The story is about Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to be on the Corny Collins show, even though she was discouraged and made fun due to her appearance, she perseveres and ends up on the show. While on the show and in school Tracy Turnblad and her new friends fight against the segregation in Baltimore. The energy that the actors create is incredible. The casting of Brittany Thornton as Tracy Turnblad and Claire Adams as Penny Pingleton was a perfect
Growing up as a female in the nineties had its ups and downs. Being a female who was interested in typically ‘masculine’ activities was ten times harder. Ignoring the fact that I didn’t really play with barbies so much as pretend I was batman or a power ranger most of the time, I grew up with the standard belief that women in television were only good as a plot device to make the male lead look like the hero when rescuing the damsel in distress. My view of the world was flipped on its head with the introduction of Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Finally a show that gave women the upper hand in a fictional world. What was even better than seeing a girl kicking ass and taking names?
“You don 't realize it until you go out and take a look, but there are so many ways in which sexism is just allowed in our culture, not just in the entertainment industry. It 's just allowed to be there, and that 's not acceptable anymore. And I think it 's really important to be very vocal. “-Jenny Slate For many years, women have been forced to undergo major discriminations based on their gender. Most of these discriminations have been based on cultural stereotypes that portray women mainly in the roles of wives and mothers.
In conclusion, at the time when the film Hidden Figures was filmed it had elements of racism, sexism, and class (economic standards) which was a prime example of intersectionality and how the women were treated on a daily basis. “Their dark skin, their gender, their economic status… none of these were acceptable excuses for not giving the fullest limitation to their imagination and ambition...” this quote signifies that no matter what’s the color of your skin, race, gender, or your economic status both sexes are destined for success using your knowledge and your creativity. Men are not the only superior race but also women, their determination and their ambitions allows them to accomplish certain tasks that is set for
It was in 1681 that King Louis XIV finally allowed women to perform in his theatre, the Palais Royale in Paris, though their heavier wardrobe limited their movement range and technique as compared to men performing in those days. While the men of the late Renaissance became obsessed with correct teaching of dance and being the one in charge, “women began to assume the roles of stars- glamorous brilliant dancers who won the acclaim of growing audiences” (History, 76). These talented women included Marie Anne de Camargo, Marie Salle, and Francoise Prevost. This was the rise of the ballerina, and these women originated many roles such as the lead in Pygmalion and The Love of Mars and Venus, and also became famous among the aristocracy and wealthy bourgeois, who showered the starlets with jewels and large sums of money. Marie Anne de Camargo though, is known to be the most reputable and outstanding dancer of the 18th century.
Thoroughly Modern Millie is a play about a young woman who moves from Kansas to New York City so she can make something of herself. The story was originally wrote by Richard Morris and Kent State’s production of the play was directed by Terri Kent. The play it set in New York City in the 1920’s. Prior to play I believed that it was going to be set in modern times due to the title, after a few minutes in though I discovered the play was set in the roaring twenties, which made me quite excited for the rest of the play because of all the cultural contributions that occurred during the time period. The play is based around Millie, the protagonist, who after a few days in the city decides that she wants to get a job and marry her boss.
Gender inequality is not a new topic. Throughout history, women have faced significant sexist discrimination starting with being denied basic rights enjoyed by men. In many societies, women have been categorized as inferior to men. Greek poet, Homer, consistently highlighted this ‘women are inferior’ theme throughout his writings of The Iliad and The Odyssey. Even though this degradation of women has currently been brought to light in the 21st century, it continues to remain a serious issue.
Virginia Woolf in her essay, “In Search of a Room of One’s Own” is astonished by the scarcity of women authors the Elizabethan period and is thus determined to find the causalities of this enigma. She makes clear the deficit of literature produced by female writers is an outcome of the male-dominated culture of the time, which entailed considerable difficulty for women to accomplish anything more than of those roles prescribed by society. I find Woolf 's arguments to be credible to the fullest, albeit it would have been preferable if she spoke of the male-female divide in more detail. On a related note, Anna Quindlen 's "Between the Sexes, a Great Divide" is a formidable choice for exemplifying the complexities of this bisection. In her essay,
“The Play That Goes Wrong” required a very detailed strategic plan of the arranged props and set design that actors need to follow in their performance. I believe the performers did a marvelous job in following the detailed choreography of the show. One of the most memorable cast members was Nancy Zamit. She played Annie the stage manager, who took the spotlight when she was forced into playing Charles’ fiancée named Sandra because the original female lead got "knocked unconscious” in the middle of the play. As terribly shy as she was, Zamit intensified the enjoyment of the audience as her character was reading off lines from pages of the script very awkwardly and awfully in an unfitted red dress and wig.
Much like the greek tragedies, the hero of Bella: An American Tall Tale has a major tragic flaw, but this flaw might be a bit too big to handle. Bella, the main character, faces many problems caused by her large posterior. Bella: An American Tall Tale at the Dallas Theater Center captivates audiences with its hysterical script, talented actors, and spectacular technical elements. The musical begins with Bella (Ashley D. Kelley), a kind yet naive young girl whose large derriere both causes and solves her many problems, getting onto a train. She plans to meet her boyfriend Aloysius (Clifton Oliver) and marry him.