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Chicago Theatre: The History Of And A Short Guide To Experiencing It

1239 words - 5 pages I was first intrigued to write a paper about the Chicago theatre when I was told it was one of the biggest theatre cities in the world. I used to live in the suburbs of Chicago but never really got downtown very often. I honestly had no clue just how big and diverse the theatre scene is in Chicago. You can literally see a different event every week for the rest of your life. Not many cities can make that claim and back it up.I would like to first start with the famous Chicago Theatre. It was first opened in 1921 and was often referred to as "The wonder Theatre of the World". The Chicago Theatre was the first lavish movie complex in America and quickly became the prototype for all others to VIEW DOCUMENT
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Metadrama In Shakespeare Essay

1926 words - 8 pages 'Shakespeare's plays reflect not life but art.' Make use of this remark in writing an essay on Shakespeare's use of Metadrama.Shakespeare constantly plays with metadrama and the perception of his plays as theatre and not life with the complications inherent that in life we all play roles and perceive life in different ways. The play has recognition of its existence as theatre, which has relevance to a contemporary world that is increasingly aware of precisely how its values and practices are constructed and legitimised through perceptions of reality.Critic Mark Currie posits that metadrama allows its readers a better understanding of the fundamental structures of narrative while providing VIEW DOCUMENT
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Drama Essay

1394 words - 6 pages Drama EssayQuestion 8 - You have been appointed to the role of dramaturge in your theatre company working on one of the set texts with a specific brief to research the dramatic conventions appropriate to the play.The role of the dramaturge is to research and development a play, collaborating with all acting, directing and design elements of the performance so as to enhance the plays main context/styles/themes. Caryl Churchill's play Mad Forest takes place in Romania during the 1980's, depicting the life of Romania's under the oppression of the Communist Ceausescu regime that had ruled since 1965 and conveys such themes as Communist oppression, family relationships and hope. The context of VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui

1069 words - 5 pages Ui, is one that shows these techniques in great detail. The 1941 play, based in the 1930s, parodies of the rise of Hitler which, through the use of historification, is told as a story about a Gangster leader. The play expresses the theme of the corruption of mankind and man's ability to be manipulated. Throughout his plays, there are many theatrical devices that Brecht utilised to make his plays one of the most interesting types of acting due to its differences to regular acting. Brecht used the corruption of mankind and its ability to be manipulability as his political message in this play.Epic Theatre is quite a unique type of theatre using many unorthodox methods, that would seem unusual VIEW DOCUMENT
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Beautiful Mind Essay

317 words - 2 pages different type of movie, which is supposed to make you confused.The Second review was by James Berardinelli at movie-reviews.net. This review was a review, which gave words like "beautifully written" and "effectively acted" to show the quality and appreciation of the movie. James seemed to feel the movie a little bit more with descriptions like "this is the kind of expression of emotion that touches a deeper chord". He comments on the talented actors and the exceptional writing, which was applied to this film. After reading both the review I will have to side with James Berardinelli. I appreciated this movie and left the theatre with a smile. James feels the same way as myself in his descriptions and comments. I'm usually the type of person to enjoy a good action film or perhaps a good fantasy, but in this film it gave me all the pieces I wanted in a good film and more. VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Conventions Of Classic Greek Tragedy Mention The Role Of Thespis, Dionysus The Chorus And The Dithyramb

1168 words - 5 pages Where it all started........The origins of the theatre date back to the fifth century bc, although it has also been argued that the ancient Egyptians may have been conducting there own dramas as early as 3ooobc there is no hardcore evidence that this is true, as said by Aristotle a crowning of a king is a firm reality not an imitation and a play is an imitation of an action [drama] not an action its self. The theatre however derives from religious acts or worship i.e. deaths, births and even resurrection these were preformed by priests who would of wore animal skins to perform the ritchuals and The word drama is Greek for action, related to the verb dran 'to do'. So if it is ever revealed VIEW DOCUMENT
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Jfk Essay

