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These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length . Title Length Color Rating   The History of the Soap Opera - The History of the Soap Opera Soap operas have been one of the most popular forms of television in the world, being the foremost genre in Britain for thirty-five years, ever since the first episode of Coronation Street was screened in 1960. The continuous plots and new characters that viewers could relate to sparked I new passion for the common soap opera. Ever since, new soap operas have been released, still using the old ingredients and standard story lines, still managing the captivate audiences on a constant basis....   [tags: Papers] 520 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Realism in British Soap Opera - Realism in British Soap Opera Using a media text as a key example, evaluate selected techniques of fictional production which contribute to a sense of realism consistent with genre or format used. Many have defined the term realism but these definitions by Watt and Williams can be easily applied to my choice of media text, which is the British soap opera. Fiske writes that Watt and Williams “….tend to define it by its content. Watt traces its origins to the rise of the novel in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.” And Williams “…whose historical perspective covers the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, lists three main characteristics of realism in drama: he finds that it has a...   [tags: essays papers] 2693 words
( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Soap Opera Genre - Soap Opera Genre "Before I saw Neighbours, I didn’t know there was an Australia" (Jerry Hall, The Clive James Show, UK, 31 December, 1989) The soap opera genre originated in American radio serials of the 1930s, and owes the name to the sponsorship of some of these programs by major soap powder companies. Proctor and Gamble and other soap companies were the most common sponsors, and soon the genre of 'soap opera' had been labeled. Like many television genres (. news and quiz shows), the soap opera is a genre originally drawn from radio rather than film....   [tags: TV Television Media Essays]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Is Great Expectations Like a Soap Opera? - Is Great Expectations like a soap opera. Consider all that Pip went through, or just take parts, like his trial with the girl, at first, she didn't like him, and then later on in his life, she loved him. Also, what are the chances that some poor boy that no one knows ends up inheriting a huge sum of money out of the blue one day, and that the person who leaves it to him is an escaped criminal who Pip just happened to help out one day. All of these things are coincidence, and that's mostly what soap operas are based on....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1069 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] One Life to Live (soap opera) - One Life to Live is a soap opera broadcasted on the ABC channel on the weekdays. I started to watch this show when I was a sophomore in high school, and when I used to come home from school, my mom would be watching it. That is how I got addicted to it. The story takes place in a town called Llanview. One Life to Live appeals to many viewers because the show keeps the viewers hanging onto the episode’s next scene. The viewers know that if they watch the last scenes of one episode, then, the next day, the story may change or something unexpected might happen....   [tags: essays research papers] 679 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Setting for a New Soap Opera Aimed at a Young Audience - Setting for a New Soap Opera Aimed at a Young Audience In solution to the task in hand and I have come up with the idea for a new soap opera. The title of my soap is ‘Rascals Academy’. The soap will be based around a street dance academy called ’Rascals Academy’ situated in Stratford. The key locations are the dance studio as it includes a youth club and the local high school were most of the dance students attend to. The local area also includes a chicken shop as most young people can relate to this and a youth centre providing the teens with help and support also raising awareness to the young viewers of help available to them.....   [tags: Papers] 423 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Religion Theme of Concern in EastEnders Soap Opera - Religion Theme of Concern in EastEnders Soap Opera Recently, in the hit soap opera EastEnders, the scriptwriters have presented a religious and moral issue. The issue concerns the controversial topic of euthanasia, and involves two main characters. At the outset, one of the characters, Ethel, was suffering from a terminal illness and was in severe pain. Therefore she asked one of her best friends, Dot Cotton, to end her life. At this stage, Dot faced a real dilemma, as she was in fact, a strictly religious Christian, however in the end she disregarded her faith and relieved Ethel of the pain, by providing her with a number of tablets....   [tags: Papers] 520 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Lawrence's The Horse Dealer's Daughter versus a Soap Opera - . Lawrence's "The Horse Dealer's Daughter" could be described as a story in which boy meets girl. Its plot, on the surface, resembles that of any number of traditionally romantic pastorals: a country boy saves a country girl from drowning, sees something in her that he never saw before, and, at the end of the story, proposes marriage. In this day, this story would get made into a soap opera, and would be called ?Mabel?. This story deals with everyday soap life and has the thick plot that only soap can hold a candle to....   [tags: essays research papers] 767 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] As the World Turns called Our Private World - Visual Media P&G was the first company to generate and sponsor a prime-time show, a 1965 spinoff of the daytime soap opera As the World Turns called Our Private World. In 1979, PGP produced Shirley, a prime-time NBC series featuring Shirley Jones which lasted thirteen episodes. Likewise, they produced TBS' first original comedy series, Down to Earth, which aired from 1984 to 1987. Procter & Gamble Productions initially co-produced Dawson's Creek with Sony Pictures Television nonetheless drew before the series premiere due to early press reviews....   [tags: soap opera, low income markets] 667 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Richard Dyer, Terry Lovell, and Jean McCrindle - Soap Opera and Women - Dyer, Lovell, and McCrindle (1977) take up the matter of women's viewing of--and representation in--the soap opera, a popular form of entertainment. They make the case that genres specially addressed to a female audience--such as the soap opera--should be examined critically. Their paper has inspired many researchers to study the soap opera as well as female genres more generally and the female audience (quoted in Gray and McGuigan, 1993, p. 2). SOAP OPERA AND WOMEN 1. Introduction Critics do not yet believe that the world of women is as important as the world of men, never mind think that the separation of these two worlds ought to be challenged....   [tags: Dyer Lovell]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] The Conventions of the Soap Opera Genre with Reference to at Least Two Programmes - The Conventions of the Soap Opera Genre with Reference to at Least Two Programmes The soap opera genre originated in America in the 1930s as a radio programme. It was targeted at housewives who tuned in while doing their household chores. Soaps included many domestic issues to keep the audience interested. The name “soaps” came from advertising slots between programmes. As the soaps were aimed at housewives, the adverts mainly consisted of products of a domestic nature. “Coronation Street” was Britain’s second soap, following “The Groves”....   [tags: Papers] 2543 words
( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The Cultural Impact of the Disapperance of Soap Operas - Soap operas were first introduced to American culture via the radio in the early 20th century. They were so named because the first sponsors and producers of the radio dramas were soap manufacturers, such as Dial, Proctor and Gamble, and the Lever Brothers. When one thinks of a “soap opera” they think of a daytime drama, in which a new episode is aired every business day, and they would be right. In America soaps hit television in 1946, mainly shown during the day, targeting housewives, allowing those who watched to escape their mundane lives for an improbable life situation and unexpected drama, which occurs during each episode....   [tags: drama, radio, soap operas, culture] 937 words
( pages) Better Essays [preview] Soap Operas - Soap operas first came about in the 1930s on radio shows (Thurston, 2013) and have come a long way since. First of all, they have evolved from the medium of radio all the way to high-definition television. One of the first soap operas was Clara, Lu and Em that ran from 1931 to 1942 and enjoyed quite a bit of popularity (Old Time Radio Catalogue, .). Colgate-Palmolive, a brand of soaps and other cleaning products, sponsored the radio show. In fact, most soap operas were funded by soap companies, hence the coining of the term “soap opera” (Ask, .)....   [tags: Brazil, Australia, Days of Our Lives, culture]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] British Soap Operas - British soap operas are, of course, overly dramatic. In nearly every soap opera, including the Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, and The Archers—the characters constantly discuss money and drink excessively. Of course, these shows are not made to be taken literally—they are mindless entertainment, not serious social commentary. However, behind the drama, they raise subtle questions about the nature of Britain today: the clashes between cultures and religions, upper and lower classes, and the young rebelling against the old....   [tags: Culture]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] A Study of Soap Operas - A Study of Soap Operas Eastenders has been showing for the last nineteen years and is still going strong although on a recent vote Emmerdale came out on top. Eastenders was originally going to be called East 8. The first episode was shown on the 19th February 1985. EastEnders was shown twice a week for its first eight years, then three times a week from 11th April 1994. On 6th August 2001 it went to four times a week. This was because of its immense popularity. EastEnders is filmed at BBC Elstree studios outside North London....   [tags: Papers] 808 words
( pages) Good Essays [preview] The Popularity of Soap Operas - The Popularity of Soap Operas Television researchers have established a number of reasons why soap operas appeal to such a large and diverse audience. In this essay I will be examining these reasons with reference to my own attraction to soaps, and seeing how they fit into the everyday lives of the millions who watch them. Furthermore, I will investigate the way in which the construction and conventions of a soap opera aids its appeal. I will be considering such aspects as class, race, ethnicity and gender in order to determine the pleasures of soap opera viewing and will briefly look at their international appeal....   [tags: Papers] 3538 words
( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] All Aspects of Soap Operas - All Aspects of Soap Operas A soap opera is a drama typically performed as a serial on daytime television or radio. Soaps tend to be over dramatic and actors are often over emotional, to provoke a reaction from viewers. Soap operas got their names because they used to advertise soaps during the breaks. These programmes were very popular with 'housewives' though they now attract a much wider audience. Soap operas have dramatically changed through the years, becoming more and more controversial, the story lines have changed and matured in some ways to fit different lifestyles, and the media....   [tags: Papers] 2873 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Soap Operas - Soap Operas What is a soap opera. A soap opera is a long running television or radio programme that is shown regularly, based on the everyday lives of lots of different characters living in a close-knit community. Soap operas always have a central meeting place (usually a pub) where the characters spend a lot of time, and most of the action takes place. For example The Queen Vic in Eastenders, or The Rover's Return in Coronation Street. The name soap opera comes from the first soaps produced in America in the forties....   [tags: Papers] 819 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Soap Operas - Soap Operas Soap opera can be defined by looking at the two words separately: The word soap originated from soap powders because the women used to stay at home looking after the house and children and would watch while doing the ironing and it would show soap powder adverts between programmes. The word opera means emphasis on emotion. Soap operas were first heard on the radio during the war because they didn’t have much money and it was not safe to go out. There are many formal features in soaps and they are time, settings, narrative and characters....   [tags: Papers] 872 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Television Soap Operas and Moral Debate - Television Soap Operas and Moral Debate ABSTRACT: This paper proposes that we should aim to refine talk about issues in soap opera as a means of developing moral reasoning skills. I begin with a report of work at schools in New Jersey over 1996-97, during which excerpts of a popular soap opera, 'Party of Five,' were used as the basis of a rigorous philosophical discussion of moral behavior. I then turn to the distinctive role of soap opera as a locus of moral discussion, with an example of a Mexicana telenovela....   [tags: Philosophy Research Papers]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Influences of Soap Operas On Family Life - The Influences of Soap Operas On Family Life On at least five nights a week, the nation tune into their boxes, snuggle up with a cup of tea, and draw their attention to the lives of some of the country's most talked about families. No, I don't mean the Royals, the Beckhams or the Blairs, but names like the Mitchells, the Duckworths or the Bishops. Since the early sixties, people have been drawn towards the fictional lives of soap families, but why do we love feeding on other people's misery, and what affect does this have on our own lives....   [tags: Papers] 873 words
( pages) Good Essays [preview] British Soap Operas - To what extent can it be said that British soaps address and dramatise the class and gender realities of the lives of their audience. Throughout the history of public service and commercial television the mainstay of its success and a massive ratings winner, none more so than in the latter 25-30 years of its existence, has been the immense popularity of soap operas. Soap operas have become a fundamental and now traditional part of British life. Every channel has at least one or more soaps which are pivotal to there existence....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Soap Operas' Success in Their Construction of Realism - Soap Operas' Success in Their Construction of Realism One of the main appeals to the audience of soap opera is realism. Realism is the attempt to recreate the real, or to create a perception or representation of reality. This is created through a number of ways, such as settings which appear to be realistic, language including slang and even low-level swearing, and a wide range of characters in an attempt to reflect society. The events found in soap operas are usually realistic, and even the dramatic events are within the possibility of reality....   [tags: Papers] 932 words
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The Male/Female Addiction - The Male/Female Addiction I know what you are all thinking, but no I'm not writing about sex. Actually, my subject is far from it. Ever since I was a young lad my mother forced me to watch Guiding Light, a classic soap opera currently in its thirty-eighth season. Then one day I saw some men, or should I say finely tuned athletic machines, running around the "squared circle" literally beating the crap out of each other. I had discovered my newfound love, the World Wrestling Federation, more commonly know as the WWF....   [tags: Soap Operas Wrestling Media Essays] 1125 words
