Both created a string of popular Broadway musicals in the 1940s and 1950s, initiating what to be considered the “golden age” of musical theatre. Rodgers was composing the music and Hammerstein was writing the lyrics, five of their Broadway shows, “ Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music, were outstanding successes, as was the television broadcast of Cinderella. “ The King and I” opened on Broadway on March 29, 1951. The idea of the Broadway came from a film in 1956 with Brynner re-creating his role opposite Deborah Kerr. “ The Sound of Music” were Rodgers and Hammerstein las work together, the play told the story of the von Trapp family.
He produced his first play when he was only twenty years old and his next two plays followed right after. With every new play, he became more famous and Rostand’s name began to attract distinguished actors and actresses to star in his productions. In 1897, Rostand produced Cyrano de Bergerac. The play was a huge success. Late nineteenth-century theater had been based on realistic stories and unsentimental characters.
The fact that he has consistently had at least on show running on Broadway since 1979 is an incredible feat in itself. Many composers are lucky to have just one or two shows run. We do not know what is yet to come from the brilliant Andrew Lloyd Webber, but if it is anything like his past productions, I do not think we will be
In coming to the United States, not only did he bring his cultures and traditions, but also his unique assets and talents. Growing up, his father was a garment worker, and he was first exposed to the naturalistic style of acting at his local community theater. There he learned the basics and necessities of acting. However, his career in theater did not begin until he joined the Theater Guild as an actor and assistant stage manager. Another one of his many accomplishments was that he was on broadway, an achievement many actors and actresses can only dream of.
He was a republican, and working with other republicans, was trying to remove Caesar from the position of sole dictator (king). Flavus had a negative view on Caesar. This could clearly be seen in the incident where Flavus along with another tribune stole the diadem off of one of Caesar 's statues. The relationship between Caesar and Flavus was substandard. After stripping Flavus of his title of Tribune of the Plebs, he asked his father to disown him, because he had two other more successful sons, but he refused.
The amount of discouragement and impertinence these actions hold is beyond imaginable. Additionally, when Homer’s father said “I've been mad as hell at you. But it's the first time in your life I've been ashamed of you.” Imperils Homer’s emotional and mental well being a substantial amount. Especially when one knows the odds of becoming successful coming from a town like ‘Coalwood’ is little to slim.
With the success of Tyler’s plays learning about forgiveness and family, something else must come out of his plays. And something did! “In the play of I Can Do Bad All by Myself, Perry created a character named Mabel Simmons for his musical play.” Originally, Madea was slated to make a five-minute appearance, but those five minutes of that gun-shooting, sailors mouth grandma became an instant success for Tyler Perry.” Tyler Perry quickly transformed from a highly successful playwright into one of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry.
But his first major role was in “In the Heights” were he both acted and wrote in the play. Lin won the lead role in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. Then became a fixture in the school’s drama program. During that time he met Stephen Sondheim, who later became a mentor to Miranda, along with fellow musical-theatre legend John Kander.
After watching the new Broadway musical An American in Paris, I left the Palace Theatre feeling I shall never forget this beautiful American musical with its powerful display of storytelling through dance. Christopher Wheeldon, the director and choreographer, chose an extremely clear, stunning, and entirely balletic introduction; yet even with the limited narration, I was never lost as he carried me through Paris - a suffering city still in turmoil after emerging from the darkness of WWII German Occupation. As the giant Nazi banner victoriously
How do Shakespeare and Baz Luhrmann engage their audiences in the opening scenes and set up the major themes of the play and film? William Shakespeare was baptised on the 26th of April 1564 and he passed away on the 23 April 1616. He was an English poet and regarded as the best writer in the English language. William Shakespeare wrote many plays and one of his most famous ones is Romeo and Juliet. In Shakespeare’s times his actors would perform the play on a stage in the middle of the city.
In the creative scene, there are painters to their paintings, sculptors to their sculptures, authors to their novels, and then there are auteurs to their films. What all these different artists have in common is authorial-like control over the creation of their art and their works. What makes films different from the rest is the amount of work put into a film and the involvement of many other people. There are some film directors that are not the possess complete authorial-like control over their films and there are auteurs, such as François Truffaut and Orson Welles, that do. Within Truffaut’s 400 Blows and Welles’ Citizen Kane, it is evident that both directors had creative control over their projects which allowed their films to truly become their individual works through their specific uses of cinematic language, mise-en scene, cinematography, and, in Welles’ case, narrative structure.
In The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is many things. He is a yachtsman, a soldier in World War 1, an entrepreneur, and bootlegged alcohol in America. Both of these characters are very similar. They both are very rich and successful business men, even though they both seem to live unfilled lives. They also think that they always have to be in control over everything, and end up abusing their power because they think that they are above the law.