The Prader-Willi syndrome

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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Prader-Willi Syndrome is a serious genetic disorder that begins at birth with no known cure ; causing mental retardation,short stature,low muscle tone,incomplete sexual development,and its main charecteristic,the desire to eat everything and anything in sight. Prader-Willi syndrome was first known as Prader-Labhart-Willi Syndrome after three Swiss doctors who first described the disorder in 1956. The doctors described a small group of kids with obesity, short stature and ...

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Top Girls and Under the Blue Sky | Comparison

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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Discuss and compare how Caryl Churchill's Top Girls and David Eldridge's Under the Blue Sky deploy the conventions of Dialogue and Objectives/Obstacles, and asses the connection between these formal choices and the meaning and impact of the play. The conventions of dialogue and objectives and obstacles are intertwined through the playwright's portrayal of character and in the process of creating dramatic conflict. Dialogue is a revelatory device, ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

03 Oct 2016 07 Sep 2017

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The play A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Williams Shakespeare contains two distinctly different subplots within the lager structure of itself, which can be considered as a remarkable characteristic of the dramatic construction in general and of Shakespeare’s play in particular. Although Shakespeare borrows the themes, characters and stories from the history of the ancient Greece and Greek mythology, the play-within-a-play structure shows his creations and his ...

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Los Vendidos - Play Analysis

27 Jul 2017 29 Aug 2017

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Beyond an energetic and comical playwright, Luis Valdez' "Los Vendidos" is an accurate reflection of the contemporary American society, focusing on how Mexicans are perceived in this society. The play abounds in stereotypes about Mexicans, which is why the main theme of "Los Vendidos" is stereotyping. Stereotypes appear in societies because the dominant majority has difficulties in understanding the specificities of particular minorities, as it ...

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The Woman In Black Sound Analysis

27 Jul 2017 29 Aug 2017

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How Sound is Used in The Woman In Black I saw a production of the play The Woman In Black at the Theatre Royal in Windsor. The play is set in England in Victorian times. This play really put me on the edge of my seat in some scenes and terrified the life out of me in others, the sound in the play really did ...

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Importance of Elasticity Demand

23 Mar 2015 21 Jul 2017

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Keywords: ped importance, price elasticity importance Price Elasticity of Demand (PED) measures the percentage change in the price of a product, to the percentage change of demand for that same product. It is measured through varying degrees of elasticity. An inelastic good means that a change in price will have a very little effect on the demand. Due to PED=%?Q / %?P, inelastic ­goods have a PED<1, ...

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Performance Analysis

13 Sep 2016 04 Jul 2017

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Keywords: midsummer nights dream character performance In 'A Midsummer Nights Dream'- How would you perform the role of: Lysander (500 words) Demetrius(500 words) Helena(500 words) Hermia(500 words) Theseus(500 words) in order to convey interpretation of the role to your audience? A point to consider before bringing the individual character interpretations into play is how to contextualise the performances within the text as a whole. ...

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All About My Mother, 1999 | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 18 May 2017

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This is essay will attempt to examine the film All About My Mother using different interpretations and theories about gender roles in society to create a view of Almadovar's work. I shall explore Almadovar's work in terms of his difficulty to show female identification and how he uses social interactions as a short cut to portraying women and men as one. The film was released in 1999 ...

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Much Ado About Nothing

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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"Much Ado About Nothing" has a very similar style to our contemporary romantic comedy. And while the romance and obstacles to the union of Claudio and Hero form the main plot, the action in "Much Ado About Nothing" is mainly about Benedick and Beatrice, and their relationship. That sub-plot is about the "merry war" of the sexes between Beatrice and Benedick who "...are not teenagers, but possibly ...

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Gender roles of anime

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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The world of anime is extremely diverse, exploring many different themes and issues. This essay will be looking at the female role and the image that is portrayed in Japanese anime. Focus upon the suggestion of transformation from young girls to adulthood will be discussed in reference to Sailor Moon and in order to realise the 'idealised / fantasised' aspect of anime, comparisons will be made to ...

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Pride, Gender, and Inaction in Antigone

23 Mar 2015 12 May 2017

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Pride, Gender, and Inaction in Antigone The central theme of Sophocles play “Antigone” is the dilemma that one faces, in adhering to ones own conclusion or to abide by the existing laws of the land. The play highlights the fact that men have been bestowed with independent thinking, and have been blessed with the capacity to analyze situations; Man must therefore consult his mental faculties and think ...

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Exploring theatrical intertextuality

23 Mar 2015 08 May 2017

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Investigating how the relationship between two texts, Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead, are inextricably linked thematically and thus the outcome of what is lost and what is gained in both plays; by discussing how Stoppard translates his play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead, from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Stoppard's technique of extracting two minor characters from probably the most famous play in literature's history, hamlet, enables the ...

