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Fear and Misery in the Third Reich play review

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Amy Nickell Question 8 - Fear and Misery in the Third Reich On the 6th October 2005 I went to see a production of 'Fear and Misery in the Third Reich' by Bertiot Brecht at the Markova Theatre. The production was performed by the Watford Palace travelling theatre company. During the performance once performance really did surprise me. It was the performance of the 'Jewish Woman'performed by Sarah Stanley. The reason I found this a very surprising performance was that I was incredibly moved by her performance. I left the play thinking very deeply about the message she conveyed. I also felt extremely emotional during that particular section. This surprised me as up until that point I had not felt any emotion for any of the characters in the play. ...read more.

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Her body language completely changed and transformed her into the 'Jewish Woman'. She walked extremely poised and upright. She had a slow controlled pace - this was very effective as she controlled the stage and engaged the audience's attention. She led with her chest and held her head high. She had an extremely proud posture. She stuck her nose in the air and came across almost snobby. I found this surprising as the woman knew why she was packing yet Sarah Stanley decided to perform the woman as fearless and too proud to show emotion. She used gestus amazingly and I immediately got an impression of the class she was. She used her voice to enhance the type of character also. She used stereotypical 'posh' accent. ...read more.

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Throughout the play the actors wore a constant costume of a prisoner uniform - with a symbol on it to determine what kind of prisoner they were (eg - the Jews would have a star of David). During different scenes the actors would put on one thing to show there character change - like the jewish woman had a pair of high heels and a set of beads. I think having the Jewish Woman packing her bags in such a proud manner, showing no signs if fear or misery to start with, in the prisoner outfit was very effective as it almost showed what the future held for this woman. I found this a very harrowing image. I thought that Sarah Stanley performed the character of the Jewish Woman extremely convincingly - yet very surprisingly and different to how I imagined she would. ...read more.

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