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

How would you direct the characters Abigail and Proctor to convey meaning to an audience?

Extracts from this document...


How would you direct the characters Abigail and Proctor to convey meaning to an audience? Abigail: On the line 'Give me a word, John. A Soft word' Abigail should come closer to Proctor and stroke the side of his face gently. This conveys that she still is in love with john and wants to tempt him back to her. She should also bat her eyelids at him softly too. After this, Proctor says 'No, no, Abby. That's done with now' Abby should spring back and have a shocked expression but then move in closer again and say the next line. This conveys that John Proctor does not want another relationship with Abigail but shows that Abigail has the determination to not give up until she has her man. When she says the line 'you come five mile to see a silly girl fly? I know you better.' She should say this in a tauntingly fashion and give him eye contact while saying this. ...read more.


When she says: 'A wild thing may say wild things. But not so wild, I think. I have seen you since she put me out; I have seen you nights' She walks up to proctor again and uses hand gestures while saying the line; it must show that really wants' to express how she really feels but cannot get the words out; this line must show determination. On the line ' I have a sense for heat (Abigail moves away from John Proctor) John, and yours has drawn me to my window, ( She puts both hands on her heart and turns her head so she doe not look at him while saying this, she says this line very innocently and softly), and I have seen you looking up, burning in your loneliness (As she says that she turns her head back round. Removes her hand from her heart and points at John, and speaks in a louder tone and really emphasises the word 'loneliness') ...read more.


Let her turn (she then fists her hands and makes a 'ringing your neck' gesture) you like a-' This shows how annoyed Abigail is and conveys to the audience that Abigail is trying to turn Proctor against his wife. After this Abigail burst into tears and goes up to john and clenches his arms and says: I look for John Proctor that took me from my sleep and put knowledge in my heart! I never knew what pretence Salem was, (She looks into johns eyes and batters her eyelids) I never knew the lying lessons I was taught by all these Christian women and their covenanted men! And now you bid me tear the light out of my eyes? (She moves her head back slightly, she says the next but in a more angrily tone) I will not, I cannot! You loved me John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet! (He pushes her away and turns abruptly to go out, but Abigail rushes to him.) John, pity me, pity me!' As Abigail says the end of the line, she says it really innocently and gives him 'puppy dog eyes'. ?? ?? ?? ?? Natalie Hopkins ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Other 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 GCSE Other Plays essays

  1. How would you direct the characters in the yellow bird scene?

    Once Parris has said his line, I would direct Mary to look sheepishly at Proctor and say the line stutteringly 'I - cannot faint now, sir.' At this point I would direct Mary's eyes to start to water softly while looking at Proctor.

  2. GCSE Drama: Summative Task: Designer Option

    The pictures shown of the final designs are those taken of the costumes themselves. They are not ideal because I did not have a large variety of colours or designs to choose from but certainly point out the direction I am heading towards.

  1. monolouge I am really popular, my very best friend is Violet Bing and ...

    That day I sent her a text at lunch saying to meet me to at the rooftop after school. The view from there is absolutely beautiful. I was quite nervous throughout the lesson. So when the bell rang I had butterflies flying in my tummy making me extremely nervous!

  2. Essay comparing short story Paths(TM) with improvised drama developed from news article Mystery o

    In 'Mystery of Dead Young Female' we conveyed to the audience that the action of our play was set in the historic past by how we acted, the way we walked and the costume we wore as well the accent and the kind of people we had like the vicar,

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