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Greek influence is visable in everything that we have today. Our laws, cities and even our system of goverment all come from asppects of greek civilization, but maybe what we have been influenced the most gy the greeks is in architecture. Maybe the reason this is, is that it was a new form of architecture that had little to do with function and everything to do with looks. Agood example is the Greek temple. They were built in honor of the gods, but the architects were most likely mor

William Shakespeare’s Effect on Contemporary Theater William Shakespeare and all of his works greatly contributed to contemporary theater in many ways. His understanding of other people allowed him to fully grasp the quality he wrote of. The works of Shakespeare contain a strong and constant truth, touching emotional and supernatural aspects of life. These realities make Shakespeare’s works vital, even on toady’s learning institutions and theatrical realms, accounting for his

The name of John Wilkes Booth conjures up a picture of America's most infamous assassin,the killer of perhapsthe greatest president of the United States. However, J. Wilkes Booth led a very prominent life as an actor in the years preceding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. This period of his life is often forgotten or overlooked. The booth family name in the nineteenth century was strongly identified with the American theater scene; there was no greater name among American actors at this

"Zeus' divine childrelishes the happy lifeHe loves peace who sheds happinessPeace who nurses admirable youthsAnd gave of the rich and poorHe hates those who do not do their bestDay and wondrous nightTo live happily." Eurip. Bacchai (416 - 426) To the Greeks, the festival was a crucial event that could not be missed. Religious festivals in honor of the god of wine and fertility, Dionysus, occurred twice a year in January/February and March/April. The festivals included fifth century

globe theatere The origins of the first Globe have many interesting details that make up its history. London developed a demand for entertainment and theaters. Europeans took the chance and began to build them. In 1576 the first successful theater was in operation in London. This building was simply called "The Theater," which was owned by James Burbage and John Brayne. Twenty years later in 1596 the lease was about to expire. Their landlord was giving them an unfair lease that would

It is difficult to say something specific about Antonin Artaud and to limit his contributions of not just re-inventing or re-forming the concept of the theater but also of art, human intellectuality and psychology. Before coming to the idea of The Theater of Cruelty Artaud was concerned with the world’s insignificance towards culture. Artaud explains the need for culture to feed the human mind. He makes a comparison between the need for culture being equal with hunger for food. Unli

The Audience of the Shakespearean Theater During the Elizabethan Age there were different social classes. What you wore depended upon the social class to which you belonged. It was easy to distinguish the classes by the way people would dress for the theater, and also where they sat to watch the performance. The lower class, also called peasants, were poorer people. Most were merchants or servants. A peasant man would wear a tunic or shirt, and breeches of some kind. He would also

English Composition 101 29 November 1999 The Pink Palace Museum When I first moved to Memphis, I decided that I wanted to learn more about my new hometown. I thought that the museums would be the perfect place to help me learn more about Memphis. There is one museum in particular that I will never forget. It is called The Pink Palace Museum. The Pink Palace Museum is a pink grand palace made of pink bricks and pink Georgian marble. Before the palace was transformed into a museum, i

Ancient Greek Theater Imagine this following scene: You are sitting in a dark, fairly crowded large room. There are hundreds of other people, in hundreds of other seats surrounding you. In front of you, there is a large stage, with people acting out a play. Lights, music, and different sound effects set the mood of the play for you to understand more clearly what is going on. With these certain conventions, viewer can get a real grasp of a story in which several actors are trying to po

Steven Brink Intro to Theatre Summary of “Lend Me a Tenor” In the following summary of Lend Me a Tenor I will look at many different aspects affecting the play such as: actors, directing, lighting, scenery, costumes, text, and characters. With myself seeing this play eight times and almost getting all of the lines down myself I know that this will be the best summary of this play, or at least hope. What I am going to try to do is walk you from the beginning to the end pointing