Kenneth Branagh Essays

  • Kenneth Branagh Hamlet Analysis

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    through many different actors each telling the tragic story in their own way. Kenneth Branagh has been able to effectively portray the character, Hamlet, through the use of a strong voice, gestures and the overall appearance of the actor within his adaptation of the play. The anger in Kenneth Branagh’s voice mirrored the emotion

  • Olivier And Branagh: Film Analysis

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    popular among publicists in advertising for the reason of the broadest attractions and influences (Jackson, 2007: 7). Among his greatest cinematic adaptations, numerous productions were also made for Henry V; among them, Laurence Olivier (1944) and Kenneth Branagh (1989) have always made headlines when it comes to the discussion of its excellence and influence. It could have been attention-grabbing for the contemporary people to see the combination of the greatest artists creating an all-time spotlighted

  • Kenneth Branagh The Ghost Analysis

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    I watched the 1996 version by Kenneth Branagh and I will try not to repeat what has already been effectively said. The richness in set designs and the utmost care for detailed descriptions of places, elaborated, colorful costumes, as well as the music itself opened it to a much wider audience than theatergoers when it first appeared 20 years ago (Branagh constant challenge). In a certain sense, the Ghost is present from the very beginning of the play even before it shows. In fact, we already know

  • Disguise And Mistaken Identity In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

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    Introduction I chose the topic disguise and mistaken identities, I chose this topic because I found it interesting how Shakespeare made connections with the Victorian culture of disguises and mistaken identities in his work, it is also interesting to see how disguise was used centuries ago. I found some interesting connections to Shakespearean plays, for example, women would often disguise themselves as men to be able to work under certain circumstances as we can see in the comedy “Twelfth night”

  • Kenneth Branagh: Prince Hamlet In The Flesh

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    Kenneth Branagh: Prince Hamlet in the Flesh The key to success for acting any role is to become the person who you are acting as, since only the most natural and emotional acting will effectively convince an audience of the feelings you are trying to project towards them. The feelings that a character has must be shown very clearly through body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice to be successful at acting that character. Kenneth Branagh uses these methods of expression to very effectively

  • The Kenneth Branagh: The Most Effective Film

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    Have you ever been so scared to do something but you know that you have to do it? I’ll tell you what in the book Hamlet by William Shakespeare it sure does! The Kenneth Branagh is the most effective film because they actually show the correct emotion. Without this emotion it would be a pretty vague film. Doran’s version best fits Shakespeare's intention, because we see not only great emotion but also excellent camera work. “ In the same figure like the king that’s dead” (Shakespeare 9). In this

  • The Criticism Of Romanticism In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    1. I N T R O D U C T I O N “It’s alive! It’s alive!” Although this line is nowhere to be found in the book, it certainly is one of the most iconic lines in a horror movie. Not least because it has been reused on various occasions for assorted reasons, which in turn certainly contributed to the popularity of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The point is, that Mary Shel-ley’s Frankenstein, Or the Modern Prometheus is on the verge of turning 200 years old, yet we still seem to be unable to break away

  • The Importance Of Conscience In Hamlet And Macbeth

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    People’s conscience’s guide their actions, behaviors, and decisions on a daily basis, but is a person’s conscience powerful enough to determine whether they will live or die? Shakespeare would argue that it is. According to his writing, he would even go as far as implying that a person’s conscience is the reason that one might choose to kill himself. Two of Shakespeare's most famous plays, Hamlet and Macbeth, are prime examples of how a character’s guilty conscience combined with a character’s perceived

  • A Raisin In The Sun Compare And Contrast Essay

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    The play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and the movie A Raisin in the Sun directed by Kenny Leon, which was a version of the play created in 2008, both have a lot of similarities and differences. The plot of the play starts out in a small apartment where a family of 5 people live. A massive check is coming in the mail and the play circles around what the family does with the money. The main thing is that they buy a house and water, the main character, losses the rest of the money from

  • Romeo And Juliet Violence Analysis

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    The love between two controversial teens in the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare caused many fights and lead to multiple deaths including their own. Shakespeare uses specific characters to show that the violence in the play is irrational. In particular, the characters Prince Escalus and Lord Capulet are two essential components, in helping Shakespeare prove that. Throughout the play Escalus appears when violence has taken place or is taking place as he is a symbol of the law. Namely

