Stagehand Essay

Stagehand Essay

Main Characters of The Tempest by William Shakespeare

– … Prospero’s magic is referred to as his art throughout the play by Miranda, “If by your art” (I.ii.1), by Caliban, “his art is of such power” (I.ii.374), and even by Prospero, “By my so potent art” (V.i.50). This reference reveals Prospero’s character as an artist rather than a sorcerer, this association is important when Prospero is equated to William Shakespeare. Similar to Shakespeare writing a play, Prospero formulates and controls the storylines and their conclusions. Prospero’s likeness to Shakespeare is seen throughout the play as Prospero uses his art (magic) to push the characters toward self-realization; parallel to Shakespeare using of his art (writing) to push the audience tow…  

The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the Plot to Topple the Federal Government

– Huff 2 The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the Plot to Topple the Federal Government John Wilkes Booth’s assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was part of a larger plot to kill the leadership of the Federal government in support of the secessionist and slavery movements. It was Booth’s hope that this would create chaos in the government and would inspire the South to renew its war for secession. In March 1864, during the Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Union forces, suspended the prisoner of war exchanges between the Union and Confederacy in the hope that this change in policy would help bring the war to an end….  

The Evolution of Theatrical Lighting Design

– Beginning with its origins in Ancient Greece, theatre was always staged in outdoor performance spaces, relying on natural light to keep the performers visible, and utilizing scenery or dialogue to convey time of day. As these performances began to shift to indoor theatres, artificial light, such as candles or oil lamps, had to be used as a replacement. As lighting technology advanced, these advancements changed the way light could be manipulated, directed, or focused, allowing for new staging methods to be developed and introducing lighting as an indicator of mood….  

Analysis of “King Leopold’s Ghost”

– Adam Hochschild’s “King Leopold’s Ghost” is a lost historical account starting in the late 19th century continuing into the 20th century of the enslavement of an entire country. The book tells the story of King Leopold and his selfish attempt to essentially make Belgium bigger starting with the Congo. This was all done under an elaborate “philanthropic” public relations curtain deceiving many countries along with the United States (the first to sign on in Leopold’s claim of the Congo). There were many characters in the book ones that aided in the enslavement of the Congo and others that help bring light to the situation but the most important ones I thought were: King Leopold, a cold calcula… ;

Merging Art and Theater into Real Life in Six Characters in Search of an Author

– Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello In Six Characters in Search of an Author Pirandello illustrates the point that in art there is no one reality, only perceptions. Art is one perception held by the one artist, in the case of the play, the author, who brings this perception to an audience. To illustrate this principle, Pirandello uses many staging approaches and techniques to merge art and theater into real life, while highlighting the shortcomings of drama and art in imitating life…. ;