiences of love are vastly different. It is about a man named Erik, also known as The Phantom of the Opera. He has a devil’s appearance and angel’s voice. His shameful face made his parents hate and ignore him....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship]

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The Phantom Of The Opera

- Reimagining classic pieces of theatre may seem silly and unnecessary. However, with changing times and evolving tolerance, it might be crucial. The Phantom of the Opera is an example of a beloved classic that could benefit from some restructuring, as well as a redefinition of it’s production goals. In such a revamped show, the production team can contemplate varying casting ideas, character alterations as well as highlighting certain themes over others and redefining some all together. I will be discussing revamped production, in addition to specific casting concepts and deviations to the text and character list....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race, Racism]

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The Drawbacks to Antibacterial Soap Use

- It starts with a single case that makes headlines in the news. An unknown superbug virus with alarming symptoms breaks out not in some small village in India or Africa, but in a small American town in Kansas. Many citizens of first world countries may be especially alarmed at this news because most breakouts occur in third world countries where people are assumed dirty and malnourished. Additionally, developed countries practice good hygiene and use antibacterial products so that should be enough to keep the virus away right....   [tags: resistance, virus, effective]

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A Research Study On Antibacterial Soap

- I always feel a twinge of anger when I see antibacterial soap. It epitomizes the careless nature our society has toward bacterial resistance. The media dramatizes the dangers of Ebola in Africa while ignoring the dangers we face at home from antibiotic resistance and the anti-vaccination movement. By pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, I hope to change the way that we use antibiotics and treat disease. Further research into disease and the immune response will allow doctors to treat these diseases more specifically instead of generically treating with overused antibiotics....   [tags: Cancer, Chemotherapy, Immune system]

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The History and Future of Opera

-   On October 12th, I saw Tosca by Giacomo Puccini held at Atlanta Opera. Tosca is an Italian opera, directed by Tomer Zvulun, accompanied by an orchestra conducted by Arthur Fagen, included a cast of Kara Shay Thomson, Massimiliano Pisapia, and Luis Ledesma (The Atlanta Opera). Opera is an art form in which singers act out drama through a combination of acting and vocal performance. Singers deliver conversation in a musical manner, essentially singing the conversation. Since we recently learned about opera in class, I want to explore the future of opera - where it will go next with the ever advancing modern technology, media and entertainment, and what researches are currently being done at...   [tags: music genres, personal reflections]

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The Life of Amazing Opera Singers

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Opera in the Nineteenth Century

- How would feel if you were in the La Scala opera house, listening to a Vincenzo Bellini operas. Would it be warm felt or just would be nice to be there. To know that there is people out there that can sing with the power and flexibility that they can do. Vincenzo Bellini is one of the many opera composers that the nineteenth century had to offer (The National Opera Center America). Bellini like many of the composers in this time was born in Italy. During the nineteenth century, opera stories most of the time was had a theme of passion and romance....   [tags: Romantic era of music]

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The Invention Of Christmas And Opera

- Christmas and Opera did not merely seem to correlate, but understanding where the two events derived from can help one to understand the similarities and differences between them. The development of Christmas was different from the creation of opera because the working class was controlling the other social classes for profit. Whereas for opera, the different social classes unified to keep opera as entertainment and not a social event. Another difference came within the writing and context throughout the article and the presentation of information conveyed by the author....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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The Decline of Cantonese Opera in Singapore

- ... At its’ peak, there were 50 Getai troupes in the 3 amusement parks. Although these amusement parks were eventually shut down, their presence at hungry ghost festivals increased and slowly took over operas as the main show. Moreover, because they performed popular television songs, their popularity increased as television popularity increased. Thus, because people were giving in to the popular music culture, interest slowly waned out and Cantonese opera became sidelined. With the SMC still in place till this day, a lot of youths over the years have not been given the opportunity to learn their family dialect, especially since English was made the first language in schools since 1974....   [tags: Chinese legacy, government effect]

