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Thomas Alva Edison
Thomas Alva Edison
Thomas Alva Edison Thomas Alva Edison was the most famous and prolific inventor of all time. During his life, over 1100 patents were issued to him or his associates; he was known as the wizard of Menlo Park, the town in New Jersey where he set up his first invention factory. Yet he was not really a scientist, having no theory or mathematics, and most of his success came from perfecting the ideas of others or already existing inventions by trial and error. He learned telegraphy on the railway, a
Gay Population Growth
Gay Population Growth
Gay Population Growth The unprecedented growth of the gay community in recent history has transformed our culture and consciousness, creating radically new possibilities for people to ‘come out’ and live more openly as homosexuals (Herdt 2). Before the 1969’s Stonewall riot in New York, homosexuality was a taboo subject. Research concerning homosexuality emphasized the etiology, treatment, and psychological adjustment of homosexuals. Times have changed since 1969. Homosexuals have gained grea
Globe Theater
Globe Theater
Globe Theater A seventeenth century English theatre in Southwark, London(). Also known, as an Elizabethan theatre was most notable for the initial and contemptuous productions of the dramatic works of English writers, William Shakespeare, Ben Johnson, Beaumont and Fletcher, and others. In 1576, a carpenter named James Burbage built the first theatre in England, which he called, simply, The Theatre, the first time the word was used to refer to a building specifically designed for the staging
Hamlet And Fortinbras
Hamlet And Fortinbras
Hamlet And Fortinbras Oftentimes, the minor characters in a play can be vital and, among other things, function to further the action of the play or to reveal and illuminate the personalities of other characters. In Hamlet, Fortinbras, the Norwegian Prince, serves as the most important foil of Hamlet and provides us with the actions and emotions in which we can compare to those of Hamlet and better reveal Hamlet’s own character. Because Hamlet and Fortinbras both lost their fathers and have swo
Julius Caesar Summary
Julius Caesar Summary
Julius Caesar Summary Act I, Scene i Summary Two patricians Flavius and Marcullus enter. They are confused by the fact that the plebeians are not in their work clothes, and begin to ask some plebeians what their jobs are. A carpenter admits he is a carpenter. Next Marcullus asks a cobbler what his job is, and the cobbler answers in a series of puns (souls / soles), (withal / with awl). The cobbler explains that everyone is taking the day off to celebrate Caesar\'s victory over Pompey. M
Macbeth
Macbeth
Macbeth Besides being a powerful work written by Shakespeare, Macbeth was also a gruesome tragedy about the deaths of many people including Macbeth’s wife. For a person that lived through such tough circumstances, the fact that Macbeth chose to describe life as a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing is no surprise. Macbeth was a corrupt man given different perspectives on life than most normal people. Life is not a tale told by an idiot, but a truly splendid gif
Midsummer Nights Dream And Lunatics
Midsummer Nights Dream And Lunatics
Midsummer Nights Dream And Lunatics In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the moon is the guiding force of madness in the play which influences the chaotic nature and lunacy of the characters. The moon seems to preside over the entire play and is a symbol of change. Oberon and Titania, king and queen of the fairies, are one example of lunatic lovers that parallel the theme of changeability. Oberon and Titania are quarreling over the possession of an Indian boy that Titania has mothered since the boy wa
Romeo And Juliet Influence
Romeo And Juliet Influence
Romeo And Juliet Influence William Shakespeare, the English poet and playwright of the 16th -17th centuries, is known as the best dramatist in the world. He is also known as the best author who has written in the English language. He has written a lot of great plays and sonnets, which are read and admired by people all over the world. The reason for his popularity is his understanding of people and his ability to create the characters almost mirroring the real life situations, human feelings an
Romeo And Juliet With West Side Story
Romeo And Juliet With West Side Story
Romeo And Juliet With West Side Story Andy Warhol once said, They say that time changes things, but actually you have to change them yourself. Two hundred fifty years passed between the original Romeo and Juliet and the premiere of West Side Story on Broadway in 1957. However, time did not change the message of the story, simply the creators’ unique visions evolved. Shakespeare’s delivery of the timeless tale of desperate love in his classic Romeo and Juliet proves to only intensify through r
Shakespeare Life
Shakespeare Life
