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  • Pantomime - 1,015 words
    Pantomime Pantomime This paper is about pantomime, about it's origin, it's people, how it has evolved, and how wonderful it is. Pantomime is a dramatic performance in which a story is told or a theme developed through expressive bodily or facial movement. The origin of pantomime can be traced back to classical farce and the Italian Commedia Dell'arte. Not all pantomime is silent. The completely silent performance of pantomime was invented in Rome. Pantomime is sometimes used to worship. Mime is a short way of saying pantomime and also means someone who performs pantomime. A mime, if performing on the streets, will have a hat that is passed around for spectators to put money in. When doing pa ...
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  • Breakdancing - 370 words
    Breakdancing Breakdancing Breakdancing a form of African American dance that emerged from the hip hop culture of the South Bronx, New York, during the mid-1970s. Drawing upon several African American dance forms, break dancing coalesced in the 1970s and reached its peak in popularity during the 1980s. Breakdancing developed out of the Bronx, New York, disco scene. When disco DJs changed records, dancers would fill the resulting musical breaks, or "breakbeats," with movements that emphasized the rupture in rhythmic continuity. These highly acrobatic interludes developed into a new genre that mixed Afrodiasporic dance styles, reflecting the influence of the lindy-hop, the Charleston, the cakew ...
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  • Caligula: The Madness Of A Goat - 1,117 words
    Caligula: The Madness of a Goat Many studies have been made on the emperor Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, or "Caligula." He was professed to be the maddest, and cruelest of all Roman emperors. As emperor, Caligula put the imperial treasury in severe debt, performed acts of insanity, and committed scandalous sexual acts. The ludicrous deeds he participated in, and carried out left the Roman Empire in infamy. During the reign of Tiberius, the captain of his bodyguards Sejanus began a campaign of extreme and devious means. He desired the Roman throne and so, started to eliminate his competition. The first to go was Drusus, Tiberiuss heir. Sejanus then took out other key contenders for the th ...
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  • Charlie Chaplain - 1,872 words
    Charlie Chaplain Charlie Chaplin was born on April 15, 1889, in London, England to Charles Chaplin, Sr., and Hannah Hill. He was taught to sing before he could talk and danced just as soon as he could walk. At a very young age Chaplin was told that he would be the most famous person in the world. When Charlie was five years old he sang for his mother on stage. Everyone in the audience loved him and threw their money onto the stage. When Chaplin was eight, he appeared in a clog dancing act called "Eight Lancashire Lads" Once again he was loved by the audience and he was excited with the attention he received. Charlie's half-brother , Sidney, became his agent and when Charlie was ten years old ...
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  • Charlie Chaplin - 519 words
    CHARLIE CHAPLIN The most successful comedian of all time went by the name of Charlie Chaplin. It was said by many that Charlie Chaplin was the creator of comedy, while others considered him a genius. Charlie Chaplin could make people laugh even with no sound. And even though his films were black and white he put a lot of color into everyone's life. Charlie Chaplin was a man with many talents and despite his rough childhood he strived to become the legend he is today The creator of comedy was born in London in April of 1889. His parents, Charles Chaplin and Hanna Hill were music hall entertainers but separated shortly after Charlie was born, leaving Hanna to provide for her children. Unfortun ...
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  • Film In The Early 20th Century - 343 words
    Film In The Early 20Th Century  The Marx Brothers were three American brothers who became famous for their zany antics in motion pictures.  Trained as musicians, they began their careers in vaudeville with their mother and aunt as the Six Musical Mascots.  Leonard Marx (Chico) Born: 3/22/1887- 10/11/1961- Specialized in distorted logic and Italian dialect routines. He also played the piano, in a brothel.  Adolph Marx (Harpo) Born: 11/23/1888 - 9/28/1964- played the harp and chased around girls. He communicated in pantomime. Played a solo tour in the Soviet Union.  Julius Marx (Groucho) Born: 10/2/1890 - 8/19/1977- bushy brow, leader of the group, known ...
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  • Lillies Of The Field - 1,434 words
    Lillies Of The Field Vocabulary From The Lilies of the Field Amiable- to be friendly and noble. A sculptor would have interpreted the features in terms of character, but Homer Smiths mother had once said of him that he was two parts amiable and one part plain devil. Antagonism- to be angry; hostile. Homer felt antagonism stir in him, but it was a fine day and he was carrying the day in his spirit. Pantomime- a routine She went through the pantomime of shaking hands with one of the nuns and he told her what she was doing, pointing out the you and the her. Segregated- to be set separated from others. If you learn English from me, he said apologetically, youre sure enough going to get yourselve ...
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  • Miracle Worker - 236 words
    Miracle Worker In my opinion, all the types of conflict occur in "the Miracle Worker". There is internal conflict such as man versus self. There is also external conflict such as man versus man, man versus nature and also man versus society. An example of man versus self, is in act, scene eight. In this scene, Annie is struggling with her own memories of her dead brother jimmy and of the state alms house. There is another example of conflict in the story. This one is of man versus man. It is all of act II, scene three. Annie spends the entire pantomime struggling and fighting with Helen for control. Annie ends up winning and Helen ate with a spoon on her own and folded her napkin. An example ...
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  • Our Town By Thorton Wilder 1897 1975 - 1,758 words
    Our Town by Thorton Wilder (1897 - 1975) Our Town by Thorton Wilder (1897 - 1975) Type of Work: Presentational life drama Setting Grover's Corners, New Hampshire; 1901 to 1913 Principal Characters Stage Ma Beer, the play's all-wise narrator Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs, an ordinary small- town physician and housewife George Gibbs, their son Mr. and Mrs. Webb, a news editor and his wife Emily Webb, their daughter Simon Stimson , the town drunkard and church choir organist A conglomeration of other ordinary people living out ordinary lives Story Overveiw Act 1. Daily Life: The Stage Manager speaks while pointing to different parts of the stage: "Up here is Main Street ... Here's the Town Hall and Post O ...
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  • Reproduction: Acourting To Nature Life Sciences Sig For Some Time She Had Watched His Movements, Appearing Coyly In His Haun - 964 words
    ================================================== ==================== REPRODUCTION: A-Courting to Nature! LIFE SCIENCES SIG -------------------------------------------------- -------------------- For some time she had watched his movements, appearing coyly in his haunts. And now, had it paid off? Doubtless, he was in love. His muscles were taut; he swooped through the air more like an eagle than a Greylag gander. The only problem was, it was not for her that he then landed in a flurry of quacks and wingbeats, or for her that he dashed off surprise attacks on his fellows. It was, rather, for another - for her preening rival across the Bavarian lake. Poor goose. Will she mate with the gander o ...
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