Michael Cassio, or Cassio, is a fictional character in William Shakespeare's Othello. The source of the character is the 1565 tale "Un Capitano Moro" by Cinthio. In the play, Cassio is a young and handsome lieutenant under Othello's command who becomes one of Iago's several victims in a plot to ruin Othello. Othello has its source in the 1565 tale "Un Capitano Moro" from Gli Hecatommithi by Giovanni Battista Giraldi Cinthio. While no English translation of Cinthio was available in Shakespeare's lifetime, it is probable that Shakespeare knew both the Italian original and Gabriel Chappuy's 1584 French translation. Cinthio's tale may have been based on an actual incident occurring in Venice about 1508. Cassio is based upon Cinthio's squadron leader. Cassio is a gentlemanly Florentine soldier, a man of high manners and theoretical learning, one of Othello's chief lieutenants. There is the play's villain, Iago. Iago claims to resent Cassio because Othello chose Cassio rather than Iago as his lieutenant, in spite of the fact that Cassio has no practical knowledge of battle.
Iago uses Cassio in his scheme to destroy Othello. Othello's jealousy is stoked by Iago into homicidal rage. In the second act, Cassio's life is nearly ruined by his own foolishness. Iago tricks Cassio into getting drunk and incites his friend Roderigo to start a brawl with Cassio; the Cypriot governor Montano tries to end the fight by stepping between the two men, Cassio, now blind drunk, strikes out at him. As a result, Cassio loses his lieutenancy. In the play, Iago persuades Roderigo to assassinate Cassio, together they arrange an ambush. Roderigo attacks Cassio by surprise. Cassio retaliates and mortally wounds Roderigo, but is himself stabbed from behind by Iago, his leg is wounded. Iago kills the wounded Roderigo. Before committing suicide, Othello apologizes to Cassio for believing Iago's lies about him. In productions of Othello, Cassio has been portrayed by such notable actors as Hayden Adams, Tom Hiddleston and Derek Jacobi; the latter portrayed Cassio both on stage and screen. He has been portrayed by Nathaniel Parker in the 1995 movie production of Othello
Dogma is a 1999 American fantasy comedy film and directed by Kevin Smith, who stars with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Bud Cort, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, George Carlin, Janeane Garofalo, Alanis Morissette, Jason Mewes. It is the fourth film in Smith's View Askewniverse series. Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson, stars of the first Askewniverse film Clerks, appear in the film, as do Smith regulars Scott Mosier, Dwight Ewell, Walt Flanagan, Bryan Johnson; the story revolves around two fallen angels who plan to employ an alleged loophole in Catholic dogma to return to Heaven after being cast out by God. The last scion and two prophets are sent by the seraph Metatron to stop them; the film's irreverent treatment of Catholicism and the Catholic Church triggered considerable controversy before its opening. The Catholic League denounced it as blasphemy. Organized protests delayed its release in many countries and led to at least two death threats against Smith. Bartleby and Loki are fallen angels, eternally banished from heaven to Wisconsin for insubordination, after an inebriated Loki resigned as the Angel of Death.
In a newspaper article that arrives anonymously, the angels discover a way home: Cardinal Ignatius Glick is rededicating his church in Red Bank, New Jersey, in the image of the "Buddy Christ". Anyone entering during the rededication festivities will receive a plenary indulgence, remitting all sins. Were the banished angels to undergo this rite and die after transmuting into human form, God would have no choice but to allow them reentry into Heaven, they are encouraged by the demon Azrael and the Stygian Triplets, three teenage hoodlums who serve Azrael in hell. Bethany Sloane—a depressed abortion clinic counselor—attends a service at her church in Illinois. Donations are solicited for a campaign to stop a New Jersey hospital from disconnecting life support on John Doe Jersey, a homeless man, beaten by the Triplets and is now in a coma. Metatron—a seraph, the voice of God—appears to Bethany in a pillar of fire and explains that if Bartleby and Loki succeed in re-entering Heaven, they will overrule the word of God, disprove the fundamental concept of God's omnipotence, nullify all of existence.
