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As other Educators have pointed out, the term “modern drama” typically refers to plays that break from established theatrical conventions. Samuel Becket’s Waiting For Godot and Antonin Artaud’s The...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2021 4:18 pm UTC

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This is a good question. There are many purposes of art. Let me mention a few of them. First, art can be a powerful means to express deep truths. This can cause a society to rethink things and...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2011 6:03 am UTC

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Art has a diverse set of purposes. Some people would say that art is the expression of culture (not only the artifacts of a culture but the articulation of the ideas that define a society). Some...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2012 9:44 pm UTC

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No, Roy Orbison wasn't blind. This is just another one of those many urban myths about rock stars that have accrued over the years. (Type "Keith Richards blood transfusion" into Google and you'll...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2019 7:15 am UTC

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Sacred music is music associated with religious or spiritual worship. It differs from secular music not in terms of the music itself but through having religious subject matter. In almost all...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2020 8:46 pm UTC

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Tough question. Honestly, I don't believe that there are any disadvantages to having art in a curriculum. I think it is an integral part of teaching the whole child. Unfortunately, not...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2016 1:41 pm UTC

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Culture has a major impact on an artist’s work. As well as providing the imminent background against which a work of art is created, it also invariably shapes what is actually produced. In some...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2020 10:43 am UTC

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The poem under consideration was first published by the poet in a collection called Milton's 1673 Poems. Almost 90 years later, publisher Thomas Newton assigned the title "On His Blindness" to the...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2018 5:56 pm UTC

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Government as an academic field of study is a vast subject, encompassing political institutions and political theories. There are several sub-disciplines within the field, including public...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2017 12:25 am UTC

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"We Are the World" is a single Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie co-wrote with the goal of bringing much-needed attention to areas in Africa, Ethopia particularly, which had been devastated by...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2020 10:44 pm UTC

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As the previous educator mentioned, "benefits" are subjective. There are some who say that studying art is a waste of time and that students benefit more by focusing on more "practical" subjects,...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2017 2:13 pm UTC

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Music can have a number of different roles in a play. In terms of musical theater, such as opera, ballet, and musicals, music has the function of communicating the emotional heart of the action and...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2020 11:54 pm UTC

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So many times in old movies, the actors who were playing actors would complain of "a dead audience" or they would remark, "What was with that crazy audience?" So, realistically, there must be a...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2011 1:48 pm UTC

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The elements or components of wayang kulit include the master puppeteer or dhalang. The puppeteer is the most important element of the Wayang Kulit. His job is to entertain and teach. With that in...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2019 8:43 pm UTC

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The Arnolfini Double Portrait, sometimes referred to as Giovanni Arnolfini and his Bride, by Jan Van Eyck is filled with symbols related to Christianity, love, fertility, and loyalty. Three of the...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2011 5:51 am UTC

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Theater is performed but it follows a different aesthetic than “performance art.” Theater is drama and drama is compelled to tell a story. Drama has three essential ingredients that are required...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2011 4:10 am UTC

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Photojournalism plays a prominent role in disseminating both information and misinformation nowadays. Photographs can also arouse emotion much more quickly than the written word. For one thing, a...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2017 2:43 am UTC

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To offer one concrete example, Virginia Woolf wrote often of suicide and this was how she ended her life. Hemingway also wrote about suicide and died that way, as did Sylvia Plath.

Latest answer posted February 25, 2012 4:30 am UTC

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Leo Tolstoy, author of War and Peace, wrote a book titled What Is Art? in which he defines art and explains why art is of such importance to humanity. Here is his definition and a small part of his...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2012 10:12 pm UTC

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Identifying Romantic art is a bit tricky since, unlike other movements such as Impressionism, Neoclassical, or Expressionism, Romanticism does not have its own unique style. Instead, since...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2015 4:06 am UTC

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Here is an interesting take on the importance of art and other non-specialized, non-technical education by the author of Brave New World, who was greatly concerned about the direction humanity was...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2014 7:19 pm UTC

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The greatest philosophers have been teachers. Socrates taught Plato. Plato taught Aristotle. Aristotle taught Alexander. The two disciplines are irrevocably linked. In fact, there is a course...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2009 1:05 am UTC

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William Saroyan had this to say about the visual arts: "Art is looking at things carefully." I'd like to add that literature is "the imitation of an action by language" (Aristotle calls it...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2011 3:23 am UTC

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At the beginning of the song, the narrator is crying because he is so deeply in love with his beloved but she seems to be pulling away from him. We can guess this not only because of his tears, but...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2017 12:14 am UTC

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Shading is a technique used by illustrators, designers, and other visual artists to create the illusion of depth in a two-dimensional medium. This is achieved by adding a denser amount of media in...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2019 12:14 am UTC

