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Theatre Evaluation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream coat.

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Theatre Evaluation On the 18th of December I went to the Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre with my drama class, we went to see 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream coat'. This production was performed by a company called the Bill Kenwright Group. Bill Kenwright is now a successful theatrical producer, best known for the long-running West End hit Blood Brothers and the well known tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. At the beginning of the musical, the narrator is telling the story of Joseph to young children, to get them to bed. Then Jacob and all of his twelve sons appear on stage but it is clear from the start that all of Joseph's brothers are jealous of Joseph as he is wearing a bright and colourful coat which was handed down to him from his father, Jacob. We can then see from the dreams Joseph has that he is to rule over his brothers. To make sure his dreams don't come true, his brothers sell him as a slave to some travellers, who then take him to Egypt. ...read more.

Middle

Joseph then asks them about a 'Stolen cup', he empties all of their bags on the ground and finds Benjamin to be the guilty one because he has the 'Stolen Cup'. His brothers all beg for Benjamin and say they can be imprisoned as long as Benjamin is set free. His brothers do not realize that it is Joseph