Tom Stoppard's play The Real Inspector Hound - Plot and subplot
Plot and subplot The play opens with two critics called "Moon" and "Birdboot". We can see a dead body on the main stage. Moon and Birdboot are having a conversation about another Critic called "Higgs", and how "Moon" is the stand in for Higgs and is never taken seriously. Also they are talking about how "Birdboot" has taken one of the actresses out the night before the date and how "Birdboot" is getting at angry at "Moon" as he has a wife and he wouldn't possibly do anything to in danger that marriage he is obviously lying, or bending the truth. Then A Character called Mrs Drudge who is the "Helper" at the Manor. At first she is just cleaning around the stage and she does notice the dead body behind the chaise longue. Whilst cleaning she moves the Chaise longue so that they dead body can no longer be seen. Then she heads straight for the radio and turns it on just in time to hear a "special police message." Within in that we find out that there is a madman on the run in Essex near where Muldoon Manor is. Within in the message a strange man who is acting very suspiciously and matching the description of the madman on the Radio. He also doesn't see the dead body. He leaves the room without Mrs Drudge ever knowing that he was there. Then we return to "Moon" and "Birdboot" who carries on the conversation that "Birdboot" is an adulteress and is having "a romance" by the
The Globe It was a hot summer day in 1602. I was only a young boy that didn´t know much of the world, but I had dreams. One of these dreams was to see a play at The Globe. The Globe was a wooden structure in the heart of London right next to the Thames. We lived pretty close, so every time a play was set up I could hear the audience cheer. Of course, if the play was bad they would boo, but that didn´t happen very often. This particular day the show "Hamlet" was to be preformed for the first time. The rumours said that this play was going to be something very special. It was written by a man called Shakespeare. I didn´t know much about him, but i had heard that he wrote incredible plays. I couldn´t afford a ticket but I couldn´t resist going there anyway; I just wanted to hear the cheers and be able to taste the atmosphere. As I stood among the people who were fortunate enough to own a ticket, I saw the guard having a quarrel with an intoxicated man. I saw my chance and thought like all brave and mad people; "You only live once". I ran past the guard and through the gates. I passed through the wooden exterior, filled with excitement, into the actual theater. Must have been my lucky day since the guard didn´t saw me, or at least he pretended that he didn´t. I came out in the middle of the globe. When I looked around me all I could see was people with smiles on their
A midsummers nights dream Act 3 Scene 1
Explain how you would communicate the roles of the main characters and give examples from Act 3 scene 1. In this scene the mechanicals are in a forest rehearsing for the play for The King and Queens wedding. We see that the mechanicals are obsessed with keeping in line with the realism of the play which could be connected to the overall theme of the play: the contrasts of realism and imagination, between the magical world and the human world. In this scene the character Peter Quince, gets caught up in the minute details of the play and as the theatrical organiser, does his best to keep the "bully" Bottom under control. Since peter Quince seems to be the head of the acting group, I would say that he would be more upper class than the rest. Translating this to the way in which he would walk, speak and re-act. Quince would speak with a slight accent to show his upper side roots and he would have a soft tone, to emphasis bottoms electrifying personality as he tends to interrupt and speak over people. But when the Bottom pronounces a word wrong, Quince would erupt and in a firm and also nervous tone correct him. At this point we see Quince almost having a nervous break down as he gets caught up in the minute details of the script, to show this I would shake all over and use precise hand movements at the script. Quince at all times would have a worried or stressed look on his
Basic Job Description Production Manager The job of the production manager is to assemble and lead the production staff, the stage manager also decides how much each department gets he's in charge of the money. The Production Manager will deliver the working budget to the financier during the "prep" period, therefore setting the business plan of the project. Typically, Producers are responsible for the cost-related decisions on above-the-line (primarily cast) issues, while the Production Manager is responsible for the below-the-line (production period) costs. The Film Director will usually have final decision on Cinematographer, Costume Designer, Production Designer, and Film Editor), and the UPM will make the deals and hire the remaining crew. Stage Manager Stage Managers are responsible for the running of the show when it is 'up' or has started. Although the Deputy Stage Manager is often the one who 'calls the show' - which means tells the technicians what to do. The Stage Manager is responsible for organizing the production, communicating across different disciplines, and keeping everything running smoothly Assistant Stage Manager An ASM or assistant stage manager is a theater technician who is responsible for keeping track of cast members, sets, and miscellaneous details during rehearsals and production of a stage performance. During the running of a show, they are
Today we know more about Shakespeare than any other play writers of his time because of his mastering of English literature. However, today it is true to say that we have no record of what Shakespeare actually looked like.
