This is what Fergusson is trying to explain about the chorus. He says that the chorus is basically the voice of Thebes throughout the play and that they quantify the feelings and emotions that the residents of the city of Thebes is going through as the story unfolds (238). Wiles describes the chorus as a “democratic mass jury” (244). A jury is also a group of peers selected represent the larger whole of society. Much in the same way as a Parliament or Prime Minister is selected to represent the will of the people in government, a jury is selected to represent the will of the people in court.
Originally the chorus had twelve members. Sophocles added three more to make it fifteen. The chorus entered from the two paradoi in three rows of five people. They formed little squares between them. The chorus was called by different names for each kind of play, reflecting a different emotion.
Doubt: A Parable Doubt: A Parable is a multifaceted play as complex as the emotion of doubt itself. Doubt as an emotion is the very nature of internal conflict, an emotion defined by ambiguity and uncertainty, a thought or a gut feeling that can challenge rational judgments and ability to make clear boundaries and decisions. A parable is a story that highlights the correct moral paths or religious concepts for a particular community. The parable of doubt is weaved in both faith and rationality in this play. The significance of the title is relative to the equal in-between state that marks the two main characters of Father Brendan Flynn and Sister Aloysius.
Although the makers of the movie did a good job, for the most part, of following the story and its main principles that Homer had in the Iliad, it does lack the overall involvement of the gods. Troy puts its modern day spin on what mainstream society thinks of gods and the divine. All throughout the poem, the Iliad, the gods were present. The war over Troy caused a divide among
2) What is the role of source music in Casablanca? (10 points) Source music in Casablanca is used to give a setting to a scene and portray the emotions of the characters. La Marseillaise is the French national anthem that is frequently played throughout the movie. It’s supposed to represent liberty, equality, and the Allies during WWII, which was the time period the movie is supposed to have taken place. A particular scene in which La Marseillaise had significant meaning was when German soldiers were singing the Nazi anthem in Rick’s Café and then almost the entirety of the other people in the café started to sing La Marseillaise to drown out the singing of the Germans.
Bob Fosse Robert Louis “Bob” Fosse was an American actor, dancer, musical theater choreographer, director, screenwriter, film editor, and film director. He was born on June 23, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. He started his career as a dancer in the late 1940s touring with companies of Call Me Mister and Make Mine Manhattan. When he finished playing in a summer-stock production of Pal Joey, then he choreographed a showcase called Talent 51. He had a screen test by M-G-M, he appeared in the film Kiss Me Kate (1953).
Will Kim Ms. Odorico ENG2D1-07 3 April 2008 The Roles of Gods and Goddesses in The Odyssey Challenges are presented to endow hardships and lessons to the confronters. Everything in the play The Odyssey is determined through the wills of the gods. Different gods held different roles in the Odyssey, all driven by their own ambitions and motives. Although Odysseus’s journey seemed to be just an uncomplicated –but nevertheless difficult- matter of tests and trials, the gods set the flow of these events as they wished. In the play adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey, gods of Olympus play the roles of catalysts in Odysseus’s epic journey back to Ithaca, supplementing and/or daunting his journey, granting Odysseus a valuable lesson to be learnt from the voyage.
The opening scene in a film carries major significance and becomes fundamental to understanding the rest of the film. The ideas and the unique vision of a director are shared with the audience through the opening scene. Likewise, an author creates the gateway to the rest of his writing through the opening scene. Although Zeffirelli's film version of Hamlet deviates from the original text, the ideas reinforced through the two different opening scenes remain the same. Shakespeare introduces the play with a group of guards who must not let anything go unnoticed; Zeffirelli establishes the same idea of surveillance through a web of glances between Claudius, Hamlet and Gertrude.
Using theatre as a medium, a playwright could passively address any potential political, religious and moral problems faced by the playgoers. By examining closely this form of expression we can learn many things about the Ancient Greek society and discover the role and affect that drama had in shaping Athenian cultural beliefs. This essay will examine the function that Greek drama played in Athenian society by considering four works from the three major tragedy playwrights: Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. By examining Antigone, Medea, The Persians and The Becchae and considering the issues addressed by these plays we will be able to see how playwrights used their dramas to influence the public. By considering carefully the content of these plays and how they were performed and received, the importance to Greek society and the imperative role they played may be able to be ascertained.
We do have plays for the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth, and we have plays just for our entertainment suck as Romeo and Juliet. The Greek theatre history began with festivals honoring their gods. A god, Dionysus, was honored with a festival called by "City Dionysia". In Athens, during this festival, men used to perform songs to welcome Dionysus. Plays were only presented at City Dionysia festival.