Explain How You Would Perform the Role of the Soldier, in Each of His Two Appearances, in Order to Reveal His Change of Attitude from This Initial Frear for His Own Life to His Relief as Her Brings a Guilty Antigone Before Creon. Essay
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Explain how you would perform the role of the Soldier, in each of his two appearances, in order to reveal his change of attitude from this initial frear for his own life to his relief as her brings a guilty Antigone before Creon.
The scene starts by the soldier running into the scene, scared and out of breath; to show this I would be breathing heavily and quickly to show that I am completely out of breath as the soldier has been running for a mile, I would also take a moment to bend over and catch my breath to show hesitation and tiredness, by relaxing my upper back muscles and slightly bending my legs, propping my body up with my knees, as he also is aware of his most likely demise for just bring this bad news to the king. The king Creon will be upon his throne when the solider enters the main room, slightly more composed, Creon would be high up compared to the solider, this will instantly show the power and status difference between the characters. To further show the soldiers’ status I would kneel down to address the king, bowing my head and keeping my eyes to the floor as if he were not worthy to gaze upon Creon. I would address Creon with “my lord Creon” and instantly explain myself, using a slightly faster yet with purpose, at this point I am shaking almost, fidgeting while keeping myself as low as possible. My facial expression here is important, I have to show a fearful face with a clamped shut mouth, wincing eyes and very deep, almost pantomimic swallowing; I would also look up one or two times but most importantly, when I say the last line “so I wouldn’t of escaped it anyways” would slowly look up out of sheer fear and nervousness; When Creon shouts his first line, I would instantly drop my head low again looking at the ground, almost cowering.
When explaining what has happened to Creon, I would rise off the floor to do so, standing up
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