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  • Essay about Josephine Baker

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    While still in elementary school, she began dancing part-time in a local chorus line. She left home at the age of 13; waiting tables most of the time and working on stage whenever possible. She joined a group of street musicians who called themselves the Jones Family Band. The work with the Band paid off when Baker acquired her

  • The Art Of Alabama's Performance Of A Chorus Line

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    In the University of Alabama’s performance of A Chorus Line, the performers tackled this infamous piece for its dramatizations of what actors and performers endure in the line of work that is theatre. As explained by the actors in the documentary “Every Little Step”, being a performer in A Chorus Line is the ultimate dream because it was made by actors for actors. There were a few factors that made the University of Alabama’s performance stand out to me including the choreography, seeing the documentary

  • Reflection Of Les Christes

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    breath-taking. I was simply fascinated due to the discovery of a troubled child who possesses such talent buried within him (p.4). One reason I found "Vois Sur Ton Chemin" fascinating was that the sounds of the chorus were soothing and melodic. It made my heart feel a burst of happiness listening to a chorus sung with so much passion. The passion that is looked upon the troubled children's face such as Pierre, and the rest of the children in the choir. Troubled and impatient the children remain, but as soon

  • Characteristics Of Greek Drama

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    The modern word “drama” comes from the Greek word “dran” which carries the meaning “to do”. The earliest origins of dramas are the hymns, called dithyrambs. Every Greek city had a theatre that has impacted various religious festivals. At first, theatres were utilized for celebrations. The three genres of drama were drama, satyr plays, and most essential of all, tragedy. Comedies are diverting and have joyful endings. Tragedies are serious and tragic. In numerous tragedies, fate or some flaws prompt

  • Greek And Roman Influence In Desire Under The Elms And The Glass Menagerie

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    In our lives, we are surrounded by moments of tragedy that drives our will to keep moving forward. Our daily lifestyles are no different from the famous stories that playwrights have written throughout history. Playwrights are masters at combining theatre elements of tragedy, religion, violence, and numerous relative elements that the audience embrace faithfully. Today, Greek and Roman influence is the main topic since they have inspired the famous plays Desire under the Elms and The Glass Menagerie

  • Greek And Modern Theatre In Oedipus Rex By Sophocles

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    there were many performance elements that were very different and deemed unacceptable, such as female actors, within ancient Greek theatre; I would be fascinated to see how modern day adaptations went with the production. Additionally, the use of the chorus shows a need for less nuance than the theatre we use today, with a lot more explicit exposition; this is something that is used mainly as a joke or a parody in modern theatre. Finally, the plot itself is so crazy, yet there are a lot of parallels

  • Chorus In Medea

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    in the Euripides play Medea is the chorus. This means I speak along with 3 others as a part of the chorus. This is a feature of Greek theatre and is used in all forms of it. The chorus in Greek theatre is used to represent the feelings of the society that surrounds the character in the play and offers an opinion that may relate to the thoughts of the audience. Traditionally in Greek theatre there are between 5 and 50 members of the chorus (all male). The chorus in Greek theatre also traditionally

  • Sophocles ' The Golden Age

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    Sophocles was born about 496 BC in Colonus Hippius which is now a part of Athens, Greece, he was to become one of the great playwrights of the golden age. Sophocles was the son of Laius and Jocasta, both wealthy in the city that Sophocles grew up in. Luckily, He was the son of a wealthy merchant, he would enjoy all the perks of a successful Greek empire. Sophocles was provided with the best education which would help him in many ways in the future of his life. He studied the arts. By sixteen, he

  • Analysis Of ' The Oresteia '

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    In the Oresteia, there is a deep relationship between characters which is necessary to understand the role of suffering in Greek tragedy. The most profound form of this relationship is between a mortal and an immortal. Suffering of the mortal spurns a yearning on the part of the immortal to give assistance or guidance to the mortal, like a mother helps her child in pain. Suffering on the part of the mortal is a vital piece to stimulate emotional response from the audience. The same, to a lesser

  • Ancient Greek : The Foundation Of Theatre In Ancient Greece

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    Ancient Greece created the foundation of theatre that has grown to what is known today. In the sixth century when theatre became popular, there was the discovery of the tragedy, comedy, and a satire play called a satyr play. The plays were put on in festivals to celebrate the god Dionysus, the god of wine. Elements such as costumes and masks that were used in worship rituals to the gods influenced their costuming for the shows. There were three innovative playwrights Aeschylus, Aristophanes, and

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