Research Papers on Theater

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  • Sexuality and Gender in David Henry Hwang’s Madame Butterfly

    In seven pages this paper analyzes Hwang’s 1988 play by examining how social constructivism contributes to attitudes about sexuality and gender as represented by the relationship between French diplomat Rene Gallimard and cross-dressing Chinese opera star Song Liling. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Haunting and its History

    In seven pages this paper discusses haunted houses in amusement parks in terms of their Halloween popularity with a consideration of the enjoyment paying customers get out of being scared at Halloween also included. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Golden Age Comedy of Voltaire And Moliere

    For many historians, the comedy styles and content of the works of Moliere and Voltaire represent the pinnacle of 18th century French work. This paper examines their use of satire, and explains why the very timeliness that made them so popular has made it difficult to translate to modern audiences.This paper has five pages and nine sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Laura, In Williams’ Glass Menagerie

    A 3 page essay that discusses the character of Laura from Tennessee Williams’ poignant play “The Glass Menagerie.” There are a number of similarities between Laura Wingfield and the small glass animals that she collects. As with her small glass animals, Laura is fragile, both in health and temperament. Also, like her animals, which are a beautiful expression of art, Laura herself has an ethereal beauty. This metaphor also connects Laura with nature as the shapes of her glass suggest the natural world, which is distant from the play’s urban setting. As this suggests, the glass menagerie itself can be viewed as a metaphor for understanding Laura’s inner nature and Romantic beauty. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Honesty in “The Crucible”

    A 5 page paper which examines the theme of honesty in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Madame Butterfly and David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly

    In five pages this paper discusses how M. Butterfly by D.H. Hwang incorporates important elements of the original opera Madame Butterfly in his interpretation. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Analysis: “Six Characters” Author

    This 4 page paper discusses Pirandello’s play (“Six Characters in Search of an Author”) with the idea of speculating about the nature of the author (not Pirandello but the author of the play the characters inhabit); the relationships among the characters, and what the Six Characters tell us about writing (creating) in general. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Power of Language in "The Tempest" and "The Birthday Party"

    This 3 page paper discusses the way Shakespeare and Pinter use language in their plays "The Tempest" and "The Birthday Party." Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Review of A Christmas Carol

    A 3 page review of a production of A Christmas Carol. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Macbeth and Doctor Faustus

    In ten pages this paper examines how unlike Macbeth Doctor Faustus as a character inspires neither pity nor sympathy. There are no other sources listed.

  • Drama Then and Now

    In five pages drama is considered in the works Wit by Margaret Edson, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, and Medea by Euripides. There are no other sources cited.

  • Contemporary European Drama Classification

    In five pages this paper examines the social dramas of August Strindberg and Henrik Ibsen in a consideration of modernism classifications and the incorporation of societal issues and technology changes. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Event Management - Using the 5 W Model

    The writer demonstrates the way that the 5 W model developed by Goldblatt, looking at what where, why, who and when can be used to help design, plan and examine an event. The writer uses the annual comedy festival in Melbourne, Australia, as an example. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Tragic Hero Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

    In five pages this paper applies Aristotle's tragic hero criteria to Willy Loman in this analysis of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

  • "Death of a Salesman" as an Analogy for the Death of the American Dream

    This 5 page paper discusses the way in which Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" can be seen as analogous to the death of the American dream. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Two Playwrights Look at Death

    This 5 page paper examines the way in which Arthur Miller handles Willy Loman’s suicide in “Death of a Salesman” and compares it to the way Marsha Norman deals with Jessie’s death in “’Night Mother.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Modern Vampire

    This 5 page paper discusses the evolution of the vampire from the cruel bloodsuckers of legend to the suave, even romantic, anti-heroes of today. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano

    In eight pages this essay considers how society and theatre are parodied in Ionesco's The Bald Soprano. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco

    In five pages this play is summarized and analyzed with a concentration on the modern life parody represented within the dialogue. There are no other sources listed.

