Antonin Artaud Essays

  • Bertolt Brecht, LeRoi Jones and Antonin Artaud

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    Bertolt Brecht, LeRoi Jones and Antonin Artaud In LeRoi Jones's play, "Dutchman," elements of realism, naturalism and non-realism abound. The play features characters such as Clay, a twenty-year-old Negro, Lula, a thirty-year-old white woman, both white and black passengers on a subway coach, a young Negro and a conductor. All of these characters take a ride that, for each, ends with different destinations and leaves the audience to sort through the details and find conclusions themselves

  • The Use of the Body in Artaud's Theatre

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    The aim of this paper is to explore Antonin Artaud's use of the body in performance, as the "site of all human transformation, liberation and independence" (Barber, p72). Artaud's immense influence on theatre practice continues to generate interest and debate. Calling for an end to rational drama, his iconoclastic work pushes the boundaries of critical thinking by means of a continuous flow of construction and destruction. In Antonin Artaud: Man of Vision, Bettina Knapp offered an explanation of

  • Progress and Necessity

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    Progress and Necessity That theater has undergone many changes since its early incarnation in ancient Greece is a fact obvious even to the casual observer. And it is likewise clear that, as the cultural and social structure of the world shifts and changes over time, it is appropriate that its art forms change as well, in order to address appropriately the new reality in which they exist. However, perhaps not too unexpectedly, there are those who reject our modern manifestation of theater as insincere

  • Total Theatre: Newsons Deviation Towards Total Theatre?

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    is a concept that has influenced many practitioners including pioneering practitioner Antonin Artaud. Artaud played a huge role in forwarding this concept of a Total Theatre within his own genre of performance, described as “one of the great, daring mapmakers” (Artaud, 1976, p.Ivii), he like Newson saw faults with the theatre of his time and realised his own genre of performance, the Theatre of Cruelty. Artaud was disgusted by the bourgeois culture of western theatre, a theatre which showed plays

  • Antonin Scalia

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    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was born on March 11, 1936 in Trenton, New Jersey to a Sicilian immigrant father and an Italian-American mother and was raised in Queens. He attended Catholic schools in New York City as a child and teen. Scalia then attended Georgetown University, spending his junior year at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, and graduated at the top of his class with an A.B. (Sorry, I don’t know what that means) in 1957. He also attended Harvard, serving as the editor

  • Dvorak

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    Dvorak Antonin Dvorak was born in Nelahozeves on September 8, 1841. Dvorak was one of the greatest of the Czech composers. He grew up with an appreciation of local folk songs and demonstrated a talent for music at an early age. His first experience with music was of a violinist and violist. He got the attention of Johannes Brahms with his Moravian Duets and soon won a competition in Vienna that he would have never won if it had not been for the insistence of Brahms. Since his patriotic composition

  • A Look Back At the Dred Scott Case

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    I. BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 1. BREYER, STEPHEN G. "A Look Back At The Dred Scott Decision." Journal Of Supreme Court History 35.2 (2010): 110-121. History Reference Center. Web. 13 May 2014. 2. I know that this article is from a scholarly journal because it is from the Journal Of Supreme Court History. All the articles are peer-reviewed by the Board of Editors of the journal after submission. The Journal Of Supreme Court History is dedicated to persevering and educating all on the Court's history

  • The Pros And Cons Of The Fourth Amendment Of The United States Constitution

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    The Fourth Amendment of the U.S Constitution provides protection to the people against unreasonable searches and seizures. The exclusionary rule was a judicial precedence that made evidence obtained in violation of the US Constitution inadmissible in federal, state and local courts. Its primary focus being to discourage illegal or inappropriate law enforcement investigation practices. This ruling applies not only to evidence obtained directly from an illegal search or seizure, but also branches

  • Wards Cove Packing Company Case Study

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    • Facts of the case: Wards Cove Packing Company had two types of jobs available. There were the unskilled cannery jobs and then there were the non-cannery jobs which were classified as skilled positions. The cannery jobs were filled predominately by nonwhites, and the non-cannery skilled positions were filled with mainly white workers. The cannery and non-cannery jobs were put in separate housing, and the non-cannery positions were paid more than the cannery positions. A group of nonwhite cannery

  • Mcdonald's Second Amendment

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    Otis McDonald, a Chicago resident, sought to acquire a handgun for personal defense. However, the latter was not possible due to laws imposed by the city of Chicago requiring registration for every handgun, also the city refused to grant any new permits for almost twenty-nine years. The Chicago petitioner, McDonald, argues that the handgun ban has left him vulnerable to criminals. The Chicago Police Department statistics, reveal that “the City's handgun murder rate has actually increased since the

  • Second Amendment Today

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    ” It states “Times change, though, and so do constitutional interpretations. In 2008, Stevens was on the losing end of a 5-4 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, a landmark ruling in which the high court, in an opinion written by Justice Antonin Scalia, for the first time declared that the Second Amendment protects a civilian’s right to keep a handgun in his home for self-defense”[Gun Control and the Constitution: Should We Amend the Second Amendment?" Bloomberg, n.d. Web.

