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. This relates to adolescents now who choose to ignore authority and do the opposite of what they’re told. maybe some statistics or facts about teenage rebellion, In the performance Romeo and Juliet are aware that their families are feuding but chose to stay together anyway. Romeo makes frequent visits to Juliet; this includes the balcony scene where Romeo visits Juliet at her home without either of their parents knowing their children know the other exists. The director did an excellent job with combining the youth of over four centuries ago to the youth of the 21st century by using the main message of rejecting authority.
A celebration of singing and dancing immediately ensues. This celebration creates an air of joviality and love and leads to Claudio (a member of Don Pedro’s military troop) falling in love with Leonato’s daughter, Hero. Hero is smitten with Claudio as well, and early on in the play they decide to marry, even over the objection of Benedick, another member of Don Pedro’s troop and a good friend of Claudio’s, who celebrates bachelorhood and promises never to marry. Because he believes it is evil, Benedick tries to convince Claudio that marriage should be avoided at all costs. He celebrates being a bachelor and tells Claudio that he will “live a bachelor.” (Act I, scene 1, l. .201).
The creators’ likely intention was to make the viewer feel as though the underdog got the win. When the scrawny boy struts up to the prom queen and kisses her without hesitation, he is fulfilling a fantasy many people have had about breaking free from their labeled place in society, and taking what they want. In this case, stealing a kiss from the assumed most popular girl in school is something most teenage boys would be more than willing to suffer a black eye for. Adding in an air of romance, and a guarantee that in the viewer mind that the teenage boy was victorious, the creator flashes back for a moment to the prom queen. She opens her eyes looking slightly stunned but with a coy smile is starting to spread across her face when the scene returns to the boy celebrating, speeding off in the Audi.
In act2 sc.3, Sir Toby tells Olivia's steward, Malvolio, rather sarcastically, 'Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no cakes and ale?' This reference to 'cakes and ale' also relates the play to the festive occasion of Twelfth Night. Olivia's 'allowed fool', Feste, bears a name that relates to the spirit of festivity & he proves himself to be one of the major sources of fun and mirth in the play. All the four songs are sung by him at different
With Ginny’s permiscouous ways she is wrong about the keys to popularity. This is shown when none of the boys say anything to her whenever they see her outside of their cars. Most relationships in the 1940’ s-50’s were about popularity and not personality. Continuing in the same scene, they see the new girl Caroline Ames as a good-looking girl who always dresses nice as one guy puts it “she always dresses nice and looks good”. They invite her over to sit and right away they strike up a conversation about the school play.
He is described as drunk and dirty with battered knuckles; “With a palm caked hard by dirt” (14), “Was battered on one knuckle” (10). The speaker uses playful words to help us understand that the boy has fun dancing with his father. He also uses the mother to help paint the picture of a father and son who “romped until the pans/Slid from the kitchen shelf” (5-6). This playfulness makes the mother frown but she does not cry or yell which indicates that the father isn’t doing any real harm. The father, although he is drunk, is not angry or mean, he is just trying to be playful.
This comedy was absolutely hilarious and entertaining. It was a Shakespeare in modern dress. The comedic value was found in their mischievous escapades, such as Viola Hastings pretending to become her fraternal twin brother Sebastian, and the numerous amounts of humorous teen crushes throughout the film. It spoke out more to teenagers because teens go through love triangles, and at times it can get them into a huge mess. Both of these films were wonderful in making viewers
As a college student and speaking as a member of the rest of the Pocatello theatre-attending community, I found the play very fitting and easy to understand. Although set in a different time period, some of the scenarios presented in the play were very relatable for many of the audience members. Most college students have had a roommate or two that they haven’t been too fond of or gotten along with, and seeing the same relationship played out onstage was frankly hilarious. The stage direction and blocking in the theatre in the round made this production of The Odd Couple unique and exciting. Action could be seen from all areas of the house, but there was never a time when my view was obstructed by stage furniture or other actors.
I did not know what to expect when I started watching The Ladykillers, as the title was very ambiguous, but I was pleasantly surprised. The impressive stage design and the comedic depiction of a heist conducted by eccentric individuals with piercing idiosyncrasies in the midst of a sweet and naïve elderly woman made for a very lighthearted night out. The small, cozy Vaudeville Theatre amplified the entire experience. The stage was marvelous—I was impressed from the very beginning, during the introductory sequence when the house rotated about the stage, revealing the actors within. A few minutes later, once the suspicious Professor Marcus offered his initial proposition to Mrs. Wilberforce, the entire stage rattled and the furniture slid around as a train passed nearby.
Often comedy movies make people laugh and always put people in a great mood. Films of this style have a main emphasis on one’s humor. Many funny movies such as Step Brothers, have a happy ending. Watching how certain people react to this type of movie is very interesting because everyone has a different reaction from one another. By people’s reactions it shows what kind of character they are in life.