This article discusses the learning process for dancers and how they understand their characters. Many have teachers and choreographers to thank for giving them an understanding of their characters, but some do not. The author writes that those in ballets today that were choreographed by Balanchine will never be able to gain his intereretation of a character. This is the same for musicals and movies, for example Legally Blonde. While it might be easier to understand a character in a musical than in a ballet, it is still hard not to have the original playwrights interpretation of a story of character.
In this article the author discusses new dancers, and old that have proved themselves throughout this years season. She writes that certain dancers that have already made their presence known, somehow better themselves and draw even more attention on their talent. Thanks to the ballet “Namouna, a Grand Divertissement,” these dancers have been able to prove themselves, which will help further their careers. I think that putting this in a different perspective I can see that this is also the case for Legally Blonde. This musical helped many further their careers because of its success.
This article discusses the much needed new eye for direction the famous ballet Romeo and Juliet. While the original music and general movements, it still needs an update. The author mentions that the director is not doing all he can to keep this ballet fresh and interesting. In Legally Blonde there might have been similar situations during their run with directors not giving their all. They might not have been using the story the way it should be used.
The author of this article focuses on a new fashion designer for the Royal Ballet. He disscusses how this is the first time the designer has ever made clothing for dancers. The designer is used to evening wear and other things, which is very different fro designing tutus and leotards. This article makes me think about how much though is put into making costumes for dancers and performers in general. I think that this is also something I could touch on in my paper.
This article is about the ballet season and the differences in venues. It discusses how different places affect how long or short a ballet can be. It also mentions how elaborate ballets at the Met are, as opposed to elsewhere. I like how the author disscussed this and made it seem like such an important thing, when normally no one would think twice about it. It makes me think of all the things about Legally Blonde that I should mention in my paper that are unheard of.
This article discusses the new musical based in the famous book series, Harry Potter. The author takes about the special effects, costumes, sets, and the story itself. The article compares other musicals to the newer musical and recommends others rising up to their level. This makes me think about Legally Blonde the Musical and if there are places it could improve upon. I also think about voicing my constructive criticism in my paper about the musical.
This article gives me insight into what audience she might think of more controversial ideas or songs in a musical. It makes me think of whether or not people would be offended by Legally Blonde. This would help me write about Legally Blonde with thought into what I am saying. It would help me voice my opinions in a non-offensive way. This article shows me what would happen input I do not think of repercussions.
This article is about TV shows and creating musical episodes. The author has multiple TV shows that they discuss and how the creative teams of each show created musical episodes. This article is interesting because it gives others an insight into what people that aren’t big about musical theatre think of the art form. It shows me what people might think of Legally Blonde and if they would even like it. By reading this article it gives me a possible insight into what readers might think of my paper and my topic.
The author in this article discusses profits and records related to profits broken recently in the world of Broadway. The author discusses ticket prices and sales per show. He also compares sales from last year, to sales this year from the now 32 shows running currently on Broadway. I think that I could write about Legally Blonde success in sales and other areas. This could make readers wish to see the show, and be more interested in what I am writing about.
This article was about the musical Oklahoma! and how it affected the people that saw it. It discussed deeper meanings in the musical and how the audience could relate to the story. The author also discussed how the musical Hamilton is similar, and how he hopes it has the same affect on America as Oklahoma! did. While I don’t think Legally Blonde is as popular or commonly liked as musicals like Oklahoma! and Hamilton, I still think it contains deeper meanings and values throughout the story. I think that it would be interesting for me to write about these ideas that Legally Blonde has, and how the audience can relate to them.
This article is about Legally Blonde and the steryotypes that come to light throughout the movie. The author does a great job of giving a short and interesting backstory. It is hard to give a plot summary of something that is so well known and make it interesting. The ideas and opinions that the author discusses are also worded very well and interesting. This whole article was very easy for me to read and I would like to transfer some of that into my own writing about Legally Blonde.
This article gave me an insight into the beginnings of a now iconic part of the story, Legally Blonde. By doing this I have more backstory to support certain opinions I may have. The article discussed the “Bend and Snap,” and how it came to be. I can now have more support and knowledge about a topic that I could possibly argue about. This will help to prove certain things that I want to add to my paper.
This article gives me another insight into the world of Legally Blonde, saying that it’s okay to be critical towards a movie that you also enjoy. This idea gives me more room to write about different opinions on this movie in my paper. I would like to be able to say that I like certain aspects of the movie but am also bothered by other things. Being able to say that I like the character Elle Woods but not some of the other characters would make my paper more interesting. This article will help me create more complex arguments about a story that I love but also disagree with.
This article was a nice contrast to the majority of the other articles I have been reading for this project. It has a more positive vein on the movie. The author describes the movie as empowering and something that has stayed with her from a very young age. This is very different compared to other authors expressing how this movie is an offensive comedy making fun of gender steryotypes. This article is a fresh look into the movie Legally Blonde.
This article discusses the possibility of another Legally Blonde, and what the thoughts are on that. Reese Witherspoon is interviewed and she fully supports the idea. The actress thinks that it is something that is really needed at the moment, for all girls. She thinks that there should be more female leading movies in the industry than there are at the moment. I fully agree with this idea of another movie and think that her ideas about female leaders in movies is something I could discuss in my paper.
This article discusses the happenings of Legally Blonde the movie. It tells readers there was supposed to be a totally different ending to the now iconic movie. While reading this I realized just how much I like the movie like it is now, and how I would never want the ending they had planned. I think that while there are some moral ideas that I do not agree with in the writing of this story but I would not want to change what it has become for women today. It has empowered so many when it was originally supposed to be a joke.
The author of this article really shows the reader a new viewpoint about the movie Legally Blonde. The author brings light to this movie being a comedy, thus saying that everything in this movie is supposed to be a joke. While thinking about that you realize that this movie that is usually thought to be empowering is making fun of being empowering. I think that this is an idea I can use in my own paper. This article shows that I could right about female empowerment in movie and throughout the media.
This article is also very opinionated on certain aspects of the movie, but one of my other articles is much more supported. I think that this article will help me to write with more support of my ideas and opinions. This article also gives me a different view of the movie. I already realized that this entire movie was full of steryotypes but I did not realize just how many. This article did a good job of showing the reader all the different steryotypes throughout Legally Blonde.
I really like the idea that this author discusses in the article because it is a very popular topic today. The author also seems to know much about the topic and is very well educated in their opinions and reasonings behind their opinions. I think that if I were to include my opinions in my paper I would have to be well educated in the topic and have good reasons for my opinions. This article helps me to see how much it helps to have support in an idea. I will definitely be using this article to help me support my ideas.
This article was so easy for me to read because of how the author worded the entire article. They made a plot summary of Legally Blonde somehow not boring. It was the same story I had heard many times, but reading this was still interesting to me. I really would like to incorporate the way this author wrote into my own writing to make it more appealing to the reader. I do not want my paper boring because, everyone has either seen or heard Elle’s story and I want to make it new again to the reader.