417 words - 2 pages reputation as a center for people that opposed the President.The Shooting About 12:30 the cars pass the Texas book Depository and when they pass three shots ranged out through the streets and the president was shot in the head and the neck the President wife held her husband head while the car race to the hospital the man said to have shot The president is Lee Harvey Oswald He was arrested in a Theatre then was Question about the murder and he denied and it then two days later he was to be sent to the county jail a man name jack ruby step out and shot Oswald and he die 48 hours after the Presidents death. VIEW DOCUMENT
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Alternate forms of Expression in the context of "Sweeney Todd" by Stephen Sondheim

416 words - 2 pages A really well done essay about the theater- very sophisticatedWhen I was young, my mother always advised me to feel free to express my love to others. I took this advice and told all others to do so. And others did, I noticed as I grew up. As I grew up I also became quite the theatre buff. but as I was soon to learn, love in shows was expressed in many ways.. MURDER being one of them.In Sweeney Todd, written by Stephen Sondheim, a barber escapes from a place where he was wrongly jailed by a judge; a judge who locked him up simply to have his wife. The barber comes back and hears from a woman, Mrs. Lovett, that his wife is dead. Mrs. Lovett likes Sweeney though. To avenge the death of his VIEW DOCUMENT
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Abraham Lincoln Essay

933 words - 4 pages his planning for peace, the President was flexible and generous, encouraging Southerners to lay down their arms and join speedily in reunion.The spirit that guided him was clearly that of his Second Inaugural Address, now inscribed on one wall of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C.: "With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds.... "On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth, an actor, who somehow thought he was helping the South. The opposite was the result, for with Lincoln's VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Accomplished Life Of Washington Irving

1708 words - 7 pages for triviality." (10) This stringent way of living ultimately forced Washington away from his father into a different path of life, to the theater. To Washington, "The theatre was one of the forbidden sweets, and he naturally seized every chance to taste it. Family prayers at nine were something of an interruption, but he had managed a private exit by way of the roof which got him back to the theatre in time for the after-piece. This early liking for the stage he never outgrew" (Boynton 4). He would constantly have to disobey his family in order to continually go to the place that he loved him so much. His father constantly exhorted him against going to these places and doing something with VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Life Of William Shakespeare

529 words - 3 pages , his school years were long gone and was already married.He had married a woman eight years older than him her name was Anne Hathaway. They were married in November 1582. Their first child was a girl named Susanna in May 1952, and she was christened April.26. They then had twins, Hamnet and Judith in 1585 they were christened in February. By 1592 he was an established actor in London.He performed at the Black Fryers and the Globe Theatre in front of Nobility as well as the lower classes. Most people in the audience's were illiterate When the Black Plague came, it wiped out one third of the population. During the time of the plague was when William started writing plays, his career began VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Tools That Shaped Cicero's Political Ideologies

2312 words - 10 pages Cicero's brother Quintus stated in a letter to Cicero before his political prominence was established that: "The political newness of your name you will overcome to a large extent by your reputation as a speaker. ".An example of Cicero's oratory capabilities during his consulship can be shown through an incident that happened in the theatre where a very loud dispute broke out between the common people and the knights. The common people were upset about the actions of Marcus Otho, a praetor, who appointed the knights a special place in the theatre. Cicero received word of this disturbance and summoned all the people into the temple of Bellona where he reprimanded and chastised the people for their VIEW DOCUMENT
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London as I see it

522 words - 3 pages , and some others.London can be associated with wealth, luxury, and goods of high quality. The best hotels, shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, clubs, concert halls, many museums including the British Museum, and the best art galleries are situated there. You can spend days just shopping in London, whether in the tiara triangle around Harrods or in the markets of Portobello Road, Camden and Greenwich. The music and clubbing are second to none with regular opportunities to catch brilliant theatre companies, exhibitions and opera.No doubt, London is a thrilling place and is worth a look. If there's a chance one can hardly deprive himself of such an opportunity to feel the unique aura of excitement and success of London. VIEW DOCUMENT
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Government Funding For The Arts

924 words - 4 pages vision.Government Funding for the ArtsWorks CitedBrademas, John. 'Valuing Ideas and Culture' Phi Delta Kappan. June1995 v76 n10 p804(3).Grimes, William. The New York Times. May 1, 1996 v145 pC19.Janowitz, Barbara. 'Is the NEA's Number Up?' American Theatre. Feb.1995 v12 n2 p56(2).O'Steen, Kathleen. Variety. Feb. 22, 1993 v350 n4 p229(1).Philp, Richard. 'The True Mandate: Fund the Arts' Dance Magazine. Jan.1995 v69 n1 p5(1). VIEW DOCUMENT
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In What Ways Does John Of Gaunt's Speech From Act 2 Scene 1 Develop Your Understanding Of Both His Character And His Place In The Play's Consideration Of "England And "Englishness"?

