Wicked Essays

  • The Theme Of Racial Prejudice In WICKED

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    Prejudice in WICKED: How is the theme of racial prejudice explored in Act One of the musical WICKED? The musical Wicked: The Untold Stories of the Witches of Oz was first performed on 10th June 2003 in New York City on Broadway. It was adapted, by Winnie Holzman and Steven Schwartz, from the 1995 book by Gregory Maguire (WICKED: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West), and follows the story of Elphaba a green-skinned girl who eventually becomes better known as the Wicked Witch of the

  • Theories And Reflection To Gregory Maguire's Novel, Wicked '

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    Introduction There have been many theories discussed about Wicked the musical, and the connections and comparisons to Gregory Maguire’s novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, as well as L. Frank Baum’s children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, it was mentioned that the Wicked Witch of the West (Elphaba) only had one eye that was as powerful as a telescope, and to have melted to a “brown, melted, shapeless mess” after Dorothy threw

  • Comparing The Wizard Of Oz And Wicked: Broadway Musical

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    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. The Wizard of Oz is a musical about a young girl, named Dorothy, who lives on a farm in Kansas

  • Disney The Wicked Witch Archetype

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    heroic prince’s progress, lost everything in the end, and did not live happily ever after. Disney had created a character that jived with what the public was looking for. However, this archetype did not appear with the creation of Maleficent. The “Wicked Witch” archetype has been around for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. The association of witches with evil can be traced all the way back to the Bible. In Deuteronomy 18:10-12, Moses relays the words of the Lord God to the Israelites, specifying

  • The Populist Party In L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

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    In the land of Oz, silver is the color that represents the witches and their power. Many instances in the novel show their great power by describing how other characters react to them, such as when the Wicked Witch sees Dorothy’s silver shoes she “[begins] to tremble with fear, for she [knows] a powerful charm belonged to them” (Baum 125). This demonstration of their influence symbolizes how much power silver would have had in the economy if it were utilized

  • Wizard Of Oz Political Allegory

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    History & English The Wizard of Oz Reflecting the political circumstances in America during the late 19th century, The Wizard of Oz, functions as a monetary and political allegory. Woven throughout the story, populism, the belief that regular people rather than political insiders have control over their government, and the bimetallic standard, a monetary system composed of gold or silver, are prominent themes. In The Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion represent

  • Review: The Girl Who Drank The Moon

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    The Girl Who Drank the Moon Critic’s Review The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a fantastic, fairytale novel. Kelly Barnhill’s outstanding, award winning novel takes her readers on a journey to a whole new world of fantasy, immersing the reader into a world living with magic. The main character, Luna, is one you want to cheer for. She is a likable character with some quirks and enjoys being with her adopted family. Luna is smart, loves to study stars, and loves to learn poetry from her swamp

  • Anna The King Play Analysis

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    It is the fifth musical play created by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. This play is based on the Margaret Landon’s novel, as well as Anna and the King of Siam. This musicals plot relates to the experiences of Anna, a British school teacher who was hired as a part of King’s drive to modernize the country. The relationship between the King and Anna is marked by conflict through much of the piece, as well as by a love to which neither can admit.

  • Musical Theatre: The Musical

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    Musical theatre combines music, dance and theatre to tell a story. It is not just a play with music because the songs and the music also tell a story. Music and singing are the main features and together with drama they combine into a musical theatre. It appeals to many people because it has such variety. The words are sung and in some musicals there are no spoken words at all. Musical theatre has developed over the last 150 years. American musical theatre began in the beginning of the 20th

  • Stephen Sondheim Musical Analysis

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    Musical theatre performance, which presents fictional plots and impresses audiences with show-stopping dance and song, unites dramatic works across the globe. American musical theatre, specifically, draws inspiration from European straight plays, burlesques, and operas, while dramatizing American topics. Nineteenth-century musical comedies use entertaining situations, rather than plot, to frame performances involving song, dance, and humor. For example, George M. Cohan’s works, although inspired

