Of Creating Tension For The Audience

Neil Simon, the Most Successful Playwright in The History of Theatre
Neil Simon, the Most Successful Playwright in The History of Theatre
Neil Simon, the Most Successful Playwright in The History of Theatre It can be argued that Neil Simon is not only America's most successful playwright, but also the most successful playwright in the history of theatre.1 Despite being criticized for lack of substance, his hugely successful comedies are consistently revived, whether on Broadway or in other community or dinner theatres. Last week the University of Notre Dame's Mainstage season opened with the departmental premiere of Barefoot in
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition Canadians throughout their history have been concerned over the status of their national literature. One of the major problems facing early Canadian writers was that the language and poetic conventions that they had inherited from the Old World were inadequate for the new scenery and conditions in which they now found themselves. Writers such as Susanna Moodie, Samuel Hearne, and Oliver Goldsmith were what I would consider Immigrant authors. Eve
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Question 1
*Question 1* Dramatic irony plays a large part in the artistry of Sophocles' Oedipus, creating a special dramatic tension. For example, when Oedipus says: And for the man that slew him [Laius].. I lay this curse upon him, that the wretch In wretchedness and misery may live.(1) Since we, the audience, know that Oedipus is the killer, we see him setting himself up for the fall. We can also see irony in Jocasta's denial of prophecy: ...the prophetic art Touches our human fortunes not at all. ..an
Valencic 1
Valencic 1
Valencic 1 Trials and hearings take place frequently in our society today. In a trial, it is the job of two lawyers to persuade a jury to see a situation a certain way, regardless if it is the right way, the truthful way, or if it is even the way they themselves see it. It is then the jury's obligation, after listening to both sides of the story, to make a decision based on the evidence presented, and in most cases, the evidence is either not presented in its entirety or overwhelmingly slanted
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man I awoke, there was a crash on the upper deck. I heard a thunderous crackling from my head above. I ran up the stairs and what I saw devastated me. The small wooden boat was completely coated in billowy flames. Help, help, somebody please! I slowly moved towards the sound being careful to dodge flames as much as possible. The smoke was choking me. I could see a faint outline of a face across the deck. It was Tom, my lifelong friend and companion. He was completely
Equus is great art because it forces us to re-examine the very fundame
Equus is great art because it forces us to re-examine the very fundame
‘Equus is great art because it forces us to re-examine the very fundamentals of our existence.’ Discuss. The title statement seems to assume that we accept Equus as great art, leaving us to discuss the reason for why it is considered so. I would agree with this assumption, Equus is great art in that it does force its audience to re-examine the fundamentals of our existence to some extent. Fighting against Shaffer’s other great works, Equus is still widely considered his “crowning dramatic achiev
How does William Shakespeare create tension throughout Act 3 Scene 1
How does William Shakespeare create tension throughout Act 3 Scene 1
How does William Shakespeare create tension throughout Act 3 Scene 1? From the minute the play starts the audience are aware that the “star crossed lovers” Romeo and Juliet are going to die, this makes it clear that the play is a tragedy. A Tragedy is a traditional form of theatre where the main characters in the play die as a result of their tragic flaw, for example in the tragedy play Macbeth, Macbeth’s vaulting ambition leads him to his death. Romeo and Juliet’s flaw is the powerful love betw
The Adaptation of Romeo Juliet
The Adaptation of Romeo Juliet
The Adaptation of Romeo Juliet William Shakespeare used his remarkable talent to delight his audiences for over 400 years. Of his many splendid plays, perhaps none is more popular than “Romeo and Juliet”, the timeless tale of a pair of star-crossed lovers and their family strife. There have been many movie adaptations of this world’s most tragic love affair, but none had brought out the true passion of the story as successfully as Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet”. This
The Crucible
The Crucible
