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The English Renaissance Theatres, Stages, and Playwrights

- The English Renaissance Theatre was also known as the Early Modern English Theatre or Elizabethan Theatre. It occurred during the Reformation and 1642 when they were discontinued. There were many types of plays ranging from mystery, tragedy, masques to morality most had a biblical themes. Soon came the establishment of permanent theatres after plays were forbidden in 1572 in an effort to contain the spread of the plague. With the construction of permanent theatres came regular performances as well as well known playwrights many of whom were well educated but some were not....   [tags: Theater ]

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Censorship Should Be Strictly Enforced By Theatres

- Censorship is used in movies, television, music, but all to an extent, as it is easy to bypass that, by simply searching for an uncensored version of it. It is a parent’s priority to take control and keep children safe, but no parent can possibly oversee the child’s behaviour on the internet 24/7, and with even history checks and other software, it is difficult to see what your child is viewing, as there is so much data that is being used. Although, theatres are attempting to stop children from viewing these explicit movies by asking for ID before they enter, children are still able to view these movies illegally online, or even at the theatres as most employees forget to stop them....   [tags: Violence, Columbine High School massacre]

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The Three Globe Theatres: Shakespeare’s Theatre

- Known by many as Shakespeare’s theatre, the Globe theatre is the epitome of the statement, “Third times the charm.” As it has burned to the ground, was destroyed by puritans and now stands today in its third, non-flammable form, “The New Globe Theatre.” All three of the Globe theatres have been built in similar fashion with a thrust stage surrounded by a two story; circular shaped building that housed magnificent audiences. Attracted by the special effects and the various plays produced by The Kings Men, the audiences only slowed when outbreaks of the Bubonic Plague occurred....   [tags: stage, built, era, plays]

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Closing and Reopening of the American Theatres

- England was split into two worlds during Elizabeth's reign. There was the world of Whitehall (The Court) and the world of the country. The country saw the establishment of the Puritan tradition. The Puritans were essentially anti-culture and were considered enemies of art and popular culture, the Puritans believed in piety, austerity and sobriety not only in dressing but also in manners. Thus they were driving people weary and making them long for a change and seek entertainment and pleasure. <b>The stage and the drama</b> Elizabethan reign saw a sudden rise in the standards of the drama....   [tags: American Literature]

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Uses of ICT in Theatres

- Uses of ICT in theatres Databases may contain information regarding: * Props - & people who make them * Costumes - * Actors * Producers * Directors * Regular visitors * Scenery - makers, painters * Make-up people * Rehearsal times * Staff rotas Publicity: * Programmes * Filters * Press releases * Posters * List of contacts Smoke/fire alarms Emergency lighting A theatre may use ICT for a wide number of tasks: Ticket-booking systems (both on- and off-line) Internet site Staff rotas Promotional materials Cash flow Automatic lighting systems Central management system Accounts Scheduling User interfaces Alarms Data Protection Act -relates to any personal data (relating to living indivi...   [tags: ICT Essays]

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Epic Theatres

- Epic Theatres "Epic Theatre turns the spectator into an observer, but arouses his capacity for action, forces him to take decisions...the spectator stands outside, studies." (Bertolt Brecht. Brecht on Theatre. New York:Hill & Yang, 1964. p37) The concept of “epic theatre” was brought to life by German playwright, Bertolt Brecht. This direction of theatre was inspired by Brecht's Marxist political beliefs. It was somewhat of a political platform for his ideologies. Epic theatre is the assimilation of education through entertainment and is the antithesis of Stanislavsky's Realism and also Expressionism....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Difference between Greek and Modern Theatres

- Difference between Greek and Modern Theatres Theatre today as in ancient Greek times is a popular from of entertainment. Today’s theatres share many similarities with the Greek predecessors however they are also very different. There are in fact many differences for example; layout, special effects, seating arrangement, the importance of drama and religion, setting, location and architectural features. In ancient Greece festivals were mainly held at the Great Dionysia. This was the oldest theatre in Greece and many plays were performed here for example the first performance of Antigone....   [tags: Papers]

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The Various Theatres of War and the Final Outcome.

