Theatre Essays

  • Aristotelian Theatre: An Example Of A Curious Theatre

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    An example of an Aristotelian Theatre character is be Roy M. Cohn from Angels In America. An example of a Curious Theatre character is Wordsworth from The Appeal. The two theatrical approaches to characters are very different. Although both authors use real people and real events or circumstance as a base for their own creation, Aristotelian and Curious Theatre build their character differently and for different purposes. The audience are able to witness Roy’s character development and he is there

  • Expressionism In Theatre

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    Introduction Expressionist theatre was a German theatre tradition that was first established in the 1900s, has had a huge influence on later theatre traditions all around the world. The stage craft of it, was particulary important, for which later German practitioners such as Bertolt Brecht and Erwin Picator was strongly influenced, as well as the performance styles that they worked on, which is the Epic theatre and Physical theatre. Later on, this form was then spread from Europe to America, and

  • Physical Theatre: The Characteristics And Development Of Physical Theatre

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    ‘physical theatre’ is tough to define briefly, but is most commonly explained as a performance wherein the narrative is portrayed through physical means and verbal narration, if at all present, is relegated to a minimal position. ‘Physical theatre’ is not to be confused with dance, though it may have similar characteristics. It can almost be seen as a midway between dance and theatre. ‘Physical theatre’ encompasses features from both art forms. I will be discussing how ‘physical theatre’ originated

  • Greek Theatre Vs Modern Theatre Research Paper

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    Theatre has been around for centuries, throughout time theatre was not used like the way we use it today. Theatre has evolved throughout the years, but people might confuse the term theatre and drama. Theatre is to see while drama is to do. Performance and story telling has changed from the Greek and Medieval times to the 21st century. Greek Theatre and Medieval Theatre used religious rituals. In modern theatre the rituals that are being presented is by telling the stories of historical events.

  • The Shakespeare Globe Theatre: The Importance Of Theatre In The 21st Century

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    The theatre is a type of art, which was born from communication with the gods, rituals for various cults and to entertain people in their free time. Theatre was also the place where people got a political and social education, it was also used as a place of civic and philosophical debates and had functioned as a spiritual purification. They have been designed as temples of art and they were seeking to remove their audience from everyday concerns and to send them in some virtual reality but the function

  • Theatre In The Victorian Era

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    one thinks of the theatre, they think of modern day Broadway, New York City, and flashing lights, but they don’t think about how we got here. They think that right now is the peak of theatre, but don’t think about the Victorian Era (1831-1901), when the theatre was just beginning to pick up in London. They don’t realize how much the Victorian Era truly impacted the theatre. In order to know how deep this impact truly was, one must learn about the theater itself, the types of theatre performed, and the

  • Effect Of Dimming In Theatre

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    action. Limelight made it possible for a director to easily manipulate the audiences focus to where ever the director felt necessary. The introduction of the gas table changed the way theatres went about stage lighting. While being able to create artificial light with candles, footlights, and limelights the theatre industry was still not able to control the amount of light on the stage. The gas table allowed “real dimming”, and was a “flexible, centralized” tool (McCandless, 58). Effective dimming

  • History Of Kabuki Theatre

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    Kabuki : Crossdressing Throughout the Ages Burton Weaver When we as Western theatre scholars think of ancient forms of theatre, instantly thoughts of Greek tragedies and Shakespearean plays come to mind. However, the East also has a rich theatrical history, especially in Japan. The Noh theatre, a popular form in Japan, dates back as early as the 14th Century. Another most popular form in Japan came to fruition a bit later, the earliest records being found at the

  • Theatre Review Essay

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    The first production I was able to see this semester was Uncle Vanya on Sunday, January 21st. The show was screened at the Michigan Theatre and I paid the student price for my ticket, only fifteen dollars. The performance was presented by Stage Russia HD, performed at Moscow’s Vakhtangov Theatre. The show was performed in Russian, so English subtitles were added to the screening. Sergey Makovetskiy played the title role, and the production was directed by Rimas Tuminas. The scenic and costume design

  • Introduction To Theatre Analysis

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    exposed to theatre from professionals made my overall mood sad. First, I was depressed and concerned about the future generations in my community because I realized how public schools do not stress the importance of fine arts unless they want the band to generate money for them. During my experience in middle school, I was blessed to have a teacher in my gifted program who was an aspiring actress and got me involved in the drama club and school plays. In high school, I was in a theatre class but

