While many will agree that Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is critically acclaimed to be one of the most entertaining and well-liked pieces that he has written, there tends to be a discrepancy over how the characters in the play are portrayed when it comes to the importance of gender roles. After reading James C Bulman’s article over the Globe’s more recent performance of Twelfth Night and Shakespeare’s original written version, I realized that there are many ways that this famous piece has been portrayed and each has its own pros and cons.
A Christmas Carol at Playhouse in the Park in Cincinnati, Ohio has continued to entertain and surprise its audiences since it’s first production in 1991. A Christmas Carol is a story that can live on for decades as it’s theme and message will always universally apply to people. The director, Michael Even Haney, discussed his reasons for returning to Playhouse in the Park each year in the director’s notes of this year’s program. He says, “But the major reason I return every year to tell this perfect Christmas story is YOU, the audience. From 1991, our first year, Cincinnati has enthusiastically embraced this production and many have made it a family tradition. Seeing the faces of the children entering the theatre and getting their first glimpse of the set, hearing their squeals at Marley’s entrance and their laughter as Scrooge enjoys his redemptive metamorphosis- these moments sweeten my holiday season like nothing else.” As Michael Evan Haney said, A Christmas Carol is a lively story that can offer each audience member an important life lesson that can live forever. The story of Ebenezer Scrooge is one that people all over the world may be familiar with, but Playhouse in the Park’s rendition of this famous story does more than do the story justice. Their rendition entertains, excites, and satisfies the audience during the busy holiday season each year. In this review of A Christmas Carol at Playhouse in the Park, I will discuss the actors, scenery, lighting, and costumes of
To begin with, in this play the author unfolds family conflicts that involve its characters into a series of events that affected their lives and pushed them to unexpected ways.
State how marriage is presented in the stories, “Desiree’s Baby” and “The Story of an Hour.”
Dickens is a well-known writer and social critic in England. It is stated in A Study Guide for Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”, “Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England on February 7, 1812. His family moved to London before he was two, but his father had trouble making enough money to feed his large family. In 1824 Dickens’ father was sent to debtor’s prison, along with most of his family.” In the same book, his life change stated like “ By 1843 he had completed four books and was middle of the next, Martin Chuzzlewit, when he took time out in October and November to write A Christmas Carol. He continued to write novels, most of them being published in serial form before being bound as novels.”(n.pag) Also in the book A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas: With Original Art and Narration by Jon Langford “Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most popular and acclaimed English novelists of the Victorian Era. His novels and short stories are widely read, reviewed, and studied an continue to find new readers with
However, I believe the opposite. This play makes a statement about shallowness, the partnership of a married couple and what virtues are truly valuable.
Some people go to the theater for the story. Others go for the actors. In the case of the 2013 Broadway production of "Betrayal" I, along with countless of other individuals, are guilty of the latter. Having not seen the play prior to the performance, I was intrigued knowing that Daniel Craig and Rachel Weiz, who are married in real life, were to play an on-stage married couple. Such a casting decision does wonders for publicity, but now having read the text, I question if it does any justice for the play and how it affects the way that the audience views Emma and Robert's relationship. In what Ben Brantley of the New York Times calls a "sexed-up" version of Pinter's play, the 2013 Broadway revival reveled in presenting alternative views of the text which ultimately left little room for personal interpretation.
During the course of this play for people are in love with each other. They all love each other in a different way. I think it is safe to thing are very complicated.
Although Paul Edmonson’s summarization helped to pick apart what happened in The Two Noble Kinsmen, it was difficult to find a focus of the lecture. From everything discussed, however, the most mentioned topics included gender and sexual expression and the fact that none of the women have a voice at the end of the play.