Drama and Acting

Drama and acting refer to the art of portraying a fictional character before a camera or on a stage by means of gesture, movement and intonation. They requires the use of techniques to communicate the emotional weight of the situation.

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What are the 4 types of dramatic tension?

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The four types of dramatic tension are; the tension of the task the tenison of relationships the tension of surprise the tension of mystery Hope this helps.

Where did melodrama originate from?

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Melodrama came about because theaters were not permitted to perform serious drama after the English Restoration. However, they could perform plays with music. Theater companies started underscoring their dramatic performances with music in order to get around the prohibition.

Why was mercutio crazy?

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he was not crazy...okay maybe a bit...okay he was crazy happy?

In act 1 of Cyrano de Bergerac why does de Guiche want Valvert to marry Roxane?

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De Guiche got to a much higher ranking than Cyrano, but along the way, owed many people many favors. Cyrano was his own man, and is free of debt to anyone.

What do you call a person who writes a drama?

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dramaturgdramatist or playwright. someone who deals only with how the story is told can be called a dramaturg. they are from Germany and wear polo neck jumpers.

Inciting incident of Rumpelstiltskin's?

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Collected by the Brothers Grimm in Germany, the story is thought to have originated 4,000 years ago. The story has several morals. One is that you should not lie to get what you want. Honesty is the best policy. Greed and selfishness also are part of the story.

What are the types of dramatic poetry?

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Dramatic Poetry

- drama written in verse which is meant to be spoken


1.) Tragedy= drama that has a tragic ending just like the death of the leading characters.

e.g. "Romeo & Juliet", "Macbeth" and "Hamlet"

2.) Comedy= drama which seeks to amuse/entertain. The purpose is "to make audience laugh"

e.g. "comedy of errors", "The tempest", and "The Midsummer night dream"

3.) Dramatic Monologue= one-sided conversations

= speech is given by one character

= the thought, emotions of the speaker are revealed through his action

e.g. "My Last Duchess"

What does Farquhar visualize moments before he is hanged in An Occurrence at Owl Creek?

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He swims downstream from the bridge, dodging bullets and cannon fire until he reaches shore.

(All of the elements reflect his true experiences of sight, sound, and sensation, although greatly extended in subjective time.)

What point might bierce be making about heroism in an Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge?

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It switches from objective narration to subjective narratio

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What are some themes of Arsenic and Old Lace?

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the connundrum of that which is living death (First answer above) (Second answer below) I cannot remember what the book was like, having read it so many years ago, but I have seen the cute movie starring Cary Grant a couple of times in the past 2 or 3 years, and I think they were pretty careful to get the book and movie the same. I don't remember anything about a "connundrum of that which is living death". Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) has just discovered that his two darling, elderly aunts are protecting their brother, whom they call Teddy Roosevelt, from being caught by the police for murdering the elderly man who lived in their Boarding House. As the plot thickens and another homicidal Brewster (Jonathan, the jailbird criminal of the family) with a dead body of his own to dispose of shows up, Mortimer learns the truth of the situation at home. His lovely aunts mercifully and lovingly help elderly old men die peacefully and quietly at their house (with arsenic in the elderberry wine). Then, Teddy has to take the man down into the cellar to bury them. (Teddy would never have helped them if he didn't believe the men were victims of yellow fever while working on the Panama Canal, located in the basement), and they had to be buried in one of the canal locks to prevent the disease from spreading. Wicked Jonathan has brought his friend and doctor with him, and they planned to bury the detective they had murdered in the basement, then take over the Boarding House. The Aunts would be killed or kept quiet upstairs. Clearly, Mortimer had to go! Mercifully, Mortimer is able to overpower Jonathan and get control of the situation. The police are brought in and all is well. Except..... Here is what I think is the central issue of this story--Genetics! And whether there is a specific gene that determines whether a person will grow up to be a criminal, a killer, a homicidal maniac! Mortimer is engaged to be married at the start of the movie, and his fiance pops in and out of the house throughout the story. Mortimer has been trying to keep her from finding out what is going on while he has been trying to get his Uncle Teddy committed to an asylum, adding the sweet old sisters to the list of being committed, then trying to keep all of them alive as evil Jonathan has to be dealt with. He is terrified of marrying anyone at the end of the movie, because he fears he carries a horrible, homicidal genetic code that he would never want to spread to anyone else! Getting married and having children is out of the question! And then he learns the truth. As the dear old things are being led out of the house to an asylum, they stop to tell Mortimer that he was adopted when he was a very young child. Cary Grant carries off this movie beautifully! His facial expressions and comical movements throughout kept me laughing all the way to the end. It should be rated G, if not already, and everyone should watch it. It is an American treasure, and should be viewed by all!

