• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

How would you convey the different social worlds within the play? In the play there are 3 different social worlds, the court world, the world of the mechanicals, and of the fairy world

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

How would you convey the different social worlds within the play? In the play there are 3 different social worlds, the court world, the world of the mechanicals, and of the fairy world. in order to convey the difference to the audience I will focus on the set the lighting and the way the characters behave and appear to the audience. I will use Edward Gordon Craig's idea of blocks, by using different levels I can express the different worlds to the audience. The mechanicals for example will be towards the front on the lowest level which is the floor. The Fairies will move around on all three levels to show their powerful status to do what they want. The court world will always be at the top of the stage on the highest level. ...read more.

Middle

Another main difference between these different worlds will be the costumes by how the characters appear will express what kind of world they come from. The Mechanicals will wear dull colors to represent their mundane life style, their clothing will be of poor quality and will have rips and holes in to show they do not have money to repair their clothing. The court world will be the complete opposite their clothing will be purple and gold, royal colors to show their wealth. The fairies will be in skimpy clothing to show how the magical forest is quite a sexual place. The men will be topless and the women will be dressed in skirts and tops with leaves and flowers on. Again this is to represent that they are in the forest and to show that they are not normal people. ...read more.

Conclusion

I think the fairies could have a different range of accents and high pitched voices to make them seem small and delicate. Finally the setting is also going to help portray the worlds the most, the court setting again would use lots of rich gold colours and perhaps have large columns as it is set in Greece. Later on in the fairy world these columns could become phallic symbols. In the fairy world the colours will be more green to bring across the fact it is a forest. the mechanical world will be very basic and simple to represent the fact they have a simple lifestyle, there will be very little colour or props. All the social worlds will be portrayed very differently to make the worlds clearly distinctive to the audience. The initial impact will be mainly from visual aspects such as lighting, costume and setting. However the diacet and accent of characters from different social worlds will also define this. Emily Willis ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Plays section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Plays essays

  1. Journey's End - What is the dramatic impact of act 3 scene 3 on ...

    Stanhope uses guilt to persuade Hibbert, which presses on the idea of comradeship. During their conversation "stretcher bearers" is heard, informing the audience that somebody or people have been injured. Not only is the audience now concerned, but also annoyed at Hibbert who is selfishly keeping Stanhope waiting and reducing the number of men who are fighting.

  2. "Contextualising the play" - Top Girls, by Caryl Churchill

    Through the increasing popularity and accessibility of film and television, the world was opening up during the 1970s. These mediums were enabling more ideas to be presented to a wider section of the public, which in turn began to create a more liberal, open-minded society.

  1. How research material was gathered and used within the process of writing a play.

    they committed, and also to show any one in the society regardless of their ethnic background or up bringing is capable of committing a murder. Through out the play my characters role was switching from Cassie to the News reporter.

  2. “All My Sons”: Examine the Dramatic Power of Act 3.

    If you know, how did he die? ... What's enough for me? What are you talking about?" She is very edgy and easily upset. This slow revelation from Ann and the panicky Kate keep the audience absorbed and involved waiting for information over Larry. Ann's showing Larry's letter to her convinces Kate that Larry is dead.

  1. Drama Q6 on play

    up a rough draft of our first three scenes, in hoping that we could start working on our production instead of discussing it. In our third week, we worked on our second scene, which was Ashley in the psychiatric Hospital, and how she was full of drugs and so the character should be sedated and timid.

  2. The original stimulus to our original ideas was the way in which children of ...

    Each character in Colourblind battles with oppression, which is our principal theme. Oppression is exerted in many different ways, by many different sources and we wish to illuminate some of these with in aim of educating our audience. Other themes which we have incorporated into our piece are racism -

  1. Discuss the differences in attitudes of Billy and Geoffrey. How do the writers of ...

    He has a job but each week, claims it is his day off: "It's my Saturday off this week" "You said that last bloody week. That's three bloody weeks in a row" (Act1, lines 241-243). He says he has been offered a script-writing job in London: "I've been offered a job in London.

  2. An investigation into how celebrities use self-presentation to portray different images of themselves.

    I shall try and make my talk as interesting and interactive as possible without straying from my script. The factors I shall be discussing include gestures these are usually made subconsciously using the hands. Gestures are vital in creating a good rapport with the audience.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work