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] Evolution of Opera: Greek Drama to Baroque Opera - Donald Grout defines opera in his text, A Short History of Opera, as “a drama in music: a dramatic action, exhibited on stage with scenery by actors in costume, the words conveyed entirely or for the most part by singing, and the whole sustained and amplified by orchestral music” (4). A literal translation of the word opera is simply work, and although the term opera was not coined until 1634, one of the first known operas was performed in 1597 (Grout 1). Grout explains that there are two types of opera....   [tags: A Short History of Opera, Greek Drama]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] The Symbol of the Heart in The Floating Opera - The Symbol of the Heart in The Floating Opera     The heart is the dominant symbol in The Floating Opera, more important even than the symbol of the showboat of the novel's title. From beginning to end the book is richly populated by references to the heart on both a literal, physical level, and a figurative, symbolic one. In the first case, literal references are made to Todd's heart condition. In the second case, the heart plays two symbolic roles; not only does it serve as a symbol of Todd's emotional and non-rational side, but the frailty of Todd's heart serves as a correlative for the fragility of all human life....   [tags: Floating Opera Essays] 1088 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Fantastical Elements of Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera - The Fantastical Elements of Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera      In Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera fantastic literature is displayed at its best. Originally published in 1911, this French writer produced one of the most famous novels in French history. Created into a play and a musical produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this story has touched millions. However, this transition from a novel to a theatrical performance has caused much of the story to be left out of the production. When viewed in its entirety, the novel exhibits many fantastical elements....   [tags: Phantom Opera Essays]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Archetypal Characters and Symbols in The Phantom of the Opera - Archetypal Characters and Symbols in The Phantom of the Opera          The story of The Phantom of the Opera appeals to many types of personalities and people of all ages because of its archetypal characters and patterns.  Carl Jung theorized that we are born with innate tendencies to perceive things a certain way:  "a kind of readiness to reproduce over and over again the same or similar mythical ideas . ."1.  These repeated ideas are archetypes.  The basic legend of The Phantom takes place in 19th century Paris, and is that of a young and talented, but untrained singer named Christine.  Erik, the Phantom, is a disfigured genius of many fields, including music, architecture, magic, and...   [tags: Phantom Opera Essays]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Evaluation of Women and Desire in The Beggar's Opera - Evaluation of Women and Desire in The Beggar's Opera Though set in the underworld of thievery, John Gay's The Beggar's Opera codifies a set of Marxist sexual politics in which marriage stands as the great equalizer of desire and power. An often aphoristic overview of the traditional power struggle between men and women frames a world in which marriage reduces the wooer's desire but raises his power by an equal degree through ownership as a husband. This commodity fetishism of the wife spurs, in turn, the external desire of potential suitors, restoring equilibrium to the scales of eros....   [tags: John Gay Beggar Opera Papers]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Modernist Opera - Modernist Opera Modernism, a major artistic movement of the first half of the twentieth century, is traditionally a classification of the visual arts, including such schools as Abstraction, Impressionism, and Expressionism. In architecture, too, was Modernism recognized, in the work of people like Frank Lloyd Wright. Even in literature, with the increasing use of symbolism, Modernism was an influence. Modernists in all of these art forms are consciously engaged in the expansion of the boundaries of their art, and in asking their audiences to reject the status quo, both of the art and of some aspect of society or culture the art form addresses....   [tags: Modernism Music Art Opera Essays]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Phantom of the Opera - The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher is the 2004 adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 musical of the same name. The Phantom of the Opera stars Gerard Butler as the Phantom, Emmy Rossum as Christine Daaé, and Patrick Wilson as Raoul, the Vicomte de Chagny, who are embroiled in a love triangle. The film was met with generally mixed and negative reviews: Schumacher’s use of mise-en-scène, cinematography and editing, as well as symbolism contributes to the production of The Phantom of the Opera....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The Phantom of the Opera - The Phantom of the Opera is a novel written by Gaston Leroux. The novel takes place in Paris. The exact time is unknown but would be around 1910. The reviews from the critics are very different. Although Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera has not generally been highly commended by critics, many would agree that there are several elements that prove Leroux to be a talented writer. One of the strongest elements in the novel is the narrator's voice. The narrator is on a quest, starting out with the question of whether the opera ghost was real and is trying to find evidence in order to reach a conclusion....   [tags: Literature]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] The Phantom of the Opera - The Phantom of the Opera is known as the most successful musical in history, but its age most clearly shows through some of the themes it displays. Most noticeable to me, is the fact that The Phantom of the Opera conforms to and supports traditional gender roles. This becomes evident after analyzing the characters and their interactions during the 25th anniversary production in London. As a whole, The Phantom of the Opera suggests that the ideal man is authoritative, powerful, decisive, and jealous, while the ideal woman is feminine, indecisive, and naïve....   [tags: gender roles, gender normative roles]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The Drawbacks to Antibacterial Soap Use - It starts with a single case that makes headlines in the news. An unknown superbug virus with alarming symptoms breaks out not in some small village in India or Africa, but in a small American town in Kansas. Many citizens of first world countries may be especially alarmed at this news because most breakouts occur in third world countries where people are assumed dirty and malnourished. Additionally, developed countries practice good hygiene and use antibacterial products so that should be enough to keep the virus away right....   [tags: resistance, virus, effective] 2511 words
( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The History and Future of Opera -   On October 12th, I saw Tosca by Giacomo Puccini held at Atlanta Opera. Tosca is an Italian opera, directed by Tomer Zvulun, accompanied by an orchestra conducted by Arthur Fagen, included a cast of Kara Shay Thomson, Massimiliano Pisapia, and Luis Ledesma (The Atlanta Opera). Opera is an art form in which singers act out drama through a combination of acting and vocal performance. Singers deliver conversation in a musical manner, essentially singing the conversation. Since we recently learned about opera in class, I want to explore the future of opera - where it will go next with the ever advancing modern technology, media and entertainment, and what researches are currently being done at...   [tags: music genres, personal reflections] 955 words
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] Opera in the Nineteenth Century - How would feel if you were in the La Scala opera house, listening to a Vincenzo Bellini operas. Would it be warm felt or just would be nice to be there. To know that there is people out there that can sing with the power and flexibility that they can do. Vincenzo Bellini is one of the many opera composers that the nineteenth century had to offer (The National Opera Center America). Bellini like many of the composers in this time was born in Italy. During the nineteenth century, opera stories most of the time was had a theme of passion and romance....   [tags: Romantic era of music]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] The Decline of Cantonese Opera in Singapore - ... At its’ peak, there were 50 Getai troupes in the 3 amusement parks. Although these amusement parks were eventually shut down, their presence at hungry ghost festivals increased and slowly took over operas as the main show. Moreover, because they performed popular television songs, their popularity increased as television popularity increased. Thus, because people were giving in to the popular music culture, interest slowly waned out and Cantonese opera became sidelined. With the SMC still in place till this day, a lot of youths over the years have not been given the opportunity to learn their family dialect, especially since English was made the first language in schools since 1974....   [tags: Chinese legacy, government effect]
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( pages) Research Papers [preview] Watching The Phantom of the Opera - For me, I was lucky that my college offered tickets to see The Phantom of the Opera right around Mothers’ Day. I celebrated the holiday early by taking my mother to see her first professional performance. I bought tickets to see the musical on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 8:00 PM at the Majestic Theatre in New York City. We spent the day shopping in New York with my some of my college mates. When we got to the theatre, I was slightly disappointed at the size and stuffiness of the theatre, as my imagination always cited spacious grand opera houses as the house for all Broadway shows....   [tags: Analytic Essay, Broadway Shows] 918 words
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(3 pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Modernization of Chinese Opera - The topic of investigation is to determine whether the modernizations of Chinese operas justifiably portrayed China. The investigation will focus on Chinese operas from 1949-1976 and the government’s involvement during the Culture Revolution. Mao’s motivations to reform China are considered within this investigation and the relation between are explored. The two main sources selected for evaluation, Chinese Perspectives in Rhetoric and Communication by D. Ray Heisey and Red Azalea written by Anchee Min, will be evaluated for their origins, purposes, limitations, and values....   [tags: Culture ]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Phantom of the Opera and Water - CPT Essay – Phantom of the Opera and Water Christine and Erik used romantic relationships to discover themselves while Chuyia created a family in order to discover who she was. Christine, Erik and Chuyia followed in the ways of Gandhi in finding themselves by losing themselves in the service of others. Relationships are the key factors for every character to discovery themselves and to accept the change that has occurred in their life. Whether this relationship be of a lover, an enemy or even a motherly figure; each character utilizes the people in their lives to forget their hardships and create a better a brighter life....   [tags: Relationships, Key Factors, Character Development]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Analysis of The Beggar´s Opera - This essay will seek to explore how far literature of the time subscribes to the view in The Beggar’s Opera – ‘O London is a Fine Town’. In order to do this, the essay will examine ‘London’ by William Blake, ‘Tintern Abbey’ and ‘Composed upon Westmisnster bridge by Wordsworth and Oliver Twist by Dickens. The Beggar’s Opera was written in 1728 and is considered to be ‘the most complete statement of Gay’s attitude toward the town and its evils.’ The play begins with the introduction to the character of the Beggar as he announces to his audience: ‘I own myself of the Company of the Beggars; and I make one at their weekly festivals at St Giles.’ The character makes it clear he belongs to a gro...   [tags: literature, town, evils, evidence] 1536 words
( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Analysis of Moistmint Soap Manufacturing Plant - I. INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Moisturizers are used by people with dry skin conditions as well as those people with healthy skin to enhance and preserve the smoothness of their skin. Everyone, no matter what the skin type age or gender, should moisturize. Even those people who have oily skin will get benefit from moisturizers because they seal the moisture in to the skin. Moisturizers give good result in appearance of the skin by doing the following: fighting dryness, balancing skin tone and improving skin texture....   [tags: Business Analysis] 2656 words
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( pages) Term Papers [preview] The Glimmerglass Opera Company - Glimmerglass Opera is an opera company located in Cooperstown, New York and they had their first season in 1975. The Alice Busch Opera Theater, the theater they perform in, has homed more than eighty productions, many which were current mission states, “to Produce Opera and music theater, to educate young professional performers, to educate emerging theater craftspeople and arts administration.” There is twenty people in their administration so they are a relatively small organization....   [tags: community outreach & educational programs] 1428 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Hand Soap versus Hand Sanitizer - ... Web. 7 Apr. 2014. After labeling all sixteen of the sandwich bags, place the toasted slices of bread in the bags labeled “toasted” and untoasted bread slices labeled with the bags labeled “untoasted” (Bjornsson). Fill up a spray bottle up with water and spray the slices of bread in the bags labeled “water only” (Bjornsson). After the water has been sprayed on the bread slices, fill up the spray bottle with a teaspoon of hand soap and shake the bottle (Bjornsson). Spray all of the bread slices in bags labeled with “hand soap” (Bjornsson)....   [tags: bread mold growth prevention experiment]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Phantom of the Opera - The Phantom of the Opera From the moment I walked into the Pantages Theater in Toronto Canada, and looked up at the giant chandelier hanging in the middle of the room, I knew that this would be something different. I have never been to a play that I enjoyed, but something about the atmosphere of this theater made me forget of all my past experiences. From the moment the music started, the wonderfully eerie theme song of the Phantom, I was captivated. The Phantom of the Opera is set in the late 1800's in Paris France, in the Paris Opera House....   [tags: Papers] 349 words
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Bel Canto Opera - Opera in the Romantic Period was a time when opera changed drastically, especially in the country of Italy. The recognition of singers as being important, almost irreplaceable, in the art of “bel canto” opera changed the idea of a vocalist in opera forever. A singer’s voice was prized and Italian composers, like Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini wrote operas and works to showcase the voice, it’s color, range and agility. These Italian composers were moving away from the normal style of composition of the time, and the composer Rossini, who set the stage for many other followers....   [tags: Musical History ]
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( pages) Term Papers [preview] Symbolism of Italian and French Theatre and Opera - Introduction The “Querelle des Bouffons” ("Quarrel of the Comic Actors") was a cultural war over the comparative merits of French and Italian opera styles. It was divided into two camps; the supporters of Italian music known as the coin de la reine, and the partisans of French music known as the coin du roi. However the querrelle had political and social implications with supporters of the royal establishment championing French opera, they saw as being forged on the principles of French classicism and absolutist ideology, while proponents of Enlightenment saw in Italian opera a vehicle for subversive attacks on that establishment....   [tags: Humanities, Theatre]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Utah Symphony and Utah Opera Merger - 1. Bill Bailey, chairman of the board of the Utah Opera Organization, could use McClelland’s need theory to support the merger with the Utah symphony based on the three principles that are entailed in the theory; need for achievement, need for affiliation, and need for power (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2010, p. 215). Firstly, the need for achievement is met by understanding that people strive to master difficult situations, endeavors or challenges. This idea works on both an organizational level, as well as an individual level....   [tags: Business]