Oral Today we know more about Shakespeare than any other play writers of his time because of his mastering of English literature. However, today it is true to say that we have no record of what Shakespeare actually looked like. William Shakespeare was born in Snitterfield, a small town in Stratford on April 23rd, 1564. At this town the youthful William spent his childhood in a leather merchant's family until later on marrying an older woman by the name of Anne Hathaway. Shakespeare was a Christian. Church records give evidence that he was baptised in a Holy Trinity Church on April 26, 1564 with the authority of his parents, John Shakespeare, Mary Arden. Very well known in the town and were mentioned as 'gentlemen' of the time. Shakespeare's father John had a large family of 10 children, William being the eldest. Two of them died at the date of their birth and one past away early in his existence, leaving him with seven. Shakespeare lived a life full of excitement and some say he was lucky to be around at the right time when theatre plays were incredibly popular or Shakespeare might never had been heard of. After a gigantic contribution to the world of literary by writing a grand total of thirty-seven of plays in Shakespeare's life, although there is no exact record of his death but some say in assumption he died on April 23rd, 1616, from the cause of alcoholism.
Shakespeare's romantic comedies range from the mystical to the ludicrous. Plays such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night dip into the essences of the mystical and ludicrous and distasteful.
Ashley Abboud Shakespeare 509 November 17, 2002 Paper #2 Shakespeare's romantic comedies range from the mystical to the ludicrous. Plays such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night dip into the essences of the mystical and ludicrous and distasteful. It has been said that these elements for example, "love-in-idleness juice," the anti-Semitism of the Merchant of Venice and the social distinctions of Twelfth Night, are all "problematic to the readers of the 21st century." This essay will explain how these attributes of Shakespeare's work are some what of a hindrance to the readers of the 21st century. To begin with A Midsummer Night's Dream, the idea of love-in -idleness juice is a little too much. The problem is not so much with the juice itself but the implications of the juice kept on the eyes of Demetrius. At the beginning of the play he is truly in love with Hermia, but because of the fairy Oberon, he is forced to love Helena, "A sweet Athenian lady is in love with a disdainful youth. Anoint his eyes but do it when the next thing he espies may be the lady," (2.1.260-262). Of course at this part of the play the juice is put onto Lysander. It is at the end of the play that the love-in-idleness juice is truly a problem; Demetrius marries Hermia under the power of its spell. This compromises the "romance" part of the comedy. Every
Essay comparing short story Paths(TM) with improvised drama developed from news article Mystery o
Essay comparing short story 'Paths' with improvised drama developed from news article 'Mystery of Dead Young Female' In this essay I am going to be comparing a short story 'Paths' with the improvised version of 'Mystery of Dead Young Female'. 'Paths' is about a boy who decides to go home through the woods, where he finds different paths and does not know which way to go. He finds a girl from the 19th Century and tries to go back in their time, but he can't as soon as he gets close to the exit of the woods to a different time he can't move he gets paralyzed. So he goes back to were he met the girl and she comes along and then they find someone else there, who they think is from the Viking time, but he is from the future and then Kevin runs home. The 'Mystery of Dead Young Female', is used with a bit of improvisation, it is from an article in Southwold Gazette, 19th January, 1869. This is about a young woman found in the porch of a church; she is dead and knows one has bothered to identify her. And they all try not to get involves when they did see her and she approached the Manor House and everyone living in there denied seeing her. We improvised from this, which was developed as part of GCSE Drama Course, in June 2006. 'Paths' is written by John Christopher, he uses a mixture of people from the past, present and future, which is a good way to write a book as many writers
Direct a production of Shakespeare's play "Macbeth" focusing in on act 1 scene 1.
