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Myface Review Before the play began, action was taking place on stage. A gorilla sat centre stage of a proscenium arch, typing on a computer, there was fast, upbeat pop music playing and the whole of the stage was lit up the lights and music slowly faded, the curtain opened onto two characters stood by tables and six other characters were sat in a neutral position on top of their tables, the tables were arranged in an arrow head the backdrop was of the cast in the form of caricature. The gorilla stands up and walks upstage and sits on top of its table. Marc takes the gorilla's former position, he is lit with a spotlight, one other character onstage is lit, and there is a brief still image before Susie starts to speak, she breaks the fourth wall and is forming of the plot, and this is narrating. Marc then takes over role of narrator and continues to tell the audience all about the social networking site "Myface" and the person who owns and created it. Marc and Susie start to have a conversation on their computers, they mime typing on a computer keyboard, but also speak the words their typing. ...read more.


His costume and appearance suggests he is a geek. Susie tells the audience Sam is a friend of Lou's, at this point the rest of the cast leave what their doing and wink very broadly and simultaneously. Susie tells us Sam and Lou are in love with each other. Sam and Lou then simultaneously put their arms on their table rest their heads on their hands and sigh deeply. Susie then tells us "they are too shy acknowledge it" Sam and Lou's body language then changes they once again simultaneously hunch their bodies and look at the floor. Lou and Susie get very excited when Sam punches Lou using Myface; they break the convention of the computer chat room, get out of their seats, high five each other then spin around in a circle screaming. Another one of Susie's friends then come online, Emma gets off her table and sits on her stool this symbolises she has come online. Emma is the only Myface friend Susie does not introduce; she is also the only friend Susie doesn't really like, so in my opinion that is why she doesn't introduce her as she regrets accepting her as a Myface friend. ...read more.


Lou replies very quickly, very confidently this shows she obeys Susie and wouldn't want to offend her, Emma is very wary of the offer and is very grateful this shows she is quite shocked to be asked to the party, but is very happy to be coming. Sam replies with "I bit Lou using the werewolf application" this shows he wasn't really paying attention and is wrapped up in his own little world. Marc replies "really thrilled" into his computer because there is no emotion indicator in chat rooms Susie takes him seriously and is happy marc wants to come. Whereas Marc speaks the phrase "really thrilled" in a very sarcastic way so the audience take it that he doesn't really want to go. Pete replies with "of course" this shows he was expecting an invitation so he seems quite cocky. There isn't much I could criticise apart from I didn't like the still image Susie, Lou and Emma created during their fight, however I understand keeping a fight underway for so long would have been very difficult. I thought the issue of the scene changes was dealt with very well, and the music really complimented the action. I also thought that Marc and Pete's fight was very realistic and believable. ...read more.

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