1054 words - 5 pages being as a "fortress". This in relation to the fact of England being as an island, "This little world". It is possible to look into this further as being a relation to the "little world" of the Globe theatre where it would have been performed, the globe in relation to England and then on a larger scale the mythological world in relation to the previous point about the comparison between England and the spiritual garden of England. The relevance of the Eden parallel is that of the court influencing Rich, just as the serpent influenced Adam and Eve and thus stating the claim that a paradise such as "This demi-paradise" always has its flaws. One can read into this further as saying that Gaunt VIEW DOCUMENT
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Sophocles

881 words - 4 pages and end his acting career to venture elsewhere. For many years Sophocles served as a dictated priest in the service of two heroes named Alcon and Asclepius, who was the god of medicine. Not only did he do this but he also served on the Board of Generals which was a committee that administered civil and military affairs in Athens. For some time after that, Sophocles was the director of the Treasury. This was where Sophocles controlled the funds of the association of states which were to be known as the Delian Confederacy. Being one of the great innovators of the theatre, Sophocles was the first playwright to add a third actor to his plot. In doing this, he annulled the trilogic form. For VIEW DOCUMENT
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Hoffmann's Role In The Lyre Of Orpheus

848 words - 4 pages into Dahl-Soot's character. Hoffmann explains that "theatre people have little reverence - except when they look in the mirror," (151) and thus provides an excellent impartial critic of character. Hoffmann's is essential revealing the theme of the romantic vs. the philistine. Hoffmann is the epitome of this theme; he is a romantic at heart but he battles philistines throughout his life. He writes a "wild autobiographical novel in which half is the work of a Philistine tom-cat, who jeers at everything he held dear...Name of Kater Murr" (36). His wife "dear, dear faithful Michalina was a Philistine...for she never attempted to explore any world but that of her husband, and because E.T.A VIEW DOCUMENT
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Frankenstein Lit Circles 2014 (3)

1954 words - 8 pages explain the strategies he/she used while reading to select, interpret, decipher, and flag key words, symbols, devices, and passages Communication actively listen by acknowledging the speaker through eye contact, appropriate body language, taking notes, and seeking clarification when necessary speak clearly and enthusiastically at an appropriate volume and pace avoid dominating the discussion and frequently interrupting others by patiently waiting to speak in turn and being mindful of respect for and inclusion of all members use appropriate diction and speak according to the conventions of Standard English select vocabulary that is sufficiently mature Application make relevant and sophisticated references to the contemporary world: television, film, documentaries, Internet, theatre, and visual art corporate power and advertising news and current events politics, government, foreign affairs/relations, and war multiculturalism, prejudice, and religion *Courtesy of: Bur Oak SS Eng. Dept. VIEW DOCUMENT
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William Shakespeare Monolague

1125 words - 5 pages you around Christmas time of the next year, and for them you paid me well. I soon became very wealthy and opened two theatres, the Blackfriars, and the Globe Theatre, one I am sure you all have heard of. I used my money to invest in a large amount of land, 107 acres. There I wrote most all of my famous plays, including Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Othello, and of course, Romeo and Juliet. Most of my plays were performed at the court of Queen Elizabeth I and my good pal King James I. Yes, I spent many years of my life writing and I enjoyed every bit, and I think it but a smile on a lot of peoples faces, especially at a time of hardship such as the Renaissance. Of course I am not as good as, well VIEW DOCUMENT
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Pornography

1673 words - 7 pages relationship with God.Pornography is accepted in the world today. Any movie theatre won't hesitate toshow a movie with pornography depicted in it if it will sell. The same goes for anybookstore which sells magazines. You can go into any major bookstore chain and see aPlayboy magazine on the rack next to Sports Illustrated. Now what does this suggest?It suggests that Playboy is as widely read as Sports Illustrated.The movie industry has glorified pornography in many movies. Movies are themain source of pornography, along with magazines. Any person can see pornographywhen watching one of the pay channels on the television late at night. This provides theoppurtunity for anyone with access to these VIEW DOCUMENT
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Bloomingdales International Cu

