This research is an exploration into how ‘Jukebox musicals’ have influenced modern day musicals and how they are written. This style of musical could be seen as the most recent form of musical and its increasing success in the West End looks appears like it’s going to stay. In this essay I will be investigating into whether jukebox musicals have affected future original musicals, the audiences that watch them and the rising musical theatre writers that make new original west end productions possible.
The movie Shrek shows exaggeration through the characters of Shrek and Fiona. Shrek exemplifies exaggeration by pulling a large amount of earwax out of his ear to create a candle. The amount of earwax pulled from Shrek’s ear is abnormal to the amount of wax from a regular human. Shrek also takes a frog and turns it into a balloon for Fiona, and Fiona also picks up a snake and turns it into a balloon. Another example of exaggeration is when Fiona begins to sing with a bird and tries to sing louder than it. They continue competing to see who can sing the highest and overpower the other one. Suddenly, the bird blows up, and his feathers fly everywhere, which leaves Fiona as the winner.
Shrek is a bad-tempered, green, and ugly ogre who lives happily in his own swamp. Until the day that the great Lord farquaad banished all sorts of fairy tale creatures to invade and live in his swamp. When Shrek wants his peaceful home back to himself, he and his sidekick, Donkey, make their way to the castle to speak to Lord farquaad about getting his swamp back. Lord Farquaad refuses to remove the creatures unless Shrek and Donkey do him a favor. The favor is that they rescue Princess Fiona from a castle guarded by a dragon and bring her back to the Lord. After the big journey back, Shrek ends up falling in love with the beautiful Fiona. The movie Shrek is being compared to the book “The Odyssey”. When Odysseus, the ruler of Ithaca, leaves
The Wizard of Oz and Wicked are both very successful and well-known broadway musicals. Both of these musicals are based off of the same story, but each give a slightly different meaning to it. While they are both based on a similar tale, these two broadway musicals have many characteristics that are similar and differ from each other. This paper will compare and contrast the characters, theme, and plot.
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.
Wicked is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz based on a book by Winnie Holzman. The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz. Wicked celebrated its tenth anniversary on Broadway on 30 October 2013. It is the 9th longest-Broadway show, surpassing Beauty and the Beast. A typical performance runs for approximately two hours and thirty minutes. Wicked is famous for a long history, mighty messages and admirable songs.
A lot of developments were being made in the 1942-1945 time period. The US started to really get involved with World War ll, and race wars were breaking out in a number of major cities. Even with all of this madness going on Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein ll were able to create two beautiful shows, Oklahoma! and Carousel. These two amazing pieces of theatre have some dynamic characters that shed light on the rural American economic, social, and sexual complexities of that time.
Shrek is the story of a green ogre who lives in a land of fairytale characters. The story begins with many of the fairytale characters being banished by Lord Farquaad and banished to Shrek 's swamp land. Shrek is asked to go and save the fairytale characters and a talking Donkey is sent to show him the way to Lord Farquaad 's castle in Duloc.
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.
The movie ‘Shrek’ released in 2001, is a great tale of love, and friendship. Shrek an ogre, leaves the comfort of his swamp to gain a deed to his land, on the way, he finds his partner, and friend for life. Throughout the film, Shrek develops resilience, despite it being a prior characteristic. Shrek shows resilience when he accepts his mistakes and apologises to Fiona, whilst he is doing this, he tells her how he really feels. Like Shrek, I developed resilience when I decided my behaviour was unacceptable and improved my attitude toward life, and learning.
Music brings culture to everyday life, it can be found anywhere at anytime. Music doesn’t have to actually be playing for people to hear it. The rhythm of the city is music in itself, everybody has their own unique sound and way to add into the beat of the city. Music expands in many different ways such as country music, which has it’s own unique sound. Country music can be slow with a love story, fast with a break up story to it, or it could be a moderate speed about a big purple dinosaur. Another type of music is rap music. Older generations don’t really like the idea of the fast-talking rappers cussing every five or so words, but the younger generation seems to enjoy it. Rock music is a fast-paced more edgy sound
The production of the set design of the play was a good effort. The set design for the play staging aims for the sweet spot between feeding adult nostalgia and satisfying a new generation of children. The result is a sweetly earnest endeavor that does not quite overcome the challenge of substituting real actors for the animated originals. It 's difficult to recreate the dreamlike magic of the kids playing crack the whip on a stage.The set had all the scene designs on together, whether it
Shrek is a film written in 2001, and was the first film of its kind to subvert traditional fairy tale conventions. Shrek uses fairy tale conventions to tell its story and above all, for comedic effect. However, these conventions are all reversed, as the King is a main villain, and the “evil” ogre is the hero.
The movie Shrek is a popular classic in the animation genre of film. A big reason for it becoming a classic is its theme. Shrek is an ogre who is constantly feared and looked down in society. His looks make people want to kill him, which makes Shrek isolate himself from in his swamp. So what exactly is the theme of the story? Well, Shrek was always judged by society because he’s simply an ogre. Him wanting to marry the human version Fiona would be looked down upon since he’s an ogre and she’s a human. Judgment is huge part of the society Shrek lives in. This judgement is similar to how the Puritans reacted when they encountered an outsider or someone who’s different. The Puritans were a group of Protestants who wanted to purify their church.
Over the past century, film has served as a powerful means of communication to a global audience and has become a vital part of the contemporary culture in a world that is increasingly saturated by visual content. Due to the immediacy and the all-encompassing nature of film, the process of watching a film, is widely perceived to be a passive activity by the general masses. However, quoting Smith in his article about the study of film, “nothing could be further from the truth.” The study and understanding of film as an art form enhances the way we watch and appreciate films. It requires the audience's active participation and interaction with the film in order to fully comprehend the directors' intention behind every creative decision. With