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(4 pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Kunqu Opera from the Peony Pavilion - On March 17th, 2014 the department of music at Hunter College hosted a recital of Qing Yi Arias from The Peony Pavilion, a Kunqu Opera. Kunqu Opera is a form of Chinese musical drama consisting of three components that work concurrently and in synchronization. The Qing Yi Arias adheres to these principles and is successful in executing them. The recital was composed of three performers, Ms. Yang Ling as Qing Yi, a virtuous and noble woman, Mr. Chen Tao on Kundi, a bamboo flute and Mr. Huang Shi-Rong on percussion....   [tags: Chinese culture]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] The Life Opera Singer Luciano Pavarotti - As an art form, opera is a rare and remarkable creation. For me, it expresses aspects of the human drama that cannot be expressed in any other way, or certainly not as beautifully.-Luciano Pavarotti Even though I consider myself to be an eclectic person with widespread musical tastes I cannot say that I have sampled every genre there is but I hope to remedy that by listening to any type of music presented to me with an open mind and open heart. The individual that I have chosen to write my music writing assignment about is Luciano Pavarotti who was in my opinion the greatest opera singer of the twentieth century....   [tags: music, italy, influences] 686 words
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] The story of Clare Soap and Chemical - One of the stories going on in the book is the history of Clare Soap and Chemical. This company started back when the United States was not yet a country. A man named Jephthah Clare migrated to the New World. The company started off very small and grew to the international size. There were three brothers that really started the business. This story was solely historical, which made it less interesting. I found myself drifting off during these sections of the book. One part that really caught my attention was when Clare was trying to bring up the sales of one of their bar soaps and so they started a contest....   [tags: essays research papers] 826 words
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] Antibacterial Soap - Antibacterial Soap Dial antibacterial soap advertises that it is "over 10x more effective at killing disease-causing germs than ordinary liquid hand soaps"(1). To the average consumer a soap with the ability to kill more germs seems to be more effective. But is a more powerful antibacterial soap always better. Various studies suggest that antibacterial soaps can be harmful and may lead to problems like super bugs, dry skin, and hand eczema. According to current research antibacterial soaps are no better than traditional soaps when it comes to house hold use....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Politics in Opera by Anthony Arblaster - Politics in Opera Imprint Information Viva la Liberta. - Politics in Opera by Anthony Arblaster is published by Verso in 1992 in London, Great Britain. It was the book's first edition and publication. The book contains 340 pages of text, no illustrations, and includes a tables of contents, nine main chapters, conclusion, notes and and an index. The chapters start with the period of modern politics, the French Revolution in 1789 and with "Mozart: Class Conflict and Enlightenment" from that period till modern opera / musicals in "Democratic Opera: Victims as Heroes"....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 1875 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Opera - Imagine you are in a darkened theater and on stage are the actors. Behind the actors you can see the scenery. Down in front of the stage, in what is called the pit, is an orchestra and a conductor. As the orchestra plays, the actors on stage do not speak their lines they sing them. Opera is the combination of drama and music. Like drama, opera embraces the entire spectrum of theatrical elements: dialogue, acting, costumes, scenery and action, but it is the sum of all these elements, combined with music, which defines the art form called opera....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Mozart's Opera Buffa and Abduction from the Seragalio - “Too fine for our ears and a tremendous number of notes, my dear Mozart.” To which he replied “Exactly as many, your majesty, as are necessary” (Turner 258) The event I attended for MUS111 was Mozart’s Opera Buffa, Abduction from the Seraglio, first presented in Vienna July 16, 1782. The opera was presented by Opera Atelier with musical accompaniment by Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre. The Abduction from the Seraglio is an opera Singspiel in three acts. It is an irreverent comic opera based in the commedia dell’arte tradition....   [tags: concert review] 1762 words
