What are the McCarthy hearings?
In reference to the play "The Children's Hour" by Lillian Hellman, what was Hellman's relationship with the McCarthy Hearings? What was the outrage in Hollywood in relation to the hearings?
How does the below quote relate to the hearings and the play?
The traditional sequence for plot development is exposition, complication, and dénouement. Why might a writer or director choose to deviate from this traditional sequence? What examples support your reasoning?
There are several unique physical interfaces such as foot pads, maracas, a microphone, and a fishing pole , that are designed to enhance the game playing experience. Disregarding the obvious (such as guns for first-person shooters0, recommend a unique physical interface that could be used as an alte...
I was given the play Shining city to write an essay on and compare it to Hamlet.
I can only come up with the fact that both have ghosts in them that are trying to tell them something..I need a bit more to make a lengthy enough essay..plot, theme, setting anything??
At the end of the play, Judge Brack exclaims, "But good God! People don't do such things!" Describe the irony of his response and other moments in which this same bourgeois mandate is echoed throughout the play.
Identify what social/domestic problem Ibsen is addressing and how the other characters, George Tesman, Thea Elvsted, Judge Brack, Eilert Lovborg, and even Berta and Miss Juliana Tesman complicit in this "problem" and Hedda's subsequent suicide?
When the ghost appears to Hamlet in act I scene V, does this encounter alter or merely affirm Hamlet's position?
I have read this act several times and still not sure if isn't really the ghost of his father?
The notion of "madness" is commonly applied to both Hamlet and Ophelia. Both consider-and one ultimately chooses-suicide. I need to select either character and affirm or negate a case for his or her sanity in full view of his or her choices within the play.
Examine the line "O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew!" What can you determine about Hamlet's thought process? What does this part of his soliloquy lead the reader to conclude about his character?
This job offers ideas for a role play where one person becomes the speaker, who tells the others a 2-minute story in a normal tone of voice. With their eyes closed, the others listen for vocal qualities, noting their reactions to the speaker's volume, speech rate, and regional or ethnic accent. Rota...
What are some of the ways in which the Brazilian-born theatre director, theorist and politician Augusto Boal and his seminal work in "Theatre of the Oppressed" influenced the ways that we practice and conceptualise theatre and drama today? How can theatre and politics combine to become an effective ...
One of Shakespeare's sonnets is explored in terms of themes and the patterns which make these works so well loved. It also reacts to Christopher Smart's poem, "Jubilate Agno," and talks about the radical structure of the poem.
Various questions about the play are explored:
1. Does this play display verisimilitude by displaying each of its three components (reality, morality, and universality)?
2. Is this play "regular"? Meaning, does it have the proper characteristics for its genre and avoid mixing genre's.
If M. Butterfly, Cloud Nine, and Angels in America are all examples of Queer Theater, what can you identify as some of the defining characteristics of the genre? In other words, what do they have in common?
Passages below are described in terms of how another play, film, or television show illustrates or explores the theory below:
1. The notion of "obligatory heterosexuality"
2. Child rearing as gender training
3. Vision of a world that acknowledges a plurality of sexual desires
This four-page glossary of dramatic terms is useful both for the novice student of literature or drama. Below are sample entries from the glossary:
A character or force against which another character struggles. Creon is Antigone's antagonist in Sophocles' play Antigone; Teiresias i...
In what ways does feminist theatre differ from the norm, or specifically from conventional or patriarchal theatre, and why has it opted for these variations?
1) What usually characterises conventional theatre forms?
2) What characterises feminist theatre?
3) What is the motivation behind these ...
What effect does the clash between Antigone and Creon have on the wider community? What does this tell us about the importance of theatre at the time?
I have defined "wider community" as the communtiy that watched the play.
Help is given to create an essay.