1217 words - 5 pages a unique retailing experience. It has been referred to as the "retailing theatre" in some of the worlds most influential magazines. Thus Bloomingdale's has gathered a international reputation for their unique merchandise and services; becoming a hot tourist destination.The International Customer will have unique needs, that will have to be catered too in order to achieve return business and new clientele.LANGUAGE BARRIER World wide there is over 200 different languages spoken. Thus, there are vast differences among nations as to the languages commonly spoken. Even within nations, there is often diversity as to the languages spoken. For example, Canada (English and French), India ( Hindi and VIEW DOCUMENT
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Barefoot In The Park Review

1369 words - 6 pages actors' witty remarks and funny puns, I realized I had seen this type of theatre before, as it reminded me of the show 'I Love Lucy.' An odd but cute couple raising hell between them only to rejoin in the end, while conflicts rose everywhere, this was a classic performance of comedy wit. Overall, I thought this play to be enchanting, delightful and funny.The first thing I criticized was the set as I came to sit in my seat. The house lights were on, so I could see the entire scene. The setting was apparently an 'apartment' which was in dire need of fixing up. Kitchen appliances such as the sink and refrigerator were dingy and off-white. The color of the paint on the walls was a ghastly shade VIEW DOCUMENT
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“Red Scares” And Civil Liberties

1249 words - 5 pages Apocalypse.Here is an example of a right promised by the Bill of Rights that can be taken away to protect public safety: the freedom of speech. There is actually a law that says a person can be prosecuted for his speech if it presents a ?Clear and Present Danger? to the state. As Justice Holmes stated in 1919, while presiding over the case that produced this law: ?You cannot shout fire falsely in a crowded theatre? (4). Any speech that provokes people to act in a way that is dangerous to the country?s welfare can and will be prosecuted, despite the first amendment that promises the right to free expression.A right promised by the constitution that should never be taken away is stated in the 5th VIEW DOCUMENT
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Oklahoma! Score Report

1409 words - 6 pages redundant after minute 4. "All Er' Nuhin" The Comic Duet between Ado Annie and Will Parker, talking about their arrangement as lovers. They settle on giving themselves completely to one another. Trying their hardest to make it work for one another. The score has lots of reoccurring themes of plucky strings, filled with witty banter between these two characters. This ends the subplot of the comic characters. "Oklahoma" The anthem of this musical and one of the most popular songs in musical theatre history. This is a chorus number through and through. Curly leads the ensemble with so much vigor and excitement that the audience went home singing this song. This number celebrates the marriage between VIEW DOCUMENT
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Every Day Monsters; An Analysis Of The Definition Of Monsters And Marvels In The Middle Ages, Based On The Book "Monsters And Marvels" By Ambroise Pare

1699 words - 7 pages Every Day Monsters          In the fifteen hundreds, "monsters" were as real as today's politicians and celebrities, and public discourse about them helped contribute to their mythical status in the social realm. No one doubted their existence, their presence created spectacles in any public place, and those who were lucky enough to see these subhuman creatures were quick to confirm that they were, in fact, "real". Perhaps we must determine how one categorized or defined a monster in the Middle Ages, as to make them such a common phenomenon whereas in the twenty-first century, many people think the closest they have come to a real monster is the movie theatre. Ambroise Parè's VIEW DOCUMENT
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Theme Of Waiting And Human Condition In Samuel Beckett's "Waiting For Godot"

1803 words - 8 pages situation, and by its repetitive structure, leads us to expect that Godot will not come, and then it presents us with Godot's climactic not-coming. When the play is over, we are left no longer waiting for it. Though the tension of waiting is relieved, but, of course, what the play has forced upon us is the realization that not merely our time in the theatre but our lives are consumed in waiting for a Godot who will never come. Death will come but not Godot. Meanwhile, we eat carrots on good days and turnips on bad ones, complain of our kidneys and of our feet, contradict one another, get annoyed with one another, test the strength of free limbs and belts, reason like Lucky, own and domineer VIEW DOCUMENT
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Symbolism In Plays And Poems