- The Various Theatres of War and the Final Outcome. The Western Front was only part of a war that also caused suffering and destruction in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. There were some dramatic battles in the mountains between Italian and Austrian troops. There were some tremendous battles on the Eastern Front where Russians fought Germans and Austrians. In the Middle East, Turkish troops with German officers fought British Commonwealth and Empire troops, along with their Arab allies....   [tags: Papers]

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Anna Mackmin's Sheffield Theatres (2004) production of The Crucible

- Anna Mackmin's Sheffield Theatres (2004) production of The Crucible The first area to assess is the use of setting and scenery concerning this production of the play. The set of the play produces a very surreal and segregated atmosphere that appears to be very striking and unsettling for the audience. This was achieved in the opening scene primarily through the use of floorboards placed on a ploughed field, as Anna Mackmin, the Director stated "We wanted a space that was iconic… we needed to take into account the idea that this is a tiny world in the midst of a wilderness… so we have put wooden planks into a ploughed field."....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Motion Picture Industry: Dark Knight, Indiana Jones, and Iron Man

- Motion Picture Industry “Descriptive statistics lays the foundation for all statistical knowledge, but it is not something that you should learn simply so you can use it in the distant future, it will be used now” (Hill, n.d., para. 5). Gaining an understanding of the most basic form of statistics is crucial, some of the topics that we will focus on are the measures of location, range, quartiles, standard deviation, outliers, and correlation coefficient. Taking into consideration the movie industry and data collected for a sample of 100 motion pictures produced in 20XX the goal is to build a report that contains a 5-number summary for total gross, opening gross, weeks, and theatres for ind...   [tags: sales, statistics, theatres]

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The History of the Darling Theatre Company

- The History of the Darling Theatre Company This theatre company came into being in 1979 when a famous old London theatre went bankrupt and the owners of the building attempted to sell it to property developers. George Darling, a well known stage actor, launched a campaign to save the theatre and, with the help of many famous friends in the acting world, created strong public support for retaining the building as a theatre. However no existing theatre company was in a position to take over the building and the owners suggested to George Darling that he use his connections to set up his own company....   [tags: London Theatres Acting Drama Essays]

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Theatrical Illumination

- The Role of Illumination Theatrical lighting has undergone significant changes from its first utilization to modern application. Illumination is essential to the theatrical experience we are familiar with. When the lights come up, the mood is set. Lighting in a performance context manipulates the audience's attention to focus on what the director has deemed important. When an actor or space is no longer an integral part the lights around them dim, dismissing that component and refocusing on what is lit....   [tags: Lighting in Theatres]

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Google Glass Augmented Reality ( Ar ) Technology

- Introduction Every new technological breakthrough our society takes on forces a change in the social norm. The groundbreaking Google Glass augmented reality (AR) technology could tremendously advance our society for the better; however, ethical concerns cause people to fear the new technology instead of embrace it. AR “refers to a wide spectrum of technologies that project computer generated materials, such as text, images, and video, onto users’ perceptions of the real world” (Yuen, Gallayanee, and Johnson 119)....   [tags: Mobile phone, Advertising, Google, AMC Theatres]

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The Performance Of Live Theatre

- Live theatre can be described as a live performance performed by actors and actresses on stage in front of a live audience. Live theatre mainly consists of a stage, effects, lights, and props. Live theatre is composed of scenes, which include comedy, tragedy, action, and romance. The costumes, effects, and props increase the entertainment level for the audience. This was my first time experiencing live theatre by taking this class. I would have to say it was very different and it was definitely entertaining for me....   [tags: Theatre, Drama, Play, Performance]

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Musical Theatre And Dance

- Musical theatre and dance have been merged together for centuries. is a movement and dance in musical theatre is a stylized movement used to evoke emotions and add on to a narrative. But what is dance in theatre, when did it start and what is its history. Modern dance performed in musicals has its origins in the beginnings of theatre itself. The first dramas that included music and dance were performed by Grecians in the 5th century BCE. Those dramas served as models for the Romans, who valued Greek art in all forms including theatre....   [tags: Dance, Theatre, Jerome Robbins, Musical theatre]

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Theatre Is A Dying Art Form

- For thousands of years, people have been arguing that theatre is a dying art form. Many people think theatre is all just cheesy singing and dancing or just boring old Shakespeare, but there is much more to theatre than those two extremes. Theatre is important to our society because it teaches us more about real life than recorded media. Theatre has been around for thousands of years and began as a religious ceremony that evolved into an art form that teaches about the true essence of life. Theatre can incorporate profound, and provocative, observations of the human condition that can transcend time; lessons found in Greek plays can still be relevant to the modern world....   [tags: Performance, Theatre, Performing arts, Audience]

