Celebration of culture for Indigenous Australians is imperative as a tool for defining and conserving their identity. By actively participating in traditional Indigenous culture in the form of games, students from diverse backgrounds can form an awareness and respect for Indigenous culture. The “Puldjungi” ball game instruction sheet could be used as an activity for a physical education lesson for grade five students in Victoria (Australian Sports Commission, 2008). The Puldjungi game would provide students with an example of a game which was played by young Indigenous Australians in Victoria. By partaking in the Puldjungi game, students will learn about an aspect of Indigenous Australian culture in Victoria in a fun and practical way.
David Williamson uses dialogue and stage directions to display important ideas in “The Removalist”: Williamson’s drama is set in 1970, Melbourne over an afternoon and conveys several key ideas through pitting characters against one another. This essay will focus on three central ideas displayed in the drama: The abuse of power, Authority and violence/consequences of aggression. “The Removalist” depicts the 1970’s society and how people were like at that time. Many stereotypes were embedded in the drama such as the typical Australian fella named Kenny, who perfectly displays a 1970’s man. Also in addition the way characters are dressed shows us the importance of class in the drama, as some characters are dressed informally and the other characters are dressed formally.
There is an old saying, “Hear no evil, see no evil” that can be applied in the case of sexually abused people and their own families. On the one hand, victims of sexual abuse are prone to repress their traumatic memories with a view to denying what has happened to them. And on the other hand, the family usually choose to not talk about the incident. This culture of silence and denial around child abuse is clearly shown in the play Perve by Stacy Gregg. Both Gethin and Nick clearly have some secrets about their childhood that are quite painful for them.
Reason for which we can identify this is present in many stages of the play, Coriolanus. In the opening scene of the play the plebeians are rioting against the price of grain
Fly In Fly Out directed by Howard Cassidy and performed by Tammy Weller, Peter Cossar, Stephanie Tandy, Toby Martin and Timothy Potter is a play about the lives of people living in Fly In Fly Out communities across Australia. The story follows the character of Jenny and how the ‘Fly in Fly out’ workers are affecting her life as well as the town. Jenny’s life suffers from a work/home life imbalance and Tammy Weller who performed the role used the dramatic languages to convey the central theme of work/home life imbalance. Through the elements of situation, relationship, voice, movement and tension, the dramatic meaning was successfully communicated to the audience.
Oedipus the King is one of the most ironic plays ever written. Sophocles, the author, is a famous philosopher of the ancient times The Play is about Oedipus, the king of Thebes, who kills his father and marries his mother. An oracle warned Laius, the king of Thebes prior to Oedipus, that his son would murder him. Accordingly, when his wife, Jocasta, had a son, he exposed the baby by first pinning his ankles together. The infant, who was adopted by King Polybus of Corinth and his wife was then brought up as their very own.
Aristophanes was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. It said Aristophanes had written almost 44 comic plays but just 11 of them survived now. These 11 famous plays are The Acharnians ,The Knights,The Clouds,The Wasps,Peace,The Birds,Lysistrata ,Thesmophoriazusae ,The Frogs ,Ecclesiazusae,Wealth. According to the influence he made to comic plays, he was called the Father of Comedy. Aristophanes was born in 448 B.C. as a Athenian citizens and died in 380 B.C.His comic plays are “a general masquerade of the world, beneath which there passes much that is not allowed by the common rules of propriety.
Oedipus the King, by Sophocles, is really a story about the necessity of placing more faith in others and their counsel than in oneself and one’s own beliefs. Repeatedly the titular character is pleaded with to listen to and accept the advice of those around him and each time he refuses to obey. Ultimately, Oedipus’ tendency to do perform the actions he would prefer to do rather than to allow his family to help guide him leads to his downfall and loss of the throne. A common characteristic of Greek tragedy is the “fatal flaw” of the main character and how this flaw leads to the character’s misfortune.
On March 28th, I had the pleasure of attending the Broadway show called “The Play That Goes Wrong,” located at the Lycuem Theatre on 149 West 45th Street. On this particular Tuesday evening, I just had a vibe that something wrong was going to happen in this play – shockingly. I did believe this play will truly be memorable judging by the fun quirk of the show’s name. After watching the performance for about two hours, I can conclude that this play went beyond my expectation as its set disasters and characters amusingly caught the attention of me and the rest of the audience.
1. Several motifs in the first pages of this chapter present a real sense of theater: •Mr. Smith flapping his wide blue wings on the roof of Mercy Hospital •Red velvet rose petals spilled in the snow •The woman (Pilate) singing the song, “O Sugarman” They will reappear frequently in the novel. What contrasts do they present to the world Macon Dead would like to build?
Oedipus Rex written by a tragic Greek playwright named Sophocles, is considered one of the world’s most significant tragedies. This play incorporates many themes such as the quest for identity, the abuse of power, and the nature of moral responsibility which become apparent as the dramatic work goes on. Oedipus the main character, begins seeking justice for Thebes and then sets about to seek his own identity. Before he was born, an oracle warned his parents, Laius and Jocasta, that a curse has been set upon their son at birth, and that he is destined to marry his mother and kill his father.
Tragicomedy and Meta-theater in The Amphitryon The playwright Plautus was famous for his capability to please the Roman audience, who above all wanted to laugh and have fun at the theater, while forgetting the daily worries. Therefore, the priority for Plautus was to risum movere, to entertain the audience through either the humor of the situation or the humor of the words. The play Amphitryon is about Jupiter who is in love with Alcmene and decides to take advantage of the fact that her husband, Amphitryon, is fighting in the war between Thebes and Teleboi.
In the play “Antigone”, Sophocles uses many features that would classify the play as a Greek tragedy. The reason why this tragedy stands above many others is due to the use of various techniques that enable the reader to feel the emotions of fear and
The Bough Breaks is one of the three epic plays inside This Restless House by Zinnie Harris which is a modern adaptation based of Aeschylus’ ancient Greek tragedy Oresteia. This trilogy tells the tale of a family struck by madness and murder as Clytemnestra (mother of Electra, Iphigenia and Orestes) murders her husband Agamemnon after he sacrifices their youngest daughter Iphigenia for the gods. This event triggers the downfall of their family as Electra and her brother Orestes suffer with their grief, throwing them into a state of madness just like their mother. This leads to them murdering their own mother in cold blood as well as her new husband Aegisthus as they believed their father demanded revenge. In the end, the family are put on trial
Topic 2: Roman Comedy, Pseudolus Introduction Pseudolus is a play by the ancient Roman playwright Titus Maccius Plautus. It is an early example of Roman literature. The play is about a young man by the name of Calidorus who is in love with a prostitute by the name of Phoenicium. Phoenicium is owned by Ballio the pimp, and is one of his sex slaves.