Susan Glaspell’s Trifles brings attention to the political and social differences between men and women in the early 1900s. Trifles may seem like a simple story, but it is rich with symbolism and nuances of gender differences giving a glimpse of the insignificance of women in a man’s world.
A brief look at the theme of madness in Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet". This article addresses whether or not Hamlet and Ophelia were truly mad or not and takes a brief look at the driving force behind their displays of madness.
There has been a long-standing debate over the true definition of tragedy in dramatic literature. Read this discussion of Aristotle's definition weighed against three tragedies written in different centuries.
Death of a Salesman's Willy Loman was a low man. He led a sorrowful life, accomplished little, but had big dreams. Here is an analysis of the man behind the story.
The past is now past, but the future of circus continues—in traditional shows, venues and in new, varied exhibitions. As a forever fan of CIRCUS, this author writes about circus life—yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Learn methods for drawing a crowd to your free comedy show, even if it’s your first time putting on one.
Dance, exercise, and body language can be written down in a special script called choreology or movement notation. How does it work?
This is an analytical essay that examines the racial issues in Shakespeare's play, "Othello." The play ponders whether race is a social fabrication or an innate ugliness of human nature.
Fear is a powerful motivator that can inspire hysteria, paranoia, and intolerance as seen in The Crucible.
In the classic Marlowe play, Dr. Faustus makes a bargain with Mephistopheles: for twenty-four years of unlimited power he trades his soul. Unfortunately, Faustus learns too late that he got the raw end of the deal, but he turns his back on any chance of redemption.
Three sonnets from Romeo and Juliet are in the Act I prologue, the lovers' first kiss in Act I, and the Act II prologue. Follow along with this article to study three sonnets in Romeo and Juliet. This article will also provide a complete review of rhyme scheme and iambic pentameter.
If you are struggling to make sense of the prologue to Romeo and Juliet, try this handy line-by-line analysis. We start first with the prologue in its entirety and a quick summary of the facts. Then, we move on to a translation and explanation of each line individually.
In the early 1900s, Audrey Munson was one of the most sought after models in New York. Her fame brought her offers to be in the film industry. Scandals and unfortunate circumstances destroyed her career. She is still considered America's first supermodel.
In this essay, I analyze William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, and analyze how religious connotations hinder Hamlet's action and ability to avenge his father's death.