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Death In Shakespeare's Hamlet

23 Mar 2015 05 May 2017

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The Issue Of Death In Shakespeare's Hamlet And Its Relation To The Renaissance Thinking The issue of death is inseparably linked with a traditional idea of tragedy. Such ancient dramatists as Aeschylus, Euripides, Seneca and Sophocles implemented the theme of death into their dramatic works to reflect the essence of their own times and the attitude of ancient people towards death. Their treatment of death was presented ...

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Homosexuality In Dead Dreams Of Monochrome Men

23 Mar 2015 02 May 2017

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In this essay I am going to look at the work Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men (Dead Dreams) by Lloyd Newson, performed by the Physical Theatre Company DV8. I will focus on the way homosexuality is represented within the piece. I will then look at the work of the playwright Oscar Wilde (1854 -1900) and the painter Francis Bacon (1909 -1992) in order to examine how homosexuality ...

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Achievements Of Mikhail Baryshnikov As A Dancer

23 Mar 2015 25 Apr 2017

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This paper is focused on dance as a form of performing arts. The paper lokks at the history of dance and it looks at the life, contributions to the dance world and accomplishments that Mikhail Baryshnikov' has had thought his carrer. This paper is a research paper aims at looking at the history of Mikhail Baryshnikov and how he has influenced dance. It has also highlighted his ...

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A Spiderman Movie Review

23 Mar 2015 24 Apr 2017

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This is an extravagant story of peter parker a character which displays no social skills. A Highschooler.who displayed nerd like qualities. Peter has a knack for adversity, he hasn't got much of a social life. While at a science exhibition, a accident occurs, a stray, altered Spider is unleashed into the lab unnoticed. The same Spider curiously finds its way onto him. Without the slightest clue, the ...

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Drama Essays - Women in Comedy

23 Mar 2015 18 Apr 2017

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The Changing Role of Women in Comedy. How has comedy between 1950 to 2000 been used by female performers to highlight the oppression and objectification of women in society? What impact has this had on the contemporary female comedian of today? Introduction & Overview Chapter One: A Sense of the Times 1950s 1960s 1970s-1980s Chapter Two: Women’s ‘Sense’ of Humour Chapter Three: Issues in Stand-up ...

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The Power Of Shakespeare's Macbeth

23 Mar 2015 18 Apr 2017

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The world of Macbeth explores the destructive nature of power and ambition through the collapse of individual identity and the Christian emphasis on the moral hierarchy. Published in 1623, nearly twenty years after it was first performed, Macbeth was written shortly after James VI of Scotland ascended the English throne, and Shakespeare's play clearly supports his divine right to the throne. Shakespeare was inspired by Raphael Holinshed's ...

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The Influences Upon Steven Berkoff

24 Feb 2017

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Keywords: Steven Berkoff, actors, postmodern, drama Upon studying Steven Berkoff as a practitioner I have always profoundly noted that his theories are very hard to define due to their ever changing and versatile nature. The lack of official documentation on Berkoff's theories makes it especially hard to fully comprehend what exactly the Berkovian performance style involves and dictates. Fortunately he has written a few journals which chronicle ...

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Appeal of the Nazi Party

24 Feb 2017

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Keywords: Nazi Germany, history, World War II, propaganda After World War I the country of Germany was no utopia leaving it vulnerable and a perfect target for the Nazi Party. There was depression, food shortage, disorder, social upheaval, anger and a loss of faith within the German citizens. The citizens were all frantically and desperately looking for someone or some party to take charge of the situation, ...

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Portrayal of Women Changed in Horror Films Since The 1920's

26 Jul 2016 26 Sep 2016

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Portrayal of Women Changed in Horror Films Since The 1920'sIntroduction: Fear is the most powerful emotion in the human race and fear of the unknown is probably the most ancient. You're dealing with stuff that everybody has felt; from being little babies we're frightened of the dark, we're frightened of the unknown. If you're making a horror film you get to play with the audiences feelings. ...

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Paradoxes and contradictions presented in Macbeth

26 Jul 2016 26 Sep 2016

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Paradoxes and contradictions ("foul and fair," and so on) presented in Macbeth In William Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth, readers are introduced to a harsh world of war, murder and treachery. At the beginning of the play three witches tell Macbeth that in his life time he will become Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, as well as the King of Scotland. At first Macbeth is ...

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Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

26 Jul 2016 26 Sep 2016

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Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Introduction Hamlet It is important to note that Hamlet itself is a transformation, of form as well as ideas, which is based upon other transformations. Indeed the metatheme of Hamlet is transformation (whereas Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is about the inability to effect transformation or change). Tom McAlindon, in an article entitled What is a Shakespearean Tragedy, draws our attention to ...