1789 words - 8 pages writher by Robert Green in 1552. Shakespeare became widely known as an actor and a play writer. By 1594 he had written six plays and two poems (Prentice Hall Literature 204).In 1599 Shakespeare and six other associates became owners of the Globe which was an outdoor theatre. This is where he decided to continue his acting. Shake4speare died April 23, 1616, but before his death he had written thirty-seven plays (Prentice Hall Literature 204).William Blake was born in 1757. At the age of four he screamed because he was believed to have seen God in his window. At the age of eight, while walking in fields, he saw a tree with angels. To the people Blake's visions raised great concern, but to his VIEW DOCUMENT
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Life And Works Of Sophocles

1604 words - 7 pages board of ten probouloi, or commissioners charged with supervising the legislative agenda of the council boule. Sophocles also held a religious office; he was a priest of the hero Halon. After his death he was honored as a hero with the title of Dexion.All while achieving his political honors Sophocles was always working on his poetry and writing. Once Sophocles completed all of his required studies he was ready to compete in the City Dionysia, a festival held every year at the Theatre of Dionysia in which new plays were presented. In his first competition in 468 B.C. Sophocles took first place. More than 120 plays would follow with Sophocles winning eighteen first prizes all together.Of VIEW DOCUMENT
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Atrocities Of World War I

1724 words - 7 pages the names of her co-conspirators. She was executed on April 1st, 1916.Only after the war - when her story became widely known - Gabrielle Petit became a martyr and a national heroine. Post mortem she was granted several medals and honorary titles. In May 1919 - after a national funeral in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth, Cardinal Mercier and the Prime Minister Delacroix - her mortal remains (and those of her compatriots A. Bodson and A. Smekens) were transferred to the city cemetary of Schaarbeek. She got a statue in Brussels and in her city of birth, Tournai, a square was named after her. The story of her life was told in several hagiographic books, theatre plays, patriotic VIEW DOCUMENT
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This Essay Is About Macbeth By Shakespeare

1708 words - 7 pages How far is the tragedy of 'Macbeth' also Lady Macbeth's tragedy?The tragic play 'Macbeth' can be observed in many different ways. Some producers of film or theatre show it as an action-packed thriller, such as Roman Polanski's film of Macbeth. Another interpretation is to focus on the way in which Macbeth's mind works and how he thinks. This is the way I view 'Macbeth' as it is a tragedy. Macbeth's ambition is the cause of his own tragic downfall. However, Macbeth is not the only person responsible for the tragedy. The witches influence his evil actions and his wife also is persistent and ambitious for her husband.The play 'Macbeth' introduces Macbeth to the readers as a very noble and good VIEW DOCUMENT
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As You Like It - From Triviality To Complexity

1579 words - 7 pages Shakespeare had invented psychoanalyses by inventing the psyche, insofar as Freud could recognize and describe it. This could not have been a pleasant understanding, since it subverted Freud’s declaration that I invented psychoanalysis because it had no literature.”Actually, literature and psychoanalysis are in a deep relation of interdependency. Modern therapies also include therapies like assisting to a special theatre play or acting your own role on stage under the psychiatrist direction, in the purpose of escaping your inner complexes and freeing.Bibliography:- Berry, Ralph – No Exit From Arden, in Modern Language Review, 66 / 1971- Bloom, Harold – The Western Canon, Papermac VIEW DOCUMENT
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A Commentary On Lucky's Monologue In Waiting For Godot

1734 words - 7 pages ] away…" Lucky rounds off the beat by making reference to the fact that this "dead loss" of ourselves is a process that begun with "the death of Bishop Berkeley", a reference to Irish philosopher George Berkeley who pioneered the ideology that the reality is ultimately comprised of nothing more than our cognitive perceptions of it (Flage). What Lucky implies with this reference is that since the death of Berkeley, we have become ensconced in the idea of some objective law imposed upon us by God, and that this is the cause of our degeneration.However, contrary to the somber message of the passage, Lucky's tirade is not without the signature jest and humor we expect from the theatre of VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Distribution, Exhibition And Production Of The Nickeldeon Theatres

