The characteristics of the anger movement appeared in the 20th century modern drama. It is characterized by social class conflict and witnessed many of the revolutionary movements against society. The theme of the plays in this movement concerned with social critic against middle-class values, and they shared a disrespect and contempt for the class system and the post welfare state. The theme of struggle against the establishment, values, conventions and authority prevailed in modern drama. There are also many themes which dominated modern plays such as: violence, frustration, damage, loneliness and revenge. Moreover, it focused on the man who is trapped in an antagonistic universe without any chance of happiness and hope for the future. Many writers during the 1930 's and 1940 's concentrated on the brave individual stories of the lower and middle classes members and the protagonists were mostly of the working-class or of lower middle-class origin; who view society with contempt and ironic humor and may have conflict with authority. They used many techniques such as: flashback, irony, music, and stage direction. The plot in the plays of the
Struggling is a part of existing in this world for some people. No matter where they try to go, what they try to do, the reality of a life filled with struggle is present. Nevertheless, there is significance in the struggle of life and the obstacles that one must get over in order to succeed. Robert O’Hara play, Insurrection: Holding History illuminates the idea of a historic gem of a play that unveils hundred of years of history. Furthermore, the history is presented in a way that it has been denied and choosing not to be seen. The masses of society have had the privilege to choose what to believe and what not to believe. Consequently, the most marginalized groups of society are left to fall in the narrative that was created for them in society.
Melba Pattillo Beals wrote Warriors Don’t Cry as a memoir of her battle to integrate Little Rock’s Central High. The nonfictional story focuses on the life of Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the nine teenagers chosen to integrate central high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. Being threatened and harassed by her school mates while her own community ignore her during her attempt to bring equality in Arkansas is heartbreaking as her remarkable story is displayed in this book. There are lots of literary elements used to create this memoir as they help the writing spring to life. Some of them are: first point of view, conflict, plot, theme, symbolism etc. The central theme is courage and overcoming racism and social injustice.
Theatre reflects the society in which it is in. Use of particular elements of drama and production in Harrison’s Stolen and Keene’s Life Without Me and evokes the audience’s engagement and understanding of the dramatic meaning that is created. By exploring the development of the character’s personal concerns the audience can effectively engage with and consider the cultural issues expressed in these two plays. By highlighting and exploring these key issues the audience is challenged and confronted with a representation and reflection on parts of Australian culture. The thematic issues and concerns of both plays include – Racism, Discrimination, Persecution, Lack of Respect, Identity, Belonging (or lack of), Discovery and the issues of Home.
Topic 4: “Suspension of disbelief” is an essential feature of theatre. Is it essential in other areas of knowledge? Develop your answer with reference to two areas of knowledge.
This essay will discuss the theatrical production play of The Ugly Noo Noo. Through the production play written and performed by Andrew Buckland, this essay will be discussing how the theatrical forms found in the play; have influenced the socio political context of South Africa during the time it was written. In the essay, it will discuss the elements to support the following statement. The key features that will be introduced into the essay of physical and poor theatre are; improvisation, imagination, mime, images, sound, character change, narrative and satire. In poor theatre the key features discussed in the essay are; physicality, functional set and characterization of characters. In this essay, the socio political context in connection to the form of the play, will be discussed when talking about the Apartheid government was like during 1988 during Apartheid, and how Buckland demonstrated this context through his chosen form in the play.