  • Theatre Experience

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    In line with this assignment I would like to discuses an instance of a stage experience, the performance created and executed by the entertainment industry. The “product” offered at The McKittrick Hotel, named “Sleep no more” is an example of a pure experience (perhaps as any other theatrical performance). The main distinct aspect of the performance is a freedom in action - “audiences move freely through a transporting world at their own pace, choosing their own path through the story;” or, in other

  • Essay On Postdramatic Theatre

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    Postdramatic Theatre It is the goal of contemporary theatre and the academe to surpass the traditional semiotic perspective based on structuralism. Artists and theorists have been striving to view theatre from a more post-structuralist and/or deconstructivist perspective, and since then, have paved the way for postdramatic theatre. Since the latter part of the twentieth century, theatre companies have been looking for ways to remove the presence of literature, even words in drama, in order to create

  • Stanislavski's Approach To Theatre

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    to portray real life on the stage. Stanislavski was a committed follower of realism throughout his working life. Stanislavski had a a company named “the moscow arts theatre” which was founded in 1898, it was influential and a successful theatre until it divided and split into two in 1987. Experimentation was his approach to theatre elements: The performers perform the action realistically, without using techniques like addressing the audience or a tableu, which immediately destroy any illusion of

  • Essay On Musical Theatre

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    musical theatre is that I find it to be one of the best ways to tell stories. The combination of music and acting creates for me something that no other form of art form can create. The more musicals I watch the more I find how interesting, innovative this combination can be, and the more I feel a burning need to be a part of it. But despite the fact I was interested in acting and singing for most of my life, I felt insecure about it and therefore tried to deny it, hoping my love for theatre would

  • Theatre Observation Essay

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    that could put an incurable insomniac to sleep, home to a thriving community theatre. Theatre Centre provides entertainment, wonder, dread, and happiness for all who witness it. I have loved and adored the theatre ever since I was a small child, performing in every play I could. Standing on stage fills me with a sense of pride and happiness that can be found nowhere else in the world. I love theatre, and even though the theatre I love more than any other thrives in a small town in Alabama, I still have

  • Stanislavski's Contribution To The Theatre

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    to the development of realism in the theatre? Konstantin Stanislavski was a russian actor and director and is famous for creating the naturalistic performing technique ‘Stanislavski Method’. He challenged the traditional theatrical principles of that time and has established himself as the most renowned director/actor. Konstantin Sergeyevich Alekseyev, was born to in January 1863 to one of the most wealthy families of Russia with a great history in theatre. His grandmother was a french actress

  • Importance Of Disbelief In Theatre

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    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. With no doubt, there are ways in which disbelief may function both in favour and against acquiring knowledge. Some may argue that suspending disbelief — especially in the light of contemporary scientific method — can be considered a form of ignorance. However, it is often essential to take no notice of doubts in order to

  • Evolution Of American Theatre

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    From Colonial Williamsburg Theatre to Broadway, theatre is ever-changing. The differences in each era of theatre are vast; the costumes, staging, acting techniques, and audiences all vary drastically from each other. The major eras and genres of American theatre include the colonial era, the Post-Revolution era, the Civil War era, Broadway, and Post-Modern—all with unique and varying aspects to them. Although the first permanent English settlement occurred at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607, according

  • Kabuki Theatre Analysis

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    The most spectacular about costumes in Kabuki theatre is the role of the assistance with the hikinuki, quick changes done onstage. “Hikinuki means pulling out, and the change of costume is done by the stage assistants by pulling out basted threads in the outer kimono until the top layer can be torn away” (Corts, 2013). In the beginning section of famous “Sagi Musume" (Heron Maiden) where Tamasaburo (the Kabuki actor) morphed from a heron to a machi musume (town girl) by means of a quick change of

  • Theatre Reflection Paper

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    • History of the theatre 2: Through theatre history 1, I have learned so much about how different parts of the world have developed theatre. I really want to expand my knowledge about how western theatre came to be while also addressing what different cultures and theories do with theatre. Dr. Dail does an amazing job of adding in both of those aspects, as well as so much more. I’ve been learning in Theatre History 1 and want to continue to learn more. I believe for anyone that wants to be a well-rounded