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"Curious Incident of a Dog in the Nighttime" Essay on Impressive and Spectacular Movements in a Professional Performance.

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´╗┐DATE \@ "dddd, d MMMM y" Thursday, 20 November 2014 Drama Q: Explain how two or more performers used impressive or surprising movements in one live production that you have seen and assess their contribution to the effectiveness of the peace at particular moments INTRO - SUM UP PLAY AND POINTS 1PARA - STATION 2PARA - HOW IT WAS DELIVERED? 3PARA - WHY THEY DID IT AND WHAT WAS THE EFFECT 4PARA - CHRISTOPHER IN THE TUBE ATTEMPTING TO GET TOBY 5PARA - HOW WAS IT DELIVERED? 6PARA - WHY THEY DID IT CONC. - SUM UP ALL POINTS ABOVE I On the 15th of October, 2014 I went with my school to see ?The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime? at the Gelguid Theatre. The play was directed by Marianne Elliot and the designer was Bunny Christie. ...read more.

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2 When he attempts to find the station, despite the fact that it is right in front of him he uses logic and somewhat of a mathematical interpretation of navigating it. He said that ?you can find it by moving clockwise and taking every right turn? which is spoken in a way as if it was a matter of fact which could possibly be him quoting a technique that Siobhan (his favourite teacher) had taught him to navigate him. He does this on the stage following a projection that is visible on the floor. At the station, the ensemble cast immediately get up and move in perfect time to the electronic soundtrack playing which rises in beat according to Christopher?s tension level and thoughts. When Christopher attempts to ask some of the cast directions they simply move on in a synchronised movement; Christopher is seen to be out of time and out of sync with the cast. ...read more.

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The very fact that he uses such a technique to simply navigate shows his approach to life being one of a giant equation or mathematical problem that needs solving. When the projection appears on stage, it could even be his very thoughts being projected onto the stage showing the way he views life. Additionally, his lack of pride and no self-congratulation also shows his logical approach to the audience, which gives the effect of him treating life as if it was a puzzle which links to the fact that we are constantly under his rules watching the play. In the station, the rising volume of the music reflects Christopher?s rising panic as he experiences his first taste of an unfamiliar world. The fact that he is out of step with most people has some humour to it seeing him helplessly attempt to navigate through the ensemble but also a demonstration of how he is out of touch with reality and the world around him. PAGE 2 ...read more.

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