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The evolution of entertainment has been a slow and gradual process. Actors, singers, musicians, and other theatre folk have gone from the ancient Greek amphitheatres, to traveling outcasts in Medieval Europe, to Broadway and the mega stars we see today.
Some of the best films that have ever graced the silver screen started off as plays. Whether a comedy or tragedy, these works of art have moved generations of movie goers. Here are the top four films that are based on plays. If you are fortunate to watch all four, note the steady and gradual changes from movies that were made 50 years ago to the ones that are made today.
1. The Importance of Being Ernest (1952) – This is a classic comedy based on the Oscar Wilde novel of the same name. While there are distinct differences, this film is true to the original, with plot twists and perplexing identity crisis. The oldest film on the list, this is a great choice for a film student studying film theory as well as aspiring actors.
2. The Odd Couple (1968) – This film is as perhaps as popular or even more so than its theatre counterpart. Starring comedic geniuses Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, this film follows two roommates who are total polar opposites. What gets solved at the end of the story? That has been debated by film critics for centuries. The only thing that is for certain is that this film is comedy gold.
3. Doubt (2008) – The newest on the list, Doubt is an instant classic. This is a dark and twisting tale about the ambiguous relationship between a priest and a 12 year old student. With mind-blowing performances from award-winning mega stars Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, this movie is a must-see for any serious movie lover.
4. Romeo and Juliet (Multiple)- There have been so many adaptations of this play that it just had to make the list. Whether you prefer watching Leonardo and Clara or Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey, this story is a classic tale of tragic romance. Based on the work of William Shakespeare, the story follows two young lovers from two rival aristocratic families. The movie is so good that it has spawned numerous parodies, making it a cliché, almost.
Learn from the Best
What’s really interesting to see is how early film very much mimicked theatre. As films became more popular and technology more advanced, films starting to take on a life of its own. Regardless, a skilled film enthusiast can tell that a film has had influence from its theatre ancestor. It can be tricky finding these films on TV. One way to find them is to Sign up for DirecTV through www.SaveOnTVDirect.com and use the HD DVR titled the Genie to make sure you record any of these films when they air on TV.
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Come and “Imagine the PASA-bilities” on June 8, 2013 as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our new space located a few doors down at 15705 San Pedro as well as raise money for new seating, a second camera, enhanced sound system, lighting, and keyboard. Tickets are on sale now, and are in the form of a tax-deductible donation:
Performing Arts San Antonio (PASA) will hold their “Imagine the PASA-bilities” Gala and Auction on Saturday, June 8th from 7 to 10pm at their newly opened facilities at 15717 San Pedro, San Antonio. This event will feature live entertainment, including performances by past and present PASA students, a live auction and a silent auction. Refreshments will be served, including hors d’oeuvres, desserts and wine.
If you are unable to join us that evening and would still like to contribute to this wonderful cause, please use the button here:
Live auction items include a semester of classes at PASA; a Hunting event; professional headshots; demo reel and film by SouthCoast Talent Management; extra role in SouthCoast Production’s next film; speaking role in SouthCoast production’s next film; talent management package from SouthCoast Talent Management, including headshots, web page and demo reel. Silent auction items include a variety of multi-item baskets with themes such as Summer Fun, Wine Lover, Picnic in the Valley, Get Fit, etc.
The Gala is also a celebration of the opening of a new, larger facility adjacent to the current space. Funds raised will be used to purchase new seating, a second camera, an enhanced sound system and specialized lighting equipment. The new location will provide a 100+ seat theatre with a much larger stage, 24 foot ceilings to fly backdrops, an on-site photographic studio and three new classrooms. The new stage can be conformed as proscenium, thrust or theatre in the round and will be available for rent to production companies and for corporate and community meetings. PASA has also announced the establishment of the PASA Voice Studio and will introduce music classes for the first time. Career guidance and counseling will be offered for parents with children pursuing the performing arts and a homeschool program will include the performing arts, music and voice.
For Additional information about the Gala, to purchase tickets or to learn more about how to volunteer or donate auction items for this event please contact Paul Tinder at (210) 557-1187 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also purchase tickets in advance via this PayPal button: