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Greek Theatre - 887 words
There have been many artistic achievements that have had a substantial role in shaping outlooks and tastes for cultures and generations for 1000s of years. Of all the different kinds of productions the Greeks have established, the tragedy is the most extraordinary of their spiritual contributions. Everything from style, intellect, appearance of stage, costume, and people have all been the main influences of drama and theatre over the past twenty-five hundred years. The earliest of Greek theatres dates back to not long before 300 B.C.. The theatre itself was a large open-air structure consisting of three parts. Its original and central element was a level circle; some ninety feet in diameter ...
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Idun - 926 words
Idun was a very important part of the gods life and survival . "The goddess of Spring, or rejuvenation and the wife of Bragi, the god of poetry. She was the keeper of the magic apples of immortality, which the gods must eat to preserve their youth (Evans & Millard). Without the assistance of Idun's golden apples the Aesir's would have grown old and lived in this condition for eternity. "These apples were of course much desired by other creatures, for instance the giant Thiassi, who once managed to capture Idun along with her apples" (Page). Scared and threatened by Thiassi's demands for Iden's powers, Loki lured her out of the city of Asgard in hopes of receiving his freedom in return. "When ...
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Pop Art - 1,060 words
... of avant-garde ideas within the unique culture of America. Duchamp made the following account in another interview: ' ... And I believe that your idea of demolishing old buildings and souvenirs, is fine ... The dead should not be permitted to be so much stronger than the living.' For him European art was surely dead, and even 'Nude Descending a Staircase' was not worth of further discussion, since it was what to do that Duchamp cared and not what he had done . Here, my main concern will be Duchamp's 'ready-mades', and his understanding of art, very much in relation with a new notion of movement. This new motion is not of a single machine or a man, but of the society itself. It is the tem ...
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Brazils Film Industry Past To Present - 1,717 words
Brazils Film Industry: Past to Present Within a year of the Lumiere brothers first experiment in Paris in 1896, the cinematography machine appeared in Rio de Janeiro. Ten years later, the capital boasted 22 cinema houses and the first Brazilian feature film, Os Estranguladores (The Stranglers) by Antonio Leal, had been screened. From then on Brazils film industry made continuous progress and, although it has never been large, its output over the years has attracted international attention. In 1930, still the era of the silent movie in Brazil, Mario Peixotos film, Limite was made. Limite is a surrealist work dealing with the conflicts raised by the human condition and how life conspires to pr ...
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Amazon Deforestation - 1,582 words
... way. This leaves a bare plot thats not very useful for anything anymore. Slash and burn agriculture in essence ruins the very delicate ecosystem that promoted growth in that area. Something as simple as opening up an area to direct sunlight throws the balance out of whack. Because the soils are left less fertile, the farmers must slash and burn new lands to raise more crops. This is a continuing process thats repeated over and over again, leaving behind it a deadly trail of unprotected land causing more problems that its worth. For example, soil erosion into the rivers. This makes once clear waters muddy and murky from added silt deposits. Figures range on the extent of the damage of sla ...
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Affirmative Action - 3,850 words
... th the integration of each individual culture that exists in various groups. Three methods can facilitate this. The assimilation process is the act of adopting a set of values that is most prominent in the organization. In this process, one takes on the values and norms of another culture, and leaves their own behind. The pluralism process consists of adopting values and norms from each other. The third process, cultural separatism, exists with very little adaptation by either side (Cox, Jr. 353-366). Structural Integration: When an organization takes a look into the cultural mix, levels, and various workgroups, and tries to create an environment where all can co-exist. This wou ...
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Gladiatoral Effect On Roman Society - 1,291 words
... reason why is because the government was more balanced and there was less of a need to gain the Peoples favor. There were a few sought-after positions like Consul, Tribune, and Aedile that would cause the potential candidates to do everything from bribing to buttering up the Romans with expensive banquets and elaborate festivals to garner votes. But when the Republic vanished, those persons who wanted to be the supreme rulers of Rome needed to show the people why they deserved to be Imperator. Most emperors had programs for Rome and Her citizens. They would build forums, entertainment complexes, baths houses, places to shop, places to practice law, and, perhaps one of the most important ...
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American Indian Religious Freedom Act Of 1978 - 1,490 words
... lving compelling governmental interests of the highest order, Federal lands that have been historically indispensable to a traditional American Indian religion shall not be managed in a manner that would seriously impair to interfere with the exercise or practice of such traditional American Indian religion (Vecsey 30). Consequently this new promising section was just one of the few of that would be added in the years to come that would further strengthen the A.I.R.F.A. The American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 has three interpretations. The first and foremost being adopted by the Supreme Court in 1988 states that, A.I.R.F.A. merely represents a policy statement directing the exe ...
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Rap Cenorship - 4,714 words
... g. The Technical Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography stated: ...efforts to restrict or censor have the psychological effect of increasing the desirability of the material. Increasing the difficulty of obtaining erotic materials, harassing and punishing pornographers and purveyors of pornography, setting minimum age limits for the purchase of these materials, and so on, may have the unwanted effect of increasing interest in the materials, rendering them more desirable, and producing a greater impact on the recipients, than if none of these measures were utilized (Broch 1971). When a piece of literature or art is censored, people have a natural curiosity in the offensive ...
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Gender Studies - 1,093 words
... d both want to be leaders and/or managers. There seems to be a need to bring about an attitudinal change towards accepting women as managers based on such empirical studies. I thought that the notion of women's inferiority to men is a western idea, contrary to the eastern view that woman is "too strong" in the Indian tradition. Limitations of the study This study is based on students, who have not had much experience in the professional world. They are adults however, and these attitudes are formed much earlier in life. These responses are at best at the perceptual level. In reality only five percent of the women reach the directorship level of libraries in the United States of America, ...
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American Indian Movement - 1,462 words
... oken Treaties" was a pursuit for the government's recognition on discrimination, sovereignty, and treaty rights. This protest event was designed to attract media attention to Native American concerns in the height of a presidential election. Under the direction of the AIM, large caravans of American Indians began forming and traveling towards Washington. "It was hoped that this march would be the Indian equivalent of the 1963 march by African-American activists" (Vine 46). As members of AIM ventured towards Washington, D.C. militant activity broke out within the group, which completely differentiated them from the Civil Rights march. Native Americans began to ransack stores along the way ...
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