I had a chance to watch a comedy-drama at the theatre in my city and it was fun. The play name is Sleuth, but the play called “Kapan” inTurkish. The play is written by Anthony Shaffer and the play has some award such as the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award. The play is transletted in Turkish by Goksel Kortay. It is directed by Gokhan Kocaoglu. Nusret Senay and Cuneyt Mete have performed pretty good. The play is performed at Akun Theatre in Ankara-Turkey. The theatre space is quite small but the acoustics are pretty good as we were able to hear everything really well.
I want to explain about the play plot in shortly . In this play, Pratogonist characters is Andrew Wyke and antogonist character is Milo Tindle. Sleuth is played in two acts, At the firs act, the play is started in the mystery writer Andrew’s house and the writer working on his play. He is a middle-aged man, he wears a casual süit. The doorbel rings because Andrew invites Milo Tindle for discussing about the stuation. Hence, Milo wants to marry with Andrew’s wife. Andrew humiliates him for short of Money. Andrew says that he wanted to help to Milo about financial issue because, Milo is a young travel agent and he is not getting more income. But, Andrew’s wife loves to luxury life. Andrew does not love his wife, and wants to divorse from her, also he has a mistress. Andrew suggest that Milo rob the some valuable jewellery because the jevellery has insurance and insurance would be giving cash Money. Before, Milo feels doubful for the offer. But Andrew insists about the plan because in this way, Milo can support Andrew’s wife, Andrew will never have to encounter with his wife. Also no one will lose anything. According to plan Milo should wear a costume and he wears a clown costume, and mask. In a while, Andrew holds to Milo a gun because it is little game, but in reality, Andrew hates Milo, and Andrew shoots Milo.
After several days, Milo cames in inspector costume Andrew’s house, he behaves like an inspector and belames him with murder the mistress, but Andrew does not recognise him and Andrew is afraid of the charge. Also, a few man look like policeman and they come home with their gun, but they are Milo’s friends and they are acting as policeman. The inspector reveals that the inspector is really Milo and takes off his costume and wig. In the end, Two women come on the stage, one of them Andrew’s wife and the other is Andrew’s mistress. They shoot to Andrew and Milo in the meanwhile the stage is closed.Therefore, the audience did not know who died and mystery was continued.
Sleuth play’s Conflict is Andrew and Milo, they are versus each other and Andrew had conflicting feelings to his wife. The play theme is game playing of a writer, game playing has a most importand role because it includes deception.
First Character, Andrew Wyke is an mystery writer, he loves intellectual games. Second characters Milo Tindle is a kind and wealthless man. Andrew’s wife loves luxury life. Another characters are Andrew’s mistress, a few policeman and fake inspector.
In conclusion, the play portrays a classic detective story where the two protagonists are seeking revenge on each other. One observation I had was that the original script had a different ending than the Turkish translated play that I watched. In the original English script, the play ends with Milo’s death and the arrival of the police whereas in the translated play we see the wife and the mistress arrive on scene with guns and it ends with gun shots. However, I very much enjoyed both endings. Even though, the ends are different, it is still worth watching.
Address for AKUN THEATRE: Remzi Oğuz Arık Mah/ Atatürk Bulvarı( Ataturk Street)- No:227/ ANKARA-TURKEY
Hello everyone! Recently, I have read Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike play, also I watched the play on the internet. Why I have prefered this play, because I love comedy and it has an interesting title, the play is about a family relations. It was written by Christopher Durang. The play was the best play in 2013 therefore, it won the Tony Award. The play was humourously comedy and it was perfectly reflecting of the family inner-world and annoying encounter of middle age.
Also, there was allagory in the play. The film was wanderful and it has an emotional side, it reflected family life and we understood that from this film, there is no family is perfect, every family has some secret and weekeness. But still, family come to first. The play’s plot that there are three sibling and their names are Vanya, Sonia and Masha. Sonya and Vanya look after their agening parent but their parent passed away. Older sister Masha has great life because she was a film star and she was a celebrate person. She wants to visit her sister and brother therefore she came to family home with a younger man.