Shakespeare Life William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, dramatist and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. No other writer\'s plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries as his. Shakespeare was born to middle class parents. His father, John, was a Stratford businessman. He was a glove maker who owned a leather shop. John Shakespeare was a well-
Shakespeare Poems
Shakespeare Poems
Shakespeare Poems Past, Present, and Future: Finding Life Through Nature William Wordsworth poem Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey was included as the last item in his Lyrical Ballads. The general meaning of the poem relates to his having lost the inspiration nature provided him in childhood. Nature seems to have made Wordsworth human.The significance of the abbey is Wordsworth’s love of nature. Tintern Abbey representes a safe haven for Wordsworth that perhaps symbolizes a everl
Tempest By Shakespeare
Tempest By Shakespeare
Tempest By Shakespeare The Tempest is an interesting play written by the famous, William Shakespeare. It is his official and last accomplishment. This play is thought of as one of Shakespeare\'s romance plays. Shakespeare started to write toward the end of his career about magic and fantasy set in far-off lands. These realms that he created are written about in his plays. This particular play is famous for his usage of magic, which is carried through by the Duke of Milan (a state in Italy), w
Twelfth Night Comedy
Twelfth Night Comedy
Twelfth Night Comedy Twelfth Night is a comedy of light and shade. Its characters are not unreservedly happy and the events are not unreservedly humorous. Discuss. As a comedy, Twelfth Night is obviously intending to not only entertain its audience but also point out problems in society. It is imperative to entire merit of the play not to be realistic but to allow for empathy. Therefor to have a comedy of complete lightheartedness there would be no balance and hence no avenue for audience inte
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night In Shakespeare\'s Twelfth Night, it is clearly evident that the fluctuation in attitude to the dual role and situation and tribulations imposed upon the character of Viola/Cesario ends up in a better understanding of both sexes, and thus, allows Viola to have a better understanding for Orsino. Near the opening of the play, when Viola is adopting her male identity, she creates another self, like two masks and may decide to wear one or the other while swinging between the two dent
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night In Shakespeare\'s Twelfth Night, it is obvious that the oscillation of attitude, in the dual role played by the character of Viola/Cesario, gives her a better understanding of both sexes. It allows her to encompass a better discernment of the sentiments of the Duke, Orsino. Near the onset of the play, when Viola is assuming her male identity, she fashions an alternate self, giving her two masks. She takes on the Cesario identity in order to achieve more freedom in society. Thi
West Side Story With Romeo And Juliet
West Side Story With Romeo And Juliet
West Side Story With Romeo And Juliet What would Romeo and Juliet be like if Juliet hadn\'t died? What if Paris killed Romeo, instead of vice versa? What if instead of occurring several centuries ago, it took place on the streets of New York City during the 1950s, with a bunch of fresh-faced youths posing as street toughs and dancing and singing their hearts out? Well, just take a look at West Side Story, and you will have your answers. It is impossible for anyone familiar with both texts to no
Women In Shakespeare Writings
Women In Shakespeare Writings
Women In Shakespeare Writings Often in literature, parallels are used to accentuate certain things. William Shakespeare utilizes this tool in both The Taming of the Shrew and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In both of these comedic plays, there is a set of women who are at odds with each other. These relationships can be compared and contrasted in different aspects. In Shakespeare\'s, The Taming of the Shrew the relationship between the sisters Katherine and Bianca appears to be strained with ramp
Marilyn Manson is a name that one hears everywhere
Marilyn Manson is a name that one hears everywhere
Marilyn Manson is a name that one hears everywhere they go. Today\'s media is constantly reporting on Marilyn Manson\'s controversial looks, shows, and religious beliefs. Manson\'s controversial nature has gained him much infamousy in the media world today. Many people believe that Marilyn Manson is strange, considering he wears various women\'s clothing, heavy makeup, and loads of large jewelry. Many oppose his shows, because of reports of Satanic rituals, bodily harm inflicted on himself and
Gangs
Gangs