In my assignment I am going to direct a production of Shakespeare's play "Macbeth" focusing in on act 1 scene 1 and comparing and contrasting two very different versions of the play "Macbeth". I am going to be looking at The BBC Shakespeare that is the "medieval and bleak" production and The Middle English Programme, which is the "modern, rural and abandoned" production. Two different people have directed both of these versions and they have both approached it in a way that I least expected them to, after reading the original script of the play "Macbeth" My task is to compare these two versions and to direct act 1 scene 1 in a way that I feel will enthral and excite my audience. Act 1 scene 1 being the opening scene of the play "Macbeth," needs to have a powerful and explosive opening, this will keep the audience curious and questioning what will happen next. The scene features 3 repulsive and gruesome witches who speak about a man named Macbeth. Macbeth is a Scottish play that is set in the 11th century in the late Victorian times in the era of Elizabethan times. The play itself is bloodthirsty and extraordinary yet it's a play that features great tragedy and greed. The play opens with three unsightly witches preparing to meet with Macbeth. Macbeth was a Scottish Lord, or Thane, who had recently defeated the Norwegian's army in battle. King Duncan was delighted with
Imaginary Story Inspector Dixon could recognise slight scratch on the victim's bracelet. Now he discovered the murderer of Mrs Watson. The only person who could make this scratch was... 'NICKY!' My name is Nicky, a seventeen years old college girl, who wants to be a detective in the future. It was a sunny and cloudless day. The library was very quiet. There were about sixteen people in library and two of them were looking for some books on the shelf beside me. My schoolmate, Sally Looney was looking at me in a dull and bored look. Her eyes were half closed and her ginger hairs were stuck to the end. No one might imagine she was a clever girl, who has achieved 12 A* grades in her GCSEs and 5 A grades in her AS-level. 'Sally, Inspector Dixon was just about to say the name of the murderer, because he just discovered a scratch on the...' 'Nicky! I have called you more than three times! Are you listening to me?' Sally replied in a bored voice and a girl from the other desk raised her head to find out the origin of disruption. 'I am really bored. We have been in here for nearly 4 hours! I am hungry now.' Sally was shouting at me with an eager look. There were nearly seven ridiculous books on Sally's desk such as 'Collection of classic novels' and 'Yellow Pages'. 'Oh Sally, it's because you are choosing boring books. Why are you reading Yellow Pages?' I asked. 'I like finding funny
The opening scenes of Shakespeare’s plays
In order for us to look closely at the opening scenes of Shakespeare's plays, it is first necessary to look at the period in which they were written. The theatres and audiences that Shakespeare wrote his plays for also have to be taken into account. Even to modern audiences, with access to new age technology, Shakespeare's plays are still extraordinarily effective and have stood the test of time remarkably well, but to 16th century audiences they were the best form of entertainment around. The theatre of the 16th century had developed from the courtyards of inns. Prior to the time of William Shakespeare, theatres, in the modern sense of the word simply did not exist in England, travelling players would go from town to town performing in castles, mansions and stately homes, but more often than not they would perform in inn courtyards. The Globe, Shakespeare's theatre was modelled on these inn courtyards. Just like a courtyard it had three levels, the main stage, and the first and second balcony. There were doors on the stage for entrances and exits and a trap door. The trap door symbolically represented Hell and characters that were thought to be evil or associated with Satan would come onto the stage through the trap door. Similarly the higher the level the more it would be associated with Heaven. The purpose built theatres allowed the stage to become the focus of the whole