(5 pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Critical Analysis of the Design of the Guangzhou Opera House - Guangzhou Opera House is a recently completed building by Zaha Hadid Architects. The project is located in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, completed in 2010. The building’s extreme geometry and the spectacular interior have brought about international awareness and appreciations on its design. Followings are two articles that examine and critique the building. One is “L'auditorium asimmetrico (Asymmetrical Auditorium)”from the architecture journal “Abitare”. The other article is “Crazy Angles, Soaring Steel” by Thomas Lane from the architecture Journal “Building”....   [tags: Architecture]
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( pages) Term Papers [preview] Concert Review on a College´s Opera Performance - Eastern Washington University Department of Music presented a program of Opera works by Giacomo Puccini, Aron Copland, . Mozart, John Dowland, Franz Shubert, Maurice Ravel, and Robert Schumann on Friday, March 7, 6:30 ., in the Music Building, Recital Hall. These Opera works were sung by Senior Recitalist, Alexandra Rannow. The concert started off with Mi chiamano Mimi by Giacomo Puccini that was sung extraordinarily well by Alexandra Rannow who was accompanied by a pianist. Mi chiamano Mimi is in the first of four acts of Puccini’s La Boheme....   [tags: Music, Recital, Singer] 771 words
( pages) Good Essays [preview] Exploring Soap Operas - Exploring Soap Operas This work is all about soap operas or `soaps'. A soap is a drama on TV which shows various aspects of family, or ordinary daily life. Soaps include aspects of family life, issues within families are greatly used parts in soaps. With family life you can see people growing up, people's attitudes towards each other changing, for better and for worse. You can see families develop, falling in love, getting married like Nat and Barry in Eastenders. You get to see what the outcome is when one partner of a relationship goes behind the back of the other one, they have an affair....   [tags: Papers] 2144 words
( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The Sydney Opera House Story - The Sydney Opera House Story In 1955 as a result of the vision of Eugene Goossens, the popular head of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, an international architectural competition to build a new performing arts centre in Sydney was launched. Joseph Cahill was the Labor premier of New South Wales at the time. The competition received more than 234 designs from architects around the world. There were eminent architects from Australia, England and the United States on the judging panel....   [tags: Papers] 577 words
( pages) Good Essays [preview] A Space Opera, Star Trek Next Generation - ... However, the show itself puts more focus on humans (the human condition) that any on any other/alien race and could have done more in the promotion of gender politics and equality. For the presentation we choose to focus on two episodes: “Encounter at Farpoint” and “All Good Things...” “Encounter at Farpoint” is the series premier (1987). In this episode, the Enterprise comes across Q, who is featured in several episodes throughout the series seven seasons running. Q puts humanity on trial, declaring that humans need to be judged as a whole in order to determine their value as a group....   [tags: villains, enterprise, crew]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] Richard Wagner and Opera - Richard Wagner and Opera One of the key figures in the history of opera, Wagner was largely responsible for altering its orientation in the nineteenth century. His program of artistic reform accelerated the trend towards organically conceived, through-composed structures, as well as influencing the development of the orchestra, of a new breed of singer, and of various aspects of theatrical practice. As the most influential composer during the second half of the nineteenth century, Richard Wagner's conception of music remains very much with us even a century after his death....   [tags: Papers] 806 words
( pages) Better Essays [preview] The Future Popularity of British Soap Operas - The Future Popularity of British Soap Operas The issue of whether soaps can sustain their popularity is very debateable as the overall viewing figures for soaps have fallen, for example figures for Eastenders in 1995 where sixteen million (according to BARB) whereas in 2005 the average viewing figures were about eight to nine million. There are different factors that could be associated with this decline such as more competition for the audience, more channels and soaps, scheduling issues and the changing dramatic styles of soaps themselves....   [tags: Papers] 654 words
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( pages) Good Essays [preview] Peking Opera - Peking Opera *Works Cited Not Included Peking opera first started to gain national recognition in the 19th century, as is probably the best-known Chinese traditional music-theater in the West. Though known to the West as Peking opera, it is referred to in China as "jing ju," translated as "capital theater." This musical genre contains such diverse characteristics including virtuosic singing in romantic scenes involving young lovers, stylized battle scenes at land our at seas featuring spectacular acrobatics, comical slapstick often with underlying themes of political satire, and dramatic scenes of betrayal, revenge, retribution, and triumph....   [tags: Papers] 520 words
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