For our critiquing assignment in our Introduction to Stagecraft 1, I ventured to downtown Toronto, to a small indie theatre called, The Unit 102 Theatre. There I saw the production of MISS; written by Dora Award-nominated playwright Michael Ross Albert who wrote such works as Tough Jews, The Spadina Avenue Gang with the Storefront Theatre. The set takes place in the aftermath of a shocking accident in a boarding school classroom, the story explores the tenuous connection between a high school teacher, her fiance, and a troubled student whose lives have been irrevocably changed by tragedy caused by a miscarriage, an affair, and the fear of the consequences that are not yet revealed, and finally, murder. This is a one act showdown between three
Applied theatre refers to the practice of theatre and drama in a non-traditional setting. It focusses on social and cultural issues including health and social welfare, but is also used as a rehabilitator, team building in a corporate setting and most importantly education. Applied theatre takes many different forms, is used in many different settings and can focus on a diverse range of issues. There are many applied theatre companies both in Australia and internationally; examples include: Geese Theatre Company, Shakespeare Behind Bars, Big hART, Western Edge Youth Arts, Theatre for Living and Milk Crate Theatre. These companies use Prison Theatre, Community-Based Theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed in their work, which all fall under the
1. despite their rigid natures, Gilbert and Sullivan often put songs from other composer – FALSE
The Globe Theater was a theater that was built and owned by Shakespeare and the group he belonged to called the Lord Chamberlain's Men. Although it is not known exactly when the theater was built, the first record of it shows that it was built before the end of 1599. The Globe Theater was built using lumber from a theater that was not very far away. Even though the Globe Theater was built with wood from a dismantled theater, it was not the same as the previous theater. In fact the globe theater was much larger than the previous one. The theater was a great success for many years; nevertheless, it was burned down in summer of 1613 during a play of Henry VIII. During the performance something happened to a theatrical cannon to cause it to misfire
The Hawkeye Community Theatre prepares to offer a variety of shows this summer. They will start off with the British comedy play, “Tom, Dick, and Harry” in June.
What did the globe theater look like and what plays had been shown here you might ask. There are many different things about the globe theater such as when was it built, what was it built out of? What were the different plays that were shown? The different kinds of audiences did the theater get and many more interesting facts on the theater. The Globe Theater is a cool old rustic building that everyone goes to, to enjoy plays.
The history of The Globe Theatre comes from a building known as The Theatre. The Theatre, had been built by James Burbage, in Shoreditch (District in the East End of London) in 1576. The Burbage's had a 20-year lease of the land where the theater had been built. When the lease was up, the landlord intended on knocking the theater down. However, with the lease ending, James Burbage built the theatre in Blackfriars as a replacement. Unfortunately the wealthy people of Blackfriars persuaded the government to forbid its use for plays. James Burbage died in 1597. The members of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men had to rent a theater. In 1598, they decided to build a theater of their own. The Burbage’s sons got their fathers inheritance, Cuthbert and Richard, which were connected the Blackfriars, they formed an agreement with Shakespeare and a few other actors, who became partners for the new Globe. Each member had their own share, the two brothers, Cuthbert and Richard, got a bigger share than the others. Each person’s shares became smaller as
The 20th Century was home to many important events in history, one of the most memorable being The Great Depression. Unemployment was at an all time high, businesses were forced to shut down, and suicide rates were through the roof. New York City was no exception. 213 of it’s 253 theaters were forced to close, putting hundreds of thousands of theater people out of work. In these devastating times, a hopeless yet admirable organization known as the Federal Theatre Project (FTP) was created by request of President Roosevelt. Originally created to preserve music and art, this project consumed government funds, was plagued by censorship, and was blatantly biased in social issues, with the end result being far from it’s original goal.
On November 4th, 2016, my best friend and I went to see the play at the Charles Winter Wood Theatre. This play is set during the 1950s, and the scene takes place in a night club in Chicago. This play was sponsored by FAMU’s Essential Theatre, and it was quite entertaining. It presents realistic situations such as the affairs, jealously, and debt in relationships. The director, Maurice Kitchen, wrote this play to present the Black artists who used their talent to escape the difficulties they have faced. The main character, Billy Gamble, was a show host and performer, who used his patients with musical talents to be on his show. Important aspects seen in the play were love and fame. The musicians expressed their feelings within their music.
Do you think of Biddeford as a bad town? Some people think of Biddeford Maine as a bad area because of crimes committed in the past, but when 8th grade students from Biddeford Middle School went downtown and interviewed different businesses in Biddeford Maine they interviewed Biddeford Police officer Normand Allaire who says differently.
On August 27, 1935, the Federal Theatre Project was formed, with Hallie Flanagan, a theatre professor at Vassar College, named as the director. With over 12,700 theatre professionals working under the program, The Federal Theatre Project reached over twenty-eight states across the nation (“The Federal Theatre Project”). While the project’s original intention was to give work for those involved in theatre, it also provided an
The case titled The Theatre Budget was a short journal about a frustrated Vice-President of a performing
The theater was unused for a long time because of its unfortunate location as well as “fraying carpet” and “peeling paint.(Wollman 174-175)” The frugal theater not only saved cost but also perfectly fitted the musical’s grunge aesthetic (Wollman 175). Cameron Mackintosh, on the other hand, used another way to deal with the high cost in Broadway. He first staged the play in London where most theaters are government subsidized and more experimental. Once the audiences gave positive feedback, he moved to New york where the cost is three time of that of london(showtime 626-627). This way, he reduced risk to a minimum. To withstand the often negative critic reviews, he also used aggressive marketing campaigns to saturate the media with his logos of the shows, therefore made his shows “critic proof”(showtime
If you’re going to be traveling through Memphis, South Main St is a must visit destination. There are several places to visit along South Main, whether you’re looking for delicious food, entertainment, history, or some shopping.
Fred DeVito once stated, if it does not challenge you it does not change you. In my opinion the most important project I have completed thus far had both challenged and changed me for the better. At the beginning of this school year I enrolled in Mr. Madden’s block theater class. All of his students were than instructed that we would be involved at Mariposa Elementary a local school to teach children the art of drama. We were than divided up in groups of five and sent off to teach elementary students about drama through theater games, readers theaters, wax museums, and dance shows.