Bethany, aided by two prophets, must stop the angels and save the universe. Now a target, Bethany is attacked by the Triplets, who are driven off by the two foretold prophets—drug-dealing stoners Jay and Silent Bob. Bethany and the prophets are joined by Rufus, the thirteenth apostle, Serendipity, the Muse of creative inspiration, now working in a strip club in search of inspiration of her own. Azrael summons the Golgothan—a vile creature made of human excrement—but Bob immobilizes it with aerosol air freshener. On a train to New Jersey, a drunken Bethany reveals her mission to Bartleby. Bartleby and Loki now realize the consequences of their scheme. Bethany asks. Metatron admits; the task falls to Bethany because—she now learns—she is the last scion, a distant but direct blood relative of Jesus. The group fails to persuade Glick to cancel the celebration, their only remaining option is to keep the angels out of the church. Azrael reveals. Bob kills Azrael with the golf club. Bethany blesses the bar sink's contents, the others drown the Triplets in the holy water.
They race to the church, where Bartleby kills Glick, his parishioners, assorted bystanders. When Loki—who is now wingless, therefore mortal, with a conscience—attempts to stop him, Bartleby kills him as well. Jay attempts to seduce Bethany. Bethany and Bob race across the street to the hospital, as the others try to block Bartleby's path to the church. Bethany disconnects John's life support, liberating God. Bartleby reaches the church entrance, where he confronts God, manifested in female form. Bob arrives with Bethany's lifeless body. God, Metatron and Serendipity return to Heaven, leaving Bethany and the prophets to reflect on the past, the future. Smith and his production partner Scott Mosier assembled a group of visual artists to realize their concept of a surreal, abstract environment "somewhere between reality and unreality": production designer Robert Holtzman, special effects supervisor Charles Belardinelli, creature effects supervisor Vincent Guastini, costume designer Abigail Murray, director of photography Robert Yeoman.
Principal filming took place from April to June 1998. The Triplets' attack on John Doe Jersey was filmed on the boardwalk in New Jersey; the Mexican restaurant in which Metatron explains Bethany's mission was the Franklin Inn in Franklin Park, north of Pittsburgh. Serendipity's pole dance and the Golgothan confrontation took place at t
Emilia is a character in the tragedy Othello by William Shakespeare. The character's origin is traced to the 1565 tale, "Un capitano Moro" from Giovanni Battista Giraldi Cinthio's Gli Hecatommithi. There, the character is described as young and virtuous, is referred to as the ensign's wife, becomes Desdemona's companion in Cyprus. In Shakespeare, she is named Emilia, is the wife of Othello's ensign, is an attendant to Othello's wife, Desdemona. While considered a minor character in the drama, she has been portrayed by several notable actresses on film, with Joyce Redman receiving an Academy Award nomination for her performance. Othello has its source in the 1565 tale, "Un Capitano Moro" from Gli Hecatommithi by Giovanni Battista Giraldi Cinthio. While no English translation of Cinthio was available in Shakespeare's lifetime, it is probable that Shakespeare knew both the Italian original and Gabriel Chappuy's 1584 French translation. Cinthio's tale may have been based on an actual incident occurring in Venice about 1508.
The only named character in Cinthio's story is "Desdemona". Other characters are identified only as the Moor, the squadron leader, the ensign, the ensign's wife – the original of Shakespeare's Emilia. There's no mention in the source of the ensign's wife being Desdemona's attendant. In Cinthio, the ensign's wife accompanies her husband to Cyprus, she is described as "a beautiful and virtuous young woman" who, "being of Italian birth...was much loved by the Moor's wife, who spent the greater part of the day with her." The ensign, "not heeding at all the vows he had made his wife", lusts after Desdemona who much in love with the Moor, is oblivious to the ensign's passion. In Cinthio, the ensign filches Desdemona's handkerchief when she visits his house and hugs his three-year-old daughter, it is presumed his wife is present since Cinthio makes clear earlier in the tale that Desdemona spent part of the day with the ensign's wife. However, his wife takes no part in the mischief; the next appearance of the ensign's wife in the tale occurs when Desdemona discusses her husband's troubling behaviour with her.
