‘Angels in America’ a play that has become a success story in the mainstream drama in America acts. The play’s setting is both political and religious in nature as it was down played in the backdrop of politics in 1980s that was characterized by religious believes that defined the American culture. Gay – a disparate group were made to lead the plays (Kushner, 1992). This group of people is however a serious threat of contracting Aids forcing them to straight- face the specter through teaching themselves on better ways to support themselves. The play is divided into two part with ‘Millennium Approaches’ being the first part mainly devoted introductory part of the plot and partly give the main features and situations that are personal to each character. The other part is ‘perestroika’ the most critical part of the play presenting the major themes of the play (Kushner, 1992).
Essays on Theater
William M. Inge Term Paper
William M. Inge was a renowned American novelist and playwright. The reputation of his Literature works has been acknowledged in the whole of America. Most of the protagonists of his works are encumbered with frustrating sexual relations. In the 1950s he produced a series of memorable productions which included, The Picnic, The Bus Stop and Come Back Little Sheba. The trio is characterized with strained relationships which are a real projection of the contemporary society. This write up therefore seeks to address the relationships between the couples in this plays and I will look into how in the 1950’s how other plays got written. Also how relationships were in the 1950’s to show the uncharted territory he crossed in his plays.
Harold Pinter Biography
This paper is the result of my research on the British dramatist, Harold Pinter. There is so much material available on Pinter that it was sometimes hard to decide exactly what to use, so I have limited my source texts to two authoritative reference books. As well as giving biographical information, I have tied to trace his contribution to the theatre, but even that was slightly problematic, since he did so much – he directed, acted and wrote for the theatre. Even if we concentrate on his writing, we are dealing potentially with a huge amount since he wrote plays, poems, short stories, one novel, radio plays, newspaper articles, screenplays – the list goes on. I have sometimes mentioned these other writing activities, but have concentrated on his writing for the stage.
Book Review on The Viewpoints Book: A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition
Historical Background and Overview of the Book
The term Viewpoints as used in theater arts refers to a set of terminologies given to some specific principles of motion/movement through time and space; they simply describe what happens on the stage. The viewpoints can also be defined as an improvisation technique that emanated from the postmodern world of dance. The technique was developed in the 1970s by choreographer Mary Overili by breaking down space and time. Composition on the other hand is the art of selecting and arranging the individual components of theatre language into a combined work of art. Directors Anne Bogart and Tina Landau expanded and adapted Overilie’s viewpoints for actors to work spontaneously and instinctively generating a bold theatrical art. Mary Overilie influenced Anne Bogart during their collaboration at the New York University in the late 1970s and early 1980s. While Overlie’s six viewpoints (space, time, story, movement, emotion and space) are viewed as a logical way of examining and analyzing movement (as in dance), Bogart’s view points are considered practical steps in uniting the stage and actors.