Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman’s Post-its (Notes on a Marriage) is an accurate representation of how fast life actually goes by once one becomes an adult. The play begins with two maturing adults, Actor and Actress, in the beginning stages of a dating relationship, and they quickly develop into a dysfunctional family of three. The scenes then progress to a renewed relationship between Actor and Actress, and as time goes on, one proceeds to witness Actor, Actress, and Eugenia grow and mature. While one reads the play, one sees that Actor and Actress’s relationship takes time and communication for them to grow together. The play, although only a few pages long, is able to depict how the stages of life, the birth of one’s child, one’s marriage, the
Dirty Dancing was released in 1987. The film clip I chose was from the end of the season talent show. Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) approaches Baby’s (Jennifer Grey) table and tells her father “Nobody puts baby in a corner.” In this scene, Johnny grabs Baby hand and escorts her towards the stage while everyone looks shocked even to see him. The individuals on the stage are singing their farewell song, but they immediately stop to let Johnny capture the spotlight. The cinematography used throughout this scene focuses mainly on Johnny and Baby. The lightings utilized in this clip were low-key and three-point lighting. These different lighting techniques are applied in the movie to help set the tone and mood for the film scene. The
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. As they arrange a marriage behind everyone’s back, everything seems to be testing them; including a fight that broke out and ended in Tybalt’s murder and Romeo being banished from his hometown, Verona. Juliet could not go without being with her love, Romeo, and quickly had to find a way to be with him before her other marriage that her father arranged for her took place. As the friar arranges a plan for the two star-crossed lovers to reunite, things don’t work out the way they’re supposed to and end in the deaths of both characters. In Shakespeare’s, “Romeo and Juliet” Friar Laurence is to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths because he is devious and has a poor planning ability.
The play Romeo and Juliet is about two star-crossed lovers that would die for each other. It might seem romantic, but it is an example of an unhealthy relationship because it shows sex discrimination, violence, and codependency.
On Sunday, September 4th the Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts Department presented Almost, Maine by John Cariani. Directed by John Shillington, Almost, Maine presents a variety of true to life situations that reflect the various stages of love and loss. All of the short scenes represent a pivotal moment in the lives of various people living in the same small town in Northern Maine; all scenes also take place at the same time on a Friday night, and during each of the moments the Northern Lights appear. The production takes place in the Junior College’s smaller auditorium; which makes sense because play by nature is very simplistic and minimalistic with a few set pieces that could easily be reused in each vignette while still making sense
One of the many stories about love turning into tragedy is the well known play, “Romeo and Juliet”, by Shakespeare.
In a romantic comedy, two people will fall in love at first sight, with everything working out at the end. However, this is not possible in a tragedy. The tragedy Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare tells the tale of a couple’s forbidden love and how it leads to many consequences, which are caused by impulsive decisions. One consequence is the couple having to hide their love from their families and friends. Another is the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt. The final consequence is the deaths of the lovers themselves, Romeo and Juliet. The tragedy in Romeo and Juliet is caused by quick and impulsive decisions because they lead to unforeseen consequences.
A story of love, cut short by a small part of unfortunate and sad death, as this is the story of Romeo and Juliet. In the play, Romeo and Juliet, there are two lovers that cannot be together because of their families past. In current day, the rivalry has nothing to do with Romeo and Juliet themselves, as it is just an unfortunate coincidence that forbids the two from being with each other. In the play, Romeo at times acts very impulsively to fill his desires, and get what he wants. However, through doing this, he only fixes a situation immediately, and does not fix any issues in the long run of things. Romeo reacts this way to many of these situations in the story. Acting impulsively for one’s desires leads to many bad events because it does
As you can see, once the director’s general objectives have been put side by side, it becomes clear that there is a relationship. The most apparent connection would obviously be the books because the plot lines are continuous and intertwine. However, it seems that their influence may artistically be overlooked and is interesting to see how the same cinematic element can be used for opposing purposes.
Our Year 10 Drama class performed a satirical performance called the 10 best worst things about high school. The play was written by M.G. Davidson. This performance is about the different things high school students experience, for example friends, school clubs, field trips, cinema, gradation, prom and sports. Therefore, we have Narrator 1 and Narrator 2 that take us to those experience. Narrator 2 and Narrator 1 have a debate about why high school is the best or the worst. Narrator 2 is boring, shy and sometimes he can be angry when he doesn’t get his way. Narrator 1, She just loves high school She is smart, joyful spirt and always acts euphoric. The characters in the play suggest that high school is okay to their normal life, for example
A romantic tragedy can be defined as a piece of literature in which two intimate lovers meet an unfortunate end because of their heart felt love. Throughout history many romantic tragedies have been written, but none such more renowned than Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Within this play resides the infamous star-crossed lovers, Romeo the Montague Prince and Juliet the Capulet Princess, who unfortunately meet a tragic-suicidal end. The two star-crossed lovers come from two feuding families, who have been fighting for generations. Both families refuse to end the fued, but rather continue the fight. After meeting, the two lovers soon marry, and by the end of the play, meet their downfall in the most tragic of deaths.
for constant drinking, partying and members of the navy who seem to have far too
William Shakespeare said that “love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is wing’d cupid painted blind”(Shakespeare.1.1.234-235).The quote exhibits that love is blind and can sometimes be hasty and reckless. William Shakespeare’s drama The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, as well as other literary pieces by Ovid, show varieties of love such as eros and philautia and how those two could possibly lead to consequences such as tragedy.
“New love can look for all the world like mental illness, a blend of mania, dementia and obsession that cuts people off from friends and family and prompts out-of-character behavior - compulsive phone calling, serenades, yelling from rooftops - that could almost be mistaken for psychosis” (Carey 1). In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare this love sick attitude plays an immense role in what makes the tragedy of the two lovers. The passion exerted through Romeo for Juliet, vice versa, is what keeps their love for one another together but ultimately is at fault for their demise due to the out of control behavior the quote suggests. The play holds many tragic heroes: characters whose’ traits seen as benign lead to
Savannah Live was a musical preformance held in one of the oldest continuing theater halls in the nation. The theater, appropiately named the Historic Savannah Theater, origionally opened in 1818, yet do to years of wear and tear and several fires, the modern theater was retrofitted to look like its 1940s, art-deco self. Although the stage was in the traditional Proscienim style, the play was anything but traditional. The stage hall itself seemed like something right out of the hay day of Broadway, with lights surrounding the procienian arch, red velvet chairs and carpet, the hall was like a time caplse bringing me back into the 20th centry. Mimicing the transformations of the hall throughout the years, the musical took the audience on a journey through musical, and theatrical history.