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How would you stage the opening of the play and what would be your intended effect for an audience.

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How would you stage the opening of the play and what would be your intended effect for an audience.

On stage to start off with I would have two big palace doors up stage, and that would be it. This tells the audience the location of this particular scene, and also tells the audience information about the characters, such as their background and that they come from a rich family and a posh family. It could also tell the audience that they are a royal family as they live in a palace. The set is basic but still communicates a range of ideas to the audience. The stage setting shows location of the two sisters and what kind of life they live. Having two palace doors behind them shows that they aren't poor or normal working class citizens but they are rich and a royal family.

Working as a director I would have Antigone upstage right and Ismene up stage left, this shows to the audience straight away the relationship between these two characters, as Antigone is stage right and Ismene is stage left this shows disagreement and maybe a little bit of a conflict as they

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