In both of these plays, the playwrights have manipulated the concept of belonging and explored the belonging of humans to create strong characters in their texts. Belonging is found in every text whether it be comedy or tragedy alike, they are all based around belonging, so within the works of these two authors, interest is drawn by the responders through their takes on belonging. Every move made by a character, every word spoken and every decision they make is all the work of the authors themselves. Context is a major feature that is involved with the way these authors have written about belonging, as when the times change, so does the value of certain aspects of society. One idea that coincides with belonging is that of reputation and reputation is held of great importance during both the 1600s and the 60s, the contexts in which Othello was written and the Salem Witch Trials took place, but also includes the year when The Crucible was written.
Elements of Drama What are the different elements of drama? How do they affect the popularity of a play? Read on to find out. Drama is a display of emotions, a representation of relationships and the portrayal of the different phases of human life. It sketches different personalities and represents a wide variety of emotions through the different characters it portrays.
Key features of my chosen practitioner and justification for our choice of Ashputtel to illustrate their influence. The Practitioner which my group chose to use as a result of their surrealist and stylized theatrical style was the theatre Company Kneehigh. Kneehigh aim to recreate well known stories and focus on recreating moods, environments and feelings In order to create, as the Artistic director Mike Shepherd put it, “theatre of humanity on an epic and tiny scale”. Kneehigh use many techniques which we felt personally drawn to as actors and wanted to use throughout our piece. They use a mixture of physical theatre, live music, visual imagery and puppetry to reveal different aspects and feelings of characters and situations
...I saw Sarah Good with the Devil! I saw...” In this scene, Abigail deals with this conflict emotionally, by beginning to lie and manipulate the other characters by accusing others of witchcraft to absolve her of her guilt. From this scene we begin to understand her as an antagonist which is reaffirmed throughout the play, when her lies and manipulation eventually lead to the death of most of the town. By understanding both plays within the genre of tragedy, we understand that in both, there has to be both an antagonist, and
Viola’s love for Orsino is a great example of true love. In the subplot, the gulling of Malvolio is linked to the main plot thematically in the obvious sense that it deals with a variety of love, namely self-love, a general preoccupation with self-interest, and a refusal to see anyone as important other than oneself. Such preoccupation, as in the case of Malvolio, leads to a misconception of the world and a total vulnerability to being manipulated into betraying oneself, as Malvolio does, by trusting that one’s desires match the reality of the situation. Malvolio is punished—and is relatively easy to punish—because he is so wrapped up in his own importance that he sees no value in anything else or anyone other
For instance, fate is one of the most important cultural beliefs in Romeo and Juliet and to show this, the prologue tells the audience that Romeo and Juliet will take their own lives. Because fate was such a major cultural belief and used as one of the key components in the play, the audience’s main interest was finding out how the two lovers were going to end up meeting that fate. While Romeo and Juliet was a play set a very long time ago, Shakespeare incorporated Elizabethan cultural beliefs to emphasise key points of his story and make it much more interesting for his audience. Another very important part of setting in text is the time and place (physical setting). Romeo and Juliet is set in the city of Verona and the smaller township of Mantura over four days.
Shakespeare exposes Othello’s hamartia which is his self-control of jealousy. Othello’s character is completely transformed as jealousy changes him into a monster whom tragically kills his faithful wife. His assertion of himself “not being so easily jealous” when Iago begins to manipulate Othello’s state of mind is negligible as the responder views his transformation of character due to jealousy. Through Iago’s cunning manipulation, Othello is convinced of Desdemona’s infidelity as he exclaims “blood…Iago..blood” which shows his utmost intention of killing her. Hence it is evident to see how jealousy has consumed Othello and how it is described as the “green eyed monster”.
Portia shows mercy to Bassanio (and so does Nerrisa to Gratiano) when they gladly return their rings to their husbands. Shylock, shows no mercy to Antonio. Antonio on the other hand, shows mercy to Shylock. This is almost prejudice itself, as the Christian's all show mercy, but Shylock does not. Lastly is the symbol of three.
Main points include that this source of praise for the play by critics and readers comes from the parallelism between imagination and love, and the specific ways the author of the play, Shakespeare, constructs the plot. Expanding on Dent’s assertions, the author includes that imagination in itself is necessary for the functionality of most works and the idea of love has specific characteristics that act as reasons for the actions and decisions made by characters in the text. The author maintains the emphasis on the relationship between imagination and love. Their interaction in this play specifically causes confusion and folly which produces the comedic effect so praised by audiences. Imagination is used to describe the ambiguity of love itself, by having fairies implementing magic on the characters to cause them to fall in love with the “wrong” people.
Achieving meaning in Drama There are various ways in which a playwright can achieve meaning in a drama play. It could be from the costumes the actors are wearing to how much emphasis the actor is putting in a word. These things not only add meaning to a drama play, but it also helps the viewer understand the play better. Things like the use of space and body gestures can make a huge impact and help the audience to see what the playwright is trying to interpret to them. Like I had mentioned above, the costumes that the actors wear are key in the meaning of the drama play.