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Discussion of the Play Wit by Margaret Edson

Wit starts with Vivian addressing the watchers: she is presently a patient in a central research clinic undergoing curing for sophisticated ovarian cancer, and she realizes that the prognosis is not consolatory."The Faerie Queene this [...]
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“She Stoops to Conquer” by Oliver Goldsmith

The further development of the art of theatre took place in the Roman Empire that brought this art to a higher level of development and gave the basis for the history of the European medieval [...]
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‘Trifles’ by Susan Glaspell Review

As Ben-Zvi asserts, "the concerns of the women are considered little or silly and insignificant and this is the most important reason for the men's comments about them.
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Rhetoric. “Oedipus” Play by Sophocles

In the play, Oedipus sought his own origins because he understands the importance of knowing his own family. The theme of destiny is also important in the play Oedipus.
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“Sure Thing” the Play by David Ives

It takes a short time to relax with the switching of scenes, but it is eerie to watch the scene unfold and realize that you could have been in the same situation.
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Desperation in ‘The Glass Menagerie’ by T. Williams

Williams admits that she regrets her diminished status: the fading of her beauty and the increasing harshness of her tone of voice: "a little woman of great but confused vitality clinging frantically to another time [...]
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Book of Ryth by William Shakespeare Review

The difference between the two women appears to be that while Ruth is an active maker and creator of her destiny, Hero more passively suffers her misfortunes and allows other people to devise schemes that [...]
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Racial Discrimination in “A Raisin in the Sun”

Racial discrimination is the main theme of the book, strongly reflecting the situation that prevailed during the 1950s in the United States, a time when the story's Younger family lived in Chicago's South Side ghetto.
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“The Crucible” by Arthur Miller Review

The cruel persecution of minorities and the interference of the state in the individual's conscience became the key concerns of Miller's criticism of this people's actions and beliefs.
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The Idea of Insanity in “Hamlet”

He is maybe a bit spoiled and used to getting his own way, but he knows he has a duty to the state and to his family and he knows he is destined to someday [...]
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Critical Response on the Play Proof by David Auburn

The play deals with the genius persons of the world and it relates genius convincingly with the world of madness. Then the development of schizophrenia in Nash, which is "a severe mental disorder that distorts [...]
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“The Geography of Haunted Places” by Wilson Analysis

The audience and the nomadic performer are engaged in a dangerous game of discovery, desire, and possession that is intended to make the spectator understand the meaning of this play in the concept of contemporary [...]
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“Desire Under the Elms” by Eugene O’Neill

Besides all differences between the three sons of Ephraim Cabot, the owner of a large and prosperous farm in New England, they have much in common, and this is hatred, resentment, and envy for their [...]
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Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Macbeth

The world of Macbeth is a world of contradiction. Already a successful soldier in the army of King Duncan, Macbeth is informed by Three Witches that he is to become "Thane of Glamis!", "Thane of [...]
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Shakespearean Macbeth as a Tragic Hero

In addition to fighting for his king, Macbeth is quickly and well rewarded for his efforts as King Duncan makes him the new Thane of Cawdor in addition to his already holding the title of [...]
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Feminism in Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler, upon the discovery that her imaginary world of free-living and noble dying lies in shivers about her, no longer has the vitality to continue existence in the real world and chooses self-annihilation. At [...]
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Hero in Plautus’ “Pseudolus” Play

He is some kind of Robin Hood of the times when Plautus lived."As in both the plays of Aristophanes and Mevander, the Roman playwright Plautus addresses the issue of class consciousness and status in his [...]
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Human Relations in Sophocles’ “Oedipus Rex” Play

Sophocles' Oedipus Rex is constructed so that readers will become analysts of the cause in the past for a present malaise; they become priests examining the entrails of a story to discover the cause. Using [...]
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Family Life in Harold Pinter’s “The Homecoming”

The third grotesque view occurs {while Ruth is later dressing upstairs ostensibly to go with Teddy back to America} when Max and the others, realizing that Teddy's marriage to Ruth is in shambles, begin discussing [...]
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Teiresias in Sophocles’ “Oedipus Rex”

Teiresias was from the city of Thebes and played a major role in the story of Oedipus; when Oedipus asked him how to lift the pestilence from Thebes, Teiresias replied that Oedipus was the cause [...]
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“Plaza Suite” by Neil Simon

