She often depends of men to lean on and protect her. She understands that sexual freedom does not fit the pattern of chaste behavior, which Blanche would be expected to conform. Characters: In the beginning of the play, Blanche Du Bois presents herself with an air of poise and elegance. However as the story progresses, Blanche, who is psychologically deluded about her beauty and attractiveness, reveals herself to be a neurotic and an alcoholic. Her flirtatious desires are split from her surface talk and behavior.
This did play into the intensity and mood of each scene, allowing the audience to not understand the emotions existing between each individual but to fully feel and experience that emotion. So due to this small blemish it at times caused a domino affect that caused the structure of the production to crumble upon itself. Overall 110 in the Shade was an exceptional musical. I believe Mr. William Bradford, the director of this production, maintained the homey and simplistic nature of this production and instilled that characteristic within the foundation of the play. But I believe it was enhanced by the carefully selected cast, that were more than capable of fulfilling each of their individual roles and submitting their character to the ‘grand scheme’ of things.
Evaluation of Wicked The performance I chose to evaluate is the musical Wicked. This was a spectacular performance done by 321 Theatrical Management Company. Anne Brummel and Natalie Daradich play the two main characters, Elphaba and Glinda. The Conductor of the wonderful show was Adam Souza. This musical performance of Wicked was fantastic.
Here, Lewis questions her and her morals, Lucy responds positively, like there is nothing wrong with the current situation. The reason for this is that Lucy’s beliefs differ from Lewis’, and as a result Lewis is dumbstruck to find that Lucy thinks this way. Nick, having the same views, supports Lucy and in doing so pushes Lewis away to do the play. In a way, the play within the play, Cosi, resembles parts of the actual story that have occurred. For instance, the purpose of the play within the play is to show that women are not always faithful; Lucy and even Julie, who is found to have a lesbian partner she wants to keep true to, have demonstrated this outside the play.
Nowra has employed a variety of dramatic devices and language forms to demonstrate the themes and meaning shown throughout the play. The contextually relevant ideas and beliefs of the characters has made the play realistic, broadening the audiences views and thoughts on mental illness and contemporary issues of the 1970’s. The contrast within the play of love and fidelity and politics and social movements behind the Vietnam War creates a backdrop to explore Nowra’s thoughts on mental illness and its place in society. This helps Nowra to create the widely successful play
AS Level Drama Supporting Notes Section 1 The chosen practitioners for our AS Level drama performance of ‘Stolen Secrets’ by Finn Kennedy is the Kneehigh Theatre Company. We read books about Kneehigh, watched video clips of their performances and discussed their methods. The key aspect of Kneehigh that inspired was their unique way of storytelling that is woven into each of their plays. Kneehigh has been called ‘the company that has put the soul back into storytelling’. Kneehigh use physical theatre and eccentric characterisations to add to the quirkiness of their storytelling which was appealing to our group as we wanted to push ourselves to find new strengths enabling us to create challenging, innovative, emotionally-charged work as Kneehigh
Bringing a character on stage to life can be a difficult task. You have to find the right voice, body language, clothing, and the right expressions. In my high school the theatre students were so outgoing and creative. I admired them for their ability to take a brief description of a character and recreate that character on stage. Bret has this admirable quality.
I wish I could sing or dance like most of them. Now, I want to be one of them. It always seems to happen that way. Something you don’t give a chance always seems to prove those who didn’t even chance it wrong, Hair brought the love for theatre to life. Students of your same age, makes the messages that much more powerful.
The key part of this however is that Iago is tempting Cassio, very like the devil himself tries to tempt us. Iago tempts Cassio in this way but he remains very proper and remarks only that ‘She’s a most of exquisite lady’. His initial remarks are soon followed by 'And I’ll warrant her full of game’. an inappropriate statement in reference to his captains wife designed to manipulate Cassio into making lecherous comments about Desdemona. We can see various factors of the language
Further to this, it would also depend on at which point in the play we are making our judgement. For example, Katherina may be offending against her society’s expectations about women at the start of Taming of the Shrew, but does not necessarily do this towards the end of the play. It could be argued that in Much Ado about Nothing and The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare presents Beatrice and Katherina as offending against their society’s expectations of women – the expectation that women should be submissive and act somewhat inferior to the male members of society; this also includes the view that women should not be outspoken. One of the only female characters who speak in the first scene of Much Ado is Beatrice, which portrays her to the audience as an outspoken character, and in this way she would be offending against her society’s expectations of women. Beatrice is a woman who openly defies both the courtly and bourgeois traditions of this time, ‘No, uncle, I’ll none: Adam’s sons are my brethren; and, truly, I hold it a sin to match in my kindred’, (II i, 431-55) in this speech to Leonato, Beatrice explains why