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  2. The Effects of Ambiguity in Hamlet

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The ode lives upon the ideal, the epic upon the grandiose, the drama upon the real.

-Victor Hugo

The word "drama" derives from the classical Greek word for "doing," or "action." The name remains as apt today as when Sophocles first wrote Antigone. So,if you're a man or woman of action with a passion for transforming life into art, then a university degree in drama might be perfect for you.

When it comes to marks, insightful ideas will be worth next to nothing unless they're written down clearly and coherently. Study Marked by Teachers'collection of essays on Greek, Old English, Renaissance, and modern drama topics, and you'll quickly learn to tailor your papers to your professor's high expectations.

During your degree, you might find yourself performing, writing a play, taking a trip to Shakespeare's Globe, or reading and criticizing plays. Some degrees are more practical, and others more theoretical, but all will leave you with a strong sense of the history and practicalities of the art. Dramastudents can remain in the field, take higher degrees in a related subject like English literature, or pursuework in other fields including media, business and arts administration.


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  • Discuss the Role and Importance of the First "Flashback" Scene in Death of a Salesman.

    "Conclusion Arthur Miller doesn't just use the flashback as one of Willy's memories but to show Willy's state of mind and that he liked the past better than the present but finds cracks when recalling some of it. It also explains why the present is the way it is because Willy sometimes misled them. The structure helps us to understand it because it shows us how Willy's shame escalated when he realizes all the bad things he did."

  • Discuss how Arthur Miller suggests dramatic conflict at the beginning of the play 'Death of a Salesman'

    "In my opinion, the reason behind the conflict between Willy and his family is his outlook on life as a whole, particularly his inability to confront life with genuine integrity and faith in himself, all faith and self confidence he may appear to have is false, and his lies could arguably haunt him, this is because he has the wrong perspective on the way he should be living his life and has a certain longing for things to very different, he has grown to be very unhappy within himself, and about what his lifestyle (his home, his area) has become. The beginning of 'Death of a Salesman', therefore, is a play in which we see a number of central and significant themes being developed immediately with the help of Arthur Miller's use of techniques such as setting and symbolism. These themes include inadequacy and lacking awareness of reality. The exploration of the theme of failure within a successful society is something which has relevance for those who believed in 'The American Dream'."

  • To what extent does Aristophanes attempt to convey a serious political message to his audience in The Frogs?

    "In conclusion, Aristophanes is very successful in conveying a serious political message to his audience in The Frogs. However his main method of doing this is by ridiculing and making people look bad and illegitimate. This is obviously a very successful poem and personally I believe that it is the best out of all of Aristophanes surviving poems. Kevin Grice"

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