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The growth of Charlie Chaplin's fame. It includes early childhood, his love life, and of course his movies.
1889. He was the youngest and always had a rivalry with his older brother, Sydney. Sidney was two years older than he was. His father, Charles Spencer Chaplin, Sr. was an actor. His mother, Hanna Chaplin, was a singer. His parents gave him a strong
responsibility for both his own actions and the consequences of those mistakes he comes to make. No excuse or point of finger should take away from his duties of taking responsibility. The events in Oedipus the King, written by Sophocles, shows an underl
"What are the basic tenets of Realism and Naturalism? why are Stanislavski's System and Chekov's plays perfect vehicles for them?
schools and styles. Theatre is ever changing as a reflection of society and what society wants. But out of all these styles, there are two which, when blended, produce a type of theatre that can always live and flow with society and not drastically
Play response:Sam Shepard's "Fool For Love"--incls: Title-Author-Nationality-Period and Setting-Synopsis-Unique Elements of Playwright's Style-Production Challenges/Problems
American Period and Setting: 1980's, Low rent motel room on the edge of the Mojave Desert Synopsis: At the top, Eddie is trying to reassure a very stricken May that he isn't going to leave. She accuses him of cheating and he leaves. May
Play response:Pirandello's "6 Char. in Search of an Author"--incls: Title-Author-Nationality-Period and Setting-Synopsis-Unique Elements of Playwright's Style
Luigi Pirandello Nationality: Sicilian Period and Setting: in a theatre during present times (or 1922 if wanting to be historically accurate, but it is meant to be modern, present day) Synopsis: A cast and crew of theatre people are getting
Play response:Strindberg's "Miss Julie"--incls:Title-Author-Nationality-Period and Setting-Synopsis-Unique Elements of Playwright's Style-Production Challenges/Problems
Swedish Period and Setting: Sweden in the late 1880's (87 or 88) on Mid Summer's Eve. The action all takes in the kitchen of Miss Julie's father, the Count's manor house. Synopsis: The play begins with Jean the Valet gossiping with
Why the play "The Importance of Being Earnest" is still packing theaters today, even though it is over 100 years old.
to packed audiences for over a hundred years. Why do you think it has remained so popular? "The Importance of Being Earnest" was first performed in 1895. The year marked the beginning of Oscar Wilde's "disgrace". Lord Alfred Douglas's father, the
1650 to 1920 was ever changing in the world of drama. Neo-classicism sprung up from Greek and Roman models in Europe during the Enlightenment, Romanticism struck the Globe in the 1800's based on principles like emotion, intuition and seeking God. During
Antogone written by Sophecles Ismene argues that it is hopeless to embark on a hopeless task. Antigone is furious.
task. Antigone is furious. Antigone is furious that her uncle Creon has given funeral honours to one of her brothers but not to the other. Creon has made the decision to leave Polynices unburied, unwept, and a feast for the birds. Antigone feels
tragedy and ways of overcoming it. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, however, the inability of the main characters to confront their problems properly leads to the destruction of all. The antagonist of the play, Claudius, allows his personal ambition for
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