What are the types of tension evident in the play? Was the director successful in his manipulation of tension to create dramatic meaning? Use examples from the production and script to justify each statement. Space & Place: Define the elements of drama space and place. How have they been used in the production?
The costumes determined the power and personality of the characters. For example, in “Phaeton”, Apollo wore a bright colored, large length Greek toga which showed absolute power and charisma while in “Baucis and Philemon”, Baucis and Philemon wore old, wrinkled garments made up of cloth which symbolized their poverty. Additionally, I believe props determined the amount of realism of the scenes. For example, beds in certain stories personally gave me a more realistic feel because of their existence in the present day. However, scenes with god like or demon like puppetry showed the mythical part of the play and then I could conclude that it’s more symbolic than
The dimension between the two characters create and showcase personal and social tensions throughout the play by utilising comedic and serious anecdotes, with dialogue and theatrical techniques. The play has other characters that are crucial to the main character such as Ben and Martin, but focuses primarily on the unlikely duo and their path of friendship. As a result of the also non-linear narrative which is presented in two acts, from a staging perspective, it is a challenging piece due to the sporadic changes in time and location. However through the use of sound, lighting and props, the personal and social tensions between the characters can be expressed on stage. The individual experiences explored in Neighbourhood Watch include a variety of theatrical techniques and utilises performance styles, whilst incorporating animal symbolism as a motif.
The director Robert Kronk was successful in his manipulation of the elements of drama and dramatic conventions associated with realism such as tension, roles and relationships, space, place and mood to create a strong sense of dramatic meaning with the audience. This essay aims to analyse the 2009 deBase production of snagged and comment upon the elements of drama used, acting skills and directorial decisions. In the play ‘Snagged’ the tension used plays an integral part in the performance and script. Dramatic tension is the tension which
This is a typical way of portraying love and it encapsulates their spontaneous feelings and implies a deep and sudden connection between the two. This would have been very effective when performed to an Elizabethan audience, the clear contrast in literary style would have been easily understood and the sonnet form allows Shakespeare to break through the limits of dramatic performance to involve the audience emotionally as if they were recipients to a poem. The language used in the sonnet also helps to create a sense of separation and intimacy for the main characters, the language and form of the dialogue is different from that used by the other characters in the play creating a greater sense of intimacy and understanding between Romeo and
Lend Me a Tenor Critique There are many elements that make Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor a great production. The production Lend Me a Tenor has both the negative and positive aspects. The analysis is based upon how well the theme was portrayed, the portrayal of the play as a farce, the quality of the script, and the characters’ disposition before and after seeing the performances. Also I will further analyze all the elements of theater of the director’s decisions, the actors’ performances, the costume and scenic design, the lighting, and the properties being utilized to formulate my opinion of the overall production. The theme in the play explores love, courage, deception, and marriage.
Though they both deal with the same concept that he who hold great power is not far from or is already corrupted they are both presented in different ways. In both text power drives the plots in a way that creates high amounts of tension and suspense that keeps the audience intrigued. Both writers; Orwell and Shakespeare, use contrast between characters and inner conflict in very different ways. This is used in order to support the tension and suspense that was created. For example in the play Macbeth we are aware of Macbeth’s inner conflict which results in us (the audience) to sympathise with him.
Outline the scene and why you chose it: The reason why I chose this scene is because it carry’s a powerful tone. The use of tone in this scene is used extremely effectively and creates an emotional image within the audiences mind. The use of movement and levels helps create a visual image of the setting and gives the audience further depth into the scene. 2. Discuss the way they visualize it and what you hope the audience will take from it (i.e empathy for the character, understanding of how it feels to be in that situation).
We search for a place to be familiar and feel a sense acceptance, not realising that Belonging is a dynamic process of identification, which establishes a relationship with individuals and their society. The bonds we form with people play a fundamental role in shaping our self of belonging and also transforms through new experiences. The crucible by Arthur Miller demonstrates a constant composition of dramatic techniques throughout the play. Tension is generated throughout the play by the constant struggle to distinguish what is true from what is perceived to be false. Miller’s use of juxtapositions, dialogue, irony, symbolism and imagery implicates his techniques to help implement his ideas into this play.
The importance of costume in a theatre is of high importance in making a play come alive. Actors would dress the part they were going to act; if the actors wanted the audience to believe the story to be realistic these beautiful costumes would help them bring the part alive. In order for the actors to be prepared with the costumes, they counted on the designers. Even though the designer did not get much recognition in the