Here, Cinthio makes clear the ensign's wife is aware of her husband's plotting, but remains silent in fear of him. She advises Desdemona not to give the Moor any cause for suspicion and to assure him of her love and loyalty; the last mention of the ensign's wife is in the final sentence of the tale when, long after Desdemona's murder and once her husband is dead, she reveals what she knows of the past. Though Emilia is mentioned in 1.3 when Othello asks Iago to allow his wife to accompany Desdemona to Cyprus as her attendant, the character first appears on stage in 2.1 when she disembarks in Cyprus with Iago and Roderigo. She banters with her companions before leaving the stage, presumabably in Desdemona's entourage. Though not mentioned, she appears as Desdemona's attendant at the beginning of 2.3 exits and reappears after the brawl which disgraces Cassio. At the end of the scene, Iago is alone and plots to have Emilia "move for Cassio to her mistress". In 3.1, Cassio asks Emilia, "Give me advantage of some brief discourse with Desdemona alone."
And Emilia allows him to enter. In 3.3, Emilia is present when Desdemona and Cassio confer, present again when Desdemona urges Othello to receive the lieutenant. In the same scene, Emilia finds Desdemona's handkerchief, she hands it over to Iago as he had been urging her to steal it, he forbids her from mentioning its whereabouts. In 3.4, when questioned by Desdemona about the handkerchief, Emilia denies any knowledge of it. After Othello rages over the loss of the handkerchief, Emilia attempts to comfort Desdemona. In 4.2 when questioned by Othello, she states Desdemona's innocence. In 4.3 she discusses with Desdemona their differing views on marriage and fidelity. Emilia states she would commit adultery if it gained her husband the world and asserts that husbands are to blame, arguing for equality and mutual respect in marriage, she appears in 5.1 where she verbally abuses Bianca after hearing of her supposed involvement in Cassio's attack. In 5.2 she informs the attempted murder of Cassio. She calls for help and Iago and Gratiano appear.
Emilia having heard from Othello that Iago told him of Desdemona "cheating" on him with Cassio, accuses him of gross dishonesty leading to an unjust murder. When she hears about the handkerchief, she reveals her role and Iago threatens and kills her at the first opportunity, she dies singing Desdemona’s song and speaking of her purity and love for Othello, lying alongside her mistress. Emilia is a comparatively minor character for much of the play, she states in the same scene that she would be willing to commit adultery for a sufficiently high price – this shows her cynical and worldly nature in sharp contrast to Desdemona, who seems unable to believe that any woman could contemplate such an act. Throughout the play, Iago uses Emilia's close friendship with Desdemona to gain access to her and, in particular, asks her to steal Desdemona's handkerchief, which he subsequently drops in Cassio's house and uses this as evidence to convince Othello that Cassio has been with Desdemona. Emilia does not agree to steal the handkerchief for Iago.
Iago snatches it from her and all she can do is ask about what he'll do with
Elden Henson is an American actor. He is best known for playing Fulton Reed in The Mighty Ducks trilogy, Foggy Nelson in Daredevil, the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe television series, Pollux in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and Part 2. Elden Ryan Ratliff was born August 30, 1977 in Rockville, Maryland, to a professional photographer mother, his siblings are actors Erick Ratliff. Henson has a younger half-brother, Ellington Ratliff, a member of the band R5. Elden's father George Ratliff was an actor and his mother took her young boys for commercial auditions, they lived for a number of years in New Jersey. Henson attended Emerson College. From 1992 to 1996, Henson played Fulton Reed in all three films in The Mighty Ducks trilogy: The Mighty Ducks, D2: The Mighty Ducks and D3: The Mighty Ducks, he told TV Guide. "What's funny is I still, more than anything, get recognized for The Mighty Ducks. I love it; when I was younger, I would get embarrassed. I played sports growing up and I'd be playing baseball and the other team would be quacking at me and stuff.