Gangs Psychology Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today\'s cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The psychological answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the immediate reasons and benefits are much easier to find. On the surface, they are a direct result of human beings\' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to effectively end gang vi
Generation Gap
Generation Gap
Generation Gap When discussing the generation gap, many issues surface. In this article in Newsweek, issues such as music, morals, and goals arise with the wide gulf of generations in the black community. Older Americans continue to be separated from the growing hip-hop culture, and they, along with the hip-hop community, have not yet learned how to deal with this separation. Music is one of the largest rifts between the civil rights generation and the hip-hop generation. An increase in violenc
Uniforms In Public School
Uniforms In Public School
Uniforms In Public School Quality education is critical to the future of America’s children. However, we cannot educate our children in schools where weapons, gang violence, and drugs, threaten their safety. Many local school districts have made uniforms an important part of an overall program to improve school safety and discipline. Students resort to violence and theft simply to obtain designer clothes or name brand shoes. This instills a fear among the students and teachers. It is no secret
Gangs
Gangs
Gangs Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today\'s cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long-range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings\' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to effectively end gang violence we must find th
Music Impact on Everyday Life
Music Impact on Everyday Life
Music Impact on Everyday Life The Music Made Me Do It Music has a huge impact on the everyday lives of individuals in America today. It is an important part of the sociological self, which causes a person to feel and act in a certain manner. Sensual guitar playing, a suggestive song, hard rock power chords, or a tune from the past are all highly powerful forces in shaping ones actions. I have taken a particular interest in the way that different genres of music affect students actions at this
Socio-analysis of Movie Mission
Socio-analysis of Movie Mission
Socio-analysis of Movie Mission INTRODUCTION The movie analyzed in this paper is The Mission. This movie contains several sociological aspects and concepts. The concepts most easily identified are the ones that will be discussed in the following pages of this paper. Those concepts are Social Inequality, Deviance, and Subcultures. Social inequality is the social differences that exist whenever one group of people has different access to the rewards a society offers. Deviance is a variation from a
Youth and Adult Problems
Youth and Adult Problems
Youth and Adult Problems If we look at the technological developments of the world over the last 50 years you may thought that it passed as 500 years. May I kindly invite you to think of the interchanges from using stone records to CDs , from movie to huge DVD screen TVs , from radio to internet, from classical phone to mobiles. Enourmously fast changes are occuring continuously.This was the reason that some generations had seen both old gramaphone & CD player in their life. While technology
Conan O'Brain Speech
Conan O'Brain Speech
Conan O\'Brain Speech In the confusing and chaotic world of late night television, a battle is being fought. Network versus network, host versus host, the big shots of the television media have squared off in a race for ever desired ratings. Each with their own distinct style, greats like Jay Leno and David Lettermen have set forth their way of doing things, and by doing so, have entertained millions while raking in record breaking amounts of profit. However, the true king of late night cannot b
Graduation Speech
Graduation Speech
Graduation Speech Class of 2023 Friends, Relatives, Class of 2023, For those of you who might not know me, I am Mason Lox. Welcome to the graduation ceremony that is about to commence. First off, I would like to congratulate every student that is seated here before me. Twenty-five years ago I was sitting in the same spot pondering what I would do with the rest of my life. I never would have believed anyone if they told me about the things I would encounter after my high school graduation. Since
Speech Critique: Billy Joel
Speech Critique: Billy Joel
Speech Critique: Billy Joel Speech Critique Billy Joel is a very well known musician that is respected and acknowledged all around the world. I think he was an appropriate speaker for a college graduation. He used one question at the beginning of the speech that would catch the audiences curiosity; Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes? and branched out from there to important issues. I think this showed a sense of organization and importance to the issue of why he was there.
