Bob Fosse was the Director/choreographer who not only brought to Cabaret an interesting background and storyline, but folded the big musical numbers into the Kit Kat Club’s performances to better illustrate and emphasize the plot. John Kander was the music composer and Fred Ebb wrote the lyrics for both this movie and the 1966 Broadway Musical stage play. They wrote several new songs just for the film version. John van Burek was the playwright who adapted Joe Masteroff’s, 1966 book, Cabaret, for the stage. The film portrays the life of an American singer, Sally Bowles, who sings at the Kit-Kat Club in 1930s Berlin where she falls in love with bi-sexual Brian Roberts, a naïve Englishman who has just arrived in Berlin.
Lastly, sacrifice plays a large role in both Huey and Felicia’s role while the play is coming to a conclusion. Both need to make a sacrifice for the other to be together, one is willing yet the other is hesitant. In this amazing and spectacular musical, Memphis used a couple of things that I have learned in class thus far. One is the proscenium theatre which I believe was used quite accurately. Next, was one of the seven plots I learned which I believe two were used.
[INTRO] With only three actors, three chairs and a room full of space, a story was created within a story through dynamic physicality, contemporary beats and both classic and modern text. Zen Zen Zo’s performers are currently travelling Queensland entertaining teachers and students from grades 8-12 with their physical theatre performance of ‘Romeo & Juliet’ which was directed and designed by Steven Mitchell Wright. Throughout the performance movement, mood and music were used in new and exciting ways by Mitchell Write to explore the message of love triumphing over all/rejecting authority. (Which one am I supposed to do?) Do rejecting authority, because you relate to it better and you can make references to current teen culture… [CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES] The main message of the performance Romeo and Juliet rejecting authority of their parents.
The play was first performed at the Bacchanal, a woman's bar outside of Berkeley, California; it was first produced in New York City at Studio Rivbea in 1975. The play won the Obie Award in 1977; it also won the Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Play) in the same year. My reason behind selection to watch this play was because I had originally saw Tyler Perry’s remake of the play and found it very interesting so when I saw the title “for colored girls…” on the list of local activities I made sure to go see it. Based on what I saw at the play I began to see things differently. The cast did such a good job of bringing the poetry to life and I was able to feel the pain of those women.
The case said that she had decided to make this change after only being there for three weeks. I agree with what Mobley suggested, she should have gone to visit the different regions and discuss her change with them in person to gain their insight and to see if they had any ideas on what they could do to help the company. B. Why is she not getting notice? Ms. Albanese isn’t getting notice for a few reasons.
DA3 (Performance on a Set Theme) * Text: individual performance * Text: group performance * Devised: individual performance * Devised: group performance * Overview of performance and rehearsal period For our DA3 examination we performed 2 pieces of drama, one naturalist scripted piece named ‘Jerusalem’ written by Jaz Butterworth and a devised piece of physical theatre with the chosen stimulus of ‘Running’. My exam group consisted of Emily Shrimpton, Eliott Johnston and myself. TEXT: INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE In our performance from ‘Jerusalem’ I performed the role of Linda Fawcett. Throughout the rehearsal process, I found my biggest challenge was performing a character who was both older and in a position of legal authority. Trying to perform in such a way was difficult due to the lack of life experience in this particular area.
Evaluation Of A Live Performance: Mother Courage Mother courage is a play that was written in 1939 by Bertolt Brecht which premiered in 1941. I went to watch it on October 2012 at the Berry theatre, Southampton played by the Blackeyed theatre company and directed by Tom Neill. The original play was set in the 17th century, but the production I saw was set in the future from 2020-2036 in Sweden. I first thing I noticed when I entered the theatre was that there were several costumes lying on stage, so this made me think that the actors would be changing costume on stage. This made it clear that Neill intended to stay true to Brecht’s style of theatre.
The chorus had a number of roles in the play. It functioned to provide time for scene changes, to be a spectacle, to provide commentary, to describe the main action and themes, to set standards for the community, to give advice, to share their opinions, and to establish the rhythm of the play through singing, dancing, and reciting. The chorus expressed the true thoughts and feelings the author wanted the audience to know. They were rational and told the story bluntly and this was possible because they were not emotionally attached. The chorus pulled the audience into the action and therefore was the bridge between the actors and the audience.
Shakespeare On Trial - Critical Review In a well-rehearsed and entertaining performance, the team from Shakespeare On Trial (Sam, Bella and Paul) present a unique play which contrasts and compares various interpretations within William Shakespeare’s works. The performance focused on Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and “Romeo and Juliet”. The entire performance was based on talk shows which demonstrated the different interpretations of Shakespeare’s works, through discussions, arguments and brief scenes. The performance allows the audience to look past their own opinions of Macbeth or Shakespeare, and enables them to appreciate different interpretations of the plays; enhancing their understanding. Despite the absence of special lighting, costumes or a large troupe, the team was able to present a captivating performance which kept the audience entertained from beginning to end.
Popular American Culture Jason Palmer SOC/105 November 25, 2013 Narketta Sparkman, PhD, HS-BCP Journal Activity: My interactions with popular culture can largely be documented via my entertainment choices. For television my DVR is diverse ranging from Monday night wrestling to Saturday night lifetime movie premieres that I record to watch with my fiancée. My music choices are pretty mainstream consisting of the current top 20 pop music lists. I just recently started reading a popular series by Janet Evanovich because I saw a movie that was based on the first book in the series “One for the Money”. This is a great example of how popular culture influences my choices because if it were not for my enjoyment of the movie I never would have picked up the books.