In "The Last Night of Ballyhoo", is an outstanding play written, by Alfred Uhry, around the 1996 and premiering in Olympic Arts Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. Ballyhoo's living room is big part of the playwright and the play setting was created to give a visual for the audience. The scene that where held in a small play setting that allow the audience to get more of an intimate experience of the play. The actors did a phenomenal job bringing their character to life. The play scenes where very minimalistic which help the actors with their scene transitions go more smoothly and keep the audience engaged.
Browning: There Shakespeare, on whose forehead climb The crowns o’ the world; oh, eyes sublime With tears and laughter for all time! In the theatre part demonstrated by the Mechanicals in the play, the features of the dramatic burlesque can easily be seen. R.J.E. Tiddy exemplifies this point like; “whenever Shakespeare mentions or reproduces a popular dramatic performance, he does so for purposes of humour and burlesque.” (The Mummer’s Play, 1923, p. 126). The part which tells the story of the four lovers shows the samples of bovarysme but the last part of the play, as mentioned above, there is a stage play about two lovers named as Pyramus and Thisbe rather shows the features of the burlesque.
The idea of being “dolls” manipulated by the stars and destine is transmitted along the whole play, even through the words of Romeo and Juliet who have several intuitions. For instance, when Romeo is going to come into the Capulet´s ball, he says: “I fear, too early: for my mind misgives Some consequence yet hanging in the
(Silberman, et al. 1996). These new innovations allowed the world of theatre to bloom and expand on a never seen before scale. One such play, “Oedipus the King” is an excellent example of how theatre changed as society did so too. It also demonstrates how the world in which the play was written in is reflected in the play itself.
Shrek the Musical is a Broadway musical comedy that is created by DreamWorks Theatricals in 2008. It is adapted from Shrek, a 2001 DreamWorks Animation movie, as well as a 1990 children’s literature Shrek! written by William Steig. The original musical is directed by Jason Moore with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori. After watching the recording version of Shrek the Musical, I consider that it is a successful production if the purpose of this musical is to amuse audiences and bring them an enduring audio-visual feast.
In this comedy, the complexity of dramatic plot was brought to virtuosity. It is composed of four interlaced stories about the wedding of the Athenian duke Theseus and the Amazon Queen Hippolyta, experiences of young Athenian lovers Hermia, Lysander, Helena and Demetrius, fight between the fairy king Oberon and Queen Titania over a changeling child, and preparation of an amateur play about Pyramus and Thisbe (as well as the tragic love between Pyramus and Thisbe – the very content of this "drama within drama”). All these stories are interconnected in a seemingly easy and straightforward sequence of events by the omnipresent motive of love, which in one form or another, exhilarated or serene, comical or tragical, uplifting or down-to-earth, pervades the whole
The play A Midsummer Night’s Dream that was written by a famous writer William Shakespeare, in the play he invites the audience into a dream and blurs the reality. As many of his plays this one is not the exception, and the main theme is about love. He presents different aspects of love, in this case is a romantic comedy. The story also contains a world of fairies, creatures who take it upon themselves to guide humans in the directions they believe is necessary. This play major action takes place during the night time in the woods that appears numerous times during the play.
Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O you the doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss,”. It is seen in Act 1 that every occurrence was written in the stars and was supposed to occur. Shakespeare includes different literary devices throughout the play to warn the audience of what takes place next in the performance. The playwright shows the audience that Romeo has strong feelings towards destiny.
In line with this assignment I would like to discuses an instance of a stage experience, the performance created and executed by the entertainment industry. The “product” offered at The McKittrick Hotel, named “Sleep no more” is an example of a pure experience (perhaps as any other theatrical performance). The main distinct aspect of the performance is a freedom in action - “audiences move freely through a transporting world at their own pace, choosing their own path through the story;” or, in other words, the guests of the show are engaged to an “active participation.” Moreover, the experience provided by the action can be defined as an immersion experience. While the performance is played by professional actors, in a given place, and according
When sad situations occur in the play, blue light is used and when the play turns happier, the lights turn more yellow in the meantime. It has not always been like that. In Shakespeare’s time, theatres were outdoors. The Globe theatre, where most of his plays were performed, does not have a roof. Therefore there are no light effects possible.