Branagh v. Zeffirelli Considered among the most powerful and complicated play of Shakespeare’s works, Hamlet has made a lasting impression on its audience. Multiple renditions have been produced and broadcasted, each having their own style and scenarios. However, two particular interpretations of the play have been noted as the most passionate and distinguished leaders within Shakespearean films. These films were directed by distinguished individuals, Kenneth Branagh and Franco Zeffirelli, each having distinct convictions about Hamlet. Known for producing one of the most renowned and successful depictions of Hamlet, director Kenneth Branagh has transformed the world of Shakespearean films.
Preceded by Lear shouting “Hysterica Passio! Down thou climbing sorrow!” we are given an insight into how close Lear is to a breakdown. This further accentuates the duel suffering he must endure. This engaging narrative is incredibly memorable due to Shakespeare’s implantation of this ingenious symbolism. It engages the audience and aids them in relating to the thematic context of the play, highlighting Shakespeare’s
Shakespeare truly was a structural genius, and the play Hamlet is one of his most complex structural story lines. By analyzing this play, it is made evident the structure that helps discern a legendary literary work from a good literary work. In Hamlet, Shakespeare uses many different structure techniques to create the complex story line of the play, such as having plays
Bertolt Brecht is revolutionary playwright and brilliant poet of the 20th century. He is notorious for exhibiting socio-economic issues through his art (Gorshein). “Theater of War” is a documentary about the reconstruction of Brecht’s play, “Mother Courage and Her Children”, as imagined by Tony Kushner. Although it manages to encapsulate the genius of Brecht as a playwright, it fails to convey Brecht’s ideas the way he intended. The documentary does
Within William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare communicates that true love is worth the ultimate sacrifice. Shakespeare utilizes figurative language in lines that spread an important theme. Amidst his writing, there are touches upon family feud, grief, loyalty, and a forbidden paramour. With the use of sonnets and iambic pentameter, Shakespeare’s writing skills are portrayed as iconic in English literature. The adoption of iambic pentameter aids with flow and clarity and the usage of this helps drive the strength apart of Romeo and Juliet’s love by expressing duality between them.
I find Moliere’s play, Tartuffe, to be entertaining for the underlying message of historical hypocrisy which it sheds to light. After reading the comedy of Tartuffe, I can only agree that it is an intellectual whirlwind of classical genius which tantalizes even the modern mind by echoing to us the importance of scrutinizing the narratives and analyzing the flaws and follies alike which are evident even within our own era. Tartuffe stands out to me because of the power that resonated from the creation of this societal satire and the fact that unlike other works of the era which were forced to fall in line with a strict code of adherence generated by the aristocracy of the classical era, this piece served as a direct challenge to the narrative
ABSTRACT: My attempt in this paper is to study Karnad’s plays from the point of view of Themes and Techniques. While doing so, the focus will mainly be on Man-Woman relationship with the institution of marriage in the postcolonial society. Karnad is India’s best living playwright whose journey from Yayati to Boiled Beans on Toast holds a mirror to the very evolution of a truly ‘Indian Theatre’ which can be true to its traditions and at the same time responsive to contemporary concerns. Keywords: Feminism, Patriarchal culture, Sexuality, Race, Gender, Folklore, Myth, Split Personality and Identity Crisis, Womanhood Brahminicide, byword, contemporaneity, continuance, existentialist, funny incensed, invulnerable, mythology, narrative, revenge, rues, spawned and unnerving. Introduction: Naga-Mandala was published in 1990.
Ms. Thazuthedethu Jerin Jacob Mentor- Mr. V. K. Singh MA (P) 02/11/2015 Gender Trouble in Dance Like a Man Mahesh Dattani is an Anglo-Indian playwright and theatre artist whose contribution to Indian theatre is deemed to be of paramount importance. His works deal with issues related to gender roles and their stereotyping, the conflicting theme of tradition and modernity, love, sex, homosexuality, alternate sexuality, violent treatment of women, promiscuity and so on. His play, Dance like a Man, received critical appreciation and was acknowledged of questioning gender stereotypes and societal expectations of genders, thus being a notable work in the field of Indian contemporary theatre. Dance Like a Man, a stage play in two acts, questions an amalgamation of societal norms and gendered issues and very much mirrors the society it portrays. The issues that are even subtly touched upon and discussed in the play were in vogue during the post-independence scenario of the Indian society.
III) Papers: Public Policy and Sex Discrimination in Employment in India, Author: P. Andiappan : He writes about the role that women play in any society and the various factors including the public policy. In this paper, the legal remedies for sex discrimination in employment in India are analyzed with a view to suggesting changes in the Public policy. The study also highlighted different cases involving sex discrimination under Article 16. It shows that the remedies are not used effectively. In short, the existing remedies for sex discrimination in employment in India are insufficient.
Dattani’s plays focus on contemporary state of affairs with a rare touch of honesty, sincerity and objectivity. Das, Bijay Kumar rightly says, He presents situations, and events authentically to re-create the characters as they are seen in the contemporary society. From hijras to homosexuals (lesbians), he moves on to portray the impact of dreaded disease (HIV positive) on our society. Again he portrays, music, dance, communal disharmony, family disruption and above all, human love and compassion vividly in his plays. His plays speak to us in our situation and we tend to see the reflection of his characters in our society.