The Crucible How does Act 1 establish the mood, themes and characters of the play? 'The Crucible' was written in 1953 by Arther Miller during the McCarthy political 'witch-hunt' in America. The House Un-American Activities Committee was organised in America in 1938. It was lead by Senator Joseph McCarthy and they had the authority to investigate anyone or anything that was appearing to be threatening the safety of the state. Those who were accused of tampering with witch-craft or anything supern
Written Commentary of My Performances
Written Commentary of My Performances
Written Commentary of My Performances In our music performance our stimulus was “dreams”. The decision was a result of a group discussion and after this was set we split into smaller groups to brainstorm ideas for the performance based on the stimulus. The brainstorm enabled my group to expand from “dreams” to aspirational dreams, where someone dreams of achievement or of reaching a target they had set. The objective of our music performance became to portray someone working to achieve their dre
Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane The classic masterpiece, Citizen Kane (1941), is probably the world's most famous and highly rated film, with its many remarkable scenes, cinematic and narrative techniques and innovations. The director, star, and producer were all the same individual - Orson Welles (in his film debut at age 25), who collaborated with Herman J. Mankiewicz on the script and with Gregg Toland as cinematographer. Within the maze of its own aesthetic, Citizen Kane develops two interesting themes. The f
Among the influential composers of classical music there have been few
Among the influential composers of classical music there have been few
Among the influential composers of classical music, there have been few who have contributed so much in both talent, creativity, and style as Joseph Haydn and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Both extremely talented in the art of classical composition, Haydn and Beethoven placed their heart, soul and ingenuity in their music as is clearly illustrated in Haydn’s The Creation and Beethoven’s The Creatures of Prometheus. Both composers display sheer genius in their very effective ways of displaying complex th
Among the influential composers of classical music there have been few
Among the influential composers of classical music there have been few
Among the influential composers of classical music, there have been few who have contributed so much in both talent, creativity, and style as Joseph Haydn and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Both extremely talented in the art of classical composition, Haydn and Beethoven placed their heart, soul and ingenuity in their music as is clearly illustrated in Haydn’s The Creation and Beethoven’s The Creatures of Prometheus. Both composers display sheer genius in their very effective ways of displaying complex th
I Form and Content
I Form and Content
I. Form and Content Long-time friend and literary executor of the Lewis estate, Owen Barfield has suggested that there were, in fact, three C. S. Lewises. That is to say, there were three different vocations that Lewis fulfilled--and fulfilled successfully--in his lifetime. There was, first, Lewis the distinguished Oxford don and literary critic; secondly, Lewis, the highly acclaimed author of science fiction and children's literature; and thirdly, Lewis, the popular writer and broadcaster of
The Myth of the Plague of Sexual Harassment
The Myth of the Plague of Sexual Harassment
The Myth of the Plague of Sexual Harassment One of the most talked-about issues of the past few years has been the issue of sexual harassment, and it supposed prevalence in all workplaces. Pushed to the national spotlight by the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings, in which Ms. Hill accused her boss Justice Thomas of sexual harassment, it has become popular belief that sexual harassment occurs in all workplaces, and that the vast majority of female office -workers have been sexually harassed. F
Poignantly Punk
Poignantly Punk
Poignantly Punk Marissa McConnell 9/11/98 ENG 105 The teen years are when you question your identity and as a reflex action you rebel against authority. You can rebel as a rapper, a heavy metal headbanger, a punk, a surfer - the usual menu of approved teen rebellions most often explored. It is within these years that the world seems turned against you and you need to find some way to react and cope with all the confusion; to try to find a way to make sense of all the craziness. I guess I identif
Magazine Article Summaries
Magazine Article Summaries
Magazine Article Summaries To: Mr. Teach – Eng 201 From: name goes here Subject: Major Assignment #3 -- Journal Entries Date: May 8, 2000 JOURNAL #1-- INC. THE MAGAZINE FOR GROWING COMPANIES May 1994. Publisher: James J. Spanfeller, 488 Madison Ave., 6th Floor New York, NY 10022 (212) 326-2600 Audience Statement: Inc. speaks directly to the entrepreneur, sole-proprietor, small business partnerships. Advertising: There were several advertisements including investing, retirement, tax accounting, c
