John Proctor’s confession to lechery is a key moment in the play. It signifies his decision to not belong to the court, and instead t o show loyalty to Elizabeth and his marriage. His character through the course of the act moves through emotions of outrage, despair, shame and uneasiness and delivers his confession with fragility, working with Miller’s stage directions- “his voice about to break and his shame great”- but speaking with force and power at the same time. All else on stage are silent while Proctor ‘holds the spotlight’ to further illuminate the significance of his short-lived monologue. Marry Warren’s character is automatically related to by the audience as a shy, outspoken and a very insecure character- this is achieved through her tentative and quiet voice.
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.
In the play 'A Streetcar Named Desire' there are many areas in the play that leads us to the utmost dramatic scene; it is a set up for the bitter conclusion that makes this the dramatic high point of the play. Tennessee Williams exploits instances of plastic theatre, language and Stanley's constant fight for dominance as the alpha male for attention all build up to Blanche ending up shattered in the end of scene 10. Since Blanche had arrived in Stanley’s home it had been a continuous battle against Blanche, who adheres to the old South's customs where wealth had a big impact and Stanley whom is from a more modern time didn’t affect them as much. It is the dramatic high point of the play because it is the point of the play where Blanche is pushed to the limit in her mental state. What’s dramatic is that Stanley doesn’t take Blanche’s mental state into consideration saying, "Let's have some rough house!"
Firstly, ambition is a major internal conflicted … within Macbeth. In the beginning scenes of the play we see this through “stars hide your fires, let not light see my black and deep desires”. This effective rhyming scheme is further developed by the dramatic “aside” in the play. It is effective because it shows the beginning of Macbeths ambition as he asks for his deeds to be covered in darkness. The conflict of ambition is also shown in “I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only ......
Close study of a successful play reveals how the dramatist cleverly integrates dramatic techniques, structure and ideas. To what extent does this statement reflect your response to Cosi? The close study of the play Cosi, by Louis Nowra uses a play within a play to cleverly emphasise dramatic techniques, structure and ideas. The use of literary and visual techniques as well as stage directions emphasises these dramatic techniques, ideas and structure. Doing things for self-respect greatly outweighs doing things for material goods and doing so can change ones strength and courage to complete a challenge.
A crucible is a pot this is designed to melt metals at extremely high temperatures and separate impurities from the pure. This is also true of the events of the play. Salem strongly believed that the devil had infiltrated their community through human agents and needed to be purified or destroyed. As the play develops we discover the irony of the title. Miller is not suggesting that these trials separated the pure from the impure or evil, but if fact created them by punishing the innocent.
In another way of interpretation, life brings us opportunities and creates obstacles in order to challenge us to get contact with our world, specifically, is getting to know people and our community that we associate with. This idea is explored through a collection of poetry “Immigrant Chronicles” by Peter Skrzynecki, a play named “Educating Rita” by Willy
Elizabeth is a very honourable person, however that all changes when she lies to the court. She has let herself down by doing this and hasn’t been completely true to herself. She knew she should tell the truth in court, but she still lied to save her husband. Hale is a very honourable person, however he has a moral uncertainty
She goes against Creon to stay true to herself and her own family, and by that decision, her fate was sealed. Antigone’s proud soul shines through when she is confronted for the crime and comes clean without hesitation. She is not ashamed for her acts because she believes it was the correct response to the situation. Antigone not only defies Creon's edict, but also makes a mockery of it when he asks her about it. When asked if she knows the law, her exclamation is, "It was public.
How is your personal response to Hamlet shaped by interactions between characters throughout the play? My understanding of Hamlet has been greatly shaped by the interactions of the various characters in the play. Shakespeare in Hamlet provides the responder with various insights into his characters primarily through their relationship with Hamlet. These characters serve as vehicles for the essential concerns of humanity thus contributing to the textual integrity of the play. What is equally as important is how this has been achieved through Shakespeare’s command of various dramatic and language techniques.