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Presentation Of The District Manager Of A Movie Theatre

- When communicating with the public, it is very important that the message is well thought out and that it speaks to a wide audience. Communicating with a vast audience can be challenging, because the message must speak to the audience. Some of the challenges communicating with a diverse audience are age, economic level, education and occupation, needs and concerns of the audience, culture, and rapport (Lehman, DuFrene, & Walker, 2016). In this particular situation, the district manager of a movie theatre must address the media about a recent bed bug problem at the theatre....   [tags: Communication, Nonverbal communication, Theatre]

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Differences Between Film And Live Theatre

- There are many differences between film and live theatre. Live theatre is an academic experience you must act a certain way when walking into a theatre. You feel and see first hand the feelings of the actors. You critique the acting much more when you watch it in person. Film, on the contrary, is very expensive to make and usually features big box office names to make it into the movie theatres. The differences between the live production of The Tale of the Heike which I saw at the Glenn Hughes Theatre at the University of Washington and the film Chicago 2002 that I watched from the comfort of my dorm room are immense....   [tags: Theatre, Actor, Chicago, Lighting designer]

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The Nature Of The Challenges Site Specific Theatre Presents

- In this essay I will be exploring the nature of the challenges Site-Specific theatre presents. It is ever growing as a genre with practitioners such as Punchdrunk and Station House Opera leading the way in the UK, as performances not set in conventional theatre buildings are becoming increasingly popular. Conventional theatres provide a comfortable performance arena with unspoken rules an audience adheres to, as explored by Nicolas Bourriaud in Relational Aesthetics suggesting that ‘forms, patterns and functions’ of artistic activity ‘develop and evolve according to periods and social contexts’ (Bourriaud, 1998, p1 )....   [tags: Performance, Performing arts, Theatre]

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Theatre and Popular Opinion In Eighteenth-Century Paris

- The eighteenth century is widely reputed to have been the Age of Theatre in France. A unique form of entertainment and mass communication, theatrical productions brought together representatives from all degrees of social and economic status in one building to share a common experience. Despite an attitude that emphasized the glorification of French culture, the government viewed the theatre primarily as a form of entertainment and sought to prevent any deviation from this main emphasis. Although plays were monitored through censorship of scripts, the agents of authority made little attempt to shape popular views on specific political issues through drama....   [tags: Arts Theatre France History Historical Essays]

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Opposing Traditional Theatre Norms

- Throughout history, theatre has been critical to the artistic realm. Stories told centuries ago with lessons of nobility, morality, courage, and patriotism seem to despise the passage of time, and are still being recreated. However, not everyone has been partial to this conventional form of theatre. Antonin Artaud, in particular, loathed the theatre, and wanted to reform the way society experienced it. In this paper, I will examine Artaud’s role as a major contributor to modern theatre in his attempt to rid performance of its fake realism, as well as the bourgeoisie neoclassical ideals....   [tags: Theatre]

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Cleveland Public Theatre: Creativity and Community

- Theater is an established art form that has served as public entertainment for many years. Theater communicates ideas and opinions in both entertaining and informative ways. Another aspect of theater is the capability of creating awareness on issues. The Cleveland Public Theatre has a long history of controversial and innovative productions that affect the entire audience. Cleveland Public Theatre’s creative performances have the potential of shaping theater as an art form, impacting the community, and making a difference in the world....   [tags: Theatre]

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History as a Theatre

- When Karl Marx wrote “the Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte,” he interpreted the historical stage and his writing of history as parts of a theatre: he writes; “Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak twice. He forgot to add the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. Caussidiere for Danton, Louis Blanc for Robespierre, the Montagne of 1848 to 1851 for the Montagne of 1793 to 1795, the nephew for the uncle. And the same caricature occurs in the circumstances of the second edition of the Eighteenth Brumaire.” Here, Marx’s theatrical interpretation of the historical process appears to be somewhat contradictory to his...   [tags: Karl Marx, 18th Brumaire, Louis Bonaparte]

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The World Of The Theatre

- In the world of the theatre there are two sides of the curtain, the light and the dark or as most call them, actors and technicians, and together they create a magnificent experience for people anywhere to enjoy. The actors and technicians jobs spoken of are part of a high school theatre or amateur theatre, not professional where the jobs are much more difficult and complicated. Actors are the face of a performance, while the technicians are the support system in the background. During a single scene of a show a hundred things could be happening....   [tags: Actor, Theatre, Scenic design, Character]

