August Wilson’s 1996 address entitled “The Ground on Which I Stand”, sparked a vigorous debate in the world of theater over the idea of “colorblind casting” and he presented the need for a Black Theatre. Mr. Wilson was outraged by the fact that of the 66 major companies belonging to the League of Resident Theaters, only one was black. He felt that the supporters of black theatre used their funds to increase black hiring in primarily white theatres as opposed to creating a theatre for the black community. Hw wanted to have more black theaters established to cater to the black actors as well as draw in black audiences. He attacks the increasingly popular trend of “colorblind casting” which basically meant casting black actors in roles traditionally
As we continue to grow and have a greater impact on the Earth’s systems, it is essential that we address our role and relationship with nature. The separation of humans from nature encourages environmentally irresponsible behavior because it allows us to take on the conqueror role, giving us the ability to manipulate the landscape with the duty to provide and proliferate. Throughout human history, we have made advancements in technology and agriculture, resulting in the imbalance and overuse of land. The ability of humans to manipulate the landscape and recognize the consequences of doing so makes us an invasive species. Our dependency on Earth’s resources and services put us at competition with the environment. In order to understand our role
wrote the play Fences about his life: the heartbreaking reality of racism in his own life and the
President Wilson's own ineptitude and stubbornness is what led to the Senate's defeat of the Treaty of Versailles, rather than the strength of the opposing forces. Even Wilson's closest and most trusted advisors could not sway his stance. Wilson was strong in his stance and incorporated the idea of the 14 points. While it is true that opposing forces contributed to defeat the treaty, it was Wilson's unmovable position that led to its ultimate defeat in the Senate.
William Wilson: The double- seen as a part of human mind, a way of discovering your ego/ Is the double related to madness?
James Wilson was born on September 14, 1742. He was born in Carskerdo, Scotland. He was the son of the respected farmer William Robert Covill Wilson (1692-1758) and Alison Landoll Wilson (1712-1792). James Wilson was the oldest of seven children. James’ dad wanted him to go to a Baptist school, but James ended up going to a Catholic school. James Wilson attended the Universities of St.Andrews, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. Though he went to all these different schools, he failed to earn a degree. James decided that he would study law. After many years of hard work and determination, James Wilson earned an honorary master’s degree. As a kid, James worked on his father’s farm. As an adult, he taught at a college for a couple of years, then started studying law. He then eventually passed the bar in Philadelphia 1767. November 1771, James Wilson married Rachel Bird. The married couple later on had 6 children together who all helped around the farm.
As Sam Pollard, director of the PBS special - August Wilson: The Ground of Which I Stand, asserts, August Wilson may be regarded as an American Shakespeare, for “his body of work really covers the whole 20th century of American history…and there is no other American playwright who did that body of work over a period of time.” (American Masters, August Wilson: The Ground of Which I Stand) While such grand comparisons may or may not be merited, August Wilson’s Pittsburg Cycle stands as a literary, historical, and cultural feat in which Wilson illustrates, teaches, and preserves the African American experience through an exploration into the poetics of the Blues. No literary scholar would deny this claim; and this assertion remains completely
Playwright August Wilson, and actress Danielle Brooks have made the most contributions to my life as a humanitarian, and an actor in training. August Wilson created a foundation for African-Americans who are interested in the theatre. The Pittsburgh Cycle, a collection of ten plays strictly for African-Americans, opened the door to future opportunities for African-American playwrights, directors, stage managers, and actors. The context of his plays portrayed the genuine life and struggle of African-Americans. He wrote about the importance of family, history, futures, and development. Reading and studying August Wilson’s plays lead to me loving and embracing my history as an African-American. I studied his work in the early parts of my acting
It’s clear that a great extinction is coming from the evidence of the destruction of other species around us. The choices made by the human race have too often negatively affected the surrounding species. Tracy Wilson, the site director for HowStuffWorks.com, in an article for Animal Planet, states that
Robert Wilson’s unique style of productions of the mid to late 20th century stood out because of his innovative use of space, sound, and lighting. These skills paired with his ability to go beyond the typical norms of production, truly made his shows legendary. Wilson’s Einstein on the Beach production was a notable example of these skills in action. Robert uses elements of acting such as movement, lights, and space among others to combine both traditional theatre and opera. During the time, this type of production was unheard of and many people had doubts on the success of the production. It was the first production to have ever combined opera and live stage acting. Robert was often told things like it “shouldn’t be in a conventional theatre” indicating that opera
In the book, Future Of Life (2002), Edward O. Wilson, satirizes and jokes about how childish and unsophisticated arguments are such as those between the People-First Critics and Environmentalist. The results of this book is to showcase how these arguments lead to nowhere and Wilson presents this information by satirically mocking both sides of the argument with exaggeration, sarcasm and hyperboles.
E. O. Wilson, argues that the organisms which compose nature “run the world precisely as we would wish it to be run, because humanity evolved within living communities and our bodily functions are finely adjusted to the idiosyncratic environment already create.” This sentence highlights the sophistic nature of exemptionalism, which purports that we are above nature and thus not bound by its laws. I will further address the fallacies of this view later in this eassy. Wilson goes on to argue that nature is the key to our past, and that our past is the our key to self understanding. Therefore, if we destroy nature we not only lose vast amounts of untapped
People have understood the above risks, and rather than saddling and debilitating natures holds, we have figured out how to safeguard their hereditary data for their long haul survival and our own particular prosperity. One animal groups getting to be wiped out can thump the equalization of a biological community and have a hindering thump on
Despite what mankind would like to believe, humans are animals. As multi-celled organisms, we consume other organic matter, change the land for own uses as a beaver would build a dam, and as other mammals, we are all fed breast milk from our mothers when we were young. Yet there is this disconnection and alienation of the human race towards other species. Moreover, through fear of taking action, the convenience provided to us if we simply choose to ignore the environment, and the alienation of other species that are endangered by our actions, the hostile and uncaring attitude of humans towards nature is the core reason for many of the problems in our environment today.
The health of the earth degrades with the destructive activity of human beings. A recent study by a group of scientists looked at twenty four different services that the earth’s ecosystems provide for humans, ecosystem services, and found that fifteen of them are in need of desperate help (Gazette 31 March 2005). These services are vital to the survival of both human and nonhuman life and include filtering water and providing nutrient rich soils and ocean waters. Many of the members of these various ecosystems are also decreasing in numbers. In a British survey of bird populations found that in the 200 birds of Britain tracked there was about a 54% population decrease between the 1968-1971 tacking period and the 1988-1991 tacking period. In two other surveys of 254 native plant species from the same area there was a decrease of about 28% during the past 40 years. Humans are pushing the sixth mass extinction (Gazette March 19, 2004).