Shrek Argumentative Essay

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“Once upon a time there was a lovely princess, but she had an enchantment over her of a fearful sort, which could only be broken by love’s first kiss” (Shrek). Shrek, starring the famous Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz, brought big money to the box office and followed with three sequels. A musical was then adapted and performed on Broadway from 2008 to 2013. Both the film and musical similarly opened with a story, but this time it was in music form and told of how Shrek got on his bog, compared to the princess getting in the tower. Shrek the Musical is for the whole family, including jokes for adults that are covered up enough that kids will not question. Hilarious and singsong catchy, the musical is based on DreamWorks’ movie Shrek from 2001, which was based on the book Shrek! written by William Steig. Lindsay-Abaire and Jason Moore began development in 2002. Actors were finally casted in 2008 with Brian d’Arcy as Shrek, the caring father whose daughter was disappointed to find out he would be the big scary green ogre. Sutton Foster as Fiona, the unladylike talented actress as the princess trapped in a tower for years. Chester Gregory II as Donkey, the hysterical and energetic comedian as the even more hysterical and energetic sidekick. Christopher Sieber as Lord Faarquad, the six-foot and two-inches dude who plays the three-foot discriminating ruler, and, my personal favorite, John Tartaglia as Pinocchio, the talented real boy puppeteer who is now the puppet who thinks he is a real boy. These characters brought the director’s visions to life. They added in great comedy, talent, and…show more content…
For example, the long spiel between Shrek and Donkey over how ogres are like onions is included. “For your information there is a lot more to ogre’s than people think.” Said Shrek. “Hm. Example.” Donkey
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