Theater

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, dramatist and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. No other writer\'s plays have been produced or read as much as his. Shakespeare was born to a middle class family. His father, John, was a Stratford businessman. He was a glove maker who owned a leather shop. John Shakespeare was a well known and respected man in the tow
John F. Kennedy Assassination History Project January 10, 2004 President John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy were in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. On his way to a lunch in a place in downtown Dallas, Kennedy and his wife sat in an open convertible at the head of a motorcade. Lyndon Johnson was two cars behind the president. The Texas Governor John B. Connally and his wife were sitting with the JFK and his wife. There were lots of people in big crowds. The large crowds were very into this cere
Farewell to Manzanar By Jeanne Wakatasuki The story is about Jeanne Watatsuki and her family, which are her mother, father and nine siblings. Her parents are first generation Japanese immigrants, called Issei. The children are called Nisei because they are all natural born citizens and second generation Japanese. The story begins on a weekend in December 1941, where the Wakatsuki women stand waving good-bye to their husbands, whom are fishermen heading out to sea. All of a sudden, the men retur
Film Criteria/Standards 2º Film Comp/Lit There are certain standards, draws, and stereotypes that attract and can sometimes ward movie goers. Perhaps it is just based on pure individuality in personality, or outside criticism from well respected figures. What causes this range of attraction? The first Idea that comes to mind is the media. Even over personal feelings, I think that critics as well as peers or family; have a large effect on movies. There are often times where I will miss out, or ju
Greek Life It was a fine day, as I sat outside of my house on some of the rolling hills in Athens. I sat and pondered of worldly things, when I finally came to thinking of my own life. I was almost as inquisitive about my life as a complete stranger would be. It is a relatively simple life where most common men, as for me not being rich or poor, are usually quite modest, and most often times are made of stone, clay, and wood. My house is a mid-size house consisting of seven rooms. I have a kitch
Johnny Got His Gun, Chapter 1 English 10A, 6th Period November 5, 2000 “Chapter 1” of Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo was very confusing. It starts in France with a constant ringing phone that irritates a soldier of WWI. He has flashbacks of his father’s death, senior year, Christ, experiences in the war, childhood Christmas memories, parent’s love for each other, and the old party line. “It [the telephone bell] sounded different from any other telephone bell or any other sound because it ha
Kinds of Learning There are thousands of technologies coming out every month. People must learn use these innovations everyday because this world is changing so fast. More recently learning has been influenced by new-style viewpoints, new technologies, and varieties of subjects. Learning has grown in many ways. Three of the more successful styles are internet-learning, old-style learning,[going to school], outdoor learning One of the newer styles of learning is internet-learning. The internet-le
Dream Theater“Metropolis Part II: Scenes From A Memory” Live Sound Critique6 – CD #1 The long-anticipated new release from progressive metal giants, Dream Theater finally lays in my hands. It seems that everything this band does gets better and better with every project. Everything on this cd is superb, and I say that no only because I am a fan. Everything was very sharp and clear in the mix for the majority of the album. The other part was a little hard to tell what was going on. At one point d
Joe Satriani“Engines Of Creation” Live Sound Critique#9 – CD #4 Hailed as the Master of all things Guitar, Joe Satriani continues to amaze and astound with his ‘unearthly’ abilities to make a guitar sing. Satriani has taught many of the greats that are now considered his peers, such as Steve Vai, Johnny Lang, and Kenny Wayne Shepard. With the release of “Engines Of Creation,” Satriani takes a new approach to his music and decides to add some electronic elements. This new spin on things really ha
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS Red-hot superstar Colin Farrell ( Daredevil, The Recruit ) toplines the thriller PHONE BOOTH, from director Joel Schumacher. A phone call can change your life, but for one man it can also end it. Set entirely within and around the confines of a New York City phone booth, PHONE BOOTH follows Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell), a low-rent media consultant who is trapped after being told by a caller - a serial killer with a sniper rifle - that he\'ll be shot dead if he hangs up. What
Savion Glover English Honors 9 December 20, 2002 Savion Glover is arguably one of the best tap dancers to grace the world of entertainment in decades. His unique style has stunned audiences for the past eighteen years and most likely will continue to do so for many years to come. It is incredibly humbling to think over the list of accomplishments that Savion has mastered in his mere thirty years. Although he has been taking the world of tap by storm for the past decade, he wouldn’t be known toda