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French Neoclassical Theatre And The State, Monarchy And Theatre

- French Neoclassical Theatre was primarily about testing the relationship with the state, monarchy and theatre itself in the sense of social standards and using theatre as a tool for politics. ‘Theatre which not only mirrored the political structure of Louis XIV’s France, but also served in its way as an organ or absolutist policy’ (Howarth, 1995, 220). Though Greek Theatre was notorious for its reputation of being the foundation of contemporary theatre, French Neoclassical Drama was Greek Theatre’s progression into a contemporary setting....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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The Original Globe Theatre

- One of the most famous theatres in the Elizabethan Age was the Globe Theatre. The Elizabethan Era started in 1558 and lasted to 1603. The theatres from the era were said to be the best and most significant part of the culture at that time. With the Black Death killing people every day, people needed an escape from this death sentencing disease. It all started with inn – yard theatres. A group of people would go from village to village performing for the people in a market place or village square....   [tags: Shakespeare, English Playwrights, history]

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Bread and Puppet Theatre and the Audience

- Bread and Puppet Theatre and the Audience The name of the Bread and Puppet Theatre hails from the custom of sharing freshly baked bread with the theatre visitors to symbolise that art should be an everyday ritual for everyone just like eating bread.` We give you a piece of bread with the puppet show because our bread and theatre belong together. For a long time the theatre arts have been separated from the stomach. Theatre was entertainment.` (Peter Schumann, Bread & Puppet official website). The foremost goal of this theatre is to raise feelings of sensitivity in the viewer and to outline what the terms 'good' and 'evil' mean, especially in political spheres....   [tags: Theatre, Drama, Art]

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Musical Theatre : An Art Form Of Theatrical Performance

- Musical theatre is an art form of theatrical performance that has graced the stages of Broadway for close to two centuries, combining songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance to create a versatile performance art that has stunned people all over the world. Humor, pathos, love, anger is all communicated through movement and music as an integrated whole to create visual and aural masterpiece. “Broadway is Taking Leaps Towards a Sustainable Future.” (Hagiwara, 2011) implies that Broadway Musical theatre is implementing steps to secure its long term sustainability along the great white way....   [tags: Broadway theatre, Musical theatre, Theatre]

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The Between Ancient And Modern Theatre

- Since before the Common Era, people have found new ways of showing emotions and talent on stage. This is also referred to as stage performance, or Theatre. From play writes, to costumes, to acting, all of these things have contributed over the centuries to the modern plays that you see today, whether it be in New York, London, China, or at your local college. Beginning with the early Greeks, to the Chinese Dynasties through Shakespeare and into modern times, theatre has continuously evolved as an art form....   [tags: Drama, Tragedy, Actor, Theatre]

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Greek and Elizabethan Theatre

- William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, and Ben Johnson are names that have resonated through the centuries. Not since ancient Athens has there been such gluttony of talent, producing stories for the ages. Might Athens be were these Englishmen found their inspiration. Greece produced its share of legendary playwrights; Sophocles and Euripides are two of the most famous. There are far m Elizabethan England gave birth to some of the most famous names in theatre. ore similarities between Elizabethan and Greek Theatre then there are differences....   [tags: Compare and Contrast, Analysis]

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The Performance Of A Theatre Production

- The most memorable part of a play that a person remembers when he or she leaves the theater are the people that came together as a group to make the production happen. The scenery, lighting, and special effects should not overpower the performance of the actors. It also should not determine whether or not a play is successful. Theatre productions such as You Tweet My Face Space, Home Chat, The Curious Incident of the dog in the Nighttime, Cats, and Peter Pan Goes Wrong are examples of plays that had wonderful playwrights and performers....   [tags: Theatre, Performance, Scenic design]

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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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Interactive Theatre As Immersive Theater

- The word ‘immerse’ is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary “to make (yourself) fully involved in some activity or interest”. “A literary bestiary” was marketed as a site-responsive, immersive show. The curator and founder of the project insisted on using the term ‘show’ and in all prior communications with the media and the general public, the labels ‘immersive’ and ‘site-responsive’ was not only attached, but highlighted as a selling point. As a co-producer, I found it difficult to defend the choice of the label immersive when the production was, in my opinion, a literary event with small bursts of theatricality that could be argued to have similarities of promenade theatre....   [tags: Theatre, Performance, Audience, Stage]

