Theater

John Wilkes Booth John Wilkes Booth was born on May 10, 1838 in Maryland?s Harford County on the family farm. His father, Junius Brutus, was one of Maryland?s most distinguished residents. He was a celebrated Shakespearean Actor, who had left his native England to come to the United States in 1821. Although a notorious alcoholic, Junius was very attached to his family. He and his wife, Mary Ann Holmes Booth had, ten children, six of whom survived to adulthood. John Wilkes, a handsome boy, was t
kabuki Marion Fox Informative Speech April 10, 2000 Kabuki One of the most important types of Japanese performing art is the kabuki play. Developed in the early 17th century, kabuki has remained a popular form of theater in Japan (Johnson 1). A maid of the Izumo Shrine created kabuki in the 1600s (Johnson 1). The Traditional Theater of Japan written by Yoshinobu Inoura in 1981 stated that kabuki was named using Japanese characters in which "ka means song, bu means dance, and ki means skill" (2
Leonard BernsteinCandide and Jeremiah Leonard Bernstein is widely known not only as one of the greatest American conductors, but also as a composer whose creativity and passion was spread over a wide range. His social and cultural influences helped shape his career into a musical icon and his music rekindled the American spirit. Above all, he will be remembered as one of the most amazing and influential musical personalities of the twentieth century. In the following paper I will be exploring t
leonardo Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the greatest and most ingenious men that history has produced. His contributions in the areas of art, science, and humanity are still among the most important that a single man has put forth, definitely making his a life worth knowing. Da Vinci, born on April 15, 1452, is credited with being a master painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist. He was born an illegitimate child to Catherina, a peasant girl. His father wa
Leonardo devici Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the greatest and most ingenious men that history has produced. His contributions in the areas of art, science, and humanity are still among the most important that a single man has put forth, definitely making his a life worth knowing. Da Vinci, born on April 15, 1452, is credited with being a master painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist. He was born an illegitimate child to Catherina, a peasant girl. His fa
Love7 Be in the Market without Being the Market At one time in Debra\'s life, she thought that all the odds of love were against her. She spent many nights thinking why she even tried to find a man. She thought about all the times she suspected that he might be "the one". He might have had the perfect smile or the perfect clothes. He might have taken her to the fanciest restaraunts or bought her the most expensive gifts. But one thing was for sure, all of these men left Debra feeling empty. She
Mein Kampf Reaction and Commentary Informative MEIN KAMPF is written in the style of a self-educated mod- em South German with a gift for oratory. Of course this picture does not begin to characterize Hitler the man, but it does, I think, account for the elements of his style. Beginning in his Vienna period, Hitler was a voracious news- paper reader. The style of the Austrian press, as Karl Kraus never wearied of pointing out, was slovenly, illogical, pretentious. Even the grammar, doubtless be
Menu GirlsArticle Review Article Review While reading through The Last of the Menu Girls by Denise Chavez, the complexity of the novel made itself evident. There are many different levels to Chavezs novel. The article by Rowena Rivera brought many of those hidden themes and ideas to the surface. The article gives the reader a quick overview of Denise Chavez as an author. Rivera then goes into many of the hidden themes and ideas in the novel, such as the importance of memories. She also goes on
MOLIERE MOLIERE: THE FRENCH CLOWN OF CRYSTALLIZED LANGUAGE Moliere is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and famous French writers ever. His comedic plays capture the reader with a a perfect blend of intelligent and slap stick jokes. He mastered the "strange enterprise of amusing decent people"(Guicharnaud, 2) with this simple philosophy: "Nothing is more effective(in making people laugh) then holding up the mirror to nature."(Guicharnaud, 21) Jean-Baptiste Poquelin was born in Paris on Ja
New Deal The New Deal During the 1930\'s, America witnessed a breakdown of the Democratic and free enterprise system as the US fell into the worst depression in history. The economic depression that beset the United States and other countries was unique in its severity and its consequences. At the depth of the depression, in 1933, one American worker in every four was out of a job. The great industrial slump continued throughout the 1930\'s, shaking the foundations of Western capitalism. The Ne
