On Thursday, November 5th, I went to go see the musical Into the Woods put on by the Shawnee Mission Northwest theatre department. Into the Woods is a play about several characters from different fairy tales that interact with each other throughout the plot. Some of the characters include: Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack(from Jack and the Beanstalk), the witch, and the baker and his wife(these two characters do not actually belong to a fairy tale, but have a major role in the plot). There are many other characters from different fairy tales as well, but these are some of the characters that I found most important. The plot mainly revolves around the baker and his wife.
In all, the musical was done wonderfully. The only problem I noticed was the music was too loud, and the characters had to really talk loud to be heard. All of the characters remembered their lines, and there weren 't major problems. I immediately grew a relationship with Man in Chair and Janet van de Graaff due to their excellent choices they made. I would definitely go watch this musical
It starts off by showing the girls running into the woods giggling and dancing shouting out boy’s names, whom they like. They don’t show this in the play. The reason for this, in my opinion, is they can’t show some of the things live in front of people. For example, A girl strips down naked, and Abby drinks chicken blood by smashing it on a rock. In the play this was only talked about.
In A.S Byatt’s “The Thing in the Forest”, the author uses the elements of a short story to craft a dark, mature fairytale. The title of the story, “The Thing in the Forest”, in the sense that it foreshadows the main idea of the story. The audience expects more than just a "thing", as listed in the title. Byatt emphasizes through figurative language that the main characters, Penny and Primrose, are dealing with more than just a creature in the forest that affected them for the rest of their lives, and that with this use of symbols to express a larger meaning to objects in the story. A.S Byatt emphasizes more on plot and setting, characters, theme and symbols.
The way the movie and the play start is different. In the movie, we see the girls and Tituba dancing in the woods before Betty and Ruth get sick. During the movie, it shows Reverend Hale when he goes and checks on Ruth. The movie shows all of the girls getting questioned all at the same time in the church.
Tea Cake as his name announces, like a piece of cake with a cup of tea at the end of a very tiring and long day. The book demonstrates how similar tea cake to Janie’s horizon by announcing that he looked familiar to Janie. (Hurston, 94) The connection between them was made almost immediately. Freed from Nanny, the culture, Jody and Logan’s control, life’s rule of materialism to be secure and independent, now Janie can choose for herself the person with whom she is going to be and also whether or not to stay with them among a variety of options from all those who would die for Janie.
In addition, her mother spent the night patrolling their home with a German luger to protect the family from the terror they faced from their white neighbors (Hansberry 1215). The Younger’s were moving to a new home, which was something to be celebrated. Yet, by doing this they were risking their lives. Thus, the happy ending that they believed they had was about to come to an abrupt ending.
When I attended Shrek the Musical put on by Wylie High Schools Theater Department, I admit that I did not have high expectations. I had always enjoyed the Shrek movies, but was not prepared to witness the green Ogre come to life before my eyes. From the moment the characters marched down the isle of the auditorium, it was evident that many talented people had put time in effort into making this performance enjoyable and memorable. Shrek the Musical consisted of a tremendous cast, beautiful music, awe inspiring scenery in addition to heart felt imagery.
Then in the movie they got to a place that looks like a sewer or the poorer part of town. There is a family who are very poor, barely enough to eat. Then the spirit takes him to the grave. In the play the part about the poor family doesn’t happen in the play. The either made up that part or completely skipped
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.
Numerous traditional and modern versions of the Cinderella story have been recreated. These stories depict people of different race and ethnicities from all over the world. Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella can be best described as a traditional version of the story with a cultural
The father constantly fears what is going to happen to his family because they do not have enough to eat. Hansel and Gretel are afraid and they feel helpless when they are lost in the woods and when they are trapped in the witch’s house. The plot type for Hansel and Gretel seems to be a quest. The fairytale revolves around the children who are trying to find their way back home after being abandoned in the forest by their wicked stepmother.