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Ancient Greek Theatre and Drama

- Ancient Greece, the birthplace of theatre, continues to greatly influence theatre today. Drama is a form of poetry, because dialogue was spoken or sung in verses. Many Greek plays are still relevant today. Some plays survived on their merits, while others were preserved from academic interest or by accident (Peter Arnott). The Great Dionysia was an important yearly religious celebration and festival, honoring Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and fertility. The Great Dionysia is where theatre first began....   [tags: genres, great dionysia, ]

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Importance Of Musical Theatre

- Musical theatre is a widely diverse, entertaining, and fascinating field. Yet, it is misunderstood by so many. Young students with interests in theatre are constantly insulted. Those trying to succeed in theatre as a career are looked down on. The world of musical theatre is neglected, forgotten, and ridiculed in modern society. As a result of this behavior, musical theatre and art activities in general suffer extreme budget cuts and attention loss in schools. Administrators put their funds and focus on their losing high school football team rather than the drama club which includes a handful of students who could very well be successful on Broadway one day....   [tags: Musical theatre, Education, Music, Theatre, Play]

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Costumings Effect in Theatre Production

- What is costuming. When first hearing the word, one’s thoughts tend to lean towards costumes: colorful arrays of frivolous or wild clothing, usually worn during some sort of theatre production or special event. Why is this though. Because from the dawn of time people have used costumes to aid in the telling of their stories, myths, and legends. Costumes were used to better a person's understanding of these tales being told to them, making it easier for a person to remember the story, and thus making the story easier to be retold again and again....   [tags: Costuming Hisstory, Theater Analysis]

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Goodman Theatre and Beyond

- My summer marketing internship at Goodman Theatre changed the course of my life. Before last summer, I had only a vague idea of what my career goals were. Ever since my acting debut in my junior high’s production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, I have known that I wanted to work in theatre. My passion for the art has always been unwavering. I appreciated theatre’s important function as a mirror to society, and the dynamic relationship between audiences and live performers was infectious and addicting....   [tags: application essays]

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The History and Present Use of the Globe Theatre

- ... In the back of the stage there are 2 doors that allow the actors to come and go off the stage. And since the theatre has no roof a “heaven” (ceiling supported by pillars) protects the actors from rain. Above the heavens is an attic space where the flying effects and sound effects (cannon) are held. And finally above the heavens, is a flag with the sign of the Globe. For seating, most of the audience stands on the floor level in front of the stage but for the paying customers, they get to sit in the balcony that surrounds the stage....   [tags: shakespeare, archetecture, relocated]

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Political Influence On Popular Theatre

- Political Influence on Popular Theatre Popular theatre is a form of entertainment that is intended to amuse the masses. Ancient Rome and the Middle Ages are prominent eras that depicted the very essence of what popular theatre intended. In both eras, demand for such performances grew. Authority, whether secular or religious, instigated popular entertainment in both the Roman and Medieval Era. Roman popular theatre thrived under a strong secular government. After the fall of Rome, however, a highly religious political structure came into power....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Middle Ages]

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The Orgins of Greek Theatre

- There is no denying the fact that theatre is truly a link between all civilizations it comes in many forms spiritual rituals, storytelling, hymns, odes, and performances. It has been utilized during the many downfalls of civilizations as a means of communication and was truly shaped by the Greeks. The origins of theatre can be traced back to the Greeks as a religious ritual to their gods, to their implementations of the technical aspects of theatre, through their plays and also through the actual stages that they constructed....   [tags: stages, society, religous, gods]

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Superstitions In Theatre Essay

- Superstitions in Theatre Stefan Coutoulakis 29 September 2017 Word count: 1373 Stefan Coutoulakis Theatre 2000 29 September 2017 Superstitions in Theatre Every culture has its share of beliefs and superstitions, theatre has been no acceptation to these. There are many things that people say today that originally came from these traditions in theatre. An example of this can be if someone is to say “Break a leg” when they are wishing someone good luck, the idea being that it is bad luck to wish someone good luck so they wish them bad luck in the hopes that it will bring them good luck....   [tags: Superstition, Superstitions, Theatre, Macbeth]

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The Batman Theatre Shooting

- This theory is about an idea of which social interactions over the course of a person’s life shape behavior. The real world example I will be using to describe this theory is the “The Batman Theatre Shooting”. On the day of July 20, 2012, “Dark Knight Rises” a movie was just released to movie theatres around the world. Many people were waiting for the movie to come out but not knowing what was going to be in store for them later on that day. James Eagan Holmes was a student out of University of Colorado-Denver of Medicine....   [tags: social interactions, behaviors, crimes]