Emily dickinsons poetry
Emily dickinsons poetry
emily dickinsons poetry EMILY DICKINSON: DEATH TAKES LIFE IN POETRY Emily Dickinson is regarded as “one of the greatest American poets that have ever existed.”(Benfey 5) The unique qualities of her brief, but emotional, poems were so uncommon that they made her peerless in a sense that her writing could not be compared to. Her diverse poetic character could be directly connected to her tragic and unusual life. The poems that she wrote were often about death and things of that nature, and can be
Beethoven Haydn and the Concept of Creation
Beethoven Haydn and the Concept of Creation
Beethoven, Haydn, and the Concept of Creation Among the influential composers of classical music, there have been few who have contributed so much in both talent, creativity, and style as Joseph Haydn and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Both extremely talented in the art of classical composition, Haydn and Beethoven placed their heart, soul and ingenuity in their music as is clearly illustrated in Haydn’s The Creation and Beethoven’s The Creatures of Prometheus. Both composers display sheer genius in thei
Christine Conradt
Christine Conradt
Christine Conradt Censorship in Cinema Casper/Jewell Fall Semester 1994 NC-17: No Public Access A study of the newest MPAA rating and its effect on American audiences September 27, 1990 was predicted to be a major breakthrough for filmmakers across the country. It was to the be the day that any film possessing rather explicit violence or strong sexual content, but with true artistic value and integrity, would no longer be lumped into the dreaded X rating along with hardcore pornography. Final
The Red Book and the Power Structure of Communist China
The Red Book and the Power Structure of Communist China
The Red Book and the Power Structure of Communist China Propaganda in China during the Cultural Revolution took on many forms; there were mass Red Guard demonstrations in Tianamen Square in support of Mao Zedong, pictures of Mao were put up in every conceivable location from restaurants to the wallpaper in nurseries, and pamphlets and books of Mao's teachings were distributed to every Chinese citizen. One of these propaganda publications Quotations from Chairman Mao which later became known as
Propaganda in China during the Cultural Revolution took on many forms
Propaganda in China during the Cultural Revolution took on many forms
      Propaganda in China during the Cultural Revolution took on many forms; there were mass Red Guard demonstrations in Tianamen Square in support of Mao Zedong, pictures of Mao were put up in every conceivable location from restaurants to the wallpaper in nurseries, and pamphlets and books of Mao's teachings were distributed to every Chinese citizen. One of these propaganda publications Quotations from Chairman Mao which later became known as the Little Red Book contained quotes from Mao Zedo
Propaganda in China during the Cultural Revolution took on many
Propaganda in China during the Cultural Revolution took on many
Propaganda in China during the Cultural Revolution took on many forms; there were mass Red Guard demonstrations in Tianamen Square in support of Mao Zedong, pictures of Mao were put up in every conceivable location from restaurants to the wallpaper in nurseries, and pamphlets and books of Mao's teachings were distributed to every Chinese citizen. One of these propaganda publications Quotations from Chairman Mao which later became known as the Little Red Book contained quotes from Mao Zedong and
Jimi Hendrix Rock 'n' Roll Legend
Jimi Hendrix Rock 'n' Roll Legend
Jimi Hendrix: Rock 'n' Roll Legend The extraordinary performances, recording, and lyrics of James Marshall Hendrix have made him impossible to forget. This American rock music guitarist made a legendary mark not only in the history of rock 'n' roll but also on the pop culture as a whole (Ross 32). With unique techniques never seen before and blatant sex-related performances on stage, he became one of the most influential music figures of the 60s (Kamin). Hendrix was not born into stardom nor was
A Long Walk Home
A Long Walk Home
A Long Walk Home Jimi Hendrix: Rock 'n' Roll Legend The extraordinary performances, recording, and lyrics of James Marshall Hendrix have made him impossible to forget. This American rock music guitarist made a legendary mark not only in the history of rock 'n' roll but also on the pop culture as a whole (Ross 32). With unique techniques never seen before and blatant sex-related performances on stage, he became one of the most influential music figures of the 60s (Kamin). Hendrix was not born int