The Long Christmas Ride Home by Paula Vogel is a play about a family of five, and their experience on Christmas day, as well as the future of the three children. I believe that this was meant to take place in the early-sixties to the late-seventies because of the mother’s housewife role in the play, and the way the grandfather would accept the mistreatment of his own daughter from her husband, but would stand up for the mistreatment of his grandson—a clearly sexist view that would not be accepted in today’s society. Another hint about the time period is that Stephen died from a disease contracted during sex, one that eventually killed him. This makes me think that this was before or during the AIDS epidemic. The children are Rebecca, age twelve,
Morgan fit perfectly to the weird boy because he is able to depict this boy. Same goes with Genevieve which all in all were good choices. The “going to the past” were a good indicator of them growing up which made the play flow very good and connect to the situation at hand. The blocking was good with all of them interacting with this and that just added more to the play. Also it was funny when they used the whole audience area for acting and made the audience more involved with the show.
The theme of the movie unclear, and gets across no message. The directing is horrible, the scenes were cheesy and raw. The movie is hard to watch and is dull. The acting is vague and the main characters speak in a low tone that is hard to understand. The movie has no realistic conflict that gets resolved.
It touches on a true story that has been overlooked throughout history, and needs to be shown in the spotlight more. For Melanie Marnich & Sally J. Robertson to present a topic of how a group of women stood up for their rights without being silent, is something that should remind women of all ages no matter who you are and where you come from, you have a voice to be heard. These Shining Lives is another excellent play that I have been able to watch from beginning to end. I definitely recommend this play for women ages 13 and over, if you love theatre or just interested in history, in
The play Well was interesting, confusing, and comedic. Lisa Kron came out and at first I thought she was the narrator, but she was actually in the play. The play started off with Lisa Kron talking about illness and wellness. She wanted to know why some people would get over the sickness they had, but others stayed sick. Her mother was in the back sitting on a La-Z-Boy chair and was sick and the doctors did not know what she had. Lisa made it clear that the play wasn't about her. Her mother, Ann Kron, starts to correct Lisa on the things she is mentioning. Ann lets the audience know that there is much more to what Lisa is saying. Throughout the play we also see that Ann is that type of mother that will make your friends feel right at home. Therefore, I think the intended message of the play is that no matter what our parents do to embarrass us or try and control our lives they do it out of love. We may not understand where they are coming from most of the time, but they do it because they care. When I went to watch the play I feel like most of the students realized that being on our own can sometimes be difficult because
The story would have been better off getting straight to the point of the gay shooting. Later on in the story, the character descriptions started to make more sense. The play kicks it up a notch and begins to show some real value. It took a major turn diving into some of the major real life issues that still exist today.
There are worse things in life than death and the real maturity lies in accepting the fact rather than whimpering about it. Death is natural, man is mortal and we all have to go sometime or the other. Everything in nature has to decay just like the autumn in the forest. The film conveys that sex and death should be taken as realities and should not be considered with gravity. The film thus overturns the popular understanding of the Puritan ethos by suggesting that sex and death should not be viewed with fear.
Love. Catastrophe. Death. In this play, two teenagers fall in love in the matter of hours. Their love is forbidden because of a rancor between their families.
Reading Romeo and Juliet may further the understanding as to why teens act a certain way and what is going on inside their brain during these awkward years. Although the characters in the play are from several years back, they still portray the certain characteristics
The productions of this play were successful through stage design, lighting crewing, and acting. Those three aspects made the quality of the play stand out to me, as an audience member. The production of the set design of the play was a good effort. The set design for the play staging aims for the sweet spot between feeding adult nostalgia and satisfying a new generation of children.
The story is about a young girl named Abigail who is obsessed with a married man named John Proctor, who goes to Salem’s witch trials in Massachusetts during 1692. In order for Abigail being with Proctor she had to get rid of Proctor’s wife; Elizabeth. The main conflict of the movie was because of the obsession Abigail had with Proctor, innocent people were being accused of witchcraft. People were accused of witchcraft by Abigail and a group of young girls who would believe what she would say about seeing people doing witchcraft. It is a play that many people are always going to remember about because it is unbelievable that 19 people were hanged, one man was put on top of him a huge rock, and more people were accused and died in prison.
From childhood to adulthood, Natalie's inability to discern that the perfect family is naught but a childish fantasy inhibits her mental growth. Perfection causes Natalie to be unprepared for the world; the sudden loss of perfection causes trauma that burdens her throughout her entire life and her inability to let go of perfection causes her to seek the past rather than the future. Until Natalie relinquishes her notion of perfection, Natalie will never attain
I recommend this book to mostly teenagers because the characters are created mostly for a teenage audience. Some audience members might be able to relate to one of the characters in the story, therefore the reader and character might have a connection in some way throughout the story. Although I mostly recommend this book to teenagers, I still would recommend this book to anybody who loves to read. I 'm sure some adults would enjoy the book even though it 's mostly based around teenagers.
The Maturities of Romeo and Juliet It is a controversial topic whether youth is capable of handling a mature love. Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare by 1595, epitomizes this common topic. The main characters of the play are two teenagers who fall in love at the first sight, however, the hatred between the families of the two leads to their death in the end. In the adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet in 1996, Romeo and Juliet are portrayed more mature than in that of Baz Luhrmann in 1968.