Henrik Johan Ibsen (March 20, 1828 – May 23, 1906) also known as ‘The Father of Realism’ was a profound poetic dramatist, theatre director and playwright from Norway. He was born in a merchant family in Telemark County. He wrote his plays in the Danish language which were published by
Introduction Beowulf is considered one of the most important work in English literature both for its antiquity and its magnificence. It consists of 3182 lines in alliteration. The language is Old English and the book might be the only work existing in such an ancient form of the language. The
Analysis of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’, by Lorraine HansberryAnalysis of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’, by Lorraine Hansberry
Introduction Analysis of A Raisin in the Sun: Raisin in the Sun is a play that had its debut show in Broadway in 1959. This play is written by Lorraine Hansberry. The story is about a black family who was coming into some money. It talks about the family’s fight
Analysis of ‘A View from the Bridge’, by Arthur MillerAnalysis of ‘A View from the Bridge’, by Arthur Miller
‘A View from the Bridge’ is a two act play written by Arthur Asher Miller who was an American playwright. In its first staging on September 29th, 1955, the play had only one act and it was not successful. Miller then revised the play and made it into two acts.
Analysis of ‘I’m the King of the Castle’, by Susan HillAnalysis of ‘I’m the King of the Castle’, by Susan Hill
Susan Hill has brought the sinister side of children in the novel I am the King of the Castle. It was first published in 1970 and one French film was made with an almost similar theme. Other than this it has not been made into a stage show as it
Analysis of ‘Aspects of the Novel’, by E. M. ForsterAnalysis of ‘Aspects of the Novel’, by E. M. Forster
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Analysis of ‘Waiting For Godot’, by Samuel BeckettAnalysis of ‘Waiting For Godot’, by Samuel Beckett
If there is an absurdity play that has caught the imagination and the admiration of people all over the world then it “Waiting For Godot” written by Samuel Beckett. Beckett had written this in French and he translated it into English as well. It is considered as an important play
Shakespeare the literary giant of all times wrote his masterpieces with theater in mind. All his plays have become famous and he never stuck to any specific kind of genre in his writing. So we have tragedies, comedies and lyrical plays and more. Macbeth is considered as one of his
Othello is said to be written around 1603 and is based upon an Italian short story translated as ‘A Moorish Captain’. This short story was written by Cinthio and was published in 1565. The story is about a Moorish captain who served in the Venetian army. Shakespeare has replicated the
Analysis of ‘A Call To Conscience’, by Martin Luther King Jr.Analysis of ‘A Call To Conscience’, by Martin Luther King Jr.
A Call To Conscience is the compilation of speeches given by Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King was born on January 15th 1929 with an elder sister and younger brother. He studied Sociology and then enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. As youngster he was sceptical about
Things Fall Apart is an English novel written by a Nigerian, Chinua Achebe. It was published in the year 1958 and it was one of the first English novels from an African. It is considered as a modern novel and has brought critical acclaim from all corners of the world.
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Jean –Baptiste Poquelin popularly known as Moliere was a famous comic playwright in France during the seventeenth century. Jean’s father was a court upholster so he had the best education and was even offered his father’s job. But he refused it and started writing plays. Very early in life he
Analysis of ‘One Hundred Years Of Solitude’, by Gabriel García MárquezAnalysis of ‘One Hundred Years Of Solitude’, by Gabriel García Márquez
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Henrik Ibsen is reckoned as the father of modern prose drama. At 25 he wrote his fist play and it can be the influence of the theatres he was working in Bergen, Norway, Since his father’s business went bankrupt , he was forced to take up a job early in
Riverhead Books published the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini in the year 2003. This was the first novel by Hosseini and the plot revolves around an Afghan national who leaves Afghanistan and revisits his country after many years. Human relationships, politics, discrimination are all interwoven into this novel.
Analysis of ‘Palace Of The End’, by Judith ThompsonAnalysis of ‘Palace Of The End’, by Judith Thompson
The title of the docudrama “Palace of the End” is the name of Saddam Hussein’s palace which housed torture chambers. The title clearly indicates the gruesome outcomes described in the play. The play is a monologue of three people positioned at different places on the stage. What they have to
The Crucible The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller which was staged on Broadway’s Martin Beck Theatre on January 22nd 1953. The play won the “Best play” Tony Award in the same year in spite of hostile reviews. A year later it became more popular and soon became
Analysis of’ Master Harold and the Boys’, by Athol FugardAnalysis of’ Master Harold and the Boys’, by Athol Fugard
Master Harold and the Boys “Master Harold and the Boys” is written by Athol Fugard and was enacted in 1982. The premier show was held in Broadway, the venue being the Lyceum Theatre. It is a one act play on the apartheid era of South Africa. Racism was institutionalized and
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Chapter 1: • Description – conditioning center • Bokanovsky’s Process • Podsnap’s Technique • Decanting Process • Introduction – Lenina Chapter 2: • Experiment – Infants • Hypnopedia • Conditioning of social hierarchy (colors they wear, work done) Chapter 3: • Description of the game centrifugal bumble puppy • First