WHY do you think True West was written? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=atwDohPbp0

WHY do you think True West was written?

Identify the THEMES that the show explores.
Support your argument with evidence gleaned from your experience with the production. This might include:
Exploration of the dialog, actions, and the relationships of the characters.
Examination of issues from the real world in which the play was created.
WHAT do you think the artists who produced True West want from their audience?
Identify the ARTISTIC OBJECTIVE of this production.
Support your argument with evidence gleaned from your experience with the production. This might include:
Exploration of the relationship to Themes
Examination of Production Concept

WHY do you think True West was written? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=atwDohPbp0

WHY do you think True West was written?

Identify the THEMES that the show explores.
Support your argument with evidence gleaned from your experience with the production. This might include:
Exploration of the dialog, actions, and the relationships of the characters.
Examination of issues from the real world in which the play was created.
WHAT do you think the artists who produced True West want from their audience?
Identify the ARTISTIC OBJECTIVE of this production.
Support your argument with evidence gleaned from your experience with the production. This might include:
Exploration of the relationship to Themes
Examination of Production Concept

Choose a traditional tragedy play and address the plot and the 5 characteristics

Choose a traditional tragedy play and address the plot and the 5 characteristics of traditional tragedy. OR Choose a type of comedy, identify the form of that comedy and then address the characteristics of that form using the play.
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Writer Sheldon Wolin claims, “the task of the theoretical imagination is to rest

Writer Sheldon Wolin claims, “the task of the theoretical imagination is to restate new possibilities.” Inspired by our discussion on adaptation and the adaptations we’ve watched, select a play we’ve read and write a 5-7 page double-spaced proposal that restates new possibilities for that play. That is, students will put their own creative spin and envision their own adaptation to a classic play we’ve read. The proposal should outline (in this order): a) the title of your adapted work, b) a summary overview of your work, c) a summary of the original play (including characters, themes, etc.), d) an in-depth description of your adaptation, the rationale, significance, and relevance of your adaptation today.
Questions to consider: Who is my intended audience? Why is this adaptation important/needed? What new perspective does it offer? How does the adaptation respond to and/or reimagine the past or current state of the world? How might I make particular casting or formal choices to intervene in the canon? What year/time period does my adaptation take place, and where?

Topic : Theatre Genres APA cited 12 Font Times New Roman Double Spaced 3-4 pages

Topic : Theatre Genres
APA cited 12 Font Times New Roman
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Choose a traditional tragedy play and address the plot and the 5 characteristics of traditional tragedy. OR Choose a type of comedy, identify the form of that comedy and then address the characteristics of that form using the play.

Write about the theme of the play” The Piano Lesson” by August Wilson. Describe

Write about the theme of the play” The Piano Lesson” by August Wilson. Describe the main ideas the playwright wants you to take away after watching the play. Describe any objects that are used
as symbols in the play and explain what the objects symbolize.
Relate the theme to your understanding of the world and explain
why this theme is important to think about (or not). You can
include your opinion about the playwright’s skill in getting the
theme across to the audience. Was the theme clear or did it
confuse you?

Approach the plays we have read in class, (Euridice, Oedipus, Doctor Faustus, Th

Approach the plays we have read in class, (Euridice, Oedipus, Doctor Faustus, The Rover, The Importance of Being Earnest, Love Suicides at Sonezaki, My Fair Lady, Death of a Salesman, A Raisin in the sun, and Angels in America: Millennium Approaching), as an artistic director for a theatre company. You must create a season composed of four of the plays we have read. Discuss why you selected the shows, if there was a theme for your season, the order of your season, the artistic vision for each show you selected, what type of space each show would be performed in, as well as the target audience for your theatre season, and what message you are attempting to get across with the season.

Week 5: Theatre Spaces and Set Design Activity 1 Last Spring, The New Y

Week 5: Theatre Spaces and Set Design Activity 1
Last Spring, The New York Times* featured Ghost Light, a powerful poem by Tazewell Thompson with photographs of empty theaters by Devin Oktar Yalkin. At this point, Broadway had been shut down for a year.
A ghost light is an electric light that is left energized on the stage of a theatre when the theatre is unoccupied and would otherwise be completely dark. It is a light that is on when all other lights are off. It is placed on stage every night after a performance in every theatre across the world.
Follow the link below on a computer or tablet to read the poem, Ghost Light and view the haunting images. (If you try and access it on your phone, it will lose it’s impact.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/04/09/opinion/covid-nyc-theaters-closed.htm
This week, Broadway re-opened after being silent for over a year and a half. The joy that the audiences experienced was made even sweeter because they were not taking the performances for granted. Read this poem which was written a year into the Broadway shut down and 6 months before it’s re-opening. Where do you think the “howl” of this piece is coming from? Choose one stanza from this poem and describe it’s impact.
Choose one image from this article. What is the picture? How does it make you feel? Where does it’s power lie? Describe the image in detail and the impact it had on you in conjunction with the poem.
Activity 2
2. How would the genre of the play effect the choices you might make as a scenic designer?
2. As a scenic designer, describe in detail how you would establish locale for a kitchen in an apartment in the Bronx? What details would you add to indicate the time period in your design?

seeing a filmed play production. To be clear, you cannot review a motion pictur

seeing a filmed play production. To be clear, you cannot review a motion picture release (a film that was released in movie theatres or on streaming). You can review a play that was filmed live on stage.
There are several sites that specialize in filmed Broadway shows.
https://www.playbill.com/article/15-broadway-plays-and-musicals-you-can-watch-on-stage-from-home (Links to an external site.)
Resource page for where to view filmed productions.
https://www.broadwayhd.com (Links to an external site.)
http://www.filmedonstage.com/

You are now going to write a review of the production. For your review, please c

You are now going to write a review of the production. For your review, please concentrate on the physicality of the show, the obvious “over-the-top” acting, and the breaking of the fourth wall. Explain in your own words how these three elements help to bring out the Commedia dell’arte style within the production. Also, talk about the set design, the music, and the costumes, as well as the directing, and the overall production as a piece of art.