Schindler’s ListA CRITICAL ANALYSIS In 1993, the greatest filmmaker of our time did exactly what we expected, and then he turned around and surprised us. That year, for the third time in his career, Steven Spielberg broke the record for the highest-grossing film of all time. Big, grand, and exciting, with dynamite special effects, Jurassic Park was a typical Spielberg film. But while Jurassic Park was breaking records, we heard that Spielberg was in Europe filming, of all things, a black-and-whi
The Culture War is Really a Culture Circus ENG 310 On March 8, 2004 Time magazine published the article The culture is really a culture circus . This article caught my attention because it talks about how everyone perceive culture in different way. The author of the article Joe Klein, went to watch the movie the passion and his first perception of the place was that many African Americans and Latinos were watching the movie. He assumed that most people who believe that this really happened were
The Heiress Theater Hist./Lit. The Heiress, a tragic drama by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, is set in Victorian America, in the middle of an unchanging room, with several characters, and over a relatively small period of time. This makes The Heiress an example of a “well made play.” Each character has a special piece of the play that sets them apart, whether it is class, profession, wealth, or beauty. Dr. Austin Sloper is a doctor and practices his medicine with grave seriousness. He is demanding of
“The Greater the Power, the Greater the Fall” During the Golden age of Greece, in 5th Century B.C., the Greeks were fascinated by the thin line between greatness and hubris. Throughout their literature, there is a sense that the same traits that make a man or woman great can lead to their destruction. In the familiar period piece, Medea, the nurse declares that “it’s a bad thing to be born of high race and brought up willful and powerful in a great house unruled and ruling many; then if misfortu
Violence is as American as Cherry Pie Violence can be found in every facet of contemporary society, from the movies and television’s evening news to school violence. An act of violence can be as small as a threat, but nevertheless it is one of the most common aspects of life. Violence has existed as long as people have been on Earth. The first acts of violence were hunting. Hunting provided a food source before people learned how to cultivate the land. The focus of violence shifted from hunting
Historic Constitutional Tests PSC 101/ Internet Essay Answer/ Question C Three interpretations of the First Amendment, known as the Historic Constitutional Tests, were developed in the first part of the twentieth century. These tests have been used to make decisions, and to provide background regarding freedom of speech. They are known as the bad tendency doctrine, the clear and present danger doctrine, and the preferred position doctrine. Today, the Current Constitutional Tests are more likely
Fantasy, Reality, and Filmviewing in Sherlock Junior Buster Keaton’s classic silent slapstick film, Sherlock Junior, is essentially a film about Filmviewing. In the film, Keaton plays a projectionist in a movie theater, and although the narrative is that of a detective story, many times throughout the film our attention is drawn to this film-within-a-film concept. The most prominent example of this would be the scene in which Keaton’s character falls asleep in the projection room, and, in a drea
The History of Special Effects The Motion Picture Industry has been a part of American society since the early part of the 20th century. And through the ages filmmakers have always tried to do their best to “wow” their audiences, and make them wonder how it’s done. Who could forget the towering ape holding Fay Wray in “King Kong”, or Stanley Kubrick’s impressive space station in “2001: A Space Odyssey”? Both of these movies were real giants of their times, and left audiences wondering “How did t
Christopher Ashton Kutcher American History Iowa report (Ashton Kutcher) March 30,2004 Christopher Ashton Kutcher, now a famous actor, was once a normal Iowan. He was born on February 7th, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His twin brother was born about five minutes after him. When Ashton was 13 years old his brother had to undergo heart transplant surgery, which went smoothly. This medical emergency Ashton’s life and he later enrolled in the University of Iowa, where he studied biochemical engineeri
Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey is first of all known and recognized as the host of the most watched daytime show on television, The Oprah Winfrey Show. But her contributions can be felt beyond the world of television, as she is also a talented actress, owner of a movie production company, magazine founder and editorial director, and committed philanthropist. The fact that Oprah Winfrey is also black and a woman makes her rags to riches story an even more remarkable version of the ‘American Dream’.
