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. As a musical that is created based on a blockbuster, the basic story framework is without novelty – an ugly but kind-hearted ogre experiences lots of dangers with a friend, saves the princess like a hero and wins her heart in the end. However, I have to admit that Shrek the Musical does a fantastic job to convert a movie into a Broadway show, considering the high level of complexity and difficulty for a team to humanize animated characters and imitate scenes. There are a lot of details, including Pinocchio’s growing nose, in the musical that show off the elaboration. Undoubtedly, the scenery is one of the brightest spot in this musical.
“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.
Professor of dance studies at the University of Buffalo, Ariel Nereson, claims that Hamilton is reminiscent of traditional Broadway in that he centers the story around the city of New York, a place well known for its Broadway scene. This is explicit in lyrics such as “In New York you can be a new man” in the opening song “Alexander Hamilton.” It also ties the idea of celebrating the importance of diversity with the time that Broadway became popular in New York, when the children of immigrants were “emerging as the city’s demographically and culturally dominant group” (Kasinitz, 3). Additionally, though there is much emphasis put on the use of modern sounds, the musical itself still follows the structure that most other Broadway musicals have always followed. The songs themselves have reprises later on in the show, a signature trait of classic musicals. Not only does Miranda allude to historic events (outside of the musical as well as inside) but the musical itself is brimming with allusions to past popular R&B and hip-hop artists.
It has undergone somewhat of a semantic change from its Greek etymology meaning “imitating all”, and presents a cohesive fusion of nursery rhyme and story-telling, harnessing distinctive features such as “commedia dell’arte figures… topical and often satirical references, [an] elaborate stage set… all in plots that display a total disregard of logic”. (Kaplan p. 266 – 276). Max Beerbohm notes in his description of the art that pantomime is the only form of drama uniquely English. Similarly to Cabaret Theatre, the interaction between the audience and the cast is integral to the form of the drama (), and would inevitably appeal to a juvenile audience. Pantomime has interwoven many theatrical elements into its dialogue throughout its existence, and by adapting to the perpetual world of theatre forms, it has reigned supreme ().
Chekhov influence on the contemporary theatre Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (January 29, 1860 – July 15, 1904) was a pioneer Russian playwright and chief modern writer of the short story. His technique, which involved a clinical objectivity, rejected traditional plotting (rising and falling action, transformation of the hero, heroes vs. villains, etc.) for a more natural presentation. Chekhov is a great modernist insofar as his impressionistic renderings of scene do not force ethical judgment as much as induct the reader 's subjective response. His endeavour to colour life through lively capturing familiar and frequent incidents helped to radically change the short story genre.
Relationships between Romeo, Juliet and the Friar are some of the most potent and detailed in Romeo and Juliet. The story would be completely different without them. Another way that fate has contributed to the overall depth and genius of this story, is how the reader interprets the word. Fate also means the end or death of someone, and Romeo and Juliet’s fate has forever changed the lives of the Montagues and Capulets, disintegrating their rivalry. Change is one of the big themes in Romeo and Juliet, and fate plays right into that theme making it very noticeable and potent.
Nijinsky;Breaking the Barrier Vaslav Nijinsky, one of the most renowned and admired dancers of the 20th century, was known for his astounding leaps and interpretations and his ability to dance en pointe. Nijinsky forever changed the world of dance, serving as an inspiration for the pioneers of what we now know to be modern dance. He broke down the barrier between dance and emotion by dancing with an entirely new technique that he felt portrayed the essence of his creations, instead of confining himself to the familiarity of the somewhat clichéd ballet technique. He came to celebrity, almost god-like status, introduced audiences to his thoroughly alternative, and enraging new approach to dance, and overcame his challenges, both personal
Best London Theater Shows Whether it's an all singing all moving night out or a spine-shivering and provocative play that you're after, Here's our complete manual for London's best Theater indicates not to be missed. Jersey Boys On the off chance that an overall raving success musical that is as of late been adjusted for film sounds like your sort of show, then Jersey Boys is most likely for you. This Olivier Award-winning musical takes after the astounding ascent to fame of rock "n" move legends Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and elements the majority of their greatest hits. Rather than painfully extrapolating a wacky plot out of the verses, basically make the account of 'Jersey Boys' the tale of the Four Seasons. However, it's the book that rises as star.
The musical West Side Story is without a doubt one of the most popular and memorable musicals ever to be created. The makers of the musical include composer Leonard Bernstein, lyricist Stephen Sondheim and librettist Arthur Laurents. This musical is often analyzed for being based off of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, however there are other underlying themes that should be acknowledged as well. In particular there is a constant stream of racism seen throughout the play. From Lieutenant Schrank’s aggressively offensive remarks, to Anita’s flip-flopping mindset, and even in Tony and Maria’s love for one another, racism is a perpetual theme throughout the musical.