Play Essay Topics

Discuss the importance of dreams in the play

Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright, essayist and author. He was a prominent figure in American literature and cinema for over 61 years, writing a wide variety of plays. Miller was born into a moderately-wealthy Jewish family in New York City. His father, Isidore Miller, was a… View Article

Regard to the play

The 1st act of any play is more than just an exposition. It shows the strengths and weaknesses of the playwright clearly. Comment on this in regard to the play. There are certain aspects the playwright has to keep in mind when he writes the first act of his play. Usually, most of the first… View Article

The Play In Scene

The first act of Friel’s play “Translations” features many different contexts ranging from the infamous potato famine to hinting at the possible forming of the present day IRA (the Donnelly twins,) and politics. One of the major contexts that also coincide with the title of the play is translation. The translation of Irish name into… View Article

Men in the play

“Cleopatra is always at a significant disadvantage as a woman in a male-dominated world.” What in your opinion are the strengths and weaknesses that the Queen shows as she deals with the men in the play? Unanimously renowned as the “harlot queen” [Stanley, 2001] and as a “lascivious courtesan” [Stanley, 2001], the mercurial Egyptian Queen is… View Article

Play and sportsmanship

In my opinion a sport in which levels of fair play and sportsmanship have totally been abandoned is American Football. With the amount of spectators the game gets, the coaches and chairpersons of the clubs like to put out their best players every game. Regardless of their physical health. There are countless times that players… View Article

The Opening Credit Sequence of ‘The Sopranos’

The final step in the opening credit sequence is the title screen detailing ‘The Sopranos’. The viewer is presented with a black scene in the centre of which is the white block letter spelling out ‘The Sopranos’. This title screen itself may semiotically provide much information regarding the themes of the television programme once its… View Article

How Does Medea’s Personality Shift During the Play ?

In the play Medea, the mythical Greek hero , Jason abandons his wife Medea and prepares to marry Princess Glauce of Corinth to secure a throne and the power and wealth of the kingdom. These events trigger various transformations in Medea’s character and emotional state; from suicidal despair at the beginning of the play, to… View Article

”Medea” by Euripides

‘Unclean, abhorrent child – destroyer.’ Medea’s murder of her children means she cannot be regarded as a true tragic hero. To what extent do you agree with this in view of Euripides’s presentations of Medea in the exodos? The image of Medea presented by Euripides in the exodos is undoubtedly largely horrifying and appalling to… View Article

Acceptable subject for the play

A taboo subject is a subject that people are embarrassed or find difficult to talk about. Death is a taboo subject because most people are scared of death and don’t want to about it. Usually, when people are talking about taboo subjects, they make it sound better than it is. This is called a euphemism…. View Article

What kinds of humour does Aristophanes use in his plays?

What kinds of humour does Aristophanes use in his plays? To what extent would a modern audience find his plays funny? Points you may like to include: * Description, analysis and classification of the humour in the plays. * Definition of a “modern audience” Comparison of the appeal of the plays you have read In… View Article

A Streetcar Named Desire

Explore the methods used by Williams in the first two scenes of the play to introduce his audience to the main themes of the play. Within the fist two scenes of ‘A Streetcar named Desire’ Tennessee Williams goes into extreme detail on setting, music within background and dialogues by the main characters. The reason for… View Article

The Language In Look Back in Anger

The language in look back in anger is different compared to its contemporaries. The language is realistic; the characters are able to say what they would say in that situation in real life. In a way the writer John Orsborne had no limits because if something had to be real it needed everything to be… View Article

Contextulaising the play blood wedding

Contextualising the play: The social, cultural and historical context of the play will be discussed in some detail and the relative importance of each as a factor in the writing, producing and interpretation of the play will be considered. Context is the circumstances and conditions which surround the play. We are able to tell that… View Article