The Aristotelian element of drama known as spectacle, or what is seen onstage, is important to the development of any play or musical. Spectacle plays an influential and essential role in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. The specific things and actions the audience sees in this play provides them with necessary information to understand the characters, storyline, and many other aspects of the play. There are numerous examples of specific things Ibsen intended for the patrons to observe throughout the course of this show. These are so significant to understanding the work, that a reader of this script can recognize them, even if he or she has never seen a production of A Doll’s House.
In the Tragedy of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, some of the most significant events are mental or psychological events that make the audience feel and have an emotional connection with the characters. Moreover, these significant events are categorized as new awakenings, discoveries, and changes in consciousness that set off a mental or psychological effect to the readers. The author, Shakespeare, gives these internal events to characters such as Ophelia, Gertrude, and Hamlet throughout the play to give the sense of excitement, suspense, and climax which associate with their external action. Ophelia is the daughter of Polonius and the sister of Laertes, who both tell her to stop seeing Hamlet. To Polonius, Ophelia is an eternal virgin who is going to be a
In the Tragedy of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, some of the most significant events are mental or psychological events that make the audience feel and have an emotional connection with the characters. These significant events can be awakenings, discoveries, and changes in consciousness that set off a mental or psychological effect to the readers. The author, Shakespeare, gives these internal events to characters such as Ophelia, Gertrude, and Hamlet throughout the play to give the sense of excitement, suspense, and climax usually associated with external action. Ophelia is the daughter of Polonius and the sister of Laertes who both tell her to stop seeing Hamlet. To Polonius, Ophelia is an eternal virgin who is going to be a dutiful
Nora is a dynamic character in this play, fitting Ibsen’s scheme of creating characters who struggle with "authentic identity” one that Nora fits perfectly. Her character changes through the play progressing from an inauthentic identity to an authentic, whole person. Through most of the play she displays a highly falsified and inauthentic character, one that developed due to the expectations of her surroundings, treating her father and later
Mrs.Kidd Oral Reflective Statement on Cyrano de Bergerac My understanding of this play was most enhanced by the presentations of Jeniveve, on the actual real life of Cyrano de Bergerac, and Ester’s presentation on Rostand which consisted of who he was and how he wrote. I think both of the presentations do help each other in explaining who Cyrano actually was, and why certain changes were made. In Jeniveve’s presentation, the focus was towards how did the real Cyrano de Bergerac compare with the fictional one from the text itself. She discussed his origins and personality, as well as some of his descriptors that inspired these seemingly fictional events. For example, de Bergerac, while being of low nobility, was also renowned as an excellent
Olivia Lynch Mrs. Butterfield AP Lit 5/1/16 When you are ready to dive into the vast world of Shakespeare, you can begin by using what is known as a critical lens. The lens that may help you understand the background details of one of Shakespeare’s plays would be the Historical lens. Although there are many different lens that you can use to interpret a story, the Historical Lens is a great lens to dive into to find what really influenced the great ideas of William Shakespeare as he wrote Hamlet including the role gender plays, the comparison of Elizabeth Tudor, and the religious incorporation throughout the play. First, we can take the Historical Lens and dive into the idea of how gender roles were highly represented in Hamlet
Hamlet has a desire to see through many appearances to reality, which ultimately heightens conflict within the play. There is a constant state of wonder throughout the play Hamlet. Not just Hamlet, but everyone wants to know what each other is thinking. Appearance versus reality plays to their thinking of one another. One of the first instances where appearance versus reality takes a role is when the queen and Hamlet are speaking to one another.
Topic: Characterization of Judge Brack through Stage Directions and Dialogue in Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler Title: Speech and Stage Direction: Characterization in Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler 1. Introduction a) The stage directions in a play can be used to give directions to the actors and illustrate multiple features of characters. b) Henrik Ibsen utilizes this technique, alongside dialogue, to shed light on the characterization in his plays, especially in Hedda Gabler. c) The play tells a tragedy about a newly married young woman, Hedda, who tries to seek joy in her dull and tedious life but is eventually overcome with the burden of responsibility and takes her own life. d) [Growth of realism theater during the 19th century] e) [Writer’s purpose] f) Thesis: Through the effective use of speech and stage directions, Ibsen comments on the unscrupulous character of Judge Brack and the intimate relationship he seeks with Hedda.
In both the films Romeo and Juliet and The Great Gatsby Baz Luhrmann uses the same specific style of storytelling to ensure his audience remains captivated throughout the entire movie. Through the editing choices, lighting, camera work, music choices and actor choices he shows how his style grips the audience. Luhrmann has a definite way of telling stories. In both Romeo and Juliet and The Great Gatsby he uses a prologue to narrate the story. Both are used to provide the audience with initial information they need to understand the rest of the story.
Thirdly, the language device, “words as character”, will be elaborated upon. Lastly, the language device, “words as conversation” with the audience, will be explained. Shakespeare was very specific, in 1603, about his choice of words when he wrote the play, “Othello”. The three language devices – “words as power”, “words as character” and “words as conversation” with the audience – are used to create characters’ identities and fates, and also to drive the plot of the play (Krieger, 2012). Powerful words are used in the world of “Othello” and can create order or chaos.