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  • Movie Essays - Shakespeare's Henry Plays - A Comparative Study of Falstaff on Film

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    Shakespeare's Henry Plays - A Comparative Study of Falstaff on Film The Character of Sir John Falstaff is an integral part of any adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry" plays. The treatment of this character effects the way the production will be taken by the audience as the treatment of Falstaff is directly related to the understanding of the character of Prince Hal (later Henry V). Kenneth Branagh's Henry V, the BBC versions of parts one and two of Henry IV, and Orson Welles' amalgamation Chimes

  • Spirituality and John Coltrane Essay

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    Spirituality and John Coltrane After being fired from Miles Davis's band in 1957 for his chronic use of heroin, John Coltrane was hurt tremendously. He decided it was time he quit using heroin. He took a month off from music while he went "cold turkey." During this month in the early spring of 1957, Coltrane had a momentous religious experience (Nisenson, 40). Coltrane asked God to give him "the means and privilege to make others happy through music" (Coltrane, 1995, 2). As time

  • Essay on John Coltrane

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    John Coltrane John Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926, in Hamlet, North Carolina. This particular day had important astrological significance. It was the day of the autumn equinox, one of only two days through the year where night and day are perfectly equal (Fraim 7). Shortly after his birth, Coltrane's family moved to High Point, North Carolina. He lived in a nice neighborhood sharing a house with his mom and dad, aunt and uncle and cousin, and his grandparents, the Blairs (7)

  • John Coltrane Essay

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    search for the incorporation of his spirituality with his music. John Coltrane was not only an essential contributor to jazz, but also music itself. John Coltrane died thirty-two years ago, on July 17, 1967, at the age of forty. In the years since, his influence has only grown, and the stellar avant-garde saxophonist has become a jazz legend of a stature shared only by Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. As an instrumentalist Coltrane was technically and imaginatively equal to both;

  • The Influence Of Jazz Music

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    musician (Larson 2). John Coltrane was one of many musicians that used jazz as this medium. Through his early works in the bebop and hard bop styles to free form and more spiritual styled music later in his career, Coltrane pursued deeper expression from his music (Wikipedia). John Coltrane’s upbringing and early interest in music led to a successful career of highly innovative works that have left a lasting legacy and influence on the jazz community. John William Coltrane was born September 23, 1926

  • College Music Observation Essay

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    In the air lays an intense tension, an intense concentration, nearly palpable to all those engaged within it. All people are focused in, perhaps on a single leader, perhaps on the slightest breath or noise. And all of this happens within the blink of an eye, merely an instant, but in the eyes of these musicians, it may be the instant that matters the most. It may in fact be the instant that sets the tone of the entire performance to come. The moment that decides whether all of those extra hours of

  • Cry - Alvin Ailey Essay

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    in specific detail in order to portray the intent as well as possible. For example, in this work there are three distinct sections and for each new section, there is a new song that is played. The songs used in this work are ‘Something About John Coltrane’ by

  • What Makes John Coltrane?

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    see the light in this complicated world of ours. One of the many people in this world who have experienced this enlightenment is John Coltrane. What makes this man special is that he like many others started out life with no path he only lived in the moment not thinking about how he can leave his mark on the world. However unlike the majority of the population Coltrane midway through his life realised he needed to make a change in the world and that the way he would do it would be through his music

  • John Coltrane Influences

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    John Coltrane is considered one of the most important figures in jazz, alongside other greats such as Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong. Coltrane struggled with drug addiction early on in his career, but during the late 1950’s he was able to get through it. I chose John Coltrane because I consider myself a fairly religious person, Coltrane himself was a religious person who wanted to bring positivity to people through his music. Arguably Coltrane’s most globally acclaimed record, “A Love Supreme,”

  • John Coltrane Characteristics

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    Despite a relatively short career, John Coltrane was among the most influential, and most controversial figures in jazz. He pioneered many important directions and developments in jazz in the 1950s and 1960s including hard bop, modal jazz and free jazz. Coltrane was also known for his virtuosic ability in improvising. He has such command over his instrument that many other players tried to imitate his sound on the tenor saxophone, though only a few could approach his technical mastery. Coltrane’s