In this soliloquy, Claudius Since all of the 7 actors were male, and only 3 having done GCSE drama, we decided to be experimental. We decided to incorporate basketball into our workshop performance of Hamlet. The workshop performance was set out as a basketball game to create a more competitive atmosphere: 6 different actors performing different soliloquies, and one Claudius (me) performing his soliloquy. We adopted the idea of using the concept of Claudius being Hamlet’s “opposition”. Since 6 actors were each delivering a different soliloquy, we formed the play to represent an actual basketball game; 6 Hamlets against 1 Claudius.
Timo Cruz one of the primary actors in this film has shown himself to be a lost street thug who has no aspirations in life but to play basketball and sell drugs. In the scene where Carter is introducing himself to his new basketball team he approaches the athletes in a very respectful manner which was disrespected and taunted by one of the players Timo. Timo ridicules Carter by saying: “are you some country church nigga….” (Coach Carter). Timo unaware of his disrespect he was kicked out of the gym. This particular scene shows the bias and disrespect that minority society has grown to acquire in their daily lives and racist has been inferential in society: “[M]ore widespread, common, and indeed insidious….” (Omi
Basketball A Poetry Anthology By: Nisargkumar Mahendrabhai Patel Table of Contents “Basketball” By: Zak Fick2 “Love is Basketball” By: Kaity Kenny3 “Love of the Game” By: Josh Underwood4 “Last Wish” By: Ashley Buttress5,6,7 “Buzzer Beater Blues” By: Benjamin Steiner8 “Playing Ball” By: Nisarg Patel9 “Do the John Wall” By: Troop 4110,11,12 Basketball By: Zach Fick Dribble, Dribble, Bounce, Bounce, Up the court I go, Gonna take it too the rim, Putting on a show Try and stop me, Try again I'm Unstoppable I am Ron, My moves are Kim 'Cuz they're Impossible I'm not to flashy, but I am quick Hit me with the ball Throw it up, and watch it drip, Like raindrops in the fall I am the best, no one compares Or even measures close And if anyone ever dares It will be all she wrote I proudly stand above the rest And if you don't believe Just put me to your hardest test An A-plus I'll receive And if you watch and start to see How everything makes sense Inside my head so easily Wait till you see my defense Love is Basketball By: Kaity Kenny Love IS basketball… Always unpredictable and draining... Even in our down time… We are hard in training Preparing to be the best And be crowned as kings Ball is the sport… And determination is what it means You have to have a love… a drive... and a passion A jersey and shorts… That’s our fashion We're not just a team… We're brothers at best.. And because we're motivated by each other... We're better than all the rest… Love of the Game By: Josh Underwood They may not have the most talent, They may not be the best, But they do have one thing, That sticks out from the rest It's not the outside shot, or the dominant inside game, It's about the love and glory, and playing through the pain. They'll
Iverson’s historic contribution to the NBA are what we believe is the new defenses such as how teams can now run zones (we the youth thinks this a ploy just to slow him down from scoring baskets), the increase calls on carrying the basketball which took away his crossover dribble which help propel him into mainstream, fashion need we say arm and leg sleeves that players now wear in both basketball and football. Platt quotes cultural critic Michael Eric Dyson in saying “In a sense Allen Iverson is Tupac with a jump shot.” Platt with his unique writing style (makes it hard to believe that he is middle age Jewish man), brings the story of the Iconic Iverson who
THE LAST SHOT DANTE THOMSON KERSER UNIVERSITY Basketball, either playing on blacktop on a humid rainy day or playing in a gym with the feel of the wood floor moving under the soles of my shoes. Playing in a close game can really get under peoples skin, but for me it’s a different story, I love the different styles people play up or down as the clock whines down. Having the crowd enjoy every play you can make. Making them feel the need to stand and chant your name. The feel of being down and the beams from the lights on the ceiling getting heavier as the game continues or the feel of being up down and feel the dense pressure from your teammates as they cheer for you to stop the opponent from scoring.
Michelle McIntosh Mr. Adam Musser May 12th, 2011 English He grabs the ball and he shoots while the ball is in the air I keep praying, praying that it doesn’t go in and I win not just the game but his heart our future together is riding on this game if he wins he marries her tomorrow and I have to live the rest of my life with the regret of walking out on him when he needed me the most but at the time I was selfish and basketball had my heart a little more than he did and when the time came to choose between him or it I chose it because I thought just maybe me and it had a better future together. Basketball had a good future for me but in the end something was still missing “HIM” he was the thing missing. He was the missing piece to my puzzle and finally as the ball reaches the hoop it doesn’t go in and win the game and his heart again. The movie “Love & Basketball” by Gina Prince-Bythewood is a masterpiece. A masterpiece moves us.
When I normally go to play pickup games I Reggie is one of the people I play with. Reggie is a African American who plays, and loves basketball with all his heart. He started to play basketball at the age of 13 when he was in the 6th grade, and he eventually fell in love with the game. Reggie is a not as active as he once use to be, and requires stretching before, and after the games to make sure he doesn’t feel any pain. He plays twice
Some thoughts – Looking for Richard * It is clear from the beginning of Looking for Richard, that Pacino is well aware of the necessity to appeal to a contemporary audience. In the opening scene, he is filmed the basketball court, cap turned back-to-front - like the modern-day-gangster that he and Spacey (Kevin Spacey) refer to Richard and his “henchmen” as – shooting hoops. * If his intentions were not already transparent – that is, the desire to connect a modern-day audience to the genius and relevance of Shakespeare through Richard 111, it becomes even more evident when Pacino states, “It has always been a dream of mine to communicate how I feel about Shakespeare to others.” * Pacino’s quest is to connect Shakespeare’s universal themes – themes that transcend (rise above) time and place – and his powerful language, with the everyday public. This is one of the reasons why so much of the docudrama is filmed “on the street” of New York (we are being reminded that this is a current production, an accessible vehicle in which to find a new translation of an old classic), and also why Pacino ventures out to discover how people regard Shakespeare, and why an enigmatic character like Richard 111 could still be so fascinating to a contemporary audience (Richard 111 is the most performed Shakespearian play). * For Pacino alone, aligning himself to Shakespeare gives him credibility; as an actor and a thinker.
Autobiographical Narrative of the Start of My Basketball Career Devin Bliss This paper is on my life as a basketball player. And that life started when I was 12 and was talked into trying it out at the YMCA. I had a blast playing and I had an amazing coach. His name was Coach Roland Parks and he is a big part of me deciding to play real basketball instead of the recreational league I played in. Coach Parks saw that I was gonna b real tall and he played me at the center position on the court.