Introduction Bando Tamasaburo V is a Kabuki actor, to be precise, he is an Onnagata, specializing female roles in Kabuki. He is one of the most famous Onnagata and Kabuki actor ever. He has been the Living National Treasures of Japan, the 2011 Kyoto Prize Laureate in Arts and Philosophy, the recipient of the Imperial Award and the title of Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters) (Bando Tamasaburo V profile n.d). Tamasaburo is not only work as a Kabuki actor but also a dancer, adirector, a movie actor. Besides that, he has exprienced others form of theatre such as Shakespeare play and Kunqu- a chinese opera (Bando Tamasaburo V profile n.d).
“19th century theatre was dominated by actor-managers who ran the productions and played the lead roles in productions” (V&A Museum). They were quite common during this time period and did so much to make the theatre better. Some actor-managers such as Henry Irving (1838-1905) and Herbert Beerbohm Tree (1852-1917) enhanced the theater by creating real sparks for sword fights, real rabbits, grass, water, and crazy makeup (V&A Museum). Realism in theatre was already very popular and admired, but these actor-managers brought this idea to completely new heights. Although the actor-managers were only men for a very long time, Eliza Vestris became the first woman actor-manager of London in 1830 (V&A Museum).
It all depends on the play and what it needs or what may suit it best. Columbina could encompass a mix of both, just as strong and buxom as she is delicate and petite. As long as the essence of her character is kept, that should be sufficient, and that is a mix of everything really. In relation to the other characters, besides being a servant, she can be a role model to others if for instance other female characters are present, usually other maids. They aspire to be like her.
The idea of a Western Samurai made me very interested in the samurai, that’s when I saw “The last samurai” movie by Tom Cruise as it showed that any one can join the samurai and have the honor of fighting along them side by side becoming one of them and have that special honor by respecting their code and having a samurai name. what really fascinates me is that the samurai weren’t a rare elite force; however, they were an entire social class and they were about 10 percent of Japan’s population at that time. What really grabbed my attention is the way the dress up, they were stylish and at their time they were rock stars in their style of clothing. The samurai dressed up to move with speed, to have freedom of movement and travel. The weapons were unique
Bunraku is one of the major traditional theaters of Japan that arose in the 17th century and was established as a performance genre when a puppet theatre was set up in Osaka, Japan. Bunraku is a unique Japanese form of Puppet Theater that represents traditional legends and plays of both historical and contemporary interest. The puppets are well known because of their fascinating and artistic features. They are life-size, beautifully hand-carved wooden rods with detailed costume and interesting facial expressions. These puppets, whose articulation has evolved over time, are handled by up to three expert puppeteers - depending on the complexity of the figure.
“Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a ballet to Prokofiev 's music and this was premiered at Covent Garden in 1964, with Rudolph Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in the title roles. Since then it has become a much–loved part of the ballet repertoire.” Finally, also Westside story is based on the Shakespeare play from 1957 by Leonard Bernstein. The themes stay consistent, however, strangely, although the play is supposed to be a tragedy it often seems more comedic than several other plays that Shakespeare wrote. This may be because it has more in common with the other comedies that Shakespeare wrote than the tragedies. One could say that Shakespeare wrote the ultimate piece when he mixed tragedy and comedy into one.
A theater or theatre is a structure where theatrical works or plays are performed or other performances such as musical concerts may be given. It originated in the cultures of primitive societies of the classical Greek and Roman Theater in 4th century BC that evolved up to this generation. The theater serves to define the acting and audience spaces and organize the theater space as well as provide facilities for the performers, and the audience. The first public Opera House invented by a group of wealthy people in the city-state of Florence was the Theatre San Cassiano in Venice Italy opened in 1637 near the Rialto. A time when artists, writers and architects became interested in the cultures of the past, especially the ancient Greeks, whose sculptures, architecture, and plays still exist.
Shakespeare was a famous author and poet that wrote extremely well-known texts, such as “Romeo and Juliet” and “Hamlet.” Shakespeare lived during the Renaissance when art and science advanced and he was one of the major contributors to this historical period. “Shakespeare Influences the way we speak now” by Hephzibah Anderson, “William Shakespeare’s Impact on Theatre” by Octane, and “How Outrage Built Over a Shakespearean Depiction of Trump” by Sara Krulwich suggest that Shakespeare had a great influence on many aspects of society, such as the phrases we use, style of theater, and is a figure of inspiration to many people. Shakespeare has contributed to many well-known phrases that are still used to this day, showing his significance in history.
How Femininity is Represented in Contemporary Advertising In this piece of work, I aim to address and analyse how femininity is represented in contemporary advertising. By doing that I must deal with representation. Representation involves standing for or symbolising something. Hall states that ‘It does involve the use of language, of signs and images which stand for or represent things.’ (1997, p.15). It is a form of communication that can portray an aspect of reality through a medium.
Structure 1. Introduction 2. London 's theatre venues 2.1 The City Inns 2.2 The Playhouses 2.3 The Theatres 3. The Globe 3.1 The City Inns 3.2 The Playhouses 3.3 The Theatres 1. Introduction Against all prohibitions and censorships at the time of the Elizabethan Era, a new theatre culture was formed in London, which would affect the western world in terms of understanding of theatre up until today.