Peculiarities of Using Drama, Improvisation, and Creative Approach

Introduction The contemporary society faces the concept of globalisation. As every issue, globalisation has its advantages and drawbacks that cover all sectors of human activity. Cultural issues should be taken into account as well as peculiar features of every language including teachers who would teach certain languages and approaches applicable to different categories of students […]

Edwin Forrest

Edwin Forrest is arguably one of the greatest performers in the American-theater history. Forrest was born in the city of Philadelphia in the ninth day of March 1806. His father was a Scotchman who had immigrated to America at the end of eighteenth century. Forrest’s father died while he was still a young boy. This […]

Realism as portrayed in the plays An Enemy of the People and A Taste of Honey

Introduction Henry James in 1884 stated that, the supreme virtue of fiction is to produce an “air of reality” or an “illusion of life” James like many other writers valued and embraced an aesthetic of realism (Wharton 3). This form of art valued accurate representation of the psychological and material realities of life. Realism came […]

Theatre – Goldinis Mistress of the Inn and Voltaires Orphan of China

Introduction The two playwrights revolve around issues of concern to contemporary society. These include violence, love, romance and care, among others. This is evident throughout the play as protagonists interact with other characters to develop themes such as love, chauvinism and romance, among others. One of the playwrights, Orphan of China, gives a story in […]

Different Types of Love Portrayed in Skespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Introduction Romeo and Juliet is really an overwhelming play by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet has been categorized as a tragedy by William Shakespeare which has been ranked above most of his other plays. The play revolves around two young star-crosses lovers, Romeo and Juliet whose deaths ultimately fasten together their feuding families. Romeo and […]

Shakespeare: Hamlet

Introduction The play Hamlet depicts a tragedy written by the author in the period between 1599 and 1601 (Shmoop 1). The story of the play is about the prince Hamlet whose father was the king of Denmark. The king was murdered by Hamlet’s uncle Claudius who also married Hamlet’s mother Gertrude. The play is centered […]

Manliness in Shakespeare’s plays

Introduction The play Macbeth is designed for the purpose of complementing a self proclaimed anti militarist Macbeth (Wells 117). While it is apparent that the play celebrates divine themes such as justice, verity, stableness, temperance, bounty, perseverance, mercy, lowliness, courage, patience, fortitude and devotion, the play shows men defending such virtues not with reluctant resort […]

A Streetcar Named Desire

The story of the play A Streetcar named Desire focuses on love. The research centers on Blanche DuBois’ lies. The research includes determining why Blanche DuBois lied. The street car named desire shows, in a certain sense, Blanche is a liar. In a sense, Blanche is a liar. Blanche DuBois gave several lies to hide […]

Los Faustinos

Interpretations rarely happen to be exciting, mostly because they render the source material that has already been well trodden by at least one author. The given rule, however, does not apply to Faust, seeing how the timeless classic story has become an inspiration for a number of amazing works of literature. Speaking of the latter, […]

Review: What is this “Mother Fxxker with a Hat” All About?

Whenever someone sits down to watch a play that has such a controversial title, one does so expecting anything. The performances in “The Mother Fxxker with the Hat” live up to this expectation. The play is mostly a high-octane shouting match that has the actors’ foaming mouths showering the front row audience with spit. The […]

Review: The Wild Bride

The review relates apparent production concepts and elements portrayed on the stage. It focuses on performance and principles of performers by looking at sounds, movements, and gestures. It also reviews styles of performance based on acting styles and performance as well as themes and production concepts. The entire story of the Wild Bride emanates from […]

Drama on Stage and Screen

Numerous attempts have been made to create screen versions of William Shakespeare’s plays. This paper is aimed at discussing one of such adaptations, namely the movie Twelfth Night or What You Will directed by Trevor Nunn. The film-makers had to make the comedy accessible to the modern audience without oversimplifying its plot, language, and themes. […]

The Interpretation of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House Presented by Patrick Garland

The role of women in the society of the 19th century is a rather controversial point for the discussion in literature because of the fact the end of the century can be characterized as the period of the women’s awakening and starting their struggle for the real equality in rights with men. Henrik Ibsen presented […]

The Life And Work Of William Shakespeare: His Contribution To The Contemporary Theater

Though his active dates now approach nearly five hundred years in the past, William Shakespeare remains one of the most prominent playwrights in the world. Countless festivals, theater training institutes, and theatrical seasons continue to produce William Shakespeare’s major works for the theater year after year. In addition, the plays and sonnets of William Shakespeare […]

Analysis of Setting, Character Development, and Symbolism in the Play A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen.

