Prof Eric Parness Show Review November 26th, 2013 Becky Shaw Show Review I had very mixed reviews on the show Becky Shaw. I enjoyed the acting, the set, and the way the show was put on, but the actual plot itself confused me a little bit. I thoroughly enjoyed the set, and the way the stage was set up. The theatre felt more intimate, and I felt closer to the characters. The way the characters used the space was very nice, both Max and Andrew walked around a lot, and moved between the two sides of the stage.
Hamlet Movie Comparison From the two versions of Hamlet that we watched, Mel Gibson/Glenn Close and Kenneth Branagh; despite the fact they have the same plot but there are few differences between the both versions. Hamlet acting is really different in both versions of the movie. In Kenneth Branagh version we see the movie is done with strong emotions but Hamlet overacts in most of the scenes. We also see that Hamlet is not a calm thinker by watching how Hamlet amplifies his manners throughout the movie. In Mel Gibson’s version of Hamlet, Hamlet’s acting is outstanding because while watching the play we can see the effort and talent Gibson has put in the movie.
Throughout the entire musical there was a significant job by the brass as a whole and I loved how it added to the show. The warm tone of the trumpets and trombones added to the dark and casual atmosphere, and was far more effective than a woodwind instrument as the lead, for this would create a sharp and often light hearted feel to most songs. The entire orchestra did a great job adding the background and really enhanced the emotion behind the musical. They mostly kept in the background, instead of being overpowering, keeping the focus on the play, not the music. Without an orchestra, a musical would just be very plain and boring due to the fact that the catchy tunes kept me
Review of Rupert Goold’s Macbeth I’ll admit, though it may get me beaten by some theater lovers, I’m not the biggest fan when it comes to Shakespeare productions. However, this rendition created by Rupert Goold with Patrick Stewart as lead man playing Macbeth, left a good taste in my mouth. The film opens in what seems to be a hospital ward in a time of fascism and violence; probably around the 1930’s if I had to guess. There’s enough blood, screaming, and morbidity to go around in what is just the preamble to the production which really sets the tone for is what to come. The actors speak Shakespeare’s dialogue eloquently and beautifully which I can personally deem as poetry in motion.
This did play into the intensity and mood of each scene, allowing the audience to not understand the emotions existing between each individual but to fully feel and experience that emotion. So due to this small blemish it at times caused a domino affect that caused the structure of the production to crumble upon itself. Overall 110 in the Shade was an exceptional musical. I believe Mr. William Bradford, the director of this production, maintained the homey and simplistic nature of this production and instilled that characteristic within the foundation of the play. But I believe it was enhanced by the carefully selected cast, that were more than capable of fulfilling each of their individual roles and submitting their character to the ‘grand scheme’ of things.
Much Ado About Nothing was a difficult play for me to understand at first, but after watching the play and going back and reading it again it definitely helped my understanding of the sarcasm happening by the characters. I thought it was a nice piece put together by Shakespeare and I enjoyed the overall effect that it had on me. Shakespeare, William. Much Ado About Nothing. New York: Dover,
Lewis realises it’s not that hard to do and needs to be doing the instructing and directing of the play with influence and input from Roy and the patients not the other way round. This is where Lewis’ confidence really shows that it’s growing and he really starts to connect with the different patients and with the play cosi fan tutte. After gaining the confidence to be able to make decisions and direct the play mostly by himself with some help of Roy and the others, a few incidents occur. Doug sets the toilets alight, which has Justin wanting to shutting the whole thing down and asking a lot of questions about how this incident occurred. Lewis tells Justin it wasn’t Doug and it was an accident in fact to have the play continue and protect Doug from any consequences.
I enjoyed the casting choices because the actors and scenery joined to convey a part of the movies theme. It discussed issues that were amenable. As stated in our text by Edward G. Robinson, “an audience identifies with the actors of flesh and blood and heartbeat, as no reader or beholder can identify with even the most artful paragraphs in books or the most inspiring paintings. There, says the watcher, but for some small difference in time or costume or inflections or gait, go I …. And so, the actor becomes a catalyst; he or she brings ignition that spark in every human being that longs for the miracle of transformation”.
As you can see my favorite performer was Adam Zwanziger. The actor’s voice projection is loud and clear which pleased me because if not I wouldn’t have been able to understand the play as well. The way he carried on such a voice would be difficult but he made it seem as a second language to him, it just came naturally. His voice was fluent. It flowed perfectly between lines.
There you will also be given the’ code’ you need to break your current behaviour pattern and replace it with one that is more desirable. I personally prefer a more authoritarian style of induction. I surprise myself in this because i generally don’t respond that well to authority; however i really struggle to take myself to my own special place. When i am in conversation with friends or family or i am reminiscing over memories past i can take myself to that place within seconds or if someone asks me to imagine the word happy for example, similarly i can picture a time of smiling or laughter normally with the people i love. Since my last session with the my tutor i have tried desperately to envision my special place, but have truly found it so much easier to be taken somewhere, here i can place the items, sights, smells, people or even noises that i want there with me and i fell comfortable and safe.