Blackrock, directed by Todd MacDonald and created by La Boite and QUT creative industries was a riveting performance presented in the style of modern realism. It had a very strong dramatic meaning portraying how easily parties can get out of hand and quickly escalate to leave long lasting scars on the surrounding society. This was highly effective in creating awareness in a younger audience as it showed the possible consequences that their actions could bring. This was successfully achieved through the use of several different techniques such as tension of relationship, stagecraft and multi-dimensional characters.
Tension of relationship was repeatedly featured throughout the performance and was evident between the majority of the characters. It helped represent the dramatic meaning that sometimes outside forces can overrule relationships causing them to deteriorate. This was especially prominent in the scene where Rachel went over to Jared’s house to give him his Christmas present. Ryan Hodson who played Jared immediately illustrates the tension between the two characters by making his body stiff as soon as Rachel enters the room. Rachel portrayed by Jessica Potts responded to this with wariness shown through her quiet, questioning tone with a low pitch and the use of small, slow steps when approaching Jared treating him as if he might break if pushed too hard. Potts also included the use of collapsing moments in her shoulders and bowed head showing her
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In this episode, he reveals his emotional and sensitive side as he attempts to console a tearful Dr. Cuddy who was struggling with maternity. He returns to her house later on in the episode and attempts to cheer her up by bringing Dr. Cuddy an age-enhanced photograph of a teenage Rachel. He tries to get her to understand that the motherly love develops over time. He then admits that the photograph came with the frame and was not Rachel.
Haefren Baum has been severely impacted by competition and the value of its inventory stemming from the economic downturn in 1993. The firm is producing negative cash flows and in turn producing zero profits. The construction and building of the new outlet stores have no sales support and are eating profits with staggering mortgage cost. The firm needs to be more effective and efficient with inventory and credit lines. Arranging new credit terms in order to receive discounts and improve margins are in order for the firm to generate
They accomplish this by sourcing the highest quality ingredients from around the world, combined with innovative research and development to deliver products that have become industry standards in the health supplements sector (Blackmores, 2014).
Although characters are simply a tool to represent the ideas of different groups in society, the views they express and voice they have provides directors with a unique opportunity to shine light on various social issues present in society. The coming of age film, The Black Balloon, directed and co-written by Elissa Down, steps into the world of the Mollison family, who through experiencing love, laughter and hardship, are able to shed light the reality of having a severely disabled family member. Throughout the film, the audience is exposed to ideas surrounding intolerance, innocence, overcoming resentment and unconditional love, as they are explored from the perspectives of Thomas, Charlie and The Parents. Overall, it is the ideas these characters represent which encourage the audience to question their own belief system, as well as the prejudices towards disability still present in society.
This inner defiance gives evidence to Rachel’s determination and individuality. The sweater now represents a sort of barrier and if she submits herself to it, she fears the world of ages and maturity.
The final film by Marlon Riggs, Black is…Black Ain't, is concerned with the state of the African American community. This film essentially asks the question, what does it mean to be black? The director and producer, Marlon Riggs, guides viewers along an “an up-front examination of racism, sexism, and homophobia within the black community itself. Bringing together personal stories, interviews, music, history, and performance, Black Is...Black Ain’t asks African Americans: What is black, black enough, or too black?”1
The second parent child conflict is depicted in how Rachel wants to have a voice in how she runs her life within the family. She is discredited by her father
The article is about black creative production (theater) since the play is directed by African American playwright Richard Wesley. In addition, the predominantly black casts are spectacular and deliver a strong performance. The ability to be multi-skilled in your craft displays creativity and versatility where the actors can utilize their many talents.
The first of two plays that has been considered for selection in upcoming International Theatre for Young People's Festival soon to be held in Vancouver, Canada is "Blackrock" by the late Nick Enright. The plays must represent the values, attitudes and beliefs of today's Australian Youth Culture. "Blackrock" explores the strength of mateship, the importance of image and the dangers of peer pressure, parties and underage drinking. The second play is the popular "Blurred" by the playwright Stephen Davis; which offers a comedic and clever representation of perhaps the most famous Australian youth orientated rite of passage, "Schoolies". Both of these plays portray representations of the highest calibre of Australian youth culture. Both
A Bit of Black Business is a series of thirteen short films produced by Indigenous Australians addressing many socio-cultural circumstances. There’s films representing Indigenous communities as mysterious to others representing them as courageous to even outrageous. They cover a broad range of topics. Some cover serious topics like relationships, others cover Indigenous unemployment and some are humorous while also addressing issues. The films promise to cater for everyone, no matter what your interests are. This new series is being unveiled for the first time at the 2015 In the Bin Festival.
The guys in the book treated the girls badly. They were always talking to them badly, acting like they were unimportant and less powerful. Jared was also like this, but I believe he changes after the incident and especially after Rachel breaks up with him, he goes back to her to try get back together he shows her respect and sensitivity, very unlike the original Jared before the rape/murder.
Their facial expressions, gestures and movements make audiences empathize with the protagonists. In the scene of their first quarrel Rachel McAdams cries, sobs, portrays despair and pleads to stay ,as realistically as if she feels her character’s emotions. In scenes of happy moments she smiles and laughs sincerely, like when she listens to Noah (Ryan Gosling) sitting next to her. Ryan Gosling also demonstrated his acting talents in the movie. His character is very romantic and faithful and the actor expressed these traits very well. For instance, in the scene he first meets her he looks at her with loving eyes, his eyebrows are raised a bit as he cannot stop admiring her. When other women try to talk to him, he lets them see their attempts are futile via tone changes and hands crossed on his chest, which express his love and faithfulness. Such a realistic actors’ performance reinforces the dramatic plot.
In Black Swan Green, I was particularly struck by Jason and his complicated relationship with himself. Throughout the first few chapters of the novel, Jason shows himself as someone who can be easily influenced by the darkness and uncertainty that surrounds him. Through inner personalities, as well as the undeniable influence of society and culture, Jason’s true character is often repressed by his environment and inner cautions. What struck me about the novel, and Jason in particular, were the moments in which Jason’s true character was revealed amidst the conflict in his life. Communities have an extremely strong influence in our lives, and they help shape our behavior, but no amount of external or internal influence can change who we are.
What a man he is. Born December 25, 1962, Lawrence Otis Graham grew up in times of transition, when integration was quickly becoming society’s top priority but everyone’s prejudices were still fresh in their minds. Despite having to deal with societal bigotry, Lawrence Otis Graham rose above what he was, getting accepted into top schools such as Princeton University, Harvard University, and Harvard Law School, and achieving two of the most important aspects of the American Dream, Academic and Career success. He has served on the boards of Red Cross of Westchester, Boy Scouts of America, and the Council of Economic Priorities to name a few. He is an attorney and New York Times bestseller. One of his more famous articles as a writer is written in 1991 The Black Table in which he describes the conflict between integrating as an individual and self-segregating nature of groups in his school which in some way he insinuated continued the cycle of ignorance. It has been twenty six years since this article in the New York Times ran and a lot has changed. People no longer look at other people’s value based on the color of their skin, our children are thoroughly educated on the disgusting bigotry and ignorance that went on in our country not so long ago, and now more than ever, people of lower socio-economic groups are being given bigger and better opportunities to rise up and achieve their true potential. So why does Lawrence Otis