What is the difference in realism and naturalism?

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Realism refers to the depiction of subjects as they appear in every day life.

Naturalism depicts the subject as they appear in every day life in a pessimistic manner, in opposition to nature fighting for their survival, and is viewed in an objectual scientific manner.

Naturalism should not be confused with environmentalism which believes mankind must work with nature as he is a part of it.

Note that this is in reference to the Literary movement. Not worldviews or philosophies.

The main difference is that realism tends be concerned with viewing the character scientifically. Naturalism stemmed from Realism after the views of Darwin were "accepted" or atleast "contemplated thouroghly".

How much money do playwrights earn?

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Average female playwright income = $25-40K.
Average male playwright income = $40-60K.

playwrights get paid for individual plays. For every 1000 playwrights: one gets paid enough to cover the time it takes to write another play (provided they write quickly), nine get paid less than the minimum wage for the time it took to write the play in the first place, and nine hundred and ninety get paid nothing.

of these 990 perhaps 30 will get their plays performed through funding, another 60 will spend their own money or time staging their own plays and 900 will put the manuscript into a drawer and forget about it eventually - some may subsequently work on a screenplay based on the play, but here the chances are as slim for production, unless you class students work or home video as a successful outcome.

Most plays generate money through selling the 'rights' to perform the play, for most first time playwrights the 'rights' are only worth a token sum, say one pound. Subsequent plays on the back of a successful play become more negotiable. in which case the playwright must weigh up their desire to see the play produced (less money) and the producers desire to produce the play (more money). The producer has most of the power in this relationship.

Is a sonnet a monologue?

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Well it could be if one person recited a sonnet as part of a play but basically the answer is no. It is a poem with a certain structure. Shakespeare wrote many sonnets.

What is an example of a drama stories?

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Some examples of dramatic poetry?

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by: Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600-1681)

DREAM it was in which I found myself.

And you that hail me now, then hailed me king,

In a brave palace that was all my own,

Within, and all without it, mine; until,

Drunk with excess of majesty and pride,

Methought I towered so big and swelled so wide

That of myself I burst the glittering bubble

Which my ambition had about me blown

And all again was darkness. Such a dream

As this, in which I may be walking now,

Dispensing solemn justice to you shadows,

Who make believe to listen; but anon

Kings, princes, captains, warriors, plume and steel,

Ay, even with all your airy theatre,

May flit into the air you seem to rend

With acclamations, leaving me to wake

In the dark tower; or dreaming that I wake

From this that waking is; or this and that,

Both waking and both dreaming; such a doubt

Confounds and clouds our mortal life about.

But whether wake or dreaming, this I know

How dreamwise human glories come and go;

Whose momentary tenure not to break,

Walking as one who knows he soon may wake,

So fairly carry the full cup, so well

Disordered insolence and passion quell,

That there be nothing after to upbraid

Dreamer or doer in the part he played;

Whether tomorrow's dawn shall break the spell,

Or the last trumpet of the Eternal Day,

When dreaming, with the night, shall pass away

"The Law of The Jungle." By Rudyard Kipling

Now this is the Law of the Jungle --

as old and as true as the sky;

And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper,

but the Wolf that shall break it must die.

As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk

the Law runneth forward and back --

For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf,

and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

Wash daily from nose-tip to tail-tip;

drink deeply, but never too deep;

And remember the night is for hunting,

and forget not the day is for sleep.

The Jackal may follow the Tiger,

but, Cub, when thy whiskers are grown,

Remember the Wolf is a Hunter --

go forth and get food of thine own.

Keep peace withe Lords of the Jungle --

the Tiger, the Panther, and Bear.

And trouble not Hathi the Silent,

and mock not the Boar in his lair.

When Pack meets with Pack in the Jungle,

and neither will go from the trail,

Lie down till the leaders have spoken --

it may be fair words shall prevail.

When ye fight with a Wolf of the Pack,

ye must fight him alone and afar,

Lest others take part in the quarrel,

and the Pack be diminished by war.

The Lair of the Wolf is his refuge,

and where he has made him his home,

Not even the Head Wolf may enter,

not even the Council may come.

The Lair of the Wolf is his refuge,

but where he has digged it too plain,

The Council shall send him a message,

and so he shall change it again.

If ye kill before midnight, be silent,

and wake not the woods with your bay,

Lest ye frighten the deer from the crop,

and your brothers go empty away.

Ye may kill for yourselves, and your mates,

and your cubs as they need, and ye can;

But kill not for pleasure of killing,

and seven times never kill Man!

If ye plunder his Kill from a weaker,

devour not all in thy pride;

Pack-Right is the right of the meanest;

so leave him the head and the hide.

The Kill of the Pack is the meat of the Pack.

Ye must eat where it lies;

And no one may carry away of that meat to his lair,

or he dies.

The Kill of the Wolf is the meat of the Wolf.

He may do what he will;

But, till he has given permission,

the Pack may not eat of that Kill.

Cub-Right is the right of the Yearling.

From all of his Pack he may claim

Full-gorge when the killer has eaten;

and none may refuse him the same.

Lair-Right is the right of the Mother.

From all of her year she may claim

One haunch of each kill for her litter,

and none may deny her the same.

Cave-Right is the right of the Father --

to hunt by himself for his own:

He is freed of all calls to the Pack;

he is judged by the Council alone.

Because of his age and his cunning,

because of his gripe and his paw,

In all that the Law leaveth open,

the word of your Head Wolf is Law.

Now these are the Laws of the Jungle,

and many and mighty are they;

But the head and the hoof of the Law

and the haunch and the hump is -- Obey!

The meaning of Be not afraid of greatness Some are born great some achieve greatness and others have greatness thrust upon them?

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The full quote from Shakespeare's play "Twelfth Night" is: "In my stars I am above thee; but be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em."

Part of the play's plot is to take the arrogant Malvolio down a peg or two. So a phony love letter (purportedly written by Olivia to Malvolio) is written by some mischievious characters and left for Malvolio to find, which he does and reads it outloud. The letter relates how much Olivia loves Malvolio and what he can do to show her that he loves her, as well. This particular line is is telling Malvolio that he can become "great" by doing certain things, each of which is more idiotic than the last. While Olivia isn't in love with Malvolio, he goes on to behave like a complete fool and Olivia eventually locks him up, believing he has gone insane.

Who is the smartest superhero?

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Ra.One or G.One

Who was Batman's first accomplice?

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Right from the off, Batman's first and foremost accomplice was Alfred Pennyworth. If you mean partner in crime-fighting, then that was Dick Grayson, Robin I. Stephanie Brown took the mantle of Robin very briefly before Dick reclaimed it. Then it was Betty Kane, the first official Bat-girl. Then came Barbara Gordon, Batgirl II. Then Grayson left and for a brief time Jason Todd became Robin II. Then, Tim Drake took over as Robin III. Cassandra Caine now acts as Batgirl III. Dick Grayson is now Nightwing, Barbara is known as Oracle, Stephanie became Spoiler and Betty Kane acts as Grayson's sidekick Flamebird.

What is meaning of who art thou?

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'Who art thou' is an old English term. Modernly translated, it means 'Who are you?' It's just a different way of asking someone's identity.

Who came to take young Scrooge home from school?

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Fan brings him back home from boarding school.

What does the last name morales mean?

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Confidence and usefulness

How is mood created?

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In acting, mood is created by making both your facial and body expressions mirror that mood. Such as if you were say, angry, then you would make your face into a dark expression with lowered eyebrows, etc., and your body showing agression

Is there a pun in Act 3 of Romeo and Juliet?

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when mercutio got stabbed and is dieing he said "tomorow you will find me a grave man" meaning grave in the ground and grave as a bad mistake