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Cabaret Is A Place Fraulein Schneider Play
1,012 wordsI chose to see the show Cabaret and ended up being quite entertained throughout the entire play. I did not know anything about this production, and I think I enjoyed it more for that reason. The first thing I will discuss in this paper is the plot. This play shows us the lives of many different people during the period right before the First World War. The play is set in Berlin, a place full of activity and talk of the Germans and the Jews. The cabaret is a place where people can go in order to ...
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Kit Kat Social Commentary
891 wordster> 'How do the cabaret songs and routines comment on the social issues which are the background for the story of Cabaret?' Satirical on every level, Bob Fosse's 1972 film Cabaret redefines the previously accepted genre of the musical. Using the songs and routines as cunning tools of social commentary the musical numbers both predict and interpret the world of Berlin in 1931. The opening routine, 'Wilkommen', is a powerful introduction to the opposing worlds of the protagonists Brian ...
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Kit Kat Club 'life Is A Cabaret' World
869 wordster> 'Life is a cabaret... ' Do the events of the film support this view of Sally? Sally's powerful closing song, in which she asserts that 'life is a cabaret', indicates her decision to turn away from reality. She chooses the world of the cabaret as a way forward in life over her real relationships with Brian or her father. The song's call to a frivolous life stands in stark contrast to the events portrayed in the film. Sally is characteristically ignorant of the fact that Berlin may ...
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Lack Of Concern Femme Fatale
958 wordster> Brian says 'you " re about as fatale as an after dinner mint!' Is Sally really harmless? Brian's exasperated accusation that Sally is 'as fatale as an after dinner mint' is expressed at the end of a weekend away with Max. The outburst reveals Brian's opinion that Sally is not the seductress she fancies herself to be, but is simply 'deluding' herself. However, one must stop to consider the meaning of harmless when applied to Sally Bowles. She is essentially self-absorbed and theatr...
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End Of The Film Kit Kat
1,100 wordsIn Cabaret Fosse uses many techniques to convey his message that escapism is dangerous for the individual and as a society as a whole. Firstly he uses a musical to highlight the dangers of escapism. This is an ironic choice because a musical is typically for pure entertainment. Musicals are normally escapist entertainment, but in this case Fosse has a serious message. Fosse sets his film in the Kit Kat Klub, this is a place where people go to relax and escape from their troubles. Fosse also enha...
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20 Th Century Carnegie Hall
1,701 wordsBillie Holiday was one of the most famous jazz singers of the 20 th century. Billie Holidays innovative phrasing about her life experiences in her music makes her one of the most influential jazz lyricists of the 20 th century. The emotional intensity that she brought into the words she sang was always very memorable and sometimes almost scary; she often lived the words she sang. Billie Holiday was born Eleanor Harris in Baltimore, Maryland on April 7, 1915. She did not have a stable life. Her f...
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Full Length Young People
1,916 wordsIt's Wednesday night at Chicago's most venerable coffeehouse, the No Exit. An improv group called Bang Bang has been playing here late on Wednesdays. They " re supposed to be hot. They " re supposed to be good. They " re supposed to have an interesting approach. The Chicago Tribune ran a friendly piece about them in the Sunday arts section. Which makes what I'm seeing now that much more puzzling. There may be times when these Bang Bang people really are all the things they " re supposed to be, b...
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Second World War First World War
4,692 wordsIn the second and third decades of this century, a new kind of artistic movement swept Europe and America. Its very name, Dada two identical syllables without the obligatory -ism distinguished it from the long line of avant-garde's which have determined the history of the arts in the last 200 years. Its proponents came from all parts of Europe and the United States at a time when their native countries were battling one another in the deadliest war ever known. They did not restrict themselves to...
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Rock Musicals Show Performers
543 wordsTheatre performances can be done in many different ways. One of these ways is a musical, which mixes songs with dialogue. Musical theatre has many different styles of music within its ranks, and the show that I recently saw focused on Rock Musicals. On Saturday, April 29, 2000 I saw Rock On! Broadway! at the Cabaret @ The Spot. It was a brilliant musical revue of songs from Rock Musicals, directed by Glen J. Beck. The shows dialogue honored many critics in the sense that the lines were actual vi...
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West Side Story Makes You Feel
3,811 wordsThe Search For New Direction In The The Search For New Direction In The Musical. From The American Dream To The Rock Opera. The Search for New Direction in the musical. From the American Dream to the Rock-Opera. 1950 to 1978 were despondent ones for the musical. American musical theatre had been showing signs of exhaustion. This most seemingly anti-intellectual of genres carries its own ideological project. Before this, the musicals not only exhibited singing and dancing; they were about singing...
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Langston Hughes Silk Stockings
2,095 wordsHughes and His Women Were Eve s eyes In the first garden Just a bit too bold? Was Cleopatra gorgeous In a gown of gold? Jazzonia Langston Hughes devoted his art, writing, to the true expression of the lives, hopes, fears, and angers of ordinary black people, without the self-consciousness or sugar coating (Moore). Hughes not only focused on black people s lives in general; he went into detail about their hopes, their fears, their accomplishments, and their failures. Hughes s poetry expressed the...
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West Side Story 20 Th Century
2,203 wordsPresentation The eminence of the musical has been the most significant theatre phenomenon in the world over the last twenty years. It has not only given British theatres a greatly needed financial boost but has changed popular theatre indefinitely. Before this, they never throbbed with subtlety because someone was always bursting into song about how every thing was looking just swell. The musical not only wanted to sing away your troubles, but your thoughts as well. The old style musical theatre...
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David L Hayles Cabaret Performer Kit
478 wordsCockroach motel The Suicide Kit by David L Hayles 192 pp, SeckerIn The Incredible Doctor October, one of the short stories in David L Hayles debut anthology, the worst doctor on Harley Street instructs a female patient to strip and do a handstand in front of a full-length mirror. Well Doctor? she asks, no doubt wondering how a nude examination will help with her headache. The boys at the squash club were right, the doctor replies, stroking the pubic hair where he rests his chin, I would look stu...
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World War Ii First World War
1,084 wordsSocial Conditions Affect Writing by Anthony Meszaros Advanced European societies cant support long wars. That was thought prior to World War I. The truth was that the Europeans could not support a long war unchanged. The First World War left no aspect of European civilization untouched, as pre-war governments were transformed to fight total war. The war drastically changed Europe's social conditions thus affecting the writing during this period. During this time many movements shared a resolute ...
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