At the end of the play, three siblings faced their fears and they spoke and listened each other first time after the years. They were aware of that they could find the love also, they have been missing each other.
In conclusion, this endearing play consistently amuses with an intelligence and Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike may sound like one of the referenced plays by Antony Chekhov than a topically modern time comedy. I loved this play because Vanya, Sonnia, Masha and Spike are pretty good funny treat from start to finish. They have lovely costumes and lighting is good. If you like comedy, you watch it.
-FILM REVIEW/ DOUBT-
If you want to watch a classical film, you can choose ” Doubt film”. The film was marvellous. The film has a parable, I chosed this play because, it’s writer is John Patrick Shanley, he is an American screenwriter, playwriter and I watched a documantary about John Shanley, last week on the internet. It was enteresting biography, he was a writer and he directed the film. P. Shanley was born in New York and he was an Irish immigrant child, he studied at the New York university and then he dropped out of school. He worked as bartender and house painter. However he came back school and he graduated as valedictorian. He wrote many plays and poet. He became succses after some screewriting and he continued writing plays. I have read The Doubt play and I watched ‘The Doubt’ film, it was amazing and full of suprisingly. The film won Pulitzer Prize.
Doubt film’s plot shortly that one of the main characters was working in a Catholic Church school and his name was Father Flynn (Philip S. Hoffman ). He looked after an African-American boy which was a student in the school. But Flynn was misunderstood by the Catholic School Principle Alaysious (Merly Streep) and young sister James (Amy Adams). They thought that Flynn and the boy might have had a homosexual relationship between them. Flynn was suspected with paedophilia, but there was no evidence. Flynn has denied it. But Flynn was gone. After his gone, the sister James and the principle looked back, they expressed regret over the case what had done. Therefore, the principle said that I have some doubts about Flynn.
The film characters are wonderful and the light, costumes are perfect. If you like drama, Doubt film is worty of praise because, the film was amazinly wonderful. The film has some allegory, faith, irony and also we are seeing that the play theme is simple and doubt, friendship, confident ranging from religion to science. Conflict is between Catholict Church, Principle and Father Flynn. Also, we see that there is a tension between Father Flynn and Principle from the beginning to the end. Emotional pondering of the film never sperate from emotional contex but it asks audiences to think and makes a judgement.
In conclision, the film main idea that every body has some doubt and weekness even though they could be a religious person. In additon Merly Streep and Hoffman performance are georgeous as usual. I am impressed the play’s ends because Alaysious (Merly Strep) regretted for her doubt therefore, she was sorrow and she keept her teardrop but she shed tears inside. The play’s ended with very emotional stage. Costumes are excellent and reftected the play’s time atmosphere.
Have a nice watching and Thank you very much for stopping by! 🙂
Today I want to share my project with you, the project is about famous writer John Steinbeck’s book.Because we were given the project and we analysed the friendship from the novel character according to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs pyramid. The hierarchy suggest that people are motivated to achieve basic needs before moving on to the other needs. I really enjoyed when prepared my project. I hope you enjoy reading it!
CAN WE LEARN ABOUT GOOD FRIENDSHIP FROM THE NOVEL OF MICE AND MEN ?
Psychologist Abraham Maslow created the hierarchy pyramid that shows the five basic needs common to everyone. This arrangement in the pyramid shows the basic needs in a ranking order from the lowest needs to the highest. In this pyramid is separated into two different sections where the top three levels symbolize “growth needs” and the other levels show “deficiency needs”.The other levels such as; shelter need, safety need, belonging and esteem need. Marlow explained that in order for people to confront the top levels they must first meet their needs at the lower levels. The top level “growth needs” consist of “self-actualization needs”, “aesthetic needs” and “need to know and understand”, whereas the bottom level “deficiency needs” are “psychological needs”, “safety and security needs”, “love and belongingness” and “self-esteem and self-worth needs”.This paper aims to belonginess the basic need of love and belongingness in the context of the novel “Of Mice and Men”.