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Comparing and Constrasting Changes Between the Elizabethan Theatre to Theatre of Today’s Society

- Within this essay I will be comparing and contrasting the changes that have occurred between Elizabethan Theatre to theatre of today’s society, in particular drawing attention toward American theatre and its first existence. I will give specific examples, such as’Tis Pity She’s A Whore’ a play by John Ford, with regards to Elizabethan Theatre in comparison with the works within Broadway, and how particular playwrights, such as Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller, helped to ground the movement that is American theatre....   [tags: broadway, travelling actors]

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Musical Theatre

- Theatre has heavily evolved over the past 100 years, particularly Musical Theatre- a subgenre of theatre in which the storyline is conveyed relying on songs and lyrics rather than dialogue. From its origination in Athens, musical theatre has spread across the world and is a popular form of entertainment today. This essay will discuss the evolution and change of musical theatre from 1980-2016, primarily focusing on Broadway (New York) and the West End (London). It will consider in depth, the time periods of: The 1980s: “Brit Hits”- the influence of European mega musicals, the 1990s: “The downfall of musicals”- what failed and what redeemed, and the 2000s/2010s: “The Resurgence of musicals”-...   [tags: Musical theatre, Theatre, Hair, Broadway]

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Musical Theatre : What Has Impacted My Life?

- Theatre. That is the activity that I think of when one asks me what has impacted my life. Theatre is one of the most riveting and demanding interests of mine. From the first moment I stepped on stage, I knew this was the place for me. Musical theatre consists of three major parts--acting, dancing, and singing; which are difficult skills to master, even if you are naturally gifted. You have to memorize lines, choreography, and music notes, all of which are performed at the same time. Rehearsal is a challenging workout that leaves you exhausted....   [tags: Theatre, Performance, Musical theatre, Hair]

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Stage Door At The Emmett Robinson Theatre

- This past Thursday, November 17, 2016, I attended Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman’s play Stage Door at the Emmett Robinson Theatre. The play was directed by Mark Landis and produced by The College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance. I enjoyed this production more than the other plays that I had to see for this course. The concept and storyline of this play were unique. The only aspect of the play that I did not like as much were the numerous characters and their storylines. It was difficult to keep up with all the actors, especially knowing that I would have to comprehend them in order to write this paper....   [tags: Actor, Theatre, Character, Acting]

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Musical Theatre: The Process of Putting Together, and Being in a Musical

- Musical Theatre The Process of Putting Together, and Being in a Musical Research: Music Song Writing There are many different ways for writing a song. Often this varies depending on the type of song the writer is composing. Sometimes the lyrics will be written first then a vocal melody written to accompany the lyrics. Often the chorus will be written before the verses so the general mood of the song can be established and repeated through the chorus. Instrumentalists Usually the orchestral part of a song is not written with the first copy of a musical (Book) it is most often written when the musical has been chosen by a producer and the type of orchestra has been decided....   [tags: Musical Theatre]

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Dial M For Murder At The Jewel Box Theatre

- I watched “Dial M for Murder” at the Jewel box theatre, on October 11th 2015. The play started at about 8:00 pm and I decided to watch it because I haven’t ever watched a play like this before, and I thought it could double as a nice date with my beautiful girlfriend. The time period of the play isn’t clearly stated. However, I do know that its setting is somewhere in England, and I suspect that the era would be the 1950s. The culture in the play consists of American and English aspects, and most specifically: the culture of a well off British woman, Margo; her ex tennis player husband, Tony Wendice; and Margo’s ex-lover, and American murder writer, Mark Halliday....   [tags: Theatre, Performance]

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Theatre in the Community

- Theatre in the Community Britain in 1979 was a place of great change and division. Although the country had united in the election of Margaret Thatcher as the first Conservative woman Prime minister by the early 1980’s one could say that the country was spiralling into a state of decline. This was largely due to the disarray of the previous Labour government and the implementation of the Conservative government’s robust style of economic management. All spheres of social and cultural life were to be judged on their economic terms and values....   [tags: Drama]