3004 words - 13 pages Although short-lived, the nickelodeon theatre was a pioneer movie house. It's reign began in 1905 and lasted a mere nine years ending in 1914. During these years it provided the movies with its first permanent home, established a durable pattern for nationwide distribution, and most importantly built for the motion picture an audience that would continue to support it for another forty years. After the decline of the nickelodeon it still survived in popular legend as a monument to movies in their age of innocence (Merritt, 1976 p59)The nickelodeon was a small, uncomfortable makeshift theater. It was commonly a converted dance hall, restaurant, pawnshop, or cigar store made over to look like VIEW DOCUMENT
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In What Sense, If Any, Can Astrology Provide Insight Into The Human Condition?

2573 words - 11 pages , ideology and relies solely on what it has learnt from nature itself. (M, Hollis 2000). Obviously the stars move with the times, and affect the latest achievements of science. In ancient Rome, whenever technical innovation - for example, canals were introduced, they were entrusted to a new God or Goddess. For instance, astrology tells us that House III, in Gemini under Mercury, is particularly favourable to radio installations. (R, Lewinsohn1958). No wonder when we realise that Mercury has forever been the patron saint of traffic and communication. Diplomatic matters, the theatre, and education come under House V, (in Leo under the sun), while Church matters, the Navy and scientific discoveries VIEW DOCUMENT
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"Of Mice And Men" Compare The Opening Of The Novel "Of Mice And Men" With The Opening Of The Film Of The Same Name, Using The Language Of Media

2101 words - 9 pages "Of Mice And Men"Compare the opening of the novel "Of Mice and Men" with the opening of the film of the same name, using the language of media.The opening of the novel is a panorama to set the scene. Steinback deliberately illustrates a picture with the words he uses to show how he would stage this story as a theatre production. He does this intentionally at the start of each chapter. At the commencement of the novel Steinback supplies us with the Gabilan Mountains, the Salinas River, the town of Soledad, a narrow pool, a path through the willows, birds and animals and finally men.The opening scene of the "Of Mice and Men" film is very gripping and stimulating for the audience as a result VIEW DOCUMENT
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An Essay On Korean Film History. Describes Different Time Frames And The Differences Between The Eras Of Korean Films

2277 words - 10 pages screening European and American imports. This capital would eventually be used to help finance the first domestic productions. Korea's first film (The Righteous Revenge), a kinodrama in which actors performed against the backdrop of a projected feature, debuted at Seoul's Dansongsa Theater in 1919. The public reportedly loved the show, but the long-term success of this and other kinodramas was hampered by intellectuals who criticized the mixed-media form as an insult to both theatre and film.Korea's first silent feature was produced in 1923, and over the next few years, seven Korean film companies would appear. The masterpiece of this era is considered to be Na Un-Kyu's Arirang (1926). Na VIEW DOCUMENT
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Brave New World

2007 words - 9 pages Brave New World, leisure activities are dominated by technology. The primary source of entertainment is the "feelies," a type of movie theatre in which all the senses are artificially created. Instead of feeling the emotions portrayed on screen, the audience absorbs stimulated sensations. These stimulations prevent them from free thought, which threatens society by denying people from experiencing their own creativity and imagination. Individual expression is prevented by the lack of art and culture. The Controllers in Brave New World suggest that "you've got to choose between happiness and what people used to call high art. We've sacrificed the high art". Without literature like Shakespeare VIEW DOCUMENT
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Citizen Kane - The Greatest Movie Ever Made

2007 words - 9 pages a sad, lonely old man.The rest of the actors and actresses are nearly as wonderful. All of the performances are completely convincing, despite the fact that most of them had never acted in a movie before, having only worked with Welles in his Mercury Theatre radio troupe. Among the standouts are Everett Sloane as Bernstein, Kane's financial advisor, Joseph Cotten as Kane's long-time best friend Jed Leland, and Dorothy Comingore, as Kane's second wife who was trapped in their marriage as Kane disintegrated. All of them have to give double-sided performances, as their younger selves when Kane was alive, and also as changed people when being interviewed. Perhaps the most dramatic is Cotten's VIEW DOCUMENT
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Explain Your Ideas For Staging The Opening Scene Of 'Educating Rita'. Show How You Think Your Ideas Would Be A Good Reflection Of Russell's Intention