The need of love and belonginess comes after the psychological needs and the security and survival needs in the hierarchy according to Maslow. This basic need is said to be met through good relationships such as relationships with friends or family. This is an important need because good relationships suggest acceptance by the society and others.In the novel the characters don’t have a family and end up having a close relationship with each other at a difficult period in time. It is a good example to the belonginess. Because they live together and support each other.
Of Mice and Men is a classical novel, written by John Steinbeck. Title of this novel is taken from a poem called To a Mouse by Robert Burns: “The best laid schemes of mice and men / Gang aft agley.”The two main characters, George and Lenny are two agricultural workers at a farm in California Valley. George and Lenny have a special relationship in which they support each other unconditionally. Also, we can think Maslow hierarchy pyramid for close friendship, this novel is a good example rely on somebody and we see about Marlow’s hierarchy even though it ends in a tragedy.
The novel revolves around the friendship of George Milton and Lenny Small. George looks after Lenny because Lenny has a mental disability. Even though Lenny is a big and strong man his surname is in contrast to his body. George met Lenny through his aunt, and then she died, they have been close friends. George feels responsible for Lenny. George always wants to protect Lenny from some trouble because Lenny always gets in trouble and he has no control his physical power. They have a dream of buying a little farm. They are saving their money and support each other for their common dream. “Go on, George! Tell about the what we are going to have in the garden and about the rabbits in the cages and about the rain in the winter and the stove, etc.” (Steinbeck 13). This words represents an idealized life for Lenny and George.
In that time Great Depression affected farmers and farm workers in America. Many migrants wanted to belong somewhere, wanted to get a job, earn a good salary with the hope of one day owning their own land. They do not want to be alone even though they are poor. We can understand that all the workers share the same purpose and we see clearly good expectation from this story. (Britannica encyclopedia, economy)
The theme of loyalty and friendship is present all throughout the novel even though it has a tragic end. George never left Lenny alone after his aunt died and Lenny always makes Georges whatever wants, such as;Their mutual understanding became deeper for their dream and they never stopped to follow their dream. We feel that, George has common sense, he will be one of the loneliest men in the world without Lenny and Lenny has the mind of a child and he is thankful to have George to go to along with him for owning their land, cows, rabbits and pigs. Although at times Lenny didn’t understand what George was talking about and didn’t understand the complexity of situations from time to time, he always trusted George. Their friendship has almost become more like family possibly because they don’t have one of their own. They have a lovely dream and they want to follow them. The farm owner’s son Curley has a cute wife however the wife is accidentally killed by Lenny (It was interesting why writer never mentioned the name of his wife), their dream appears to be destroyed. Every time trouble come because of Lennie had gone too far this time. According to George, there was only one true solution the problem. “Course you did. Well, look Lennie…if you just happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an ‘hide in the brush.” (Steinbeck14) George has to make the difficult decision to shoot Lenny because George does not want Lenny to have a painful death at the hands of Curley. It was a possibility that Curley would hang Lenny or Lenny would be lynched by a mob. Therefore, George thinks by shooting him he is preventing Lenny from suffering.
On the other hand, it can be seen at that time that George lost his maturity and we see his self-centered side, because we see that “ George shook himself. He said woodenly, If I was alone I could live so easy. His voice was monotonous, had no emphasis. I could get a job and have no mess.” (Steinbeck,102 ) Another argument could be that George wanted to rid himself of a big burden because he can’t bear the stress anymore that. It can be said,George felt pity and sorrow but felt relieved when Lenny died. But interestingly, George didn’t feel regret to shoot Lenny. Throughout the book we can see that George often abuses Lenny orally and so it can be said that he would enjoy life only he was free of Lenny. Truly, George is faced dilemma because they have good relationship but on the other hand George complains about Lenny. He may be thinking that Lenny is a burden because Lenny always gets in trouble because Lenny is obsessive about soft furry something such as; mouse, rabbit etc. but he does not control his power when he strokes the furry animal. On the other side, George has to take care of him all the time. We understand in the book that. In actual fact, they need each other because Lenny needs an intelligent, George needs a body power for work in the farm. But even thought that circumstance, at times, George is seen to be fed up with his companion.
