A five-minute show that aired twice-daily on WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. Henson was offered this spot, and asked Jane Nebel to join him as a co-performer and creator. Jane Nebel Henson, who met Jim Henson in a puppetry class at the University of Maryland, joyously and exuberantly decided to happily ride into the sunset with Jim. In May 1959, Jim Henson married Jane Nebel. With both their love of puppets, they were truly a match made in heaven for this loving and amusing television show. Sam and Friends was an early showcase of Jim Henson 's puppeteering talent.
The book opens with a palpable and lightening quote: Dreams played an important part in our lives in those early days in England (3). Adults, children and everyone inbetween can relate due to being raised on the idea that dreams come true. Generations change but the idea does not at all, Disney’s classic “When you wish upon a star,” released in 1940, to Shia LaBeouf’s, a modern day celebrity, famous video “ Just do it,” both prompt the idea of following a goal or dream. Harry Bernstein utilizes a strong tone by beginning with a empathetic quote and then by continuing to tell about how his mother was the sole reason why her poverty stricken family, 6 children and a abusive and alcoholic husband, survived.
The episode that I listened to was Episode 187 "Sugar Rush". I watched a few other episodes but I kept coming back to this one in particular for it was the most random yet somewhat all tied together. What made me click on this episode was the picture of Nancy Sinatra which I 'm familiar with and I love her song "Summer Wine". The theme of the show was "Sugar Rush" and many of the songs I was familiar with so it peaked my interest. The episode opens up with my favorite Disney movie "Mary Poppins" and Julie Andrew 's singing "Spoon full of Sugar".
Josie Rourke’s modern stage adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing is renowned for the hilarious reunion of the Doctor Who costars: David Tennant and Catherine Tate, whose chemistry is mesmerizingly brilliant and inevitable from the moment the two step on the stage. As said by the Guardian: “Tennant and Tate sparkle in Much Ado,” it is this sort of partnership that really enraptures an audience, the choice of pairing being one of the main highlights of the exceptional replication of the 16th century classic. The play centers Beatrice (Tate) and Benedick (Tennant), the disputatious lovers, who hold a reputation for being unapparent to the love that they clearly share for each other, going along with repartee, oblivious to the
Much Ado About Nothing: Plain and Simple William Shakespeare 's Much Ado About Nothing is a quick-witted tale that follows the romantic relationships of two cousins, through the comedic highs and tragic downs. It has been portrayed countless times, including Kenneth Branagh 's film adaptation in 1993. The film featured Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, and even Branagh himself; set in Messina, Italy; just like the original play. Overall, the casting choices and design choices the production team made worked out successfully, quickly turning many Shakespeare nay-sayers into believers. The story of Much Ado About Nothing is a slightly complex but entertaining one.
For example, The film Shakespeare in Love (1998) plays amusedly with this idea in its purely fictional presentation of Shakespeare’s torchy affair with a young woman named Viola De Lesseps, who was eager to become a player in a professional acting company and who inspired Shakespeare in his writing of Romeo and Juliet—indeed, giving him some of his best lines. (Romeo and Juliet). This play is by far the most known all around the world to this day. Shakespeare was a blessing to the world and ignited English for us to carry on the legacy he has influenced, shocked and shook people with his writing; it’s an eye opener and will stay that way for generations to come it’s a part of literature and never ending. It’s really intriguing that this person sought out and became the best there was then and
However, Hamlet, the Awakening, and Wuthering Heights would all beg to disagree. Reading makes up a huge part of me. It’s one of my favorite pass-times. Non-fiction books about tornadoes to teen fiction to Shakespearean plays, I love them all. Reading allows me to gain knowledge and glean faux experience about real life situations.
The talented Beyonce’s has even used Shakespeare’s phrase “to be or not to be” in her the very beginning of her smashing 2006 hit, “Freakum Dress”. Although, when singing the phrase in her song she was not contemplating whether life should be lived or not, nevertheless using the phrase displays the importance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the longevity of his work and how it has impacted how people in future eras view Shakespeare’s writings and his everlasting legacy. Not only has Shakespeare’s soliloquy made a stamp on society and is perceived as important to modern society, the play Hamlet has been adapted into many multi-million dollars films that will be rewatched for more decades to come. The Lion King (1994), Strange Brew (1983), The Banquet (2006) and The Bad Sleep Well (1960) are a few movies that are adapted after Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The question remains: Why is Hamlet so prominent in modern day society?
Tara Jahns Ms. Zita Szigeti Language and Literature Advanced 9 9th of March 2015 English Essay Summative Assessment of Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is such an interesting play because even now, five hundred years later we are still talking and learning about this play. It is so relatable till date because people fall in love now as Romeo and Juliet did, families fight, as the Montagues and Capulets did. We can relate to each character in some. Which is what makes this play so compelling and lets it live, five hundred years later. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic tale of two lovers, separated by an epic feud of their two houses (Romeo a Montague and Juliet a Capulet.)
The drama, in its truest sense, combines all other forms of art (music, vocal, dance and design) to represent and effectively convey a message to its audience, be it heroism, romaticism, chivalry or just a mere reflection of ordinary life. The ability of the drama to deliver a subject matter to the audience with a tied up emotional bearing made it a popular entertainment during the Renaissance period- the rebirth of classical values (NAXOS.com, 2015). Rossini is one of the most celebrated composers of all time. His heroic melodrama, “Tancredi” (first staged in 1831) was written when he was twenty (Classical.Net 2015) and was considered as a remarkable representation of his youthful creativity. Accordingly, his contemporary and biographer Stendhal remarked that “Tancredi” was the composer 's most genius work amongst all his works and claimed to be the "genuine thunderbolt out of a clear, blue sky for the Italian lyric theater” (Gosette and Brauner 2001).