New Deal The New Deal During the 1930\'s, America witnessed a breakdown of the Democratic and free enterprise system as the US fell into the worst depression in history. The economic depression that beset the United States and other countries was unique in its severity and its consequences. At the depth of the depression, in 1933, one American worker in every four was out of a job. The great industrial slump continued throughout the 1930\'s, shaking the foundations of Western capitalism. The Ne
None Provided50 Roman Architecture By: Stephen Schafer Roman Architecture Many centuries before the birth of Christ, the city of Rome grew, prospered, and developed into a thriving Republic. As in most cultures, Rome\'s buildings became more elaborate and impressive. They developed fantastic building technologies and ideas. The feats of Roman engineers were groundbreaking, and many structures built by this culture still stand today. With knowledge borrowed from the Greeks, Rome made impressive
Ohio Tourism Everyone needs to get away from home at some point. Whether it be for a day, a week a or a month, a vacation is always desired by all. Among the millions of places there are to visit in the world, one of the best has to be the state of Ohio. Ohio has hundreds of attractions. It has everything from amusement parks to camping grounds to museums. Whatever a taste is, Ohio has something to accommodate them. Among the hundreds of places to visit, a few of them stand out more than others
Othello4 Suspicion - The act of suspecting something, especially something wrong, on little evidence or without proof. This feeling can alter emotions and security without any due course. Whether self inflicted or brought on by another’s words, suspicion will change the faith of any relationship, especially one of enormous love. Even the most sure and sturdy man can fold at the slightest amount of doubt, and this is what Iago devises his plot upon. Without suspicion of infidelity Iago has no po
Othello4 Suspicion - The act of suspecting something, especially something wrong, on little evidence or without proof. This feeling can alter emotions and security without any due course. Whether self inflicted or brought on by another’s words, suspicion will change the faith of any relationship, especially one of enormous love. Even the most sure and sturdy man can fold at the slightest amount of doubt, and this is what Iago devises his plot upon. Without suspicion of infidelity Iago has no po
Picasso Muldoon 1 Picasso Changed the Way We Look at Art "There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterwards you can remove all traces of reality." -Pablo Picasso Picasso had not always been so enlightened with the fact that there was more to art than the eye could see. During the course of his ninety-one year life, Picasso encountered many ideas and people that helped form the wonderfully talented and brilliant artist in history. Picasso was born Pablo Ruiz on October 2
plato info allegory of cave (NOT ESSAY-LOTS OF INFO) By: VLAD An Analysis of "The Allegory of the Cave" The Allegory of the Cave is Plato\'s explanation of the education of the soul toward enlightenment. He sees it as what happens when someone is educated to the level of philosopher. He contends that they must "go back into the cave" or return to the everyday world of politics, greed and power struggles. The Allegory also attacks people who rely upon or are slaves to their senses. The chains th
plato5 allegory of cave (NOT ESSAY-LOTS OF INFO) By: VLAD An Analysis of "The Allegory of the Cave" The Allegory of the Cave is Plato\'s explanation of the education of the soul toward enlightenment. He sees it as what happens when someone is educated to the level of philosopher. He contends that they must "go back into the cave" or return to the everyday world of politics, greed and power struggles. The Allegory also attacks people who rely upon or are slaves to their senses. The chains that b
POETICS PANTOMIME Kevin Mamerow 2/3/97 Hour 5 Final Outline Pantomime I Introduction II The Beginning III How To Do It IV Why There Is Pantomime V Grock VI Emmett Kelly VII Modern Pantomime VIII Conclusion Pantomime This paper is about pantomime, about its origin, its people, how it has evolved, and how wonderful it is. Pantomime is a dramatic performance in which a story is told or a theme developed through expressive bodily or facial movement. The origin of pantomime can be traced back to c
Poetry in motion Bharatanatyam Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Folk. These are some of various dance forms throughout the world today. Most individuals are familiar with these forms of dancing, since they are the most prominent and most widely used forms of dances in modern society. Throughout history, dance has been a main source of entertainment, from early tribes to modern day theaters. Interestingly though, somewhere between the transition from tribes to theater, dance has played a role from temple to t
