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A Study of Musical Theatre’s Gilbert and Sullivan

Theatre, as we know it, always aims to provoke its audience through emotions, by invoking the muses of comedy and tragedy, and everything else in between. Many names are synonymous to the history and success of theatre, but none comes close to the iconic contributions of Britain’s most illustrious duo, collectively known as Gilbert and…

Greece and the Theatre

The years 600 to 500 B. C. were noteworthy in the history of Greece. These years were the witness of the beginning of history, political theory and the emergence of philosophical thoughts. It was also a period of startling evolution in architecture. This was the age of the development of human culture and civilization in…

Mahesh Duttani

Mahesh Dattani’s final solutions in its Hindustan avatar sound and look much better than it did in the original English. Translator Shahid Anwar and director Arvind Gaur have made major improvements – and not merely of the cosmetic kind – to reveal the communal passions that scar our collective subconscious…the plot is straightforward.Mobs are on…



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Drama Essay: A Review of “Spring Awakening”

I will be reviewing the play titled, “Spring Awakening” by Fred Wedekind. This play was produced by The Department of Performing Arts and Humanities of the School of Liberal Arts at and directed by Robert W. Oppel. I saw the play on March 20th Q Building Theatre. The play was excellent and exceeded all expectations…

Oscar Hammerstein II – Lyricist, Writer, Producer, Director

Oscar Hammerstein II was born July 12, 1895 in New York, New York. He died August 23, 1960 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania of stomach cancer. His given name was Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein. When he entered the theatre profession, he dropped his middle names and adopted the “II” from the grandfather for which he was named….

The Origin of Theatre

“It is unlikely that anyone will ever know just how theatre emerged” (Grose & Kenworthy, 1985: 3). Though there is little certain evidence, strong indications, scattered throughout our history, point to theatre finding its origins in the ancient rituals of shamanism. One might argue that theatre finds its origins quite clearly in ancient Greek theatre…

Australian Theatre Ruby Moon and Stolen

Contemporary Australian theatre mainly focuses on the reflection of the ‘real’ Australia and communicating to the audience real and modern issues/ideas that respond to the social climate and community. Australian theatre practitioners use various performance styles, techniques and dramatic conventions to help portray their ideas to their audiences and make them feel a particular way…

Australian Contemporary Theatre

Australian Contemporary Theatre is a form of Theatre which addresses the concerns and aspirations of Australian audiences; with the use of diverse and complex characters Australian Contemporary Theatre is able to connect with the audience making them reflect and challenge identities. This is shown clearly in the texts Ruby Moon written by Matt Cameron and…

Prospero’s Speech: The Art of Theater

Shakespeare is commonly known as a great writer; but we cannot lose sight of the fact that he is every inch  a man of theater, very much like Henrik Ibsen of the nineteenth century. His career in theater began as an actor. Working closely with the manager and the actors gave him a great sense…

US Civil War Confederates Failures in the Western Theatre

One of the most important strategies of the Union in the Western Theatre that has caused failure of the Confederates in the American Civil War had been to take control of Vicksburg. The then President Abraham Lincoln held that it is a strategic location to end the war stating: “See what a lot of land…

Practical Play Analysis

Theme/Vision Guan Hanqing’s Snow in Midsummer centers on the idea of social injustice and human suffering particularly the unfair treatment of poor people during the Chinese Golden Era.  The play must transcend a great sense of oppression as intended by its playwrights to reflect the dark side of the society they were in, as the…

Tennessee Williams

The American theatre public first took notice of The Glass Menagerie by Mississippi-born Tennessee Williams when it was presented in Chicago in December 1944. Opening in New York on March 31, 1945, it ran for more that 500 performances and won both popular and critical acclaim. It is now considered one of the most delicate…

African American Theatre

Harlem Renaissance was the name of the African American cultural movement that gained its popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s. It got its name because it took its roots in Harlem of New York, an area which had been always associated with the African American inhabitants. It emerged toward the end of World War…

The Role of Jobs In Theatre

The Role and Jobs of the Producer, Director, Designer, Play-writer, and Actors within the play and how each of their Roles interacts with Each Other A theatre stage drama is very interesting complex task that has been admired for years by the viewers. The success of a theatre depends on how many quality stage plays…

Manila Metropolitan Theater

“Something that possesses true beauty such as The Met will never lose its allure and splendor regardless of age and time.” Anyone who passes by Lawton, Manila in one way or another may have seen the Manila Metropolitan Theater, The Met, or the “great dame” of theaters as others would call it. It is a…

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