Actor Essay Topics

African American Women in Hollywood

In early film many African American actresses portrayed roles as mammies, slaves, seductresses, and maids. These roles suppressed them not allowing them to show their true talents. Although they had to take on these degrading roles, they still performed with dignity, elegance, grace and style. They paved the way for many actresses to follow both… View Article

“The Seven Ages of Man”

William Shakespeare is the greatest dramatist of English literature. His superiority as a poet lies in his trendy poem “The Seven Ages of Man. ” In this poem, Jaques, the narrator, compares life to a huge stage where all of us are mere actors. Each person has an entry to the world at birth and… View Article

All the Worlds a Stage by William Shakespeare

“All The World’s a Stage” by William Shakespeare is a short poem comparing our lives and the many stages we have to a theatrical play and the many rolls an actor plays in them. William Shakespeare identifies the seven stages a person goes through in life. Infancy, the stage where he is a baby introduced… View Article

All the World by William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare has been considered the greatest poet of all times. Only school educated, this great poet acquired fame because he had an extraordinary power of observation which he tempered with his brilliant imagination that gave a creative boost to his art. He was also gifted with unique taste of music which helped him to… View Article

How to Prepare for a Part in a Play?

Essay 3: All of the actors, whether they are professional or just amateur ones, always reckon that preparation in a play is half a battle in making sure of doing the part well. This step helps the actor know in depth about the script and his character as well as brings him opportunity to practise… View Article

Orenthal James Simpson

Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson was a famous football star and actor. Simpson’s life was completely changed when he was put on trial for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman. Due to the celebrity status of Simpson and the media coverage that followed the case, it is known as the “Trial of… View Article

Definition of Drama

Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance. [1] The term comes from a Greek word “dran” meaning “action” which is derived from “to do” or “to act”. Drama is an art form that explores human conflict and tension. It generally takes the form of a story presented to an audience through dialogue… View Article

Elements of Drama

The Essential elements of drama are present in any play that you see, but the ideas have changed slightly over the years. Aristotle was the first to write about these essential elements, more than two thousand years ago, yet we still discuss his list when talking about what makes the best drama. Aristotle considered six… View Article

The man who wasn’t there

Explain genre theory and, using Chapter 8 of the text as a reference, thoroughly describe the conventions and attributes of your selected genre. Genre theory is used in the study of films in order to facilitate the categorization of films. Genres are dependent on various factors such as story line, who the director is, and… View Article

Movie Star

Even though you might not see it at first, The Movie Star seems to do a lot to capture its readers from more then what they might initially think. No matter what Simmons is saying by his sport analogies, movie stats or bold statements about reader’s favorite actors, he seems to be able to easily… View Article

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – A Movie Review

Reviewing a movie which has been considered a classic by contemporary judgment by the academy awards committee is always difficult. Milos Forman’s, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is one such film which has won critical claim winning five Oscars including Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Jack Nicholson), Actress (Louise Fletcher) and Screenplay… View Article

Interpretations with Shakespearean Drama

As the director of this precise production, my idea and vision for the 21st century version of “The Seven Ages of Man” is to a certain extent, altered. There is a merely different scene, so I want to set it where it rather emulates the poem. Though it cannot befuddle the audience’s attention away from… View Article

Idealism vs Realism in International Relations

The international relations schools of thought known as Realism and Idealism identify specific and similar characteristics of actors in the conceptual development of their theories. While many of these characteristics can be generalized as being synonymous between the two theories, both theories make a separate distinction in what specifically constitutes an actor. In Realism, the… View Article

Dances with Wolves

Making friends with wolves and Indians? Two things an American soldier would have never dreamed of. “Dances with Wolves” is the name rightly given to Lieutenant John Dunbar by the Sioux Indian tribe he befriends. The director, Kevin Costner stars in this award winning film masterpiece. The plot of this movie involves unrealistic aspects that… View Article

Woman in Black theatre review

In June 2012 I had the pleasure of watching The Woman In Black in the Fortune Theatre. A spine-chilling adaptation of the 1983 novel by Susan Hill. The story explores a tale of a ‘woman in black’ who is said to haunt the living, when a young solicitor enters a town where the villagers are… View Article

Reaction paper Adarna

Ibong Adarna, with its mysterious and unknown author but remarkable plot, is credited as one of Philippines’ greatest work of literature ever written in the country. It is one of the must-see or must-read literary pieces like Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, which students are required to experience in order to appreciate Filipino… View Article

Taming of the Shrew and 10 things I hate about you Comparison

William Shakespeare, a literary genius, compsed a famous piece of literature in the late 16th Century that has defied time and became a universal text, valued for more than four hundred years. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare is a grand narrative – its themes transcend time, place, culture and context. Owing to… View Article

An Acting Critique of Legally Blonde the Musical

An Acting Critique of Legally Blonde the Musical On Friday night, May 3rd at & p.m., my mother and I attended the opening night of Legally Blonde in the Buena P.A.C. I must begin by saying that I am slightly biased towards one of the actors who just so happens to be my sister, so… View Article

Appreciation Speech

Many people think that because someone has a disability that they can’t accomplish things that a so-called normal person can. Well, this just isn’t true. Marlee Matlin has accomplished many things with her disability, deafness.<Click to slide with MM picture> So today, let’s take a look at Marlee Matlin: first by recognizing her many accomplishments… View Article

Are Professional Athletes and Actors Overpaid

In this essay I will explore a much debated topic in this country pertaining to the undeniable fact that professional actors and athletes overwhelmingly get paid much higher than the average American. As any highly debated topic, there are always arguments and viewpoints from both sides of the spectrum. Like many Americans, for entertainment I… View Article

Jose Rizal Movie

Reaction Paper on the Movie Rizal The movie “Jose Rizal” is all about our National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal – Hislife and works, his struggles in order to free his countrymen from abuse, until hisdeath under the hands of the Spaniards who occupied our country for a very longtime.Most of the scenes of the film… View Article

Law abiding citizen movie review

Law Abiding Citizen is a 2009 action film. It’s main characters are portrayed by 2 of today’s most prominent stars Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx . Set in 1999 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this movie tells the story of an honest working father and husband turned killer in search for revenge when his life is suddenly… View Article

A Definition of Cinematic Design

An open frame is generally employed in films, while a closed frame is generally employed in films. realistic; antirealistic Which of the following statements about mise-en-scène is NOT true? Mise-en-scène has two visual components: lighting and movement. Composition is part of the process of planning the design of a movie. When visualizing and planning shots,… View Article