  • Gun Control And Mass Shootings

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    the conscionable limits to the Second Amendment. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia stated in the majority opinion of the District of Columbia V. Heller decision, “like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited”(Supreme Court). These sanctions are legal evidence that the Second Amendment allows for the government to regulate the distribution, ownership, and use of weapons. Moreover, Justice Antonin Scalia, is regarded as the most conservative justice, and clearly highlights

  • The Case Of Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

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    The case was between Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc in 2006. The case started on Feb 25, 2015, and came to final decision on Jun 1, 2015. The facts of the case can be summarized to the Abercrombie & Fitch Co has drawn criticism for not hiring a Muslim woman because of her headscarf. The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Muslim woman, who was sued for discrimination after being denied a sales job at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co clothing

  • Antonin Leopold Dvorak

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    Antonin Leopold Dvorak Looking back in time at the great composers of the world, only one foreign composer stands out for his many contributions to classical music and in helping America to find its own music. Antonin Leopold Dvorak was born on September 8th, 1841, in a small village of Nelahozeves in Bohemia that lies on the bank of the Mauldau River. The village Dvorak was born into was in good company and surroundings however also retained much of its native luster even through the worst

  • Anthony Kennedy: Supreme Justice Law Maker

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    Anthony Kennedy is known for his conservative views while having a sided decision that focuses on individual rights, Kennedy join the U.S Court of Appeals in the 70’s and in 1988 in which he was appointed by Ronald Reagan. As a young boy he became in contact with prominent politicians and developed affinity for world of government and public service. Kennedy grew up around law at an early age because his father work his way through law school to build a substantial practice as a lawyer, while his

  • Federal Guideline Sentencing

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    In the past two decades, major developments in guideline sentencing have taken place due to Judicial Discretion and Sentencing Disparities which led to dramatic changes by the U.S. Supreme Court in Federal guideline sentencing. Prior to the implementation of sentencing guidelines, judges had total judicial discretion in determining sentence lengths leading to a wide fluctuation of sentences to offenders convicted of similar crimes due to the judge considering all information about the offender when

  • Exploring the New World through Antonin Dvorak's Music

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    Antonin Dvorak was one of the leading composers of the late Romantic period and one of many composers that utilized portions of music from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds in his compositions. The idea of Music Nationalism can be found in many of his works, especially in his Symphony no. 9 in E minor “from the New World”, which incorporates ideas from the American culture. Antonin Dvorak was born on September 8, 1841 in the small village of Nelahozeves. Dvorak began his early music education

  • An Era Filled With Heartfelt Emotion

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    From the years 1850-1920, composers began to dwell less on the technical stuff in music and began to concentrate more on feeling. When composers like Johannes Brahms and Antonin Dvorak tried to express themselves in their music was the time of the Romantic Era. In this period of time composers creatively tried to play a thunder storm or a sun rise. Frederik Chopin did an amazing job of melodizing natural occurrences that one can see every day. The Romantic Period has allowed composers to loosen

  • Dick Heller Case Summary

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    The original case had six plaintiffs but the plaintiff that carried the case to the U.S. Supreme Court was Dick Heller. Heller was a special police officer in the District of Columbia. Heller was authorized to carry a firearm on duty, but not at home. Heller's neighborhood was experiencing a rise in crime and Heller naturally wanted to keep a handgun for protection at his home. Unfortunately, for Mr. Heller, the District of Columbia banned the possession of handguns. The D.C. law made it illegal

  • Juvenile Court Case: Thompson Vs. Oklahoma

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    Brennan, Jr. Byron White, Thurgood Marshall · Harry Blackmun, John P. Stevens, Sandra Day O'Connor, Antonin Scalia, and Anthony Kennedy. The final decision of the case 5-3 in favor of William Payne Thompson to overturn his death sentence on June 29, 1988. The justices that voted the majority of the vote were Thurgood Marshall, Harry Andrew Blackmun, and