Pornograpyh Sexual morality has declined in America today. The immoral life can be seen all around us. We see it in drugs, alcohol, movies, magazines, gangs, teenage pregnancy, pre-marital sex, and society as a whole. A person can walk into almost any convenience store and purchase a magazine depicting naked women. Videos and movies with graphic sex scenes can be rented or watched in any movie theater. They have become more common than ever before. Almost every movie with an "R" rating will hav
primo Levi Italian-Jew writer and chemist, who gained first fame with his autobiographical story SE QUESTO È UN UOMO (If This is a Man, 1947) of survival in Nazi concentration camps. Levi devoted the last fourty years of his life to attempts to deal with the fact that he survived Auschwitz. Levi published also poetry, science fiction, essays, and short stories. Levi was born in Turin. Just before the Fascist racial law of 1938 forbade Jews access to academic status, Levi started his chemistry s
roman music Roman Music Roman Music was popular among the people, but the Roman Nobility thought all music or musicians were rather vulgar. Music was played in the theater and at private parties. It accompanied many religious ceremonies, with other public events like gladiatorial shows. There are many types of Roman musical instruments. Some of the most popular ones are the water organ, sistrum, cithera, panpipes, double flute, reed pipe, and the lyre. A Greek invented the water organ in the 3r
Should Huckleberry Finn be in High Schools Should Huckleberry Finn be in High Schools? By: dfleming High Schools in the United States should not ban The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This book is one of the most important components of American literature in our libraries today, it throws the reader into a time when slavery was lawful and accepted, and gives the reader a new perspective on slavery in general. Until civil rights groups can come up with a better argument than the word nigger
Starting from scratch "I had the desire that I could do something better than anyone else," states Jim Vitiello, president and CEO of US Office Solutions. This desire dawned on Vitiello seven years ago when he decided to take on the tasks of starting his own company. Little did he know that this desire would affect his life in many ways; many risks are taken, many are sacrifices made, but the outcome lasts a lifetime. Starting out many people may possess a fear when confronted with the thought
STEPENWOULF Steppenwolf opens with a preface by a young businessman, who introduces a sheaf of notes left behind by a lodger in his attic rooms several years before. This young man, the landlady\'s nephew, describes the eccentric lodger, Harry Haller, who called himself a Steppenwolf, meaning in German a wolf of the steppes, or plains. The narrator finds this an odd but apt description of the shy, lonely wanderer who revealed little about himself but left a haunting memory. The preface recounts
SVIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT Before we can dive into the subject of managerial styles  what they were and where theyve come, we first need to distinguish what a management style is. A management style, to us, and therefore, to the rest of this paper, is defined as a set of expectations an individual has, as to how they are to use their leadership position to involve themselves and to involve other people in the achievement of results. Various aspects, such as value systems, technology, organizationa
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the first film by Germany to be an Expressionist film. Authorities of an avant-garde movement believed that by using Expressionism in films (as they did in paintings, theater, literature, and architecture) this might be a selling point in the international market. The film proved that to be true and because of its success other films in the Expressionist style soon followed. Siegfried Kracauer discusses The Ca
The Constitutionality of Hate Speech In order to reduce the astonishing number of hate crimes in the United States, the Federal Government should restrict hate speech, and the expressions of hateful ideas, in all its forms, in all places, both public and private. However, it is imperative that hate speech be defined first. Contrary to some opinions, it is possible to accurately define hate speech, because hate speech does not actually have many elusive forms. Hate speech includes fighting words
The New Deal The New Deal During the 1930\'s, America witnessed a breakdown of the Democratic and free enterprise system as the US fell into the worst depression in history. The economic depression that beset the United States and other countries was unique in its severity and its consequences. At the depth of the depression, in 1933, one American worker in every four was out of a job. The great industrial slump continued throughout the 1930\'s, shaking the foundations of Western capitalism. Th
