Theatre Papers

  • Brechtian Theatre - The Apology

    466 words, 2 pages

    Zeal Theatre’s The Apology is set in present day Brisbane. The key themes and ideas of this play are self control, determination, choices, conflicts and resilience. The play is done in an epic style that is known in Brechtian Theatre. This assignment will analyse the dramatic and theatrical ‘Brechtian’ techniques used to challenge the audience’s viewing experience. The human context of the drama is established when a year 9 excursion to Boggo Road Gaol occurs. The protagonist, Ray Bones, is taunted by who he considers his “friends”. The antagonist, Eneme, is in a way the ring leader and lea

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    Theatre In The Round

    488 words, 2 pages

    Theatre in the Round became increasingly popular in the late 1960s in the UK and Europe, with initially the format proving popular in smaller venues and studio spaces. The first “Theatre in the Round” theatre in the UK was the formed by Stephen Joseph in 1955, now called the Stephen Joseph Theatre. However, a permanent location was not found until 1988 by artistic director and playwright Alan Ayckbourn. The first large Theatre in the Round was built in a disused corn exchange in Manchester in 1976 and was named “The Royal Exchange Theatre”. The Royal Exchange is now one of the country’s most

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    Jason Miller

    1127 words, 5 pages

    Jason (born John) Miller was the only child of John Miller, an electrician, and Mary Claire Miller, a special education teacher. When Jason was still an infant, the family moved from New York to Scranton, Pennsylvania. His education was exclusively Catholic. Following parochial school, he attended St. Patrick’s High School, where he came under the strong influence of Sister Celine, a nun of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who taught Jason public speaking, debating, and rhetoric. Years later he told an interviewer, “She gave me encouragement at a time when I might have stolen cars.” Miller went t

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    Theatre Arts Modern Theatre

    2911 words, 12 pages

    Staging & Spectacle: Theatricalism denotes the style of production during this period. In short, the style of the production, as chosen by the director, dictates the aesthetic rules by which the production team works. Currently, producing Shakespeare does not mean that it has to be done in Renaissance England. Indeed, artists have found that updating the location and time of a Shakespearean play makes it more believable, and in a sense, breathes new life into it. Moreover, advances in technology have also strongly influenced this period and its theatrical spectacle. The use of

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    Goldilocks Crisis

    7737 words, 31 pages

    Early European Theater • The writings of this period were primarily hymns, sermons and similar theologically oriented works. • Latin became a literary medium. • Major preserves of learning are the monasteries. • 8th century Europe returned to greater stability under the Carolingian kings. ? Charles Martel – defeated the Moslems at Tours in 732 AD, through his innovative use of armored horsemen as the principal military force, initiating the development of knighthood. ? Charlemagne – extended his realm into the Slavic territories and converting non- Chr

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