There can be another option to the story ends. There is no indication for helping Lenny. If I were the writer, I would change the ending. Because, we understand Lenny had no real intention on killing Curley’s wife, of course Lenny is not innocent for this case, but he needs a chance for living and pays the penalty for killing Curley’s wife. Also he needs second chance for his dreams come true. If we look trust side in this story, Lenny always trusts George but George betrayed his trust because George has some reasons. Lenny has a hiding place and he thinks that, he is in security place because George recommended it. In that time Lenny know that , he made the worst thing. After Lenny killed Curley’s wife, he repeats that,” I done a bad thing”, “when he is sitting in the brush”. At that time Lenny is aware that he has made a wrong decision. George should advice Lenny to run away because he no longer will protect Lenny. If the story ending is not tragic, George would not have the pressure of conscience. But Steinbeck uses basic technique for this story that is pathetic endings.
In conclusion, in this story, Steinbeck tells us how important it is to have a friend to share your life with somebody and you can have the same life view, such as; belonging somewhere, dreaming the same thin. Therefore the writer focuses on loneliness living and friendship in a farm. Regardless of the novel’s ending, everybody agrees that, the two characters were good examples to a strong, unbreakable friendship in the years of the Great Depression as their friendship stood in the middle of economic poverty, cruelty and mental weakness. Of Mice and Man provides an example how true friendships can withstand anything but on the other side it shows that friendships can be difficult even if there is mutual love and support. Thinking about Maslow’s theory of belongingness and love this novel is the perfect example of a great relationship.
In addition, in of mice and men novel, George and Lenny good example to Maslow’s theory of belonginess and love. Because we learn in the novel that, they bear life difficulties with together also they support each other in daily life, they share the same dream on the other word they look the world from the same window and they feel like a family. Such as;”O.K. Someday-we are gonna get the jack together and we are gonna have a little house and some pigs and”-(Steinbeck, 16)
Today I want to share my lecture summary with you and we should learn tips how can cope with stress, our body how can adapt to stress. My lecture topic is general adoption syndrome.
– WHAT IS GENERAL ADAPTION SYNDROME AND THE FIVE STAGES OF THE GENERAL ADAPTION SYNDROME-
-General adaptation syndrome is a term used by Professor Hans Selye for describing the body’s short-term and long term reactions to stress and the general adaption syndrome involved two major systems of the body, the nervous system and the endocrine ( or hormonal). Also, learning what foods, exercise and hobbies are good for us. Things we like and make us feel enjoyable we tent to repeat, things that are not pleasant we tent to avoid. Professor Hans Selye first described in 1956 a process of various stages he called the General Adaption Syndrome, which can be applied to cigarette, a stress or a physical activity.
-The term can be analyzed such that: Stage 1: Initial Response: Your first response to any event or substance is the best indicator of whether or not it suits you, for example; do you remember your first cigarette, your first alcoholic drink or your first cup of coffee? Besides you are unlikely to remember your first taste of sugar, meat or milk or foods introduced when you were very young.
-Stage 2: Adaptation: Very quickly our body learn to adopt and this stage the body remains alert ( at a lower level) but continues the normal functions. During the resistance stage, the result of the hormonal changes which occurred in the previous stage are still apparent, including increase glucose levels in the blood and higher blood pressure, but stress hormone levels begin to return to normal, enabling the body’s focus to shift from alertness to repair. For example, Gone is the pounding heart after a cup of coffee, or coughing after a cigarette, the cell in the lungs of a smoker change form to protect themselves from smoke. The body is trying to protect itself, and in so doing is in an unseen state of stress.