  • Film Analysis: Wendy And Lucy

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    Introduction Wendy and Lucy an American film coordinated by Kelly Reichardt in 2008. Wendy Carroll, who is the hero in this film, is a young woman who sets her sights on Alaska with her pooch Lucy, going in her auto with exceptionally constrained supplies. Seeing as Wendy is headed to Alaska, the film is a sort of otherworldly sister to Into the Wild, however without the awkward dramatist and almost the story set forth in that film. Wendy is continually seen tallying down her pitiful investment funds

  • Wicked Musical Analysis

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    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. Wicked is a splendid show and have a

  • Wicked Novel Analysis

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    Amanpreet Lal Jig Rim Hong English 1C- Section 49 05 March 2018 Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West “Fairy tales were not my escape from reality as a child; rather, they were my reality -- for mine was a world in which good and evil were not abstract concepts, and like fairy-tale heroines, no magic would save me unless I had the wit and heart and courage to use it widely.” These words of Terri Windling, an American editor, offer an insight to the idea of fairytales in society

  • Wizard Of Oz Film Analysis

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    joins the group, the scene zooms out to the Wicked Witch’s crystal ball, and fades away. The Wicked Witch then looks at the poppy field, and the scene switches, zooming into the crystal and opening up to show the group travelling again. After Dorothy falls asleep in the field, an image of the Good Witch appears over the scene, as she casts her spell. After Dorothy wakes up, and as she is helping the Tin Man, the scene once again zooms back out to the Wicked Witch and her crystal, before dissolving back

  • Wizard Of Oz Color Symbolism

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    simple and there wasn’t much to smile about. After the cyclone she finds herself and her dog Toto in the Land of the Munchkins, where blue is the primary color. The Munchkins are friendly, happy, and very thankful to Dorothy for ridding them of the wicked witch. They are dressed in blue and their houses are blue. Blue seems to signify warmth, kindness and a welcoming environment. The munchkins consider

  • Adventure In The Wizard Of Oz

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    This book takes place in Kansas and the Land Of Oz where all the adventure starts. As a tornado strikes Kansas (the place where Dorothy lives along with her aunt and uncle), Dorothy, her dog, and their house all blow away as their house lands on the Wicked Witch of the East in the Munchkin Country, as it kills her. Not knowing in which world she is in, Dorothy only has one wish: going back to her house. Later, Dorothy meets Glinda, the witch of the South (the good witch) who gives her a pair of silver

  • The Heroin In Dorothy's The Wizard Of Oz

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    of Oz. She is the reason that the Wicked Witch of the East is dead, she is the reason that the Wicked Witch of the West is dead, and she is the reason that Oz 's identity was revealed. Dorothy 's presence played a huge part in the novel. To begin with, The Wicked Witch of the East 's death was caused by Dorothy. On Dorothy 's way to the Emerald City, while she was flying, her house landed on the Wicked Witch. The Land of the Munchkins were ecstatic that the Wicked Witch was gone.Munchkin Country praised

  • Essay On Breakfast At Tiffany's

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    Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a romantic American comedy set in 1961. It was directed by Blake Edwards and was released by paramount pictures. The film breakfast at Tiffany’s stars Audrey Hepburn as …. And George Peppardas…“ you should at least ensure that you have captured the movie details in the introduction part. The viewers of the movie all know that they are laughing all the time and are being shocked by several ordered surprises in the movie ( Breakfast at Tiffany’s), that, paste jewelry from

  • Symbolism In The Wizard Of Oz

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    Whom does Dorothy meet in Oz? Good and Bad presented by Glinda Witch of the North and Wicked Witch of the West. Let us think about the part of people at a subconscious level, we have both parts in ourselves. The costume of each character is shown very obviously in the scene when Dorothy met them. For Glinda Witch of the North, her costume looks white pretty brighten and she looks like an angel. For Wicked Witch of the West, her costume is green-representing bad thing- ugly and a look of a bad

  • Dorothy's Obstacles In The Wizard Of Oz

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    The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum is a novel of adventure and courage. In this story, the protagonist Dorothy finds herself in the magical land of Oz with no easy way back home to Kansas. On her journey home, her conflicts with the wicked witches present her with obstacles she must overcome to get home. After completing these challenges, Dorothy becomes admired by the people of Oz and the reader. Overall, Dorothy is the heroin in The Wizard of Oz because she is idealized for her courage and achievements