By having minimalist props and set, it subtly links back with the theme of poverty and how the characters in this scene are unable to afford much, but are still able to enjoy themselves and be merry with one another. The fact that the two Journeyman are the only two standing on chairs/boxes show that they, in this scene, have a higher status than everyone else and get the seating. Whereas everyone in the scene, the ‘crowd’ actors and spectators, would be sat around the stage area, so on the edge of the stage itself, on the
Early on in the play (Act 2 Scene 3) the audience enjoys the jovial atmosphere alongside the characters until Malvolio abruptly ruins the mood. “Have you no wit, manners, nor honesty, but to gabble like tinkers at this time of night?” Malvolio seems to relish scolding Sir Toby and the others as he includes the simile “gabble like tinkers” which proves he has taken the time to select the right words to insult them with. The audience dislikes him for disrupting the fun of the scene whilst it provides a specific motive for the conspirators to plot his deception. Shakespeare uses one detail about Malvolio to instantly turn the audience against him: Malvolio is a puritan. At the time the play was written, puritans were not popular with the general public because of their miserable rules against most forms of entertaintment.
The amazing poet, Robert Frost, once wrote a poem describing life, along with its worries, entitled “It Bids Pretty Fair”. His poem compares a play, its characters and the lighting to life, people, and the thoughts of those people. Through his use of metaphors, Frost is able to compare the two and create a certain balance between them. He implies the play is almost eternal, just as life is; he also explains how lighting can make or break the play, just as thinking can keep humanity moving forward or be the sole cause of their destruction. Frost indicates how life can be ruined by a simple malfunction or cease of light.
However as he works with the patients, he develops a new perspective and insight into certain matters and himself. When Nick and Lucy denounce him for doing a play about love, by declaring that ‘only mad people in this day and age would do a work about love and infidelity’, Lewis is able to realise that love and friendship is more important than politics. He learns about the importance of friendship, clearly evident, that he attends the moratorium, helping the patients prepare for their performance with an additional rehearsal. Lewis also finds strength later in the play, which he was devoid of to begin with . At the start, he is overwhelmed by the patients such as Cherry, Doug and Roy by their 'crazy' behaviour.
Cosi touches on the themes of politics, love and madness, but offers no definitive answers. Do you agree? Cosi is a splendid play written by Louis Nowra about the theatre, madness, sanity, illusion and life. Cosi especially touches on the themes of politics, love and madness but offers no definitive answers because the entire play is not revealing or seeking for any, therefore is no right or wrong answers, it is just a discussion on point of views from different persuasive to overall make a point and develop a better understanding on the themes within the play to the audiences. One of the obvious theme that is found in Cosi would be madness because since the play is set in a mental institution in the 1970s, in the institution you will be introduced to all different type of characters, the audience will receive a different kind of madness from each of them such as madness within drug addiction, madness from the experiences in life, madness from an obsessive personality and etc.
The use of the word ‘expected’ is important, as it shows how Kröte, in not doing what was expected of him, is in defiance of society. In the club, he possesses the power, as the guests cannot leave until he has finished playing. Instead of the clichéd ‘short and sweet’ piece he was meant to play, instead he performed long and, to the musically unappreciative, boring pieces of Brahms and Handel. Moreover, as 'The coffee's made, the supper's warm', the guests are described as ‘ravenous’, and this once again alludes to the base animalistic nature present in all humans. The asyndeton, the absence of conjunction, in
Our Town Review Our Town by Thorton Wilder focuses mainly on the major points in a person’s life and other things that humans are faced with. Life, love, marriage, death, and eternity are the major themes in Thorton’s play and things that are focused on through the characters’ actions and even through their words. The play is also performed with minimal props, allowing the characters more freedom to move and interact with the characters that are around them. Thorton also thought that the theatre of his time “had something wrong…he began to feel that the theatre was not only inadequate, it was evasive.” This shows in the way his play has no or minimal props throughout the play also puts the focus on the actors and the themes being presented throughout the play, instead of what the actors are doing with the objects that are put in front of them. A few of the major themes deal with everyday
In ‘The Remains of The Day’, Stevens stresses to the reader that his desire to meet with Miss Kenton lies entirely with ‘professional matters’ meaning his feelings for her are unintentionally suggested to the reader, even in the first few pages of the book. Throughout the novel, Stevens makes only one direct reference regarding his true feelings for Miss Kenton despite the fact we are aware of them from early on in the novel, making it apparent that Stevens ‘Supresses and evades the truth about himself and others. At the end of novel after Miss Kenton confesses that there are ‘desolate occasions’ in which she thinks about ‘a different life, a better life [she] might have had’ with Stevens, he reveals that ‘at that moment [his] heart was breaking’. The importance of this moment in the tale is it is the only point at which Stevens describes raw emotion to the reader and finally consciously reveals his love for Miss Kenton. For the greater part of the novel he gives an overly detailed account of events but often fails to convey his honest opinion of them to the reader.
Metamorphosis Metamorphosis was writtten by the playwright Franz Kafka and adapted by Steven Berkoff in 1969. Berkoff believed in Total Theatre where the play would give animmediate emotional connectionwith the audience. Metamorphosis is a non-naturalistic play which consequently due to the plot gave a dehumanising message to the audience. During the time that Berkoff was writing the play, the entertainment side throughout the world was flourishing and due to bands such as the Beetles and Rolling Stones emerging, so was the hippie culture. However the state of the country was poor, the upper classes were financially comfortable, but the middle and lower classes were not, creating a clear divide betwenn classes.
His tone portrays the characters mood and personality when he speaks. “On her last day in the office, the blind man asked if he could touch her face” (Carver 137), clearly the husband didn’t like so much that this man touched his wife in an appropriate matter. Knowing the character in a deeper level as a reader is an extraordinary thing because the writer doesn’t intentionally tell you what is bothering them, but you get to know and observe it