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The Globe Theatre

- The Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre is probably the most important structure in Shakespeare's dramatic career. The Chamberlain's Company built it in 1599, and it stood on the Southern shore of the Thames River in London. At this time Shakespeare was a member of the Chamberlain's Company, and therefore he became a shareholder in the theatre. The profits actors made off of their shares were their main means of support, as it was for Shakespeare. The Globe was just one of many theatres built in London around this time....   [tags: Papers]

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The Influence of Chekhov and Ibsen on Singapore Theatre

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My Experience Watching A Live Theatre

- My experience watching a live theatre performance on stage was a fascinating one, most especially since it was my first time. I attended a staged performance of “The History Boys” in a small theatre called “The Little Theatre of Alexandria” at 8:00 pm on Wednesday June 8, 2016 in Alexandria, Virginia. The overall production of the play was a resounding experience for me particularly the performance of the actors and the design of the scene made the play seem real. I had a little bit of preparation by getting some useful information about the location of the theatre and most importantly about the history of the play including the playwright, the origination of the play, synopsis, and the year...   [tags: Theatre, Performance, Performing arts, Play]

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What Were Brecht 's Aims For His Directing Methodology And Epic Theatre

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- On November 7th, our class had the opportunity to see The Accidental Death of an Anarchist at Stockton’s Experimental Theatre. Overall, I was very impressed with the show. I thought the acting was superb for a college-level production, and I found the scenery to be satisfactory in complimenting the actions of the show. The best part of this production for me was the acting. I thought all of the actors did a great job of portraying different personalities and truly utilizing every tool available to them in order to make their characterization as thorough as possible....   [tags: Actor, Acting, Character, Theatre]

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I Saw a Life Performance at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

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Mark Esslin's Theatre of the Absurd: Camus and his Debasement of Language

- In 1962, writer Mark Esslin took pleasure in composing the novel Theatre of the Absurd and quickly became a major influence on the works of many inspired writers. Esslin subsequently made ensuing plays and stories which focused on nonspecific existentialist concepts and which did not remain consistent with his ideas, rejecting the “narrative continuity and the rigidity of logic.” As a result, the protagonist of these stories is often not capable of containing himself within his or her disorderly society (“Theatre”)....   [tags: theatre of the absurd]

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William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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Analysis Of ' Doubt By John Patrick Shanley At The Gordon State College Theatre

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A Historical Overview of the Development of Theatre Technology from Ancient Greece to the Mid-1800s

- Throughout the history of the theatre its technology has helped to convey the story, amaze the audience, and to, at times, make the theatrical performance possible. Over the ages we have seen the growth of theatre shown in its technology, namely its staging, costumes, scenery, and lighting. We will trace the development and growth of these technologies from Ancient Greece through the end of the eighteenth-century. The technology of the Ancient Greeks is, in fact, very amazing. One has no options other than to be dumbfounded by what they were capable of ....   [tags: Theater]

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The Brilliant Product That Produced By Tarragon Theatre At 2016 And Directed By Peter Pasyk

- The brilliant product which produced by Tarragon Theatre at 2016 and directed by Peter Pasyk, was called “The Circle.” A Canadian play writer, Geoffrey Simon Brown, spend his time on writing The Circle and most of his effort had been put into creating the different types of characters, the teens, in this interesting product. With only six actors, the director and Geoffrey arranged the tiny stage to tell a significant story of the teens. The first amazing point of The Circle was the diversity of the character setting....   [tags: Good and evil, Evil, Character, Theatre]

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Victorian Playwrights

- The Victorian Era in the United Kingdom is archetypally deemed the time period when Queen Victoria ruled, from 1837 to 1901 (Miller 1). While the Queen’s reign altered many social aspects of British life, perhaps the most noticeable was drama. Previously, theatre had been precluded and disapproved of due to various reasons, particularly religion. However, Queen Victoria chose to attend histrionic performances often and eventually made it reputable. The Queen considered Shakespeare too confusing of a playwright (Airdrie 1) and it soon became the job of numerous others to create amusing plays that she and countless other Europeans would enjoy....   [tags: Theatre]

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19th Century Theatre

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The Need for Theatre in Wyoming to Find Outside Funding

- The Need for Theatre in Wyoming to Find Outside Funding There you are sitting in a theatre watching a play. You say to yourself, this play could be so much better if they would do that different. Of course the designers could do things differently, they might have even considered the same things that you have, the only thing wrong with that is that type of stuff takes money. What most people don't realize is that the theatres in Wyoming are very under funded. Theatres in Wyoming are not able to support themselves alone they need outside funding....   [tags: Papers]

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