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Innovations in The Dark is Rising Sequence

     In her five book fantasy sequence entitled The Dark is Rising, Susan Cooper draws upon Welsh mythology and other folklore to create a truly believable and realistic world in…

Theatre and War: On Palestinian Theatre

Introduction             Bombs and Israeli threats may have burned Palestinians alive; reduced their houses to ashes; wiped out their generation on the face of the earth; and stripped them of…

”The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown, was published in 2003. Since then, it has taken the world by a storm by putting forward ideas that are radical to say…

Theatre (Acting) – ‘The Heiress’

Chapter One Introduction The Heiress is the story of Catherine Sloper, a plain young woman in her mid-twenties who lives in a grand house in Washington Square, New York City,…

Theatre In The 19th Century

Theatre design in the 19th century was based on the concepts of naturalism and realism. Historical accuracy and creating the illusion of real life was the goal of these design…

My Theater Experience

The youth of today would rather go to movies than watch theater stage productions.  But when our professor required us to go to a theater, I was not hesitant. I…

The Roaring Twenties

“The Roaring Twenties” is a gritty and realistic film which takes as its theme, the “dark side” of the fabled “Jazz Age” era in America and the fallout from this…

The Abolitionist Movement

Abstract             Slavery has been one of human history’s most significant issues.  It deprived man of freedom and undermined his human rights.  The issue of slavery began with the slave…

The Abolitionists

How effective were the abolitionists in achieving their goals? Did they hasten or delay the end of slavery? Generally, while the abolitionist movement was successful in significantly curbing massive slavery…

The Younger Dryas

The Younger Dryas was an extremely rapid climate change that occurred during the last deglaciation of the North Atlantic region, Greenland, the West Coast of Canada, and also in the…

The You-Centered Approach to Business Writing

Business writers may sound cold and calculating in the literal sense of the phrase.  I have received letters that have sounded thus.  And, I have also experienced the warmth of…

The Yellow Wallpaper and Bartleby the Scrivener

Who was more powerless – Bartleby or the boss? Why? The story of Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wallstreet by Herman Melville shows how destiny differs among men. The…

The “Yellow Wallpaper” Allegory

The “Yellow Wallpaper” is a vivid, partly autobiographical tale of clinical depression and the struggle for selfhood, written by an early feminist, Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Her life was concerned with…

The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Some men tell us we must be patient and persuasive; that we must be womanly. My friends, what is a man’s idea of womanliness? It is to have a manner…

The Year 1984

The year 1984 was smack dab in the middle of all things we now associate with the decade: technological advances, ridiculously big hair and fashion, an obsession with primetime soap…

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