the phantom The Phantom of the Opera From the moment I walked into the Pantages Theater in Toronto Canada, and looked up at the giant chandelier hanging in the middle of the room, I knew that this would be something different. I have never been to a play that I enjoyed, but something about the atmosphere of this theater made me forget of all my past experiences. From the moment the music started, the wonderfully eerie theme song of the Phantom, I was captivated. The Phantom of the Opera is set
The United States Government World Power Fiscal Naivete The United States Government: World Power, Fiscal Naivete The United States government is one of the biggest in the world. Not in reference to the fact that it is one of the biggest land masses in the world, but referring to the fact that the government offers many services to its people while spending gross amounts of taxpayer dollars. It spends trillions of dollars on defense, housing, space exploration, and transportation, to name a few
Transvestitism Transvestitism In the last few decades, there has been a rapid change in social attitude towards so-called sexual problems. There has been a call for the freedom to live in the style of which one chooses, so long as no one else is harmed in the process. One area that appears little understood, however, is transvestitism, or cross-dressing. In order to gain some knowledge about this phenomenon, there are many aspects of transvestitism that should be examined, some being: history,
WAR In 1858, Lincoln won the Republican Nomination for the Illinois Senate seat. He wanted the seat of his long time rival, Senator Stephen Douglas. In Lincolns first speech for his Senate campaign Lincoln said, I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. Lincoln warned his opponents that the spread of slavery must be stopped or else it would become lawful in all the states; old as well as new- north as well as south. In July of 1958, Lincoln challenged
Why did we drop the bomb In early August 1945 atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These two bombs quickly yielded the surrender of Japan and the end of American involvement in World War II. By 1946 the two bombs caused the death of perhaps as many as 240,000 Japanese citizens(1). The popular, or traditional, view that dominated the 1950s and 60s--put forth by President Harry Truman and Secretary of War Henry Stimson-- was that the dropping of the atomic b
Accustics in Music1 Acoustics in Music Through out the history of music, acoustics have played a major role. After all if it were not for acoustics the quality of sound that we know today would not exist. The word acoustics comes from the Greek word akouein, which means, “to hear”(Encarta Encyclopedia). Since music has to be heard in most cases for enjoyment, acoustics obviously take on a very important role in the pleasure that music brings to the ear. Acoustical architecture and design are tw
Astrology Astrology is the science of certain cryptic relations between the celestial bodies and terrestrial life. It is considered an art and a practical science. It lays no claim to be what used to be called an exact science, but studies certain predispositions or tendencies in human life, which are sometimes indicated so clearly that they become virtual certainties. The possible uses of astrology are endless and may be used to a variety of means. Since the days of the Chaldeans, it was known
Beethoven Berloiz and Chopin Beethoven, Berlioz and Chopin Beethoven Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770 to Johann van Beethoven and his wife, Maria Magdalena. He took his first music lessons from his father, who was tenor in the choir of the archbishop-elector of Cologne. His father was an unstable, yet ambitious man whose excessive drinking, rough temper and anxiety surprisingly did not diminish Beethoven\'s love for music. He studied and performed with great success, despite becoming
Beethoven2 Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1770. He came from a family of musicians. His father and grandfather worked for the Electors of Cologne. The grandfather, Lodewyk van Beethoven came from Mechelen, Belgium and joined the court orchestra in Bonn as a bass player. He eventually became the conductor. His son Johann was a professional tenor at the court in Bonn and also played piano and violin. As Beethoven began to exhibited his outstanding musical talent at a young age
Beethoven2 Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1770. He came from a family of musicians. His father and grandfather worked for the Electors of Cologne. The grandfather, Lodewyk van Beethoven came from Mechelen, Belgium and joined the court orchestra in Bonn as a bass player. He eventually became the conductor. His son Johann was a professional tenor at the court in Bonn and also played piano and violin. As Beethoven began to exhibited his outstanding musical talent at a young age