Playwrights pass relevant information to their viewers through the plays which they create. Viewers must be keen to acquire valuable lessons. Otherwise, they may miss some critical components which would have a positive impact on their development. August Wilson’s “Fences” is an example of a play which passes vital awareness on some of the critical issues which affect the society. The play addresses the issue of racism and how this element creates oppression to the African Americans who struggle to earn a living. The audience notes that the oppression Black people face has some influence on family relationships and this further shows how the film enlightens on the effects of racism. One
1. From Jason Johansen 's Notes on Chicano Cinema, scholars of Chicana/o cinema used to identify the criteria of Chicana/o cinema as "films BY Chicanos, films FOR Chicanos, and films ABOUT Chicanos" (Johansen 303). The Salt of the Earth film (1954) attempts to expand this definition because it achieves more than being for and about Chicanos, it can also be for other minorities fighting injustices and inequalities similar to Chicanos. The film is still for Chicanos because it illustrates an actual account of Mexican American mining workers in Zinc Town of New Mexico during World War II, where the union workers won due to their unity, inspiring others to stand with each other in the Chicano movement. The movie also challenges the criteria because it is a film directed by a non-Chicano, Herbert Biberman, but that inadequacy was compensated since most of the actors were local Mexican-American union associates who had experience and direct involvement in the historical fight for their rights. I chose this film because it showed how hard the union workers and families worked in fighting racial injustices, and because it inspired myself to move forward with strong ideologies and pride.
In a time of the Great Depression and the buildup to World War Two, the question of the significance of art in the 1930’s become of huge importance. The movie, Cradle Will Rock, sought to relate the development of a theatrical play in relation to its greater social environment in order to truly address the issues of the time. This movie captured the environment of the 1930s and the intricacies of the Federal Theatre Project by developing a character who stood for a larger idea and interweaving storylines in order to highlight the spectacle and rhythm of the time.
Humans were created to all be different. Different means that views are not the same as the person next to you or across the world from you. These views then lead to opinions. Opinions that often time led to change. Change is where a voice comes in. A voice in which is strong and advocating for an individual or group. In reality, can one voice be strong enough for a nation to hear about change? That voice is only strong enough if they have the point of view similar to the others they are advocating for. The similar views will lead to more voice that is supporting your idea. This will become a voice that a nation will be able to hear. The voice that will be able to be heard for years to come. Even if everyone has different
The research paper is about John H. Franklin's topic in “The Train From Hate” which is a terrific piece of literature. Mr. Franklin was born in Rentiesville, Oklahoma, on January 2, 1915. He attended Harvard University and eventually obtained a PH.D, and subsequently he became a well-known historian of his time. Mr. Franklin was one of a kind individual and particularly known for his effort concerning scholarship that focus on Southern history and racial politics. He published many books throughout his career. He was also prominent as an academic leader and a civil right activist standing against racism and injustice.
The La Raza Ethnic Study Program would not be successful without use of the theory of pedagogy. This form of learning is a symbiotic experience between the students and the teachers promoting group feedback and growth. I believe this documentary did a great job showing this process through the actions of the students as well as the teachers. Traditional teaching is based on administering regurgitated facts that can hold back the student from critical thinking. In this film, you are able to see the students engaging with each other and the teachers expressing cultural dialogue and conscience thought. This style of learning is intimidating to the status quo.
Freedom Writers is based on a true story set in America in 1994, where a first time teacher, played by Hilary Swank, faces a group of students who have been considered by the government as “un-teachable and at–risk” teenagers. These students represent street kids who have all witnessed street fights as well as the murder of their friends and family. The movie demonstrates the way non-white Americans are over represented in teenage homicides, incarceration, unemployed, poverty and poor educational outcomes, but also the way they are viewed in the media. The film also has several references to ghettos, street life, drug busts and continual involvement with the police. The target audience for this film is teenagers. A way this is known is because of the way the film is presented to the audience.
Stories have been told, and passed through from one generation to the other making it the main way of communicating our understanding of particular values, attitudes and beliefs.
In the Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, the narrator wrote about so many things in the real world that still happen as racism, uneducated, a world that got a lot of issues around their life, how he views the world in this novel is literally where just smart people that can survive or be someone. Ellison uses the final chapters of the novel to show that, according to the narrator, black people are not equal compared to them or rich people, or in other ways being under controlled bythe white power. Ellison is also seeking to convey that who did disagreeable things are trying to keep their power in whatever ways that they can do it that seems unfair. Brotherhood was just using the narrator to get advances from uneducated people or