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Study On Shakespeare Richard II Drama Essay

23 Mar 2015 29 Mar 2016

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The opening scene of Richard II is illuminating on several counts. On the one hand, Richard II, as king, appears to be acting out in full, his role as supreme arbiter of the land, by presiding over an appeal for treason. This medieval trial requires the presence of the king as both ruler and immediate dispenser of justice. On the other hand, as the scene unfolds, we ...

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A Midsummer Nights Dream Drama Essay

23 Mar 2015 29 Mar 2016

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A point to consider before bringing the individual character interpretations into play is how to contextualise the performances within the text as a whole. In other words, the characters are not mutually exclusive entities, rather, they are interactive and woven into the landscape of the play. Therefore, I would like to propose a general outline for the overall performance. There are many ways to perform 'A Midsummer ...

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Symbolism in The Glass Menagerie

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2015

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The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams is a short play that uses a large variety of symbolization throughout to describe the emotional, physical and social state of each of its characters. Laura is a very fragile young woman that lives in a lower class, shabby apartment with her older brother Tom, and her eccentric mother Amanda. Laura feels as though she is an outcast in contrast to ...

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Analysis Of Various Dance Styles Drama Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Rumba is the most sensual and most romantic of all Latin dances. It's a dance that tells a story about love and affection between a male lover and a bashful teasing woman. The Rumba is a slow dance that is said to be the "Grandfather "of the Latin dances and the dance of love. To pull off a great rumba dancers must show a very soft hip. ...

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An Analysis Of Romantic Opera Drama Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The Romantic Era was a period in music in which there was much change during the 1850's to the 1920's in the theory and compositional practice of music. The composers wrote their pieces with more artistic freedom, experimentation, and creativity than the artists of the classical era and this caused the melody to become the more dominant feature in the songs composed. Some popular composers that originated ...

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Antigone

23 Mar 2015

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In the play Antigone, written by Sophocels, there are many complications. The most important event is the killing of Antigone’s two brothers, Eteocles and Polynices. It was the main inspiration for the whole play. It all starts after King Oedipus was exiled from the city of Thebes after he learns that he has committed incest and patricide, his younger son Eteocles declares to be the king, exiling ...

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Bertoly Brechts Mother Courage Drama Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Bertolt Brecht's view on the function of theatre was that it should provoke its audience to change. The epic theatre, Karl Marx and German directors Max Reinhardt and Erwin Piscator were all inspiration for Brecht's theory on the social function of theatre. (??? 2004: 709) Brecht's essays 'Theatre for Pleasure or Theatre for Instruction' and 'The Modern Theatre is the Epic Theatre' clearly outline his understanding of ...

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Michael Jackson Approach To Dance Drama Essay

23 Mar 2015

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World-renowned for his influence on the international music and dance scene, Michael Jackson is an iconic figure in the entertainment industry. His talent in being able to fuse his music and dance style together so seamlessly was probably one of the reasons for his booming success as an artist. The transformation and influence that he had brought about in the entertainment industry, dance included, might very well ...

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Drama Essays - Shakespeare's Tempest

23 Mar 2015

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The conflict and contrast between the utopian ideals and Elizabethan politics presented in Shakespeare's "The Tempest" The play opens with a description of a terrifying and relentless storm that wrecks the ship belonging to the King of Naples, Alonso. The wreck drifts onto the shore of Propero's island but the force of the sea is insuperable, and the boatswain appeals to the noblemen, crying out that they ...

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Isadora Duncan And Modern Dance Drama Essay

23 Mar 2015

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During twentieth century, there was a new dance form that was appearing in American, which was modern dance. It was to have a significant influence on the dance education. Modern dance has broken the rule of classical ballet. "The theme of modern dance works might encompass Greek mythology; Ancient or modern poetry or other literary works; American folklore and legendry; major social issues; interpersonal relationships approached psychoanalytically; ...

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Oscar Wilde Earnest

23 Mar 2015

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Trivial Comedy for Serious People: Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest “Since we know The Importance of Being Earnest is a trivial play for serious people, our task as serious people is not to be content to say it's funny, but to be careful when describing the fun” (Sale 479). First staged in February 1895 at the St. James Theatre, people packed the theater to see ...

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Drama Essays - West End Production

23 Mar 2015

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In the West End production of 'The Woman in Black', assess the skills of the two male performers when performing their role(s). Essay Outline: ‘As Alfred Hitchcock noted, suspense and atmosphere are more potent than scary events themselves’ Part 1 - Introduction Introduction: ‘The Woman in Black,’ West end mainstay and classic enjoyed by many people since 1989, is a remarkable adaptation of a superb horror novel. ...

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