Carl Orff8217s philosophies in Music Education Carl Orffs philosophies in Music Education While Carl Orff is a very seminal composer of the 20th century, his greatest success and influence has been in the field of Music Education. Born on July 10th in Munich, Germany in 1895, Orff refused to speak about his past almost as if he were ashamed of it. What we do know, however, is that Orff came from a Bavarian family who was very active in the German military. His father\'s regiment band would ofte
Classical vs Modern “Classical Concert” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria. He was born to an overbearing and ambitious father, Leopold, who was more than anxious to exploit his son\'s extraordinary musical gifts. Mozart began composing at an early age, and he began touring around the same time. Throughout his life, Mozart made many enemies, many his own fault, through his naive arrogance and harsh critique of his musical contemporaries. He worked feveris
Coleman Hawkins “I think he was the most interesting jazz musician I’ve ever seen in my life. He just looked so authoritative . . . I said, ‘Well, that’s what I want to do when I grow up.’”(DeVeaux, 35) Cannonball Adderley said these words when he first saw Coleman Hawkins with the Fletcher Henderson band at the City Auditorium in Tampa, Florida. Just as Hawkins influenced one of the greatest alto players in history, he has influenced many people to become phenomenal saxophone players. Lester Y
DMB Red Rocks Imagine standing on a stage, overlooking 69 tiered rows in what is possibly the most beautiful amphitheater in the world. As Dave Matthews and his fellow band mates walk on stage, the crowd cheers wildly. They do this throughout the opening song, Seek Up, and, for the most part, through the whole show. Recorded on August 15, 1995, this was at the height of the bands musical talent and at the bottom step of their climb to fame. It was shows like this that left fans mesmerized by th
Dominican music and film The Caribbean island nation of the Dominican Republic is little known by most Americans, but America is ever present in the Dominican consciousness. Until Sammy Sosa and Mark McGuire went head to head in the legendary homerun battle of 1998, few Americans were aware of any American-Dominican rivalry in western hemispheric culture. Nothing gave Dominicans more pride than to see Sosa hold Major League Baseballs homerun record, albeit for less than 24 hours before McGuire
ella fitzgerald Singer. Born April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia. (Though many biographical sources give her birth date as 1918, her birth certificate and school records show her to have been born a year earlier.) Often referred to as the "first lady of song," Fitzgerald enjoyed a career that stretched over six decades. With her lucid intonation and a range of three octaves, she became the preeminent jazz singer of her generation, recording over 2,000 songs, selling over 40 million albums
George Frideric Handels Water Music George Frideric Handels Water Music George Frideric Handels Water Music Not only is George Frideric Handels Water Music extraordinarily beautiful, it also helped to establish the orchestral suite as a legitimate art form. Written to be performed outside instead of in a theater, it remains one of the most outstanding compositions in Handels catalogue. Even though it is somewhat overplayed, the Water Music continues to be a very popular work of art. By natu
Gospel By 1945, nearly everyone in the African American community had heard gospel music (2). At this time, gospel music was a sacred folk music with origins in field hollers, work songs, slave songs, Baptist lining hymns, and Negro spirituals. These songs that influenced gospel music were adapted and reworked into expressions of praise and thanks of the community. Although the harmonies were similar to those of the blues or hymns in that they shared the same simplicity, the rhythm was much dif
Haydn Joseph Haydn was without a doubt one of the greatest composers of his day. He was loved very much as both a man and a musician, and unlike many other composers when he died in 1809. he was one of the most celebrated composers in the world. Haydn once said, "Young people can see from my example that something can still come from nothing, but what I am is the result of dire necessity." And it was very true. The story of Haydn was a classic story of "rags to riches." His father, Mathias Hayd
Jimi Hendrix He died 26 years ago this week in a London hotel room, with a girlfriend who couldn\'t make up her mind to call an ambulance. James Marshall Hendrix had ingested nine German sleeping pills, some wine, and a meal of brown rice. He was 27 years old. The British had discovered him -- give them credit there. Like Faulkner and the French, it took another country to recognize this quintessentially American artist. Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix was a mix of African, Cherokee and Ir