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Pulitzer Prize For Drama

theatrical piece are weather, symbolism, and sound, which will further be defined. Weather is a key element in providing viewers not only the time of year the story is taking place, such as seasons, but it can also be used as a factor for additional drama. There are three different days showcasing three different church services, this provides evidence that the movie takes place within a few weeks rather than a few days. There is also never a hint of sunshine, it is either overcast, raining or snowing...

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Racism In Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Wilson emerged in the 1980s as a significant voice in American theater. His dramas, for which he has variously received such coveted prizes as the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize, are part of a planned play-cycle devoted to the story of black American experience in the twentieth century. "I'm taking each decade and looking at one of the most important questions that blacks confronted in that decade and writing a play about it," Wilson explains. "Put them...

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Tennessee Williams

gangs of boys when he was in school. Nevertheless, he graduated from high school in January 1929, and went on to the University of Missouri-Columbia that fall. Tennessee had hid first brush with the publishing world when he was sixteen. He won third prize and $5 for an essay, "Can a Good Wife Be a Good Sport". A year later, he published "The Vengeance of Nitocris". It was nine years later when his first publicly performed play, Cairo, Shanghai, Bombay, was produced in Memphis; in many respects this...

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Speech Paper

triggered a depressed state for Simon. His play “Chapter Two”, made in 1977, dramatized the grief of a newly remarried man trying to restart his life after his wife has died (About Neil Simon). “Chapter Two” was considered his finest works. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1991 (About Neil Simon). He has written about 30 plays. Neil Simon is known as a playwright and screenwriter. Arthur Miller was born in Harlem, New York, on October 17, 1915 (Arthur Miller Biography). He was raised in a wealthy family until...

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Symbolism in Fences

such a “Bus” which will reach in same place even after fifty years. So, ‘Bus’ symbolizes the lack of progress, sense of hopelessness in life. The Pulitzer Prize winning drama “Fences” by renowned African-American black Writer August Wilson also presents the symbols in his play. The symbols play vital role in play. It represents the theme of Drama. So, symbolic meaning is also important in any kind of play. The symbols in the play Fences: ‘Fence’ as symbol. Fences are a wall intended to prevent...

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William Saroyan

usually written in a joyous-sad way, which makes them noticable at the same time. “My work is writing, but my real work is being” he writes in his obituary and during his lifetime, he published over sixty books and one of his stories win the Pulitzer Prize but he rejected it by saying “I can’t call one of the them is better or worse than others”. According to Steve Hauk, who is also an American writer, Saroyan was the most popular and creative author in his time and it is really hard to choose...

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Thornton Wilder

Brother Juniper strives to make this determination. Thornton Wilder may have also tried to ascertain this himself. As one of America's most respected contemporary authors, Thornton Niven Wilder has received much renown for his works, especially Pulitzer Prize winning The Bridge of San Luis Rey . Why Wilder wrote the novel and why the novel is so famous may be argued through his background and use of specific themes (Books). Thornton Wilder's background contribute to his way of writing as well...

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August: Osage County

story. Often, contrast among characters perspectives is necessary in a drama to properly interpret intended themes. Different angles of interpretation allow a reader to avoid getting lost in one apparent mindset, and to think more critically of each character and event. In the drama, August: Osage County written by Tracy Letts, Johnna's character, a Cheyenne American hired as a the Weston's caretaker is the silent witness to the dramas tragedies. Johnna is holding a snow globe in her hands, in it a scene...

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Death of a Salesmen

were never anything but a hard-working drummer who landed in the ash can like all the rest of them! I'm one dollar and hour, Willy! I tried seven states and couldn't raise it. A buck an hour! Do you gather my meaning? I'm not bringing home any prizes any more, and you're going to stop waiting for me to bring them home," Biff states (1856). Here Biff is finally laying on Willy that he is not a businessman, a super star, or a leader. Biff is attempting to clarify to Willy that Biff knows what...

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Struggles Faced in Death of a Salesman and Fences

In drama, struggles and tensions within the lives of characters and the situations they face are important for the building of the plot and maintaining the attention of the audience. In Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller and Fences by August Wilson, the main characters of the plays face struggles which move the plot along, while adding anticipation and excitement. Willy and Troy face struggles internally and externally with society. Willy struggles with failing business, while Troy struggles...

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