Different Roles February 16, 2003 Human Comm People have many different roles they play in their daily lives. Personally, I play many roles that include roommate, boyfriend, student, son, sibling and friend, just to name a few. I act different and perform as a different character in each one of these roles. For instance, I act all sweet and cuddly around my girlfriend, but I would not act the same around my parents or roommate. They would think I was weirdo for kissing and hugging them like I do
Women in World War I o The decade following World War I proved to be the most explosive decade of the century. America emerged as a world power, the 19th amendment was ratified, and the expansion of capitalism welcomed the emergence of consumerism. The consumer era was established, which generated new spending opportunities for most Americans in the 1920’s. From the latest fashions to the world of politics, ideologies collided to construct a society based on contradicting principles. These power
Exploring Telepresence Preface Telepresence is an emerging technology that may totally change our value towards time and space. It introduces an idea in designing computer user interface in a human natural way. The interface enables users to feel they are physically present in a distant site and to control remote objects to achieve user’s goals. Human is able to overcome distance, traveling time and adverse environment for completing remote tasks. Is this technology interesting? This article wil
Commerical Guidebooks Assignment 4-1 Commercial guidebooks usually give a general description of what cultural taboos a traveler will encounter when visiting a foreign country. Handing a gift to an Arab with the left hand, flashing the soles of your feet in Thailand, or raving about the shellfish in Israel might brand you the ultimate foreign misfit if it weren\'t for their handy tips. General cultural descriptions for Americans, however, are little more difficult to formulate. Given the unique
Dead Poets Society DPS Summary Dead Poets Society explores the conflict between realism and romanticism as these contrasting ideals are presented to the students at an all boys preparatory school. Welton Academy is founded on tradition and excellence and is bent on providing strict structured lessons prescribed by the realist, anti-youth administration. With the dawning of each new semester, hundreds of parents abandon their sons, leaving them in the tried hands of Welton staff in hopes that the
Delirious New York A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan Rem Koolhaas\' Manifesto defines phantom architecture. He creates a blueprint and describes components of this remarkable development. Phantom architecture is an infinite accumulation of layers consisting of theories, projects, and past and present experiences of a space. They are ideals and syntheses of new worlds and lives, hovering among and enwrapping “architectural mutations, utopian fragments, irrational phenomena”, breathing life in
Marshall McLuhan Com Arts 160 September 9, 2004 Marshall McLuhan was known as a visionary educator of mass media. Born on July 21, 1911 in Edmonton, Alberta, Marshall had the remarkable capability to memorize and recite poetry, monologs and speeches. He acquired such a talent from his mother, an elocutionist who was known for her theatrical performances in theater and local churches. At first Marshall wanted to become and engineer, though his mind quickly changed after he began attending the Uni
George Bernard Shaw: Socialist and Playwright EN 319 20 September 2004 George Bernard Shaw\'s power as a dramatist is directly linked to his work as a socialist both before and during his work as a playwright. It is because these two forces are so inextricably tied that a working knowledge of both his socialist ideals and his ideas concerning the theatrical process is not only useful, but on some levels necessary for an adequate understanding of his meaning in each. Shaw himself knew this, and h
Orson Welles George Orson Welles, known more commonly as Orson Welles was a director, producer, writer, and actor. Mr. Welles was born on May 6, 1915, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. His father was an inventor and manufacturer and his mother a talented pianist. Welles was regarded as an absolute genius from early childhood and his creative abilities were encouraged and nurtured. His early childhood was to a large extent, directed by his mother\'s physician and admirer, Dr. Maurice Bernstein. (Russell 9)
"The Guns of Dallas" by L. Fletcher Prouty Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1992 15:59:39 GMT The reason for the assassination was to control the power of the presidency. -------------------------------------- The following appeared in the October, 1975 issue of Gallery, a porno magazine which billed Fletcher Prouty as the "National Affairs Editor." Some people feel there is no credible way to justify associating oneself with such exploitative and demeaning media. Fletcher Prouty has told me that since the Bal
