Starting off, I love this play, it was hilarious but serious at the same time, it had this dark twist and I believe it was tragic comedy, it had the whole audience captivated and I felt like the message of the play was meet with everyone in the room. There was moments that happen throughout the play that explain those dark twisted moments that made people laugh but didn’t realize the deeper meaning to it: Sam, is Carrie little sister and she has so much energy, and when Carrie and Molly fight and they start yelling at each other, she will sit down and keep distance from them and starts naming state birds, for me I felt like the fighting made Sam uncomfortable so in order to cope with it, she names state birds to stir her concentration to something else. A lot of tragic moments happen to the characters, and all got a moment to express how they felt and how they are handling with hard moments of their life’s, specially Carrie, where there would be sudden scenes where the spotlight would hit her and she gets a moment to talk about certain things she feels of the death of her father.
However, I believe the opposite. This play makes a statement about shallowness, the partnership of a married couple and what virtues are truly valuable.
“The Boys in the Band”, is a play about male homosexual relationships and the revealing truths of being gay in the 1960s. The play gives audiences a distinct perspective of homosexuality on the stage up until that time. The setting is in a New York City apartment that is owned by Michael. He and his gay friends are preparing a birthday party for Harold. Alan McCarthy, a former college roommate of Michael, also shows up at the party unexpectedly. In this paper, we will focus on Alan and Harold and their behaviors and impacts in the play.
Christopher Durang has put a lot of dark humor into this play for us to see different sides of everything. From not hearing about things that we do in our regular life to bringing those to the light of everything. With this it's different from other plays it humor on very twisted situation that should be
Many, if not all, plays are written to evoke thoughts from people in the audience. Through their scripts, authors deliver messages about their opinions on various issues ranging from gender roles to class ranks. These messages are developed to provoke thoughts and questions from people who experience performances. In the play Rome Sweet Rome, the Q Brothers Collective use both new and old theatrical techniques to make parallels between the Roman and United States governments by addressing issues involving women’s roles in society, class rank, and homosexuality. The play uses methods both similar and different to other classic plays to deliver a message that is relatable to issues in today’s world. This message is enhanced through the use of acting styles, set design, costumes, music, and lighting.
“Beware of your stereotypes and prejudices, they can trap you in a box and make you miss what life has to offer you”─Med Yones. One has to see past the stereotypes in life, just as one should do for A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. This literature masterpiece entails a quarrel of a pair of lovers caught entangled in a treacherous web of tainted love and magic. This comedy, viewed through the archetypal literary criticism lens─which focuses on the stereotypical aspects─, makes the audience wonder and push beyond the boundaries of the stereotypes with the tale. Combined with its other elements, A Midsummer Night's Dream is more entertaining and meaningful when viewed through the archetypal literary criticism lens; such as in Act 1: scene 1; Act 3: scene 2; and Act 5: scene 1 in both the printed text and the 1999 film versions.
The overall dramatic meaning of this play has been successfully shown by the elements of drama. The
I gathered my experiences as my compass of what to expect when I come to the theatre. I did some google search before hand to get a glimpse of what to look out for but that was it. Upon entering the theatre, we got some flyers. As always, I looked for a quote or something that hints at the overall meaning or plot of the play. The paper said that the play is about despair hope of outcast people, people who are not 'normal ' in the general sense.
Arty demonstrates two of the most prevalent characteristics of God Complex which includes manipulation and authority that ends up defining Artys God Complex within the novel. It is super simple to manipulate an individual; in addition, an article named What’s Wrong with Motive Manipulation? States “agents can be manipulated by means of their desires, preference, and intentions.” (E.M Cave 130). The quote symbolizes that the manipulator delivers answer and solutions that the agent would want to hear. Hearing these solutions and answers makes an individual wanting to follow the manipulator. The followers expect the solutions and answers to work. Essentially it is making their aspiration come true. As a result, it goes and shows that one
This theme was conveyed by the play being both a comedy and a musical. These two forms of drama brought with it both wittiness and purity, both of which are a direct correlation youthfulness. And the character’s ability to sing with clarity helped boost such a message. The role such clarity played is relevant to American culture, today. In order for people to listen, in a society with so much information, a message must be clear and transparent. Although it is not necessary
This scene in the movie poorly appropriates a very famous scene in the play and the movie continues thereafter to make clumsy and indiscreet representations of key events in the play; one has to wonder why he made a movie that hinges on so many poorly executed key scenes.
Comedy, in the Elizabethan era, often included themes of wit, mistaken identity, love, and tragedy, all tied up with a happy ending. These themes are prevalent in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, a comical play that explores the pangs of unrequited love and the confusion of gender. Love is a powerful emotion that causes suffering, happiness, and disorder throughout the play. The play also demonstrates the blurred lines of gender identity, which ties into the modern day debate on sexuality and gender identity. The main characters in the play, Viola, Olivia, and Orsino are connected by a love triangle, each person pursuing an unrequited love. Suffering from love and the fluidity of gender are the prevalent themes explored throughout the play and intertwined with Viola, Olivia, and Orsino.
I have never been involved with the production of any kind of play, so my partner and I decided that we would watch multiple versions of this play. There was Kenneth Branagh’s version which was sort of lack characteristic that we thought would be suiting for our “soap opera” themed performance.
What this actually meant in the culture’s sexual economy is perhaps more accurately suggested by meta-theatrical references in plays’ prologues and epilogues. The actress playing Flirt in Wycheley’s The Gentleman Dancing