The World
The World
The World The World The world is a messed up place and we are all stuck here until our lives are through, or until we choose to leave. Its strange that I go along with everything everyone tells me, such as that I should ware certain cloths or listen to certain songs. I often wonder why I do the things I do, but then I just realize thats who I am. People are confused about why they are here and they dont understand what life is supposed to be about. They think that they should be a certain way
Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby The Kentucky Derby is the most famous and prestigous horse race in the world. It is the first leg of the United States Triple Crown of horse racing. The race became the most famous horse race shortly after it started in 1875. The Kentucky Derby is said to be The most exciting two minutes in sports. Besides the race itself, there are many Derby activities in the previous two weeks, known as the Kentucky Derby Festival. The month of May and the Kentucky Derby is one of my favorit
Media Influence On Sport
Media Influence On Sport
Media Influence On Sport When communication is spread not just between two individuals but rather between tens of millions of people it is known as mass media. Mass media is known as the central nervous system of society. Mass media has many different purposes, such as providing information, entertaining, persuading and also by carrying a vague general function of culture to millions of people.(Frederick 18). In order for mass media to exist, there must be an audience. Today\'s society is ver
Olympic
Olympic
Olympic Games The Olympic Games, an international sports competition, are held once every four years at a different site, where athletes from different nations compete against each other in a wide variety of sports. There are two classifications of Olympics, the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics. Through 1992 they were held in the same year, but beginning in 1994 they were rescheduled so that they are held in alternate even-numbered years. For example, the Winter Olympics were held in 199
Skateboarding
Skateboarding
Skateboarding Throughout the eighties and even still into the nineties skateboarders have been stereotyped, fined, arrested, and kicked out of places for simply having fun. To many people this doesn’t sound that bad since skateboarders are a bunch of punks and cause trouble all the time. They smoke pot and get high and do nothing with their lives. These last two statements could be seen as false since they could be disproven in many ways. Tony Hawk is a pro skater who has achieved many goals in
Sport For Babies
Sport For Babies
Sport For Babies A baby is born and the doctor looks at the proud parents or parent and says three simple words: Its a boy, or Its a girl! Before a newborn child even takes his or her first breath of life outside the mothers womb, he or she is distinguishable and characterized by gender. The baby is brought home and dressed in clothes that help friends, family and even strangers identify the sex of the child. Baby boys are dressed in blue and baby girls are dressed in pink. The baby boy may be
Illusions And Reality
Illusions And Reality
Illusions And Reality Jules de Gaultier stated, Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality. I think the war against reality is the process of aging and imagination is our naivet that shields us from the frightening world. By imagining that situations will never be uncomfortable; girls will never experience heartbreak; men will always have jobs to support their families; and people will never become sick, we are setting our selves up for a slap in the face when, inevitably, we
Technology Revolution
Technology Revolution
Technology Revolution The technology revolution is upon us. In recent years there have been many triumphs in technology. Now more than ever, people are able to communicate over thousands of miles with the greatest of ease. Wireless communication is much to thank for the ease of communication. What used to take weeks threw mail, now takes seconds over the Internet. But just like any revolution there are social consequences, especially when the revolution takes place around the globe. Since the w
Telecommunications Advances
Telecommunications Advances
Telecommunications Advances Today, telecommunications technology affects lives to a greater degree than ever before. Communication has evolved over many years from the earliest attempts at verbal communication to the use of sophisticated technology to enhance the ability to communicate effectively with others. Every time a telephone call is made, a television is watched, or a personal computer is used, benefits of telecommunication technologies are being received. The concept of telecommunicati
Asian Variant Of Theatre
Asian Variant Of Theatre
Asian Variant Of Theatre Asian theatre is comprised of more than one geographic area. It consists of India, China and Japan. Each brought their own uniqueness to Asian theatre. Asian theatre as it pertains to China will be discussed in this chapter. Ancient Chinese chronicles mention other theatrical activities such as skits, pantomimes, juggling, singing and dancing. This serves as an indication that there were early Chinese versions of popular entertainment. During the Yuan Dynasty, China was
Beijing Opera
Beijing Opera
Beijing Opera Beijing opera is a national treasure of China with a history of 200 years. In the 55th year of the Qing Dynasty (1790), the four big Huiban opera entered the capital and combined with Kunqu opera, Yiyang opera, Hanju opera and Luantan in Beijing. Through a period of more than 50 years of combination and integration of various kinds of opera there evolved the present Beijing opera. Beijing opera is a combination of stylized action, singing, dialogues, acrobatic fighting and dancing