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was born in 1564, in the small market town of Startford-Upon-Avon. He was the third of eight children. Shakespeare was born to what today would be called middle-class parents. William was baptized on April 26. According to the custom at that time, infants were baptized about three days after their birth. At age 7, William attended the Stratford grammar school with other boys of his social class. He spent nine hours a day in school. He attended class year r
Public Schools Michael Blades Keyword ENG 501 "We are faced with a public arena of shallow optimism, of grandiose banality and vulgarity, of sweeping machineries of surveillance, and of brutal structures of violence that tunnel through the flesh and marrow of everyday life" (McLaren 9). With such a conception of public life at hand, and with generations of school bound children and adults ready to strap on their backpacks to be schooled, where do we find the public schools themselves? If "the sc
Creative Writing My hands were slick with sweat as my shaking fingers cautiously pressed the button. The doorbell rang inside with a clang, and echoed so close to my ear I jumped in spite of myself. Suddenly, the door cracked open, and a pair of eyes shyly peeked out at me. The next thing I knew, my friend\'s face was grinning back at me, as if I was the Christmas present she had always wanted. I was pulled by the hand inside the house, and standing in the doorway, I shouted as loud as I dared,
1950’s Youth culture in the nineteen fifties was a time that opened up the world to be integrated for whites and blacks. In this paper the fifties are analyzed through the clothing, styles, cars, family life, and most importantly entertainment. Talking to various members of my family I asked them if they could remember the way that the youth dressed in the nineteen- fifties. The responses were all similar. The popular man role wore tight white T- shirts which were described to me (I hate this ex
Subliminal Messages in Advertising Advertising has been part of the American economy for some time. Over that time advertising has grown significantly from a single page ad with one black and white photo to today’s million dollar multi-media campaigns, including TV and magazine adds designed specifically to make you want to buy what everyone is selling. At the heart of every advertising campaign is a sales pitch which is obvious. Beginning in the 50’s advertisers were looking at all available te
Black Boy Part One: Southern Night Chapter 1 At Richards’ grandmother’s house. He sets some curtains on fire which leads to the house catching on fire. The family moves to Memphis. Richard hangs a cat after his father tells him to (sarcastically) Richard’s mother punishes him. At six while hanging out at a saloon he becomes a drunkard. At this age there are no racial differences to him. Richard and his brother are taken to an orphanage to live. His father has left the family for another woman. H
Coca-Cola and its Evolution The Coca-Cola company started out as an insignificant one man business and over the last one hundred and ten years it has grown into one of the largest companies in the world. The first operator of the company was Dr. John Pemberton and the current operator is Roberto Goizueta. Without societies help, Coca-Cola could not have become over a 50 billion dollar business. Coca-Cola was invented by Dr. John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist. He concocted the formula in a thr
Advances in Medicine and Electricity It was a Saturday afternoon, and I was sitting in the living room recliner watching my normal morning cartoons while eating my bowl of Lucky Charms. All of a sudden, a newsflash appeared on my screen. A newscaster appeared and stated in a serious voice, "We interrupt this program for an important announcement. It has been discovered that a large meteor is traveling at a fast pace towards the Earth and has been calculated to hit the Earth at approximately 12:0
Howard Stern: The King of all Media How far would you be willing to go to gain success? Would you be willing to put your job on the line? Howard Stern has made a name for himself by being the most talked about, controversial disk jockey in the United States today. His fans are split between those who love him and those who love to hate him. Curiosity has them wondering what he will say or do next. He is internationally known for being very opinionated, and has the attitude that his opinion is th
