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Jesus Christ Superstar Original Show Research

ever famous Andrew Lloyd Webber and the lyricist was Tim Rice. The show was directed by Tim O’Horgan and choreographed by Tom Stovall. The producer was Robert Stigwood. The original city for the performance was New York City at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. The original set designer is Robin Wagner and the original costume designer is Randy Barcelo. The four main characters were Mary Magdalene played by Yvonne Elliman, Jesus Christ played by Jeff Fenholt, Judas played by Ben Vereen and King Herod/Merchant/Leper...

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Brecht's Influence on the Glass Menagerie

Bertolt Brecht created an influential theory of epic theatre in his Theatre for Pleasure or Theatre for Instruction, which stresses that a play should not cause the spectator to emotionally identify with the action being presented before him or her, but rather provoke logical self-reflection and a critical analysis of the actions of each character. For this purpose, Brecht employed the use of techniques that remind the spectator that the play is a representation of reality and not reality itself...

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On Krapp's Last Tape

Krapp's Last Tape – Samuel Beckett : A Play Review Last Thursday, members of the IB theatre classes attended the production of two one-act plays. Both seemed to incorporate the ideas of black comedy which is a sub-genre of comedy and satire where topics and events which are usually treated seriously are treated in a humours and satirical manner. In this case, Lady Grey finds humour in rape and the sadness of lonelihood while Krapp's Last Tape seems to satirize madness and sadness. With this central...

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and had the beauty only a woman could. Sound Designer, M. Anthony Reimer, provided the audience with a subtle, yet effective portrayal of backcountry sounds. Accompanied by superb light and set design, the sound design transformed Paul Green Theatre into a realistic backcountry setting. A most notable example is due to the chirping of the crickets as dawn passed and the night set in. Reimer's interpretation of sound design allowed for a believable set, thus enhancing the play. Despite drastically...

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Elizabethan Theatre and Its Audience

Elizabethan Theatre and its Audience Soumita Samaddar Roll: ME10 00 14 Year: M A English, 2nd Semester Supervisor: Prof. Tamalika Das The posthumous impact of ancient Rome has an unsurpassable influence on the historical background of Elizabethan Theatre. The defining feature of the period is the growth of a modern consciousness, which has another alternative name, ‘Early Modern’. This is not only apparent in the theatre of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century but in present...

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Greek Theatre

|Greek Theatre |The origins of drama started with hymns called ‘dithyrambs’ and were| |‘Drama’ comes from the Greek word ‘Dran’ meaning ‘to do’ |sung in worship of the god ‘Dionysus’. | |‘Theatre’ comes from the Greek word ‘Theatron’ meaning ‘the seeing |The hymns progressed to ‘choral’ (group of people) processions. This| |place’ |progressed...

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Informative Essay On Peking Opera

If you want to travel in Beijing, I think Peking Opera is a don’t-miss show for you. Different from other operas, like Italian Opera, Peking Opera is a form of traditional Chinese theatre which combines music, vocal performance, mime dance and acrobatics. It arose in the late 18th century and became fully developed and recognized by the mid-19th century. Nowadays, Peking Opera has become the quintessence of Chinese culture. Today I am going to inform you of this great treasure from three aspects:...

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Theatre for Development

Theatre and Development: Opportunities and Challenges in a Developing World Theatre. National Development. Theatre for Development. Theatre and Development ABSTRACT This paper is an attempt at espousing the pertinence of theatre in national development, especially in a developing African nation-state like Nigeria. In doing this, the paper identifies and discusses the exploitable opportunities that go along with the deployment of theatre in enhancing national development. The paper concludes that...

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Brecht Theories

German socialist, dramatist, stage director and poet believed that theatre should appeal to the spectators dialectics rather than there emotions. Brecht was heavily influenced by a wide variety of sources including Chinese, Japanese, and Indian theatre, the Elizabethans, Greek tragedy, fair-ground entertainments and much more. On the contrary, Brechts own theatrical theories and staging conventions were a direct revolt against the theatre practices of his day. With reference to his ‘epic' dramas; The...

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The Caucasian Chalk Circle

of theater, nowdays called Brechtian Theater. His contribution was mostly based on Shakespeare's theory, and it was just used as a pose and strategy to bring about the change by engaging the imagination and creative critisism. „We need a type of theatre which not only releases the feelings, insights and impulses possible within the particular historical field of human relations in which the action takes place, but employs and encourages those thoughts and feelings which help t ransform the field...

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