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Watching The Phantom of the Opera

- For me, I was lucky that my college offered tickets to see The Phantom of the Opera right around Mothers’ Day. I celebrated the holiday early by taking my mother to see her first professional performance. I bought tickets to see the musical on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 8:00 PM at the Majestic Theatre in New York City. We spent the day shopping in New York with my some of my college mates. When we got to the theatre, I was slightly disappointed at the size and stuffiness of the theatre, as my imagination always cited spacious grand opera houses as the house for all Broadway shows....   [tags: Analytic Essay, Broadway Shows]

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The Male Dan In Chinese Opera

- The film, Farewell My Concubine, directed by Chen Kaige drew the attention of the western world onto Chinese Opera at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival by winning the Palme d’Or award that year. Farewell My Concubine is one of the most famous plays in Beijing Opera in which the loyalty of Yu Ji (Beauty Yu) is contested by the King of Chu when his state is defeated. The main character, Cheng Dieyi, mirrors both Mei Langfan and Yu Ji. Mei Langfan is considered the most representative artist in Beijing Opera because of his perfection as a female impersonator....   [tags: Chinese Theater]

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Ballet at the Paris Opera

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The Synopsis Of The Opera ' By Georges Bizet

- The synopsis of the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet is about a woman named Carmen. She is introduced with a song about the natural of love Habanera. She is surrounded by men, which plead with her to choose a lover, but end up throwing a flower at José who shows no interest in her. José is engaged Micaela, whom his mothers approve of. She brought him a letter from his mother saying she wants him to hurry up and marry Micaela. First, José finally decides to heed to his mother request, then Carmen reveals her affection for him by throwing a flower to him....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Woman, Wife]

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Analysis of Moistmint Soap Manufacturing Plant

- I. INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Moisturizers are used by people with dry skin conditions as well as those people with healthy skin to enhance and preserve the smoothness of their skin. Everyone, no matter what the skin type age or gender, should moisturize. Even those people who have oily skin will get benefit from moisturizers because they seal the moisture in to the skin. Moisturizers give good result in appearance of the skin by doing the following: fighting dryness, balancing skin tone and improving skin texture....   [tags: Business Analysis]

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The Modernization of Chinese Opera

- The topic of investigation is to determine whether the modernizations of Chinese operas justifiably portrayed China. The investigation will focus on Chinese operas from 1949-1976 and the government’s involvement during the Culture Revolution. Mao’s motivations to reform China are considered within this investigation and the relation between are explored. The two main sources selected for evaluation, Chinese Perspectives in Rhetoric and Communication by D. Ray Heisey and Red Azalea written by Anchee Min, will be evaluated for their origins, purposes, limitations, and values....   [tags: Culture ]

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Phantom of the Opera and Water

- CPT Essay – Phantom of the Opera and Water Christine and Erik used romantic relationships to discover themselves while Chuyia created a family in order to discover who she was. Christine, Erik and Chuyia followed in the ways of Gandhi in finding themselves by losing themselves in the service of others. Relationships are the key factors for every character to discovery themselves and to accept the change that has occurred in their life. Whether this relationship be of a lover, an enemy or even a motherly figure; each character utilizes the people in their lives to forget their hardships and create a better a brighter life....   [tags: Relationships, Key Factors, Character Development]

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The Rise Of Female Opera Singers

- As discussed in class multiple times throughout the quarter the term diva, is socially constructed. Women throughout history have been labeled and criticized over their actions that people presumed went against the correct social norms. What is striking is that in today 's modern society the diva is often associated with women who are in glamorous positions such as in music and the “demands” made by them not for who they are in reality, regardless of the connotation, there has always been a fascination with the diva on stage, and there is much more to her then what the eye can see....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Pop icon]

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Analysis of The Beggar´s Opera