Death Of Salesman And Crucible
Death Of Salesman And Crucible
Death Of Salesman And Crucible Arthur Miller, winner of many literary and dramatic awards, is an incredibly influential force in American drama. His plays deal with issues common to every society. He makes the audience face fault, weakness, and ignorance; subjects we would typical hide from. At the same time he emphasizes strength, human spirit, and familial love. Alice Griffin believes that Miller\'s plays are important internationally (xii). He belongs to an international theater rather than a
Drama And Theatre
Drama And Theatre
Drama And Theatre The question asked is \'what is drama?\' Can we truly define it? Is there a\'textbook\' definition of something that can be so personal? What is drama in relation to theatre? Why is drama so important? What are its uses, its aims? Some have said that drama develops self-esteem and encourages creativity and imagination. This is true, and will be demonstrated through examples from personal experiences. Usually the first thing that occurs in a drama class is that someone will ask
Greek
Greek
Greek Theater Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroes and the ideals of life were depicted and glorified. It was believed that man should live for honor and fame, his action was courageous and glorious and his life would climax in a great and noble death. Originally, the hero’s recognition was created by selfish behaviors and little thought of service to others. As th
James Dean
James Dean
James Dean James Dean, the acting rebel without a cause, was born in Marion, Indiana on February 9, 1931. His parents were Winton Dean and Mildred Dean. During his first six years of his life he and his family lived in Marion Indiana. Because of a military transfer between his father and the military he moved to California. His father was a dentist and performed his practices in the military. There his mother became ill and died when he was very young at the age of nine. He claimed to not have
Love's Labor's Lost
Love's Labor's Lost
Love\'s Labor\'s Lost My paper report came a bit late but I was extremely exited to go. I got to watch Love\'s Labor\'s Lost preformed by the drama department in Juilliard School in Manhattan. I went alone and got through on a waiting list. I never read the play and had no idea what to expect. It turns out that a play is much easier to understand if you are watching people act it out on stage than if you are reading it from a script. And that play was meant to be watched. It was full of obscu
Lysistrata
Lysistrata
Lysistrata A play about making war - and not making love... The Talbot Theatre production of Lysistrata both entertained and delighted this member of the audience, who was there partly because of an English assignment requirement, but mainly because of the opportunity to enjoy a live theatre production. The theatre company employed many different components to bring this antiwar play to life that evening on the stage. These components can be broken into three categories, which visually enhanced
Master
Master
Master Harold And The Boys Athol Fugard\'s \'Master Harold\' . . . and the Boys is about Hally, a white young man, and the damage done by apartheid and alcoholism. The play takes place on the southeast cost of South Africa, 1950, in Hally\'s parents\' restaurant. This is where two black servants, Sam and Willie, work for the white family. Sam and Willie have been a part of Hally\'s upbringing and are close friends. Hally has educated Sam with the knowledge acquired from school textbooks, but
Melting Pot By Dudley Randall
Melting Pot By Dudley Randall
Melting Pot By Dudley Randall Explication of Dudley Randall’s The Melting Pot An explication is an interpretation of a written work. They differ from person to person in that we all don’t interpret things alike. It seems to me that we learned in high school about literature and such was a waste of memorizing and testing because we were taught only right answers about written works. There is no right way to interpret an author’s work. What they do is leave doors open to make you think about
Night
Night
Night Of Iguana A reverend\'s constant struggle for decency, preserving life, and moving forward while escaping the past are among the primary thematic characteristics in Tennessee Williams’s Night of the Iguana. By far one of the most personal shows I have seen, this play seems to speak to each audience member uniquely; I at least found this true of Furman Theater\'s presentation. Although the leading roles lacked in their presentation, the supporting characters where convincing and extremel
Richard Schechner And New Theatre
Richard Schechner And New Theatre
Richard Schechner And New Theatre Richard Schechner envisions a new theatre in three of his major essays, Happenings (1966), Six Axioms for Environmental Theatre (1968), and Negotiations with the Environment (1968). He does not spend time discussing his famed not not themselves ideology of the performer or ritual ecstasy; instead he discusses a new genealogical hybrid termed the new theatre by Allan Kaprow. Schechner uses the traditional theatre as a comparison and first comments in
Romeo
Romeo
Romeo And Juliet Ever since the publications of the good quarto, published in 1599, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, has been one of the classics of Western literature (Evans 1093). In being this, it has been produced many different times, in many different ways. I will be discussing how the production of this great play has changed over time. First, though, I will supply a little background for the play. The stories of two star-crossed lovers and forbidden passion are not new to liter