The stage set up was Unique but it complimented the play well due to the walking around and the crowd Interaction. I definitely think all the parts of the plot were essential to tell the full story. But, just like any play, there were bits and pieces that could have been left out and it Wouldn’t have changed the performance. Such as the role of the engineer who sat up top On the banister the whole play. I did not think she had a significant role.
Yes, the play was appropriate for both the actors and the audience. There was a lot of humor that only adults could relate to, which made the play humorous. Was the play worth doing? Yes, I definitely thought the play was worth doing. I am glad that I participated in Theatre class this year because the class is the reason why I went to the musical, and I came out of the musical comedy with no regrets.
Analysing Act 2, Scene 1 and Act 4, Scene 3 in “The Taming of the Shrew” will cover various features of the clever language Shakespeare has used in the play, in order for it to appeal to all audiences. This will include humour in the form of sexual innuendo, slapstick comedy and puns because the play is a comedy. I will also point out animal imagery and different 16th century themes Shakespeare has included in the play, some of which still exist today i.e. sexism, men versus women, power and appearance versus reality (what is seen on the surface is not always what is underneath). The main theme that any 21st Century audience will firstly notice is the obvious sexism towards Katherina.
The significance of the beast in all three fairytales is that upon the characters’ interaction with the beast, within a forest, the characters are able to surpass the threshold of childhood and reap the rewards. The anthropomorphic tale—whereby animals personify human attributes— of “Little Red Cap” tells a story of a maiden who encounters a Wolf during a trip to her grandmother’s house through the forest (“Anthropomorphic”). “However, Little Red Cap did not know what a wicked sort of an animal he was and was not afraid of him” (The Brothers Grimm 102). The naivety of Little Red Cap is consequently exploited when the Wolf convinces the maiden to detour her path to her grandmother’s. In doing so, the Wolf “satisfied his desires” (104) by gobbling both Little Red Cap and her grandmother.
The proscenium theatre that hosted the play provided an elaborate sound forum and view of each of the intricate scenes of the play. I personally felt engaged in the unfolding of the play’s essential story. When the musical Rent first appeared off Broadway in 1996, it instantaneously became a hit.
In the film, the beast’s story begins with an old woman begging for shelter from the cold on a castle owned by a heartless prince. And because of his cruelty, he sends the old woman away who turns out to be a powerful fairy. The fairy casts a spell into the castle turning the prince into a terrible beast. The settings of both the novel and the film have both scenes that depict the forest. In the novel, the forest to the creature is his source of knowledge as he goes his way discovering new ideas on his innocent but keen mind.
Four shows were featured in “Show Business- The Road to Broadway”, including Wicked, Avenue Q, Taboo, and Caroline, or Change. Each production with its own plot and story, which we learn are two very different things. Plot, is the show its self. It refers to the script, and the story that it tells, while the production’s story refers to the road a cast and crew travels while creating and performing a show. Wicked is a musical based off of a novel written by Gregory Maguire, titled “Wicked- The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.” The Novel corresponded with the ever popular story of the Wizard of Oz, but rather than following Dorothy and Glinda, it followed the life of Elphaba, the wicked witch of the west, and her choices.
The actor for wayang topeng (topeng means mask), they wear the mask by gripping a leather tab with their teeth, while they speak the text; and later the mask was held by strap, and the actor can speak and dance at the same time while they perform. In the wayang wong, which has fixed patterns of movements and costumes, the masks were worn only by animals and demon roles. The performers began training at 6 or 7. And in both style, the actors dance with expressionless face and use puppetlike gestures. The theater has an very important role in the traditional culture of Bali.
ENGLISH PREP-MACBETH COMPARISON In the BBC animated version of Macbeth, it is set in the 17th Century, where Shakespeare intended it to be. The story is extremely simplified without any real depth to the characters due to the length (for example, Lady Macbeth is portrayed as completely unfeeling at the beginning of the play, whereas in Trevor Nunn’s version she is far more apprehensive, despite her hunger for power). In this production, the witches bear no resemblance to human beings, let alone women-they are supernatural, mystic creatures that shift shape and speak in cackles and shrieks. Because of the animation, the darkness and true obscurity of the play is not accentuated in the way it is in Trevor Nunn’s or Rupert Goold’s interpretations. Rupert Goold’s interpretation of ‘Macbeth’ is very stylised; the set and costumes are key to creating the defined gothic horror of the production.
In the novel, Frankenstein does so in complete solitude, with no help or anyone observing him. In the movie, however, Frankenstein is not only aided by his hunchback assistant Fritz, but is also accompanied by his fiancée, his friend, and his former professor. Whale most likely took this direction for artistic and effective reasons, because the scene is clearly more exciting in the film than it is in the book. If one were to watch the movie prior to reading the book, this scene would only be described as anticlimactic in the novel. “By the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs” (Shelley 35).