- This essay will seek to explore how far literature of the time subscribes to the view in The Beggar’s Opera – ‘O London is a Fine Town’. In order to do this, the essay will examine ‘London’ by William Blake, ‘Tintern Abbey’ and ‘Composed upon Westmisnster bridge by Wordsworth and Oliver Twist by Dickens. The Beggar’s Opera was written in 1728 and is considered to be ‘the most complete statement of Gay’s attitude toward the town and its evils.’ The play begins with the introduction to the character of the Beggar as he announces to his audience: ‘I own myself of the Company of the Beggars; and I make one at their weekly festivals at St Giles.’ The character makes it clear he belongs to a gro...   [tags: literature, town, evils, evidence]

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Hand Soap versus Hand Sanitizer

- ... Web. 7 Apr. 2014. After labeling all sixteen of the sandwich bags, place the toasted slices of bread in the bags labeled “toasted” and untoasted bread slices labeled with the bags labeled “untoasted” (Bjornsson). Fill up a spray bottle up with water and spray the slices of bread in the bags labeled “water only” (Bjornsson). After the water has been sprayed on the bread slices, fill up the spray bottle with a teaspoon of hand soap and shake the bottle (Bjornsson). Spray all of the bread slices in bags labeled with “hand soap” (Bjornsson)....   [tags: bread mold growth prevention experiment]

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The Sydney Opera House

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The Glimmerglass Opera Company

- Glimmerglass Opera is an opera company located in Cooperstown, New York and they had their first season in 1975. The Alice Busch Opera Theater, the theater they perform in, has homed more than eighty productions, many which were premieres.Their current mission states, “to Produce Opera and music theater, to educate young professional performers, to educate emerging theater craftspeople and arts administration.” There is twenty people in their administration so they are a relatively small organization....   [tags: community outreach & educational programs]

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Evaluation of Soap

- Evaluation of Soap For this soap assignment I was supposed to make my own soap. I was supposed to target it at different type of people. I was also supposed to make it as if it would be aired on TV. From this assignment I have understood that target audience is when you target an audience of any age that you choose. You would need to choose to target a specific age group or a group of people. I also think that the target audience is the most vital part of planning as you wouldn't have a script to write if you didn't have a target audience....   [tags: Papers]

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The Phantom of the Opera

- The Phantom of the Opera From the moment I walked into the Pantages Theater in Toronto Canada, and looked up at the giant chandelier hanging in the middle of the room, I knew that this would be something different. I have never been to a play that I enjoyed, but something about the atmosphere of this theater made me forget of all my past experiences. From the moment the music started, the wonderfully eerie theme song of the Phantom, I was captivated. The Phantom of the Opera is set in the late 1800's in Paris France, in the Paris Opera House....   [tags: Papers]

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Bel Canto Opera

- Opera in the Romantic Period was a time when opera changed drastically, especially in the country of Italy. The recognition of singers as being important, almost irreplaceable, in the art of “bel canto” opera changed the idea of a vocalist in opera forever. A singer’s voice was prized and Italian composers, like Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini wrote operas and works to showcase the voice, it’s color, range and agility. These Italian composers were moving away from the normal style of composition of the time, and the composer Rossini, who set the stage for many other followers....   [tags: Musical History ]

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Symbolism of Italian and French Theatre and Opera

- Introduction The “Querelle des Bouffons” ("Quarrel of the Comic Actors") was a cultural war over the comparative merits of French and Italian opera styles. It was divided into two camps; the supporters of Italian music known as the coin de la reine, and the partisans of French music known as the coin du roi. However the querrelle had political and social implications with supporters of the royal establishment championing French opera, they saw as being forged on the principles of French classicism and absolutist ideology, while proponents of Enlightenment saw in Italian opera a vehicle for subversive attacks on that establishment....   [tags: Humanities, Theatre]

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Utah Symphony and Utah Opera Merger