-Stage 3: Exhaustion; The body no longer has the energy to cope with continued stress in the long term, Also continue the insult long enough and one day you are sick and your energy is gone , your digestive system is not functioning properly, your blood pressure is raised and for example, a person with stressful job may experience long-term stress that might lead to high blood pressure and eventual heart attack or you develop anything from chest infections to cancer. This is the stage at which most people seek help from a health practitioner.
-Stage 4: Recovery; Treatment usually focused on the management stress and other undesirable substances. This means being as very strict as possible for a period, during which you may have to wean yourself off all sorts of things to which you have become addicted or allergic. This is the nature of addiction and to help the body recover, much larger amounts of vitamins and minerals are needed than would normally be required just to maintain good health and also you can need to incorporating a healthy lifestyle , for example; exercise, balanced diet, rest and sleep, happy relationship, improvement of social skills, positive outlook.
-Stage 5: The fifty of the general adaption syndrome stages is hypersensitivity. Once you have recovered and your body is basically healthy, which can take years, you are effectively back to stage one.
-You may seem to be hypersensitive and react to all sort of things that you never reacted to before, they are usually referred to as an over reaction of the immune system and these reactions may be damaging or uncomfortable.
The lecture source is Stonebridge- Associated Collages-Diet and Nutrition Advisor.
Some researches show that, Oxford Street is one of the most visited destinations in the world and the street is heart of London in UK. Obviously there are so many massive brands, independent boutiques, jumbo department stores lining the street. Also, you can see so many English language schools , Restaurants, Cafes and bars through on this street.
You could say, Oxford street has something for everyone, you can get what ever you need. In addition you can walk anywhere from Selfridges to Prime Mark, because all of the shops, stores are very close to each other and easy alternatives such as, Mark&Spencer, Zara, HM, John Levis, Debenham, Boots etc…
For instance, if you want to spend your a day on the same street as me, You should choose Oxford street in London, for the reason that you can be seeing new season fashion in the Selfridges and you can also drink something in there or when you need some fresh air you should take a walk on the street and you can listen to Street Orchestras, Buskers, who give joy to street.
In my opinion, the Street Musicians and Orchestras are very crucial to London. Because if London had not had the Orchestras, the Musicians and Tourist, the City would have been so boring and monotone place as well concerning London’s depressive weather condition.
Anyway to get back to the main subject behind the Street many Pubs and Restaurants are waiting for you. In the night either you can go to Theatre or Cinema on the Street, they are within walking distance from the Street. Another alternative is that, You can go to an English Language Course to improve your English skill if a language learning is significant thing for you.
To sum up, visiting the Street has many opportunity, such as shopping, eating, resting, listening street orchestra, learning language e.t.c…On the other hand, London plus Oxford street are so costly places, however it is worthy to see the city and the Street. When you visit London you should relish of the Street.
Rosti is a Swiss dish and it is made from potato also it can be described like a potato pancake. When I went to Switzerland I tried potato rosti and it was super delicious, therefore recently, I have made Swiss Potato Rosti for my family and my friends, I tried a different technique which made the rosti crisper on the outside, but did gentle interior and it was topped with cooked egg and served with salad, they were happy for trying Swiss potato rosti and it was very tasty. Therefore, I want to share my Rosti recipe with you. Enjoy it!
-Stonebridge Associated Colleges/Diet and Nutrition Advisor Diploma/Mommy cook for me-
I feel people respect that more than me giving an average response and never stop studying and I enrolled nutrition program so I have taken various exam and several some months ago I have completed my Nutrition Course and with this certification, they were extremely helpful and always responded quickly to any queries I had. The way it works is that you have a certain amount of assignment/modules(14 in total) and each one comes with a question sheet and Booklet. You have the choice to do whole course all on-line or receive it as paper copies-I went with the online. You get a year to complete the course but can take any time within this year.
I hope to share my knowledge through blogging, and maybe a cookbook or nutrition book in the future. This e-learn course is more than informative and has so much support for me along the way, I want to thank e- learning course staff for supporting my course.
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