Eugene Ionesco Eugene Ionesco, as one of the most prominent writers of the theater of the absurd, had the purpose, in writing Rhinoceros, of portraying absurdity in society, and promoting his existentialist views. Ionesco was a firm believer in the ideals of the absurd theater, and has been called the father of the absurd theater by many critics. Ionesco went to great lengths to express his beliefs through his writing, and it was on account of this that Ionesco disliked false interpretations of
The New Deal During the 1930\'s, America witnessed a breakdown of the Democratic and free enterprise system as the US fell into the worst depression in history. The economic depression that beset the United States and other countries was unique in its severity and its consequences. At the depth of the depression, in 1933, one American worker in every four was out of a job. The great industrial slump continued throughout the 1930\'s, shaking the foundations of Western capitalism. The New Deal des
George Washington George Washington\'s memory is held in honor by his fellow countrymen and by the world. The enemies and critics who attacked him in war and in peace are now largely forgotten, but his name has become a byword for honor, loyalty, and love of country. He was known as the "father of his country". Washington was a "father" in several ways. He was commander in chief of the American forces in the American Revolution, chairman of the convention that wrote the United States Constitutio
Evil Emperors Andew Bove Block F Augustus was one of the single most extraordinary emperors to ever rule the Roman Empire, he was also the first. Augustus set a precept for emperors to come. Some emperors followed it, some tried, and some didn’t try at all. My report is about two emperors of Rome that didn’t rule in light of Augustus, and probably couldn’t help it, considering they were most definitely insane. Caligula Gaius Caesar was born in the ancient city of Antium on August 31, 12 A.D.. Ga
Racism The problem with racism is that many people don\'t think it is. Many live their lives not even realizing what is happening the world around them. "Racism, here, nah." Others know all about it, but they don\'t realize that they themselves, yes, themselves, are racists. "Huh, I\'m not racist. What do you mean? I\'m more open minded than that. Give me some credit." Then they turn around and discriminate against someone else\'s human rights. Not racist, yah right. What is one of the main prob
Sir Christopher Wren Sir Christopher Wren was born on Oct. 20, 1632, in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, England. Wren, the son of a rector, was the youngest child, the only boy, and delicate in health. Before Christopher was three, his father was appointed dean of Windsor, and the Wren family moved into the court. It was among the intellectuals around Charles I that the boy first developed his mathematical interests. His life at Windsor was disrupted by the outbreak of civil war in 1642. The deanery was
Louis Armstrong The prolific trumpeter who became a world ambassador for jazz, Louis Armstrong learned to blow on a bugle in reform school when he was 13. His intuitive genius for improvisation changed the course of jazz, but after the 1940s mugging dominated his performances and he had his greatest success as a pop singer. Louis Daniel Armstrong popularly known as Satchmo and Pops was born on July 4, 1900, in New Orleans, the birthplace of American jazz. His father, Willie, was a day laborer in
Five Novels Title: 5 Novels Author: Daniel Pinkwater Category: Sci- Fiction, Fiction Settings: First story: in Hogboro, New York. Second story: Earth and the planet Spiegel. Third story: Genghis Khan High School. Forth: Rochester New York. Fifth: Margaret Himmler High School. Time Period: 1990\'s Alan Mendelson, the boy from mars: Leonard Neeble. Alan Mendelson. Samuel Klugarsh. Clarence Yojimbo. Leonard Neeble is the new kid at school. No one really likes him, but he doesn’t care. He’s a real s
Billie Holiday Billie Holiday is one of the greatest jazz-blues singers of all time, she is also known as Lady Day. Born Eleanor Fagan in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, she spent an extremely poor childhood in Baltimore. Both her parents were in their early teens when she was born (her mother was 13). Her father, Clarence Holiday, left when she was a baby. Billie was also blamed for the death of her grandmother when she was six years old. Billie’s education ended at the fifth grade when her mother m
The Great Chicago Fire Chicago in October 1871 was high and dry. It was a very warm evening, with gusty winds coming off the prairie, blowing to the Northeast persistently all day long. The city was a ripe kindling, waiting to burn. Most of the buildings in then “modern” day Chicago were built of wood, as were some 600 miles of sidewalk and 55 miles of street, in which yellow pine was used to elevate pedestrians above the marshy ground on which Chicago’s nearly 300,000 residents sat on. There wa