In addition, the play skillfully captures the relationship between the main characters and the main theme of each act, which I intend to transmit to the audience.
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“The Crucible” by Arthur Miller

Answer: Hale comes to Salem with the intention of finding concrete proof of witchcraft and using it to condemn the people guilty of the crime.
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Director’s Notebook for “Pygmalion” by Shaw

In retrospect, the cultural context of the play was that of a period of transition from the Victorian values to the new ones and the desperate search of the ideas that could constitute a new [...]
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “Faust”

The portrayal of Faust is a new form of rebellion that presents a sense of apprehension to the reader. He signs a pact with the devil in order to pursue his goals.
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Act One of “Broken Glass” Play by Arthur Miller

It is possible that her condition is caused by psychosomatic, as a result of reading news about Kristallnacht, or the anti-Jewish pogroms also known as 'the Night of Broken Glass.' In the play, the author [...]
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Ghost in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” Play

In Shakespeare's play Hamlet, the titular character begins plotting his revenge after he encounters the ghost of his father, who informs him of the murder as well as the culprits.
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The Play “Fool for Love” by Sam Shepard

The following paper aims to analyze themes from the play, identify the connections to the concept of identity, and determine whether the reality they are dealing with offers them a possibility to live the American [...]
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“The Way West” by Mona Mansour

The mother is declaring bankruptcy, and as her life falls apart, she tells stories of her life and discusses the meaning of the American dream in the modern context with allusions to the Oregon Trail [...]
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Madness in “Henry IV” by Luigi Pirandello

One of the main reasons for the emergence of such fusion is the desire to show the unique character of the psyche and, from the other hand to emphasize the fact that all people have [...]
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Lying, Acting, Hypocrisy in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”

This paper will argue that, although the concepts of hypocrisy, lying, and acting are brought up directly only a few times in Hamlet, the manifestations thereof can be found throughout the poem, the Dutch prince [...]
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The Play “Oedipus Rex”

The other indicators of the blindness are that he is regarded as the best ruler of the land and he is committed to marrying the queen of Thebes after the death of the king.
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“Endgame” a Play by Samuel Beckett

Speaking about the things that make the chosen play different from the other plays included in the course materials, it is pivotal to note that the play's themes are unique, and the author actively uses [...]
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Blanche in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Williams

It is a perfect presentation of the two major characters Blanche DuBois whose pretensions to virtue and culture only thinly cover her alcoholism and illusions of greatness, and Stanley Kowalski, who is primitive, rough, and [...]
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Ghosts and Revenge in Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Despite the common beliefs concerning the existence of ghosts, it seems that the ghost's presence is still supported by the testimonies of all characters in the story, including Horatio, Francisco, and the protagonist himself.
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Hamlet’s Choice of Fortinbras as His Successor

Choice of Fortinbras is an act to usurp his place as the rightful king and avenge for the injustice done to Fortinbras, as well as him. Another reason could be an act to reconcile with [...]
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“Romeo and Juliet”: Play and Film

Preminger et al.claim that poetry is to be educative and pleasurable and both versions of "Romeo and Juliet" meet this criterion regardless of the fact that they had to appeal to the audience of a [...]
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The Play “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot”

It seems that the artists decided to participate in this play since they are also concerned about the mentioned issues and would like the spectators to feel as close to Judas Iscariot as possible, sharing [...]
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The Play “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

The purpose of this production is to deepen the understanding of the story and its themes. The diversity of characters, an interesting and unusual plot, and the variety of settings are factors that contributed to [...]
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Sophocles’ Oedipus as a Tragic Hero

Oedipus does not know that he kills his father and marries his mother; the only motif he follows is to protect people he loves and become happy.
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“Twelve Angry Men” Movie-Based Play

In this essay, we will examine the setting of the story, the behavior of Juror Eight, and the arguments he used to sway the other jurors to his side.
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“King Hedley II” a Play by August Wilson

Most of the play is dedicated to investigating the nature of people's feelings, trying to "plant seeds" where nothing will be able to grow, becoming a metaphor for the life of the main character as [...]
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Oedipus Rex Play’s Appeal to Modern Audience

In the environment of the contemporary culture, the scenario might seem surreal since it is placed in the setting of an ancient world, yet the fact that the play makes the foundation for the Western [...]
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“King Lear ” by William Shakespeare

At the end of the day, the character learns the price of such a fatal mistake which is betrayal and loss of everything he loved in his life. The theme of the transformational power of [...]
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