I love those movies. I feel like these things come once in a lifetime and to experience this stuff as a kid and as an adult, I just feel lucky."Since 2015, Henson has portrayed Foggy Nelson in the Netflix television series Daredevil. Henson spoke of his excitement for Foggy's role in the series, saying "I was excited as I was getting the scripts and reading that Foggy wasn't just a useless sidekick. He's not just comic relief. I mean, he is some of those things, he does have comic relief, but it was exciting to know that these other characters would have their own path and their own things that they're dealing with." In addition to Daredevil, Henson has portrayed Foggy in the crossover miniseries The Defenders and a cameo appearance in season 2 of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Elden Henson on IMDb
Opera is a form of theatre in which music has a leading role and the parts are taken by singers, but is distinct from musical theater. Such a "work" is a collaboration between a composer and a librettist and incorporates a number of the performing arts, such as acting, scenery and sometimes dance or ballet; the performance is given in an opera house, accompanied by an orchestra or smaller musical ensemble, which since the early 19th century has been led by a conductor. Opera is a key part of the Western classical music tradition. Understood as an sung piece, in contrast to a play with songs, opera has come to include numerous genres, including some that include spoken dialogue such as musical theater, Singspiel and Opéra comique. In traditional number opera, singers employ two styles of singing: recitative, a speech-inflected style and self-contained arias; the 19th century saw the rise of the continuous music drama. Opera originated in Italy at the end of the 16th century and soon spread through the rest of Europe: Heinrich Schütz in Germany, Jean-Baptiste Lully in France, Henry Purcell in England all helped to establish their national traditions in the 17th century.
In the 18th century, Italian opera continued to dominate most of Europe, attracting foreign composers such as George Frideric Handel. Opera seria was the most prestigious form of Italian opera, until Christoph Willibald Gluck reacted against its artificiality with his "reform" operas in the 1760s; the most renowned figure of late 18th-century opera is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who began with opera seria but is most famous for his Italian comic operas The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, as well as Die Entführung aus dem Serail, The Magic Flute, landmarks in the German tradition. The first third of the 19th century saw the high point of the bel canto style, with Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti and Vincenzo Bellini all creating works that are still performed, it saw the advent of Grand Opera typified by the works of Auber and Meyerbeer. The mid-to-late 19th century was a golden age of opera and dominated by Giuseppe Verdi in Italy and Richard Wagner in Germany; the popularity of opera continued through the verismo era in Italy and contemporary French opera through to Giacomo Puccini and Richard Strauss in the early 20th century.
During the 19th century, parallel operatic traditions emerged in central and eastern Europe in Russia and Bohemia. The 20th century saw many experiments with modern styles, such as atonality and serialism and Minimalism. With the rise of recording technology, singers such as Enrico Caruso and Maria Callas became known to much wider audiences that went beyond the circle of opera fans. Since the invention of radio and television, operas were performed on these mediums. Beginning in 2006, a number of major opera houses began to present live high-definition video transmissions of their performances in cinemas all over the world. Since 2009, complete performances are live streamed; the words of an opera are known as the libretto. Some composers, notably Wagner, have written their own libretti. Traditional opera referred to as "number opera", consists of two modes of singing: recitative, the plot-driving passages sung in a style designed to imitate and emphasize the inflections of speech, aria in which the characters express their emotions in a more structured melodic style.
