Woman in Black Essay

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Written by Mark Palmer Director of Learning for Creative and Media, Wildern School, Southampton “You have come for advice and assistance, you must trust me.” CONTENTS Introduction About The Woman in Black Producing an alternative opening to The Woman in Black 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 13 14 16 18 20 22 24 27 Christmas Eve A London Particular The Journey North Creating spontaneous characters by using small items of costume Utilising everyday objects as a stimulus The Funeral of Mrs Drablow Across the Causeway Fear, tension and audience expectations Adapting and directing techniques The Sound of a Pony and Trap Mr Jerome is afraid Spider Creating simple sound effects with your classes How atmosphere is created in The Woman in Black Imaginary characters in performance Jennet Humfrye’s teenage pregnancy In the Nursery Whistle and I’ll Come to You A Packet of Letters Investigating the backstory of Mr Jerome The use of documentary evidence in the text They key players in The Woman in Black discuss its success The Woman in Black Resources and Links 2 “This is intended to be of interest, I take it?” INTRODUCTION The Woman in Black was adapted by Stephen Mallatratt as a low-budget ‘filler’ for the Christmas season in Scarborough, where it opened to rave reviews on 12 December 1987. It arrived in London’s West End in January 1989, opening at the Lyric Hammersmith before transferring to The Strand and The Playhouse and then taking up residence at The Fortune Theatre on 07 June of the same year. Decades later, the play is still going strong, with producers cheerfully informing audiences that “it will haunt you for the rest of your life”! Plaudits from the critics have continued throughout the run of the The Woman in Black and audiences and critics alike have left the theatre having experienced one

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