  • Power And Jealousy In Shakespeare's Othello

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    “Iago belongs to a select group of villains in Shakespeare who, while plausibly motivated in human terms, also take delight in evil for its own sake” (Bevington, 2014, p 607). Understanding his sense of self might reveal another tragedy regarding how egos across the human condition demonstrate unique frailness. “Critics often debate Iago's motives. What drives him to act as he does? Some people believe Iago is simply, but purely, evil, doing immoral things merely to be bad” (Hacht, 2007, p, 657)

  • Dishonesty In The Canterbury Tales

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    Men and women both have the capability to deceive each other; yet, in the fifteenth century, a patriarchal society would blame women the most when it comes to dishonesty. In “The Wife of Bath's Prologue” and the “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” of The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer gives women the opportunity to defend their gender against the dominating male sex. Both texts describe the negative social views of women and how the Wife intends to correct them through her own gender perceptions plus the

  • Indecision In Hamlet

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    In the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the main character is Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark. The play starts just after Hamlet’s father dies. King Hamlet’s ghost appears and tells Hamlet that he was murdered by Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius, the new King of Denmark. This few minute encounter creates many decisions that influence many of the characters in the play. Hamlet’s mind is violently pulled in divergent directions. He’s faced with many different decisions and has chronic indecision, which might

  • Iago's Reason In Othello

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    Many of the traits that have Shakespeare gives the characters have negative connotations that show the flaw in human beings like greed,jealousy, and anger which then motivates the villains, and even our main heros, to try and “change destiny” by manipulating situations to change the outcome. This can be seen in Othello where it is mentioned several times the possible reasons as to why Iago is doing what he is. While we are “Hunting about for [his] motives,” (Rosenberg 150) we as readers can’t help

  • Lady Macduff Extract Analysis

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    The extract is from Macbeth written by William Shakespeare in the year 1606. It is from act 4 scene 2. The extract primarily deals with the frustration and anger of lady macduff for her husband who fled away to England and betrayed her and their children. Lady macduff and her son have a serious talk in this scene in which she argues about how will they survive without the main pillar of their family i.e. macduff. The context starts with the conversation between Ross and Lady Macduff. Her tone reflects

  • Catch Me If You Can Title Sequence Analysis

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    Analysis of the technical aspects of the title sequences 1. Introduction In this essay I will discuss the technical aspects of the title sequences such as the shots, the look and texture, colour, sound, music, texts, motion and aesthetics, among others. We will look at Seven film (1995) by David Fincher and Catch Me if You Can released in 2002, directed by Steven Spielberg as my chosen title sequences. 2. Body 2.1 Seven Figure 1 Seven Title Sequence Seven is a psychological Thriller/Drama

  • Love Quotes In Much Ado About Nothing

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    In the play “A Midnight Dream” composed by William Shakespeare, he ponders on a quote, “that course of true love never did run smooth” (I.I.134), emphasizing that love is complicated and is not easy. The idea that love is complicated is shown through the many plays that Shakespeare composed like “Much Ado about Nothing.” In Much Ado about Nothing one can correlate the quote from “A Midnight Dream” to the love scenes between Claudio and Hero and Benedick and Beatrice. Those scenes contain the desire

  • Deception In Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

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    Shakespeare excelled in the art of presenting complex themes in the most subtle ways. Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing presents the theme of deception. The plot of the play is woven around the traps of deceit, from the ends of both the antagonists as well as the protagonists. Thus, it shows deception in two forms- in its malevolence, driven by evil notions and motives; and also its benevolence, when employed for the better good. Either ways, all the characters are involved in deceit, sometimes

  • Jealousy In Shakespeare's Othello

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    The concept of jealousy is explored by William Shakespeare in the play Othello. Jealousy is a clear indication on how one fears and insecurities can be exploited and manipulated by those who are envious. Deceit can turn one against those whom they love and overwhelmed with emotion that it results in losing sanity and death. The theme of jealousy is prominent throughout the play and motivates character’s actions. Jealousy is so powerful it not only destroys others’ lives, but can lead to one’s own

  • Role Of Deception In Othello

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    Deception, by its definition is known as an immoral deed, a one-dimensional act that conceals the truth. This statement however, with regards to Shakespeare’s plays proves to be false. The act of deception can be both for the good and bad. The reasons or intentions one could deceive another can be out of necessity as like Rosalind and Celia from As You Like It, Rosalind’s need to hide her gender in order to stay alive in the Forest of Arden. Or like in Othello deception can be used as a manipulative