Freedom Versus Destiny in Greek Drama

The Plays “Antigone” and “Oedipus the King” are among the most interesting of plays by Sophocles. The thematic elements of the two p0lays offer a plethora of insight into Greek tragedy which is interesting and illuminating. The three most important elements that I found to be most important in the reading the two plays are […]

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Comedy, Humor, and Satire in Drama

Comedy refers to a movie, play or other forms of drama that is full of humorous characters and has joyful ending. It usually deals with the daily lives of ordinary citizens. For this reason, characters in comedy are plain and live an ordinary life. The first examples of comedies were mostly satirical. The Greeks used […]

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Drama of the Gifted Child

This paper is a review of Alice Miller’s book, “Drama of the gifted child”. Miller was a renowned psychologist and she used this book to create more insight on the repercussions of childhood emotional trauma. The title is deceptive as Miller mainly explores the tribulations of a troubled child and their lasting effects. She makes […]

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The importance of drama to fifth century BC Athenian society

Drama has played various significant roles in 5th century BC Athenian society. With its origins dating back to ancient Greece, drama had its humble beginnings as a state festival in Athens, honouring the god Dionysus, god of wine, agriculture, and fertility of nature. Although during the 5th century BC, Athenian theatre was still very much […]

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Caribbean Post-Colonial Drama

Caribbean Post-Colonial Drama, namely the two plays studied for this analysis, Ti-Jean and His Brothers by Derek Walcott and Couvade by Michael Gilkes, are brimful with techniques used to cleverly critique Caribbean society and its history. These plays, seen mostly in Ti-Jean, can be seen or read on different levels. For example, the plays Ti-Jean […]

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Medieval Drama

Consistent with the categorical definition of a medieval morality play, Mankind focuses on the externalized dramatization of a psychological and spiritual conflict faced by a universal main character. The main character, Mankind, has his inherent human weaknesses targeted and exploited by allegorical evil forces to convey a few defining themes. Although the play includes an […]

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How does ER make use of the Conventions of a hospital drama

E.R. is a highly popular hospital drama and as a highly popular hospital drama it makes use of conventions, which are the unwritten rules of a particular genre, in this case, a hospital drama such as E.R.E.R uses conventions constantly and effectively in the 48 minutes and 8storylines that it has. The 8storylines in 48mins […]

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That dramatic devices ensure that this scene is the focus

Act 2 Scene 5 is one of the most humorous and important scenes within Twelfth Night. As well as being humorous it also shows Malvolio’s self love and delusion. It also explores one of the main themes of the play; the theme of love. Shakespeare has included many dramatic devices, which ensure that when acted […]

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How does Shakespeare create dramatic fun and games through disguise

‘Disguise, I see thou art a wickedness’, Viola breathes futile sighs, without knowing what to do. It is an irony: To solve a problem, she disguised as a eunuch = a man, yet she found herself in a middle of problems. When she drifts to a foreign land, Illyria, after meeting shipwreck, she decides to […]

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Eliot’s achievement and methods as a dramatic poet

Through the first, third, and fifth poems of the Wasteland in Eliot’s collection, Eliot is able to create and achieve immense dramatic images and scenes that provide us with the vivid thoughts and images that were going through Eliot’s mind at the time he wrote these poems, these images mainly relate to his nervous breakdown […]

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