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9 pages in length. Experiencing the theatre is much more than going to watch an actor on a stage; everything about that stage -- from the lighting to the sets to the scenery -- plays an enormous role in the overall appeal of the production. Without theatre design, there would exist no theatre, ...

A 5 page research paper on Appia's ideas of opera and theater as works of art. The writer details his early ideas about staging Wagner and the ideal nature of the art, and his later ideas that it was the bodies of the actors which created the art. No bibliography.


  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper that discusses the many different aspects of the use of blackface in the theater and other entertainment fields, and how the banning has influenced the entertainment field today and the general representation of different races. A discussion involving specific productions and characters is included, as well as illustrations regarding black minstrel ...

Stephen Sondheim

  • 6 page paper

Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim is profiled in this 6 page paper. His influence on American musical theater is integrated into a history of theater itself. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 15 page paper that provides an overview of a number of significant performance artists and links their perspectives to social and cultural vantage points. This paper argues that performance art is commonly linked to specific cultural and social issues. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

An 11 page analysis of the influence of Stanislavski, the creator of 'method acting', on film acting in this country. The paper begins with a description of Stanislavski's background in theater, then looks specifically at the film actors and directors in the United States who adapted and learned from his system of creating characterization. Bibliography ...

A 5 page analysis of the influence of Stanislavski, the creator of 'method acting', on theater in this country. After a description of Stanislavski's life and method, the paper looks at his influence on particular playwrights such as Miller, Hellman, and Odets, and on the actors who performed in these plays. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 14 page paper examines the lives and work of legendary theatrical directors and producers Konstantin Stanislavsky and Vsevolod Meyerhold and offers a contrast of their directorial styles. Bibliography included.

A 9 page paper that discusses three plays of William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night" directed by Kenneth Branagh, "Othello" directed by Oliver Parker, and "Richard III" directed by Richard Loncraine. This paper focuses on the dramatic presentations of the theme of love in these three plays.

the replica built near the original site in London, one in San Diego, California and one in Japan. The Globe symbolizes for the people today what it meant to live in the world of Shakespeare. The very shape of the building, the circle, is symbolic of the purposes to which it has been set and ...

5 pages in length. Expressing one's feelings on family relationships, love, predestination and following dreams is not such an unusual occurrence; that is, of course, unless one is doing so in the early part of the twentieth century. Back during the time Eugene O'Neill wrote his groundbreaking play Beyond The Horizon, these issues ...

A 5 page paper that considers the important love relationships that develop between the characters of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Kenneth Branagh, and the comedic conflict that occurs as a result. Also considered is the role of Feste, and his importance in directing the concept of love.

A 3 page review of story, acting, scenery, etc; in a college production of The Miracle Worker" -- a play based on the life & struggles of Helen Keller and her teacher Ann Sullivan. No Bibliography.

A 4 page paper that provides an overview of the South Coast Repertory Theatre's rendition of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, and considers the simplicity of setting and the development of Willy's character as two fundamental and functional aspects of this performance.

A 4 page paper that provides an overview of the production of "The Phantom of the Opera" performed at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood during the 1997 season. This paper provides an overview of the basic structural elements of the performance and poses a few minor suggestions for improvements in staging.

A 4 page paper that provides an overview of the performance of Hamlet and considers the elements of plot development, staging, and character development as they serve to support the progression of the action as a whole.

A 2 page review of the Broadway play that already has achieved great success in Paris and London. A staid dermatologist's purchase of a piece of art of questionable worth sparks disagreement and mounting friction among three friends and results in each wondering whatever he could have seen in the other. The New ...

A 2 page review of the Broadway play that originated in London. Directed by Sam Mendes of 'Cabaret' revival fame, 'The Blue Room' portrays the darker side of sex as mechanical activity in an existential view of futility of human interaction. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Play Review (Actors)

  • 2 page paper

A 2 page evaluative essay that discusses acting ability (i.e., voice, eye control etc.;) in the off-Broadway play "Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." No Bib.

The Performing Arts

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper on the performing arts and the impacting role that they play in our everyday lives. Performing arts are regarded as the motivation which brings still art to life. They imitate life as well as art. The writer also argues that we have in many ways, become a visually-illiterate society-- unable to ...

A 5 page paper discussing what the future holds for theater in America. The paper also looks at what the center, geographically, will be for American theater. Bibliography lists eight sources.

In this 6 page paper, the writer examines various renditions of Shakespeare's play on stage and in the theater-- focusing upon the original story itself-- and some of the 'magic' that a good production must bring to life. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 6 page research paper in which the writer examines Shakespeare's play, looking at the various instances of racism that inherently exist in its casting. A number of good examples are given and some mention is made of other productions of The Tempest -- and how modern directors have attempted to 'go around' this element ...

2 page recounting of a college theatrical performance of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." Discussed are the actors' abitlies, stage direction, and of course,-- how this particular production may have differed from the original. No Bibliography.

A 5 page look at this 1985 play by Herb Gardner. The paper discusses Gardner's theme and characterization, stage and setting directions, and critical response to the play. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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