Although the term satire may describe an entire work, a passage, or a tone, its characteristics are shared: This lesson provides a fun context for helping students critically evaluate media messages related to the presidential election. Students will analyze pieces of satire, explore the similarities and differences between political satire and straight news reporting, and finally, create their own political satire.
GREASE background and analysis by Scott Miller The year isa pivotal moment in American cultural history, when rock and roll was giving birth to the Sexual Revolution and everything in America culture was about to be turned upside down.
Record companies were releasing more than a hundred singles every week and the country was about to explode.
Originally a rowdy, dangerous, over-sexed, and insightful piece of alternative theatre, Grease was inspired by the rule-busting success of Hair and shows like it, rejecting the trappings of other Broadway musicals for a more authentic, more visceral, more radical theatre experience that revealed great cultural truths about America.
An experience largely forgotten by most productions of the show today. Like Hair before it and The Rocky Horror Show which would come a year later, Grease is a show about repression versus freedom in American sexuality, about the clumsy, tentative, but clearly emerging sexual freedom of the late s, seen through the lens of the middle of the Sexual Revolution in the s.
The phrase rock and roll was originally African American urban slang for sexual intercourse, going as far back as the s, and it made its way onto many rhythm and blues recordings before the s.
As theatre, Grease finds its roots in the rawness, the rowdiness, the lack of polish that made Hair and other experimental pieces in the s such cultural phenomena. Just as the characters of Hair and Grease reject conformity and authority, so too do both Hair and Grease as theatre pieces.
Goodbye to Sandra Dee Also like Hair, Grease is about authenticity, the watchword of that first rock and roll generation. To savvy teenagers, Sandra Dee was a teen sellout, and in a world where authenticity was the goal, there was nothing worse.
She was a fake — in her life, in her acting style, and in her onscreen emotions. But adults loved Sandra Dee; she reassured them that their teen was a "good girl. The girl with brimming brown eyes and a fizzy lilt to her voice was born Alexandria Zuck in Bayonne, New Jersey.
Her parents divorced when she was five; her father, a bus driver, disappeared from her life shortly thereafter, and her mother, Mary, married a much-older real-estate entrepreneur named Eugene Duvan within a few years.
Worse yet, Dee's devoted but manipulative mother turned a conveniently blind eye to the defiled sexual appetites of her new husband.
Duvan, who liked to tease his wife that he married her "just to get Sandy," started having sex with his beautiful stepdaughter when she was 8 and continued doing so almost until his death when she was As a result, Sandra Dee later suffered from anorexia, depression, and alcoholism throughout her life.
This was the conventional, repressed, hypocritical, manufactured life from which Sandy Dumbrowski must escape. The thing is, [her career] happened so fast, was over practically before it began, that we can almost be forgiven for misconstruing her as a cultural simulacrum: Sandra Dee represents not just strict morality and virginity in Grease, but the entire manufactured mainstream culture of s America, a culture the kids of Grease reject.
During the 50s, if kids worked it was because they were saving up to buy a car or buy parts for the car they had.
Satirical Cartoons. By Edward Steed. May 3, Thus, the humble cartoon brings about change and peace and togetherness and understanding and progress and happiness. Here is a series of. An editorial cartoon, An early satirical work was an Emblematical Print on the South Sea Scheme (c), about the disastrous stock market crash of known as the South Sea Bubble, Using editorial cartoons in the classroom Sources, analysis. This article (15 Satirical Cartoons That Speak Volumes About The Human Race) is free and open timberdesignmag.com have permission to republish this article under a Creative Commons license with attribution to the author and timberdesignmag.com
It was a happy, playful decade for many white Americans, even those in the working class, as family cars transformed adult culture and rock and roll transformed teen culture.The Satirical timberdesignmag.com shows five examples of satirical cartoons but begins by posing three questio Next, we moved on to example of satirical cartoons as this is the crux of the lesson.
Empty Layer. Powerful wartime images and satirical sketches – these are the world’s most influential political cartoons.
The 15 Most Influential Political Cartoons Of All Time. Helen Armitage. Hailed by British cartoonist and writer Martin Rowson as ‘the greatest political cartoon ever,’ James Gillray’s The Plumb-pudding in .
As a final project, students work in small groups to analyze a political cartoon and determine whether they agree or disagree with the author's message.
activity has students explore the different persuasive techniques political cartoonists use and includes guidelines for analysis. Satirical funny cartoons from CartoonStock directory - the world's largest on-line collection of cartoons and comics.
US News is a recognized leader in college, grad school, hospital, mutual fund, and car rankings. Track elected officials, research health conditions, and find news you can use in . The Power of Ridicule: An Analysis of Satire Megan LeBoeuf University of Rhode Island, declared are reaching millions of people in satirical form, and making a real difference.
the cartoon South Park, and the television show The Colbert Report.