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This scene comes during the time when the Ghost of Christmas Present is escorting Scrooge. At this time, Scrooge is just beginning to feel transformed by the experiences the spirits show him, so...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2017 1:51 am UTC

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Colors that are directly across from each other on the color wheel complement each other. In this case, gold/yellow is directly across from purple on the color wheel. The exact color will depend on...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2015 1:45 am UTC

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I believe that you are referring to Max Kane and Kevin (Freak) from Philbrick's book "Freak the Mighty." One similarity between the two boys is that they are both judged by their outer...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2015 1:30 pm UTC

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My entire extended family is musical--literally, all 27 of them. I long ago figured out my role is audience. I love music, I enjoy it when it's on, I appreciate it when it's done well, I worship...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2010 7:26 pm UTC

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Mrs. Pearce provides a way into the drama and its characters for the audience. She gives us a little glimpse beneath the surface of other characters in the play, especially Henry Higgins. It is...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2018 12:03 pm UTC

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While truths are not always an objective reality, such as one's subjective understanding of self, art is a form in which these truths are represented. Art is often used as a political statement...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2018 6:03 pm UTC

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It would have to be the David, by Michelangelo. I was in Florence and viewed it last summer. It was a breathtaking statue, that shows man in all his glory in terms of the physical body and the...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2012 1:40 pm UTC

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This assignment should ignite one's own creativity and spirit; however, here are some considerations in making the choice between a camera and crayon(s): A Camera ... captures a moment; moreover,...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2014 7:49 pm UTC

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Coming from a very large country with a large, extremely diverse population, Indian music is likewise quite varied. In addition, many of the musical traditions of the subcontinent can be traced...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2019 8:40 pm UTC

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Melodramas are built upon stock characters that have entrance music which suggests their personalities. In addition, the music gives these stock characters the timing they use, almost as though...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2012 5:13 pm UTC

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The concept of suspension of disbelief is the temporary acceptance of a particular reality or situation—one that might normally strain credulity—for the sake of appreciating the work and...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2018 9:51 pm UTC

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We must first differentiate between Christmas "Carols", Christmas "songs", and Christmas Hymns. Many of the songs one hears at Christmas time are not actually Christmas carols. Especially...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2015 1:38 am UTC

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Melody, rhythm, pitch, timbre and dynamics are all important aspects of music. Think of them as the different "pieces of the puzzle" that come together to create music. MELODY is a sequence of...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2015 2:14 am UTC

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There are a number of words that appear obviously as motifs in Macbeth (blood, sleep, etc.). The word "double" is also a motif, though it doesn't seem to get quite the amount of attention that...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2016 6:24 pm UTC

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Here is an except from a paper I wrote. Present tense for quotations or summaries, but when you describe actions that took place, you put that into the past. The Romans were unapologetically...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2009 9:01 am UTC

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As others have noted, French cathedrals put an emphasis on soaring height. To build the cathedrals as tall as they were without having the walls collapse, the French used flying buttresses. These...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2019 5:29 pm UTC

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In order to write a summary of a poem, one must establish the meaning of the poem. To do this, the reader needs to find the controlling metaphor. That is, the tension between the literal and the...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2009 2:23 am UTC

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Leonardo was a very talented artist as a youngster. At 12 years old his father apprenticed him to Verroccho. Although we can’t be sure of what his very first painting was, “in 1476 Leonardo was...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2008 12:46 am UTC

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Gary Paulsen's Hatchet is one of the great survival stories in literary history, and arguably the most famous featuring a young adult protagonist. The novel tells the story of 13-year-old Brian...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2017 2:08 am UTC

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Movies often include drama, which is certainly art. Also cinematography is artistic in its use of light, color, scenery, etc.

Latest answer posted March 14, 2012 7:08 am UTC

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Idealism in art is an attempt to depict the world as we would like it to be or feel it ought to be. It portrays the beautiful and the noble, and aims as far as possible at capturing perfection. It...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2018 2:16 am UTC

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I agree with #10: Joe Namath may have started it all: he was comfortable with his masculinity. The pants football players wear are pretty close to tights. Goes with the game. (Rosie Greer, a...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2011 11:43 am UTC

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The Venus of Willendorf sculpture is only one of a large group of "Venus" sculptures produced in Europe during the Paleolithic age. Many sculptures portray women with exaggerated sexual...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2018 7:07 pm UTC

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Train is not usually considered a religious band. Their hit single "Calling All Angels" is usually seen as being at least partially religious in nature. The lyric: 'Cause when I look to the sky...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2011 1:28 pm UTC

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Generally speaking, there are five main functions of the visual arts: ceremonial, artistic expression, narrative, functional, and persuasive. To these can be added “beauty,” in effect, the desire...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2014 6:58 pm UTC

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