The play starts out in 1995 at the home of the main character, the cheerleader. Her and her sister, the geek, are having an argument because the cheerleader thinks that the geek is too geeky. The scene then changes and we can here a car crash. It is at this point that we find out the the geeky sister was in the crash, and she died. The cheerleader takes the news hard. She notices that she hardly knew her sister and hopelessly wishes she knew more. She then goes to one of her
In the playbill, it informs you about eight individual characters as they are part of the Cornley University Drama Society that will be presenting its debut tragedy play, The Murder at Haversham Manor. The writers capture your attention by incorporating a stage manager, Annie, and Trevor a lighting/sound operator that make you believe anything can go wrong. Each character is not just funny, they are all hysterical, and if you don’t watch it then that is your loss. Everything throughout the play is intentional, such as while Trevor is on a balcony operating the lighting and sound, there is a spotlight on him, so come with an open mind. The show begins with the newly elected director of the Drama Society, Chris Bean, who is on stage to introduce the murder mystery play, The Murder at Haversham Manor. The spotlight is misplaced on him and the laughs begin because of how careless Trevor is while operating the
The first character I chose to analyze was Anne Frank. She is a loving, joyful and energetic young girl in her 14, in the play. She is the sister of Margot Frank and the second and last offspring of the Franks. She wore a pole and a skirt, from what I can see in pictures. She changed a lot throughout the play, when she first got into the annex she was always in someone’s business and was wanting to know eveything. When she left she was a little more quiet and want to learn more important things like education and how to end a war without a life being lost for it.
I saw the play “A Bright Room Called Day” by Tony Kushner on the 1st of November. I can say for sure that plays are always different and this play was completely different from the one we watched a couple weeks ago- “Rent”. This play is serious in its content , it is a specific historical play, which took place in Germany, more exactly Berlin, in the 1930s. The story is about five good friends during the time of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party, the time before World War II. The story surrounded the main character- Agnes, who just loves her home and lives on her own and she thinks that everything will be alright as long as she stays away from negative influences. Representational and presentational acting can be seen in this play and helps us understand the character more.
The main themes found in Sophie’s Choice include the Holocaust, mental illness, friendship and betrayal. The Holocaust is seen prominently in this story because it was what the one of the main characters, Sophie Zawistowaska, had to live through. Her lover Nathan Landau had trouble with substance abuse, and he was also a paranoid schizophrenic. This was a theme that troubled some people. Nathan was a much scrutinized character. In Lackey’s “The Scandal of Jewish Rage in William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice,” he talks about how there are some scholars who believe that Nathan Landau did not have any reasonable background to be a
Sophie and Hans were caught by Jakob Schmidt, a member of the Nazi party, who had seen them distributing the sixth leaflet at the University of Munich. The leaflets were linked back to Christoph Probst, their friend who had written many of the leaflets. They were put on trial and were all sentenced to execution. Despite the circumstances, Sophie never stopped believing in her ideals. She was offered a chance to be set free by transferring the blame to Hans and Christoph, but declined, showing how she was willing give her life for the cause that she wholeheartedly believed in. They were executed by guillotine the day after the
The character that I have chosen to critique for this assignment is “Lottie” played by Roslynn Glasco. Lottie was one of the main characters in the play titled “Daisy” written by Mary Hill. The production of Daisy took place in Cal Poly Pomona’s Studio theater. The production that I witnessed occurred on the opening night on January 25th 2018.
After leaving Auschwitz and coming to America, Sophie suffers from depression, often drinking away her problems. While in the process of being confined in Auschwitz, Sophie is presented with the dilemma of being forced to choose between her two children Jan, her son; or Eva her daughter. “‘Eva was taken away,’ Sophie said, ‘and I never saw her again.’” (Styron 389) Along with this, it was also revealed that her son Jan, had most likely died while being kept prisoner in Auschwitz, despite Sophie’s pleas for him to be placed in the “Lebensborn” program. This program was the arrangement for children “pure of blood” to be taken from their parents and educated by the Schutzstaffel , or protection squad(Jewish Virtual Library). “‘Sophie got this
To inaugurate, in The Pearl, by John Steinbeck, the mood changes intermittently. The author uses the intellection of songs in his writing to express the moods in the chapter. The author starts the chapter in Kino’s brush house near the ocean. At the time, Kino’s wife, Juana was singing a song of three notes with endless divergent intervals. Meanwhile, in his mind, Kino is hearing a song that he made up called “The Song of Family” however, when Coyotito, Kino’s son, gets stung by a scorpion on his shoulder, a new song comes to Kino called “The Song of Evil”. Then, he becomes volatile and smashes the scorpion into particles. After that, Juana and Kino become horrified because they know that a scorpion’s poison can make an adult severely sick,
The play takes place in a Catholic school in the Bronx. The performers are, the school principal Sister Aloysius Beauvier; she is of the order of the Sisters of Charity age about 55, she is watchful, reserved, and unsentimental. Father Brendan Flynn; a working class priest age late thirties, Sister James a nun also of the Sisters of Charity in her twenties and Mrs. Muller age 38 a black women, the mother of the only black student at the school.
As the house lights went dark and the music began onstage I was already hooked by the design and sounds of the set. The DePauw University theater department put on Bertolt Brecht’s play The Good Person of Szechwan on November 17th through the 20th directed by Gigi Jennewein and performed by the DePauw University community among other surrounding communities. When we attended on the 17th I was curious as to how the director and the actors in this performance would relate a play to recent times considering the play was written in 1941. The scenery was quite interesting and fascinating, and the moving piece used for different scenes was intriguing. The costumes looked appropriate to the performance, the original music from the saxophone and drum box was in sync with the performers, and the actors and actresses delivered a performance to with very little criticism could be something amazing. That said this is an interesting play that everyone should attend, as it gives a contemporary feel for this classic play.
In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”, the relationship between Miss Emily and Homer Barron was ill conceived. To fully understand why the relationship was destined for failure you must consider the setting and chronology of the story. Miss Emily was born around the mid 1800’s and came from a white upper class family in the Southern US town of Jefferson. After the death of her father, Miss Emily became “a tradition, a duty and a care; a sort of hereditary obligation upon the town” (p. 142). This status is reaffirmed when the mayor invented a false calm that her “father had loaned money to the town” (p. 142) and therefore she was excused from having to pay taxes to the town for perpetuity. Miss Emily continued to live alone in her father’s
In this unit we were studying two contrasting plays which were the Cherry Orchard was written by Anton Chekhov and Metamorphosis written by Franz Kafka. As a class we first read the plays and then explored these plays through a series of workshops and as a result this helped deepen my understanding of the plays and help develop and strengthen my acting skills.
In the French poem, the Romance of the Rose, Lady Reason states “Happy is the man who learns from his folly,” (De Lorris and De Meun, 46). Lady Reason’s statement is true for the Lover in the Romance of the Rose. Folly are the mistakes caused by one’s foolishness; in this case, the Lover’s folly is his impatience with the rose. Happiness is when a man succeeds in attaining his desire; in which the Lover does so by obtaining the rose in a chivalry manner. Therefore, through chivalry, courtesy, and love, the Lover was able to be happy by learning from his folly. Moreover, this is significant because this shows the audience, specifically men, on how to love and how to display courtly behavior.
Auditions for this play were being held on 8th of November. Additionally, 9th and 10th graders are attending a play based on the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory being held in the AUC.