2133 words - 9 pages educated class, going to the theatre so she sort of envy's Frank because he is educated.Russell humorously shows the wide gap in culture between the two characters. 'I'll have to learn it all, won' I? Yeh. It's like y' sit there, don't y' watchin' the ballet or the opera on the telly an'-an' y' call it rubbish cos that's what it looks like? Cos y' don't understand. So y' switch it off an' say that's fuckin' rubbish.' This shows that Rita comes from a working class culture, which she has grown to despise as she feels it holding her back. Frank on the other hand inhabits a middle class academic world in which literature is seen important. Rita is determined to reach the middle class academic world VIEW DOCUMENT
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Character Of Hamlet In Act 1

2128 words - 9 pages to hell because he had committed sins which he never got the chance to confess to before he was murdered. Hamlet tells his friends, Horatio and Marcellus that he will 'put an antic disposition on' and pretend to be mad 'with arms encumb'red thus or this head shake,' or by 'pronouncing some doubtful phrase'.Hamlet feels on the brink of madness as a result of what he has been told. The phrase 'In this distracted globe' (I.5.97) is richly ambiguous, referring to Hamlet's mind, to the world's in which he finds himself and also of course, to the theatre in which the play is being performed. Shakespeare deliberately uses the word 'commandment' (I.5.103) to draw attention to the moral dilemma Hamlet VIEW DOCUMENT
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Racial Question In ''Othello'' By William Shakespeare

9291 words - 38 pages Wells, ed., Shakesjeare in the Theatre: An Anthology ifCriticism Martin Wiggins, Shakespeare andthe Drama ojhis Time Oxford Shakespeare Topics GENERAL EDITOR~:PETERHOLLAND AND STANLEY WELLS Shakespeare, Race, and Colonialism ANIALOOMBA OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 90 Wilderness and Civilization but he has never talked about exchanging the two children, only that the white child shall be substituted.in the ,place ofmine, To calm this tempest whirling in the court; And lettheEmperor dandle him for his own. (4,2.158- 60) We do not know whether this ever happens but certainly there is no . 'tempest' in the court, no scandal about the empress haviJ1g given birth to a blackchild and no report of a VIEW DOCUMENT
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Oscar Wilde's Life And Works

6777 words - 28 pages the aggravated aesthetic feeling, about Oscar Wilde. And sure, they were not mistaken in their opinion: Wilde?s works had become history of the literature and theatre forever.Oscar Wilde has lived a short life (1854 - 1900): it has been shortened, saddened and humiliated with public hypocrisy, the law?s iron hand and decadent arrogance of the poet?s behaviour.Oscar Fingal (in some sources - Fringal) O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on October, 6, 1854 in family of sir William Wilde, the famous Dublin ophthalmologist, the author of many books on medicine, history and geography. ?The dirtiest person in all Ireland? ? was a saying about him. Nevertheless, in England he was appointed as a court VIEW DOCUMENT
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Inspector Calls

3172 words - 13 pages by Sheila to be not so class cultured to the inspector. When she refuses he insults her way of life and she makes the comment that Eric is not a heavy drinker. It is confirmed by both Sheila and Gerald that this statement is not true.Next Gerald explains his involvement with the girl. Firstly he admits knowing a Daisy Renton, and then he describes how he met and knew her.Gerald met Eva in a bar in a Variety Theatre in Brumley. This particular bar was well known for housing prostitutes and when Gerald first saw Eva he thought she was out of place there. She was being bothered by an alderman who is a friend of Mr and Mrs Birling and they are shocked to here that he is a womaniser and a VIEW DOCUMENT
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Marketing Report: Slingbox

3380 words - 14 pages that otherwise would not have a convenient form of entertainment available. SlingMedia currently offer three models: the Slingbox Pro, Slingbox AV and Slingbox Tuner. Each product targets a different segment of the TV-watching market--home-theatre enthusiasts; DVR or cable set-top box owners; and basic-cable subscribers. The secondary potential user group indicated in the survey as exhibit 3 are college students. As market need have been much addressed on business class, the college campuses and dorms have been neglected for a while. It can be potential huge market for SlingMedia to expand their market horizon. With Slingbox installed either from their parents' houses or in their dorms, they VIEW DOCUMENT
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Australian English Language

