In “A Streetcar Named Desire”, Tennessee Williams suggests that a woman's sexuality is defined and restricted by stereotypical gender roles. Throughout the play, both Blanche and Stella depend on their male companions for their sustenance, self-image, and sexual desires: “When he is away for a week I nearly go wild… And when he comes back I cry on his lap like a baby”. Adopting the typical housewife role, Stella proves to be fully reliant on her husband to such a strong extent to where she even jeopardizes her safety while being with him. When Blanche advises Stella that her life could be better without her physically abusive husband, Stella chooses to rely on a man instead of her sister, explaining that “there are a few things that happen
The play, No Fear A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by John Crowther, is a edited version of William Shakespeare’s play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The point of this source is to give the audience an entertainment by creating silly situations. The use of dramatic irony gives the play extra comedy. The romance gave the play a fun twist the keeps the audience wondering what is going to happen next. This was a very relevant source that was beneficial to my research paper. This is mostly because I am writing the paper based off this book.
They were all cheerful, and fun to watch and read about. I liked that Zefferilli kept this going in his film. They play is very enjoyable in both the film and the book. The film “The Taming of the Shrew,” by Franco Zeffirelli left of the induction that was in the “The Taming of the Shrew,” by William Shakespeare. Some people are confused as to why Shakespear included the induction into his play.
3.3.3 Blanche’s Inexplicable Envy There are essential differences between Stella and Blanche, Stella, a self-sacrifice wife with inescapable duty to her husband and her sister. In the French Quarter, there all seems to be noisy with flower women and paperboys, but for Blanche, it’s merely isolated, Therefore, Blanche’s loneliness and desertion gradually overcome her emotion. When witnessing Stella suffers from the brutalities of Stanley throughout the play, Stanley attempts to uncover Blanche’s lies by taking her social mask brutally off. Blanche tries to persuade her sister to leave him. Blanche tells Stella that Stanley is common.
Blanche needs help and is hoping that her sister will take her under her wing. Blanche and Stella are both from the old south raised with values, but the values mean nothing to either one of the girls. Williams’s play, A Streetcar Named Desire, displays the theme of cruelty and violence through the relationship of Blanche and Stanley. The relationship is seen in the way he treats her throughout the play, in the final scenes when he
Kurosawa’s Shakespeare Inspired Film In the film Throne of Blood by Akira Kurosawa the impact of Shakespeare becomes evident to its spectators. By carefully laying out this motion picture, Kurosawa conquers to deliver his audience a very well executed Shakespeare based film. One which both resembles, and differentiates, from the known play Macbeth. In analyzing both Throne of Blood and Macbeth, there is no doubt that there is some resemblance between the two. For instance, both the film and play include a figure which is responsible for revealing a characters fate.
Have you ever watched a movie based on a book that told the exact same story? To me, for some reason, books always seem to be the better one out of the two. I feel that in novels, the author develops the story with as many details as possible, while in movies that aspect doesn’t appear in the same way. There aren’t as many details in films since it has to last for a certain amount of time, but books can last for as many pages as the author would like them to. When I read, the fascinating novel “Beowulf,” I really enjoyed how the author made me use my imagination to create a picture of the world that the characters were living in.
Examples of Mise-en-scene include: setting, costumes, make up, lighting, set decorations and movements involved within a frame (Thompson & Bordwell 1999). Hayward (2000) comments that Mise-en-scene is known as an expressive tool that directors can use at their disposal. During the Hollywood golden age, many directors had either little or no control over their film scripts. Due to the use and introduction of Mise-en-scene, directors used this at their advantage, as they now had the power to control what appears in the shot and could now stage their shots to tell the story (Hayward 2000 & Karam 2001). This use also allowed directors to be deemed as
Redmayne plays the character of Stephen Hawking very well. He is able to mimic the traits and posture of Hawking’s condition suffering a motor neuron disease. Another important point to note related to the plot and characters imaging is the directors’ decision to add or omit certain characters from the books to the screenplay versions. They often do this to overcome books with first person point of views. In order to be able to visualize the main characters’ story, the films need helps from already existing characters or new characters.
If one has read ‘Macbeth’ a number of times, it is clear to recognise that there are large parts of the speeches and soliloquies that have been left out. However, Shakespeare’s story does not lose out as a result of the cutting down within this film adaptation. According to Kurzel in an interview with Film 4, the director stated that he did not want the soliloquies to lead the film (YouTube, 2015). I found that the way the soliloquies were presented in the film, as though the characters were in conversation with a figment of their imagination, to be a clever and inventive way to adapt a traditional screen version of Shakespeare’s work. It aids in the translation of their growing insanity and reclusiveness, but also in understanding post traumatic stress disorder that both Kurzel and Fassbender have claimed their adapted Macbeth to have (Film 4, YouTube, 2015).
The composition of the scene, such as the relationship of the actors to one another and the spacing of each scene are all as important to the story as every other detail in the scene (Barsam & Monahan, 2013). In the film Citizen Kane an example of this design and composition can be demonstrated by the scene in which Kane is yelling at his wife, the failed opera singer. In one such scene there is an argument between the two characters about materialism. The wife only wants love from her husband and all he is willing to do is buy her love. The use of light and dark and shadow in the scene help illustrate the two sided of their argument (Welles,