At a glance, Ibsen’s Doll’s House recounts a story about the place of women in society, as well as marriage stereotypes and norms accepted in the 19th century. Further considerations of the text connotations, setting, characters description, and symbolism reveal the contrary beliefs. Certainly, the story focuses on the relationships between males and females and […]

Shakespeare’s Plays

Shakespeare is one of the greatest authors in history and up to his death he had written 37 plays and 154 sonnets. His plays explore a variety of genres including comedy, fantasy, revenge, tragedy, romance and farce. Most of his plays were published in the sixteenth and seventeen centuries and during that time his reference […]

THE GLASS MENAGERIE: How Laura’s relationship with Jim changed the tone of the play

Introduction The Glass Menagerie play was written by Tennessee Williams. Born in 1911 in Mississippi, Williams lived in Tennessee as well as Mississippi until their family moved to St. Louis. The play seems to draw parallel with Williams’ own family, whose lifestyle was almost like that of the Wingfield family. During his time as a […]

Movie and Drama. A Few Good Men

The presentations of A Few Good Men play version contrasts considerably with the movie version. The dissimilarities are exposed by the way the characters have been molded. Also the camera and sound effects plays a considerable role in separating the two versions. It ought to be noted that in movie version the characters are more […]

Othello by William Shakespeare

Introduction One of the reasons why William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello never ceases to remain popular with the public is that the themes of motifs, contained in it, appear truly universal. In other words, while being exposed to the staging of this particular tragedy, viewers do recognize the essence of a variety of psychological anxieties, on […]

Hwang’s Critique of Orientalism

Orientalism is a set of historical, ideological, cultural, geographical, psychological and other implications for both Westerners and Easterners, with the latter being the actual subjects thereof. However, it is possible to state, judging from the huge body of literature dedicated to the essence of Orientalism, the analysis of it roots and the process of its […]

The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare: Allusions and Symbols in the Play

The works by William Shakespeare present “a material” for argument and debates since they were created. Literature critiques still find new themes and subjects for analysis in each play or sonnet by this outstanding author. The works by William Shakespeare are rich in content, themes, literary devices and figurative expressions. The Winter’s Tale is one […]

Drama: Susan Glaspell’s Trifle’s

The storyline of the play Trifle’s by Susan Glaspell revolves around resolving a murder mystery. The people involved in this murder case include Mr. and Mrs. Wright, a local advocate, a senior police officer, the Hale’s family and the Sheriff’s wife. Much of the Trifle’s addresses the audience nonverbally, utilizing physical and visual cues, which […]

How Director is Able to Yield Higher Productivity of the Artists?

Directors have a very major and important role to play when it comes to processing of a project or art. Previously, directors had more responsibilities to perform comparatively. In the modern age directors have more technologies to work with. Despite advancement in the technology, the role of director still remains crucial and imperative. This paper […]

Modern Tragedy

Tragedy is a type of drama or literature that shows the downfall or destruction of a noble or outstanding person (Miller 222). Such a character is one who possesses a character weakness known as a tragic flaw (Thompson and Bowler 934). The authors present Macbeth, for example, a brave and noble figure whose downfall is […]

The Cherry Orchard: Response

Introduction Most of the literary works present a reflection of what happens in the society. Authors normally voice their opinions about issues affecting the people through various themes. These themes are disclosed through analysis of a character’s actions. In the contemporary society, introduction of literature research has extensively increased the volume of literature in every […]

African American Theater

Introduction Dramatic performances have been prevalent in many parts of the world for a long period of time. These artistic performances entail several aspects that reflect on a community’s point of view regarding certain societal elements. African American theater is a typical example of dramatic art presentations that serve to highlight on a society’s weaknesses […]

Drama analysis: A Doll’s House

Background A Doll’s House drama has been regarded as a composition whose performance in art has a social significance of mapping out life’s issues. It presents an in-depth development of emotional themes which realistic characters are going through. These characters are trying to deal with dramatic experiences in their lives. According to Butler and Watt, […]

To be or not to be

Branagh’s Hamlet is a version that sets the “to be or not to be” scene in a palace, in a room surrounded by mirrors (Eirion HyperApps, 2012). The choice of mirrors is a deliberate decision by the director to symbolize Hamlet’s internal conflict. He is contemplating suicide because his life has become difficult for him […]

“Hamlet” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”

“Hamlet” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” are two plays. There is a definite connection between them, but it goes beyond the mere obvious drama of death. Both plays have a common theme of a surreal world where people are objects ruled by a higher and unknown force. Even though these works of art were […]

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

The play “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” represents chaos and it can be seen in characters, scenes and the stage itself. The play shows how cruel and unfair life can be to those who try their best but fail, hurting themselves in the process. Through emotion, absurdity and inability to change anything, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern […]

The Play “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare

Abstract The perceptions of Shakespeare’s literary work vary among different writers and actors alike. The interpretation of the actual literary themes in Shakespeare’s 19 century plays and poems is difficult without distortion; in addition, representation of these themes in the original language in films diminishes the actual quality of his works. According to Stanivukovic, in […]

The History Boys

Introduction The play, “The History Boys” is a fascinating and interesting text by Alan Bennet. The play is really though-provoking, intensely moving, whereby it is of great depth as well as dazzle and fun. The author, Alan Bennet has demonstrated his expertise in play writing through the interesting and fascinating nature of the play. It […]