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    Machiavelli’s La Mandragola is a satire which focuses on major flaws in the world: the corruption and immorality of the Catholic Church. La Mandragola describes a great, wise, and virtuous woman, Lucrezia, who is turned sour and spoils. Lucrezia is manipulated by men to adhere to their wants and needs and, in the end, she becomes what every husband fears—unfaithful. This is very comparable to the behavior of the Catholic church during the same period; thus, Machiavelli thought to draw a parallel

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    The Last Supper was painted circa 1495 by Leonardo Da Vinci, and commissioned under Ludovico Sforza for the Dominicans of Santa Maria delle Grazie. From the beginning, the painting was considered a masterpiece and therefore, Leonardo was praised time and again for the technical aspects of his masterpiece. Vasari, the first man to write a book of artists' biographies, exclaimed, "a Last Supper, a most beautiful and marvelous thing; and to the heads of the Apostles he gave such majesty and beauty,

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    Phantom of the Opera is the longest running musical to date and has become one of the most beloved and well known musicals on Broadway. The musical was inspired and loosely based on the characters and the story of the book Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. This CD is the original London cast which means that this recording is with the first cast that ever preformed the musical with the actors that created the parts. The musical was written and composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber who is one of the

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s overture to The Marriage of Figaro brings together all the components and styles of the classical period. With it being an overture, it sets the mood and allows people to get ready for the opera they are about to watch. Mozart was one of the greatest composers to ever resonate from the classical period and his music is still studied and played worldwide today. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in 1756 in Salzburg. (Kem) Recognized for his works at an extremely young age

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    Don Giovanni: The Characters and Their Music Giving Character's character is one of the most interesting challenges in operatic composition; another is composing for all the specific characters. A composer has to distinguish between characters through his music. Jan can't sound like Fran, and Dan can't sound like Stan. Each character must have his/her own traits. Mozart's opera, Don Giovanni, provides us with many different characters to compare and contrast. One scene in particular lends itself

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    Don Giovanni is the protagonist of one of the most famous Mozart's operas. Mozart’s protagonist is based of the Spanish tale’s character named Don Juan, a famous womanizer. According to Cambridge Dictionary, a hero is defined as “a person admire for bravery, great achievements, or good qualities,”[1] it can be said that Don Giovanni is brave, at his standards has some great achievements, and has some good qualities such as fearlessness, courage, and firm to his beliefs. One of the main reasons

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    Everything gets worse before it gets better. A bruise turns into a gaudy green pigment before it fully heals; a rainstorm sends hail falling from the sky, impaling anything it sees, right before a beautiful rainbow appears; the red fleshed pimple on one’s face continues to grow bigger and bigger until it spontaneously disappears. A catastrophe can lead to success and hope, much like the Black Death leads to the Renaissance. The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics that resulted

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    What does one imagine when viewing a comic opera? A ornamented opera house? Patrons dressed in black tie apparel? However, would one imagine a comic opera playing in a maximum-security prison? Would uneducated prisoners appreciate the music? In The Shawshank Redemption both of these events occurred. In The Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne plays an duet from Mozart’s comic opera, The Marriage to Figaro, as its Enlightened ideals represent Andy’s prison experience and its Classical characteristics

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    as well as a madman According to (Wilson 2011), Dante Alighieri, author of the Divine Comedy, is a man whom resembled both a poet and a madman. Wilson briefly emphasises in, ‘Dante in Love’, the two contrasting depictions from Leonardo Bruni and Giovanni Boccaccio, of whom Dante was with regards to the role that he played within the Florentine society and how it influenced him as a poet in his work. (Sayers 1949), asserts that the ‘Divine Comedy’ is an allegorical poem, influenced by, “Dante’s theological

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    Kidnap” by Nikki Giovanni is a short poem about referring to her lover whom she has great desires to be with. Giovanni wants her lover to return to her or to continue staying with her and shows her devotion for her lover through this poem. With Nikki Giovanni’s use of repetition, imagery, and metaphor, the purpose of this poem is to captive the reader’s mind through her words. Giovanni’s use of imagery in this poem appeals to the readers’ senses and shows readers that poetry can take them to different

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