Vocal duets and other ensembles occur, choruses are used to comment on the action. In some forms of opera, such as singspiel, opéra comique and semi-opera, the recitative is replaced by spoken dialogue. Melodic or semi-melodic passages occurring in the midst of, or instead of, are referred to as arioso; the terminology of the various kinds of operatic voices is described in detail below. During both the Baroque and Classical periods, recitative could appear in two basic forms, each of, accompanied by a different instrumental ensemble: secco recitative, sung with a free rhythm dictated by the accent of the words, accompanied only by basso continuo, a harpsichord and a cello. Over the 18th century, arias were accompanied by the orchestra. By the 19th century, accompagnato had gained the upper hand, the orchestra played a much bigger role, Wagner revolutionized opera by abolishing all distinction between aria and recitative in his quest for what Wagner termed "endless melody". Subsequent composers have tended to follow Wagner's example, though some, such as Stravinsky in his The Rake's Progress have bucked the trend.
The changing role of the orchestra in opera is described in more detail below. The Italian word opera means "work", both in the sense of the labour done and the result produced; the Italian word derives from the Latin opera, a singular noun meaning "work" and the plural of the noun opus. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the Italian word was first used in the sense "composition in which poetry and music are combined" in 1639. Dafne by Jacopo Peri was the earliest composition considered opera, it was writt
Joshua Daniel Hartnett is an American actor and movie producer. He first came to attention in 1997 for his role as Michael Fitzgerald in the television crime drama series Cracker, he made his feature film debut in 1998 in the slasher film Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, followed by teen roles in films such as the sci-fi horror film The Faculty and the drama The Virgin Suicides. Hartnett had starring roles in the war film Pearl Harbor, the drama O, the war film Black Hawk Down, the romantic comedy 40 Days and 40 Nights, the crime thriller Lucky Number Slevin, other films, he starred in the Brian De Palma–directed neo-noir crime thriller The Black Dahlia. He next appeared in the drama Resurrecting the Champ alongside Samuel L. Jackson, the graphic novel–based vampire horror film 30 Days of Night and the neo-noir atmospheric thriller I Come with the Rain. From 2014 to 2016, he starred as Ethan Chandler in the horror TV series Penny Dreadful, for which he was nominated for a Fangoria Chainsaw Award.
Hartnett was born in St. Paul, though some sources, he has said, erroneously give San Francisco; the son of Daniel Thomas Hartnett and Wendy Anne, he was raised by his father, a building manager, his stepmother, Molly, an artist. He has two brothers and Joe, a sister, Jessica. Hartnett was raised attending Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School. After he graduated from high school, a move to New York to attend the Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film at SUNY Purchase did not go as well as Hartnett had hoped, a year at 19, he found himself in California. Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, he caught an improbable break, landing a part in the short-lived but acclaimed drama Cracker, on ABC. Although the series was cancelled after sixteen episodes, Hartnett had made a name for himself, he began to focus on feature film work. He performed in small plays and on national television commercials before being cast in his first feature film, playing the son of Jamie Lee Curtis' character in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.
Released on August 5, 1998, it performed well at the box office. Hartnett developed a film career, having appeared in Hollywood films, including The Faculty, Black Hawk Down, Lucky Number Slevin and Pearl Harbor, he was scheduled to play the role of Tino in Deuces Wild, but dropped out to star in Pearl Harbor. In 2002, he starred in O, an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Othello set in an American high school, as Hugo, the film's version of Iago. In the early 2000s, Hartnett was approached several times to play the role of Clark Kent/Superman in the early 2000s for a project helmed by Brett Ratner, but always turned it down, not wanting to commit to a predicted ten-year role. Hartnett said of his decision, "It just wasn't the kind of movie. I turned down other superhero roles as well." Hartnett was chosen as one of Teen People magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21" in 1999, Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars under 25", one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People", both in 2002. He was voted Bliss magazine's "3rd Sexiest Male", in 2003 PETA named him the Sexiest Vegetarian Alive, as chosen by voters.