  • Death of a Salesman - Willy Loman and the Betrayal of the American Dream

    This 6 page paper discusses the concept of true and false values in the play Death of a Salesman. The writer argues that Willy Loman holds false values, specifically the so-called American dream, which he will never realize. The writer also argues that several characters illustrate true values as they regard life and success. Primary source only.

  • Willy Loman's Nightmarish American Dreams

    In five pages this paper examines how the protagonist Willy Loman's dreams of achieving American capitalist success become nightmarish for himself and for his second son Happy within the context of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

  • A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Money's Influence

    In five pages this paper examines the power of money over the African America family featured in Lorraine Hansberry's award winning play A Raisin in the Sun. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Cormac McCarthy: “The Stonemason”

    This 3 page paper discusses Cormac McCarthy’s play “The Stonemason” and whether or not Ben is naïve and living in the past. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • A Doll's House, Raisin in the Sun, Analysis

    This essay offers analysis of Ibsen's "A Doll's House" and Hansberry "A Raisin in the Sun" according to the principles of Gordon Farrell's "Realist Action Structure." Ten pages in length, three sources are cited, but the essay does not include any citations.

  • The Titanic

    A 4 page discussion and examination of the film Titanic and a discussion of its possibility as a play. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller and Its Meaning to 1950s and Contemporary Audiences

    In six pages the play and its meaning are discussed within a contrasting context of what it meant to 1950s audiences and what it means today. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Lawyer from Springfield

    This 3 page paper discusses the play “The Lawyer of Springfield” and answers two questions that it raises about theater and humanity.

  • David Hwang's M. Butterfly: Power + Art = Tragedy

    The influence of power and art on the play as conveyed through Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly is analyzed in a paper consisting of 4 pages. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly

    In five pages this paper analyzes M. Butterfly in a consideration of identity - cultural, national, sexual, and gender. There are no other sources listed.

  • Ballet Theater and Peter Tchaikovsky

    In eight pages this essay analyzes Peter Tchaikovsky's life and focuses upon his many ballet theater contributions. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Salem Witch Trials and The Crucible by Arthur Miller

    The Salem witch trials and Arthur Miller's play The Crucible are examined in five pages. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Productions of The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

    In eight pages the various productions of The Cherry Orchard are compared including those of Stanislavsky, Peter Brook, Lucian Pintilie, and Andrei Serban. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov and Melodrama of the Victorian Age

    In ten pages English melodrama during the Victorian Age is analyzed in terms of message and tone of style in a comparison and contrast to The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov and Stage Props THE USE OF THEATRICAL DEVICES IN CHEKHOV'S THE CHERRY ORCHARD

    A discussion of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard analyzes how theatrical devices are used to emphasize Lopakhin's character symbolism. There are no bibliographic sources.

  • The Crucible: Minority Opinion

    A 4 page paper which examines what society’s attitude should be concerning minority opinion as it relates to The Crucible by Arthur Miller. No additional sources cited.

  • The Crucible and the Issue of Pride in the Play

    Pride plays a huge role in the downfall of many of the characters in the play “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller. The pride of Reverend John Hale is discussed in this three page paper. There are two sources shown in the bibliography.

  • Senator Joseph McCarthy's Trials and The Crucible by Arthur Miller

    The similarities between Sen. Joe McCarthy's communist 'witch hunt' trials and Arthur Miller's play The Crucible are compared in six pages. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" by T. McNally

    This essay pertains to "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" by Terrence McNally. The writer discusses three aspects of the play, which are specifically one of the monologues, sexuality issues and symbolism. Three pages in length, one source is cited. `

  • Filming Video Underwater

    This 5 page paper accurately describes the impact of water depth on images, color and light waver scattering and consumption during underwater video filming. The writer also discusses some of the current underwater video techniques. There are 4 sources listed in the bibliography.

 

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