History, theory, purposes, effectiveness & changing philosophy underlying Russian & Chinese Communist use of theater as political propaganda tool to control thought & behavior.
Role of the Chorus in Antigone and Oedipus Rex
This paper discusses the role of the chorus in Greek tragedy, focusing on Sophocles' plays Antigone and Oedipus Rex. The chorus as a literary device is explained, and its use to enhance dramatic irony is elucidated.
American Musical Theatre
This paper provides a history of American musical theatre with a focus on musical comedy from the mid-nineteenth century in the form of vaudeville and minstrelsy to the highly sophisticated and distinctly American art form of musical theatre developed by greats like Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.
Oedipus, Lysistrata, and Hamlet.
Discusses Oedipus by Sophocles, Lysistrata by Aristophanes, and Hamlet by Shakespeare in terms of their dramatic genre and structure. Also discusses the biographies of these three writers.
GREEK & ROMAN DRAMA.
Origins, subjects, themes, physical features, performances, cultural impact & significance, politics.
A discussion of the life of the Roman emperor with emphasis on his family ties, social exploits, & tyrannical rule.