One of Hartnett's next films was the 2006 drama-mystery The Black Dahlia, in which he played a detective investigating the notorious real-life murder of actress Elizabeth Short. Hartnett had been cast in the role five years before the film was produced, remaining committed to appearing in the movie because he liked the subject matter. Among his 2007 roles were Resurrecting the Champ, a drama starring Samuel L. Jackson, the graphic novel-based 30 Days of Night, in which he played a small-town sheriff. Hartnett described the second film as "supernatural, but kind of a western", he was going to play trumpet player Chet Baker in the film The Prince of Cool, but did not agree with the producer's ideas and left the project. In 2008, Hartnett played Charlie Babbit alongside Adam Godley in the theatre adaptation of Barry Morrow's Academy Award-winning Rain Man at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End, he starred in the new campaign of the Emporio Armani fragrance, "Diamonds for Men", being featured in both print and TV ads for the fragrance, thus becoming the first male celebrity to represent Giorgio Armani Beauty.
He has been featured on many magazine covers, such as Cosmogirl, Entertainment Weekly, Seventeen, Vanity Fair, GQ and Vman, in addition to being in other magazines like Vogue, ELLE, Glamour, Intouch and InStyle. In 2009, Hartnett produced the video clip for the rapper Kid Cudi's song Pursuit of Happiness. In 2013, Hartnett was a guest of honor on Off Plus Camera. In 2014, he was cast in the part of Ethan Chandler in the gothic horror series Penny Dreadful, shot in locations around Dublin and Ireland. Regarding fame, Hartnett has said, "I know. I was up there for a couple of years, it was uncomfortable. I think trying to stay at the top is a shortcut to unhappiness." Hartnett took a break from acting, saying "I spent a bit of time thinking about whether this was the right thing for me." Hartnett has been involved in various causes. In 2007, he took time out from filming to support the green lifestyle campaign of Global Cool. In 2011, Hartnett became one of a handful of celebrities attached to USAID and Ad Council's FWD campaign, an awareness initiative tied to that year's East Africa drought.
He joined Uma Thurman, Chanel Iman and Geena Davis in TV and internet ads to "forward the facts" about the crisis. In 2012, Hartnett joined Barack Obama in his campaign in Minnesota, appearing at such events as the Minnesota Greater Together Youth Summit before formally endorsing the President on the official campa
Jeff Danna is a Canadian composer. Jeff Danna was born in Ontario. A reluctant piano student at age eight, he found solace in the guitar at age eleven and began playing professionally at fifteen until a hand injury at age 21 curtailed his performance career, he subsequently moved to Los Angeles to continue working. Danna has created scores for a long and varied list of films, his credits include such diverse projects as the hit film adaptations of the video game/action franchises Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Silent Hill and Silent Hill: Revelation. Additionally, his collaborative Orchestral Celtic albums with his brother, composer Mychael Danna, have enjoyed worldwide success and placed in the Top Ten on the Billboard chart in the United States. For television and Mychael Danna wrote the original music for the FX series "Tyrant," which earned them both Emmy nominations in the categories of Outstanding Music Composition for a Series and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music in 2015, they were Emmy-nominated for "Camelot" in 2011.
In 2015, Jeff and Mychael Danna worked on the score for "The Good Dinosaur" and received an Annie nomination for Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production. Jeff and Mychael Danna wrote the original score for the animated film "Storks", released in theatres in September 2016 and for "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" directed by Ang Lee which opened in November 2016. In 2017, Jeff and Mychael wrote the original score for the animated film "The Breadwinner", which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and was released in theaters in November 2017. "The Breadwinner" was nominated for an Annie Award for best Animated Film Score, was nominated and won the Canadian Screen Award for Film Score Of The Year. For television in 2017, Jeff and Mychael wrote the music for "Alias Grace" for Netflix, which garnered a nomination for a Canadian Screen Award; this year Jeff is working at Dreamworks on Guillermo Del Toro's animated project 3 Below.
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