8031 words - 33 pages . Consistent with British spellings, -re, rather than -er, is the only listed variant in Australian dictionaries in words such as theatre, centre and manoeuvre. Unlike British English, which is split between -ise and -ize in words such as organise and realise, with -ize favoured by the Oxford English Dictionary and -ise listed as a variant, -ize is rare in Australian English and designated as a variant by the Macquarie Dictionary. Ae and oe are often maintained in words such as manoeuvre, paedophilia and foetus (excepting those listed below), however the Macquarie dictionary lists forms with e (e.g. pedophilia, fetus) as acceptable variants and notes a tendency within Australian English VIEW DOCUMENT
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Unit IV AP European History

8861 words - 36 pages example of cultural achievements reflecting political realities is evident in the work of playwright William Shakespeare in relation to the struggle for a constitutional monarchy in England. The age of Shakespeare was a rather prosperous and advancing time in English history. The reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) saw England emerge as the leading naval and commercial power of the Western world. England consolidated its position with the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, and Elizabeth firmly established the Church of England begun by her father, King Henry VIII following his annulled marriage by the Catholic church. Shakespeare was writing for the theatre during the reigns of two monarchs VIEW DOCUMENT
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How Radical Was The Religious Program Of AKHENATEN (Amunhotep III)? In Particular, Address The Question Of The Assumed Conservatism Of The 'heretic Pharaoh' With Respect To Cyril Aldred's Remarks

2180 words - 9 pages Many aspects of the religious reform introduced by the Pharaoh Akhenaten during his reign (1352 - 1336 BC) were initially seen as revolutionary upon their discovery last century . At a stage when the successful military campaigns of his forebears into Asiatic territories had brought the Egyptian Empire to the height of its power, the times 'demanded a strong king like the conquering Pharaohs of the earlier half of the dynasty' . Akhenaton's virtual abandonment of the military in order to focus on a new monotheism , the cult of Aten, led to his initial description by modern eulogists as 'a pacifist visionary, eager to preach the brotherhood of mankind...'Recent works concerning the king's new VIEW DOCUMENT
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Revenge In Hamlet

721 words - 3 pages Justin WickettEnglish 10224/05/2004Revenge in HamletThroughout the play Hamlet, the most intriguing theme is the belief of revenge. In Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, he portrayed a Jewish character throughout the play as someone who is bloodthirsty and can only think of gaining revenge on those who have wronged him. In Hamlet, Hamlet, a Christian, is just as blood thirsty about seeking revenge as Shylock the Jew is in The Merchant of Venice. The part of the play that I found the most intriguing was when Hamlet's father's ghost appeared to him and told Hamlet that he must seek revenge upon his uncle so that he could exit limbo and rise to heaven. Hamlet, a Christian, takes what his VIEW DOCUMENT
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American Dream: Comparitive Essay

1379 words - 6 pages The American Dream: Comparative EssayThe American Dream can be examined and interpreted on many different levels. In 1925 in the midst of the Jazz Era, F. Scott Fitzgerald explored the imperfections and downfalls of the American Dream in his novel "The Great Gatsby". The exposure of such corruption was devastating, and over seventy years later, "American Beauty", directed by Sam Mendes, provided a similar portrayal. This essay will deconstruct and compare the techniques that both Fitzgerald and Mendes used to relate both "The Great Gatsby" and "American Beauty" to the typical suburban American Dream. Gender and class representations were used to structure the discourse and therefore further VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Assam Earthquake

486 words - 2 pages The Assam Earthquake On August 15, 1897, more than 1538 people died. The cause was one of the biggest blind earthquakes in the world. This earthquake was at least an 8.1! Out of the earth, which was open for 5 days, came columns of steam and superheated liquid. Full villages fell into large cracks, dams broke and fields and towns flooded, forcing people into trees, where one woman gave birth. Put out your hand. Look at any one of your finger nails and watch it grow. This is what plate tectonics looks like! Plate tectonics is practically invisible to use in our daily life. It puts stresses in the crust of the earth, like when a person words too hard, and tries to fit too VIEW DOCUMENT
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