The movies are all good adaptations of the play and they do have a great deal in common, like the way the Capulets and Montagues are dressed, this includes the 1996 version because even though the roles are flipped at that scene the clothing schematic still applies only in reverse, the Capulets always seems to be more brightly dressed than the Montagues, and they almost always initiate the fight, and the people seem in favour of the Montagues rather than the Capulets due to that. The movies bring Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in a way that is different, but not more important, than a stage performance. The movies may have similar characteristics , like they all start with the Chorus or they distinguish the Capulets and Montagues through their clothes but at the same time they are fundamentally different. In Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 adaptation of the movie he modernizes the setting of the movie, while keeping the Shakespearean “Language” intact, but he does make certain drastic changes in the play itself. While most Romeo and Juliet movies have a male chorus , who either appears on the screen or doesn’t, Luhrmann chose a female T.V reporter to first say the chorus and where it sounds more like a daily newscast rather than a chorus, which she only recited up to the words “traffic of our stage” the camera then
Abstract There are many similarities between The Dresser, a film from 1983, and the Shakespearean tragedy King Lear. There is an obvious, direct reference to King Lear, written into the script as a performance piece for The Coronet Players; however, the similarities between the two go far beyond the obvious. The discussion includes the similar plot structures, themes, and character types found in The Dresser and King Lear. Exploring Similarities: The Dresser and King Lear William Shakespeare is one of the most well-known figures in the history of theatre. As a playwright, actor, and manager, Shakespeare’s influences are still evident in Western theatre today.
Textual Analysis of A Streetcar Named Desire Based on Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire, Elia Kazan creates an award winning movie that helps readers visualize Stanley’s primal masculinity, the inner torments of the Kowalski women and the clash of the other characters’ problems which create a chaotic mess. Using stage directions in the play, William hints that Blanche is not who she appears to be while the movie subtly sheds light on Blanche’s strange little habits that suggests a bigger issue. The movie also censors many of the main themes in Williams’ play but makes up for it by having its actors flawlessly portray the characters’ emotions, allowing the readers to see the conflict at its full magnitude. Both the movie and the play sympathize with the powerless women by underlining the important theme of women’s dependence on men. Blanche is an insecure, miserable older woman who masks herself as a rich, upper class lady.
But when I myself read “Othello” for the first time, I saw Iago as an expert at judging people and their characters and it really shone how he used them to his advantages. And yes I know that the play is titled “Othello” and he has the fatal flaw and his self-absorption, and I can see why others view him as the main cause of his own fall but it never necessarily occurred to me to view the play in any other way than with Iago as the leading villain. I: Yes I completely understand where you’re coming from with that. Especially with the power of Iago’s soliloquies throughout the play, I felt that they were so strong so that the audience could see the true feelings he has for other characters and his motives for his actions throughout the play. And your technique of having Brannagh look
The audience then sees how bold Desdemona is when she marries Othello, despite the accusations of being involved in witchcraft from Iago and her father. This shows how Desdemona is not afraid to make choices for herself, something women did rarely in those times. However, as the story progresses and Iago tries to manipulate Othello, Desdemona starts to
The visuals of the films, the movement of the films opened up the world on so many levels that it is impossible for us to comprehend today. People were awed and infatuated by it. It must have been like lifting a veil on the entire world. The New-York evening world states: “For the first time in the history of the world it is possible to see what a kiss looks like." Early decades of the film industry produced movies that reflected aspects of the society that were beautiful and ugly, traditional and progressive.
Nam Tran, the “director” who was about to propose to his girl friend Vu, chose the scene (Bruin Plaza), the actors (Flash Mob America staff), the costume (casual clothes as disguises), music or sound (his girl friend’s favorite song) all by him self, a work as expansive a director’s (Hewitt, Flash mob helps Bruin pop the question). While the flash mob has the role of director, it is missing an integral component to be considered a true theater --- the script. Without the script, an artistic event will always be one dimension thinner than theater which contains three parts literature, visual and heard
The thing I was touch by the costumes design because of the fact I like fashion, how they would match up the costumes with the story. I think that would take talent and think critical real serious. Maybe one day I could come of across of design a costume for somebody play I think that would be big. After learn how the space, scenery, and lighting is the big issues in theater, with having all those thing in mind the audience could figure out what the play is about and some people now these day can’t always figure out what going by
Shakespeare in Love - Fact or fiction? Of course the movie “Shakespeare in Love” is not a completely believable portrayal of Shakespeare’s life and times, because it is a Hollywood production. A lot of it features fit well with the historical facts, but it is obvious that many things are modernized and appears in the movie, just to make it more humorous. It is not certain that Shakespeare had mistresses during his stay in London, like it is portrayed in the movie. When he moved to London – leaving his wife Anne Hathaway behind in Stratford – no one knows if he found himself a new love, but the scriptwriter had good reason to assume this, because “every writer needs a muse”.
The English economy started out in a bad position but with the leadership in the Elizabethan age, the economy got out of its hole. The Elizabethan age was also very famous for its art and literature. Drama flourished during the Elizabethan age. William Shakespeare was the most celebrated dramatist of this age. His plays were adjusted to the necessities of the stage and the audience.