- 1. Bill Bailey, chairman of the board of the Utah Opera Organization, could use McClelland’s need theory to support the merger with the Utah symphony based on the three principles that are entailed in the theory; need for achievement, need for affiliation, and need for power (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2010, p. 215). Firstly, the need for achievement is met by understanding that people strive to master difficult situations, endeavors or challenges. This idea works on both an organizational level, as well as an individual level....   [tags: Business]

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Kunqu Opera from the Peony Pavilion

- On March 17th, 2014 the department of music at Hunter College hosted a recital of Qing Yi Arias from The Peony Pavilion, a Kunqu Opera. Kunqu Opera is a form of Chinese musical drama consisting of three components that work concurrently and in synchronization. The Qing Yi Arias adheres to these principles and is successful in executing them. The recital was composed of three performers, Ms. Yang Ling as Qing Yi, a virtuous and noble woman, Mr. Chen Tao on Kundi, a bamboo flute and Mr. Huang Shi-Rong on percussion....   [tags: Chinese culture]

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The Life Opera Singer Luciano Pavarotti

- As an art form, opera is a rare and remarkable creation. For me, it expresses aspects of the human drama that cannot be expressed in any other way, or certainly not as beautifully.-Luciano Pavarotti Even though I consider myself to be an eclectic person with widespread musical tastes I cannot say that I have sampled every genre there is but I hope to remedy that by listening to any type of music presented to me with an open mind and open heart. The individual that I have chosen to write my music writing assignment about is Luciano Pavarotti who was in my opinion the greatest opera singer of the twentieth century....   [tags: music, italy, influences]

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Scene 1 Of His Opera Wozzeck

- In Act III, scene 1 of his opera Wozzeck, Alban Berg employs his take on a theme and variations. When one hears that a piece of music is classified as an “invention on a theme,” they immediately associate the style with early composers from the Baroque era, a time when classical conventions truly started to take their form. By employing methods of long term tonicization, bending the classical expectations of form and harmony, and accentuating Marie’s sense of wandering conscious and morality, Berg is able to give the audience a profound insight into Marie’s relationship with Wozzeck, her child, and herself....   [tags: Key signature, Relative key, Minor chord, Chord]

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The Key Conventions of Soap Operas

- The Key Conventions of Soap Operas Soap operas have many conventions that make them different to the other types of programs we watch on TV. Soaps can be separated from even their closest types of programs by looking into and studying their conventions. The Bill for instance shares many of the conventions of a soap, but not all of them, which separates it from being a soap. Broadcasting To get a wide range of viewing, almost every single soap is broadcasted before the 9 o'clock watershed....   [tags: Papers]

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The story of Clare Soap and Chemical

- One of the stories going on in the book is the history of Clare Soap and Chemical. This company started back when the United States was not yet a country. A man named Jephthah Clare migrated to the New World. The company started off very small and grew to the international size. There were three brothers that really started the business. This story was solely historical, which made it less interesting. I found myself drifting off during these sections of the book. One part that really caught my attention was when Clare was trying to bring up the sales of one of their bar soaps and so they started a contest....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Opera Performance

- An Opera Performance On Friday November 3rd I had the pleasure of attending an evening of Opera titled Love Through the Ages with Maria Fortuna and Nancy Townsend at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre. Having never been to an Opera performance I had no idea of what to expect and was looking forward to this new experience. Fortuna was accompanied by multi-faceted pianist Nancy Townsend. These two musicians showed tremendous expertise and were able to keep my attention through the extent of the program....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Threepenny Opera

- What keeps mankind alive. Answer the question with reference to the actions of characters in The Threepenny Opera. In The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht, through the writing of the song “Second Threepenny Finale What Keeps Mankind Alive” in Scene Six, gives us the idea that “mankind is kept alive by bestial acts (page 55, line number 18). In my opinion, although the idea to associate human beings with beasts, or more specifically, human behaviour with “bestial acts” looks peculiar, some characters, in their pursuit of desires and wants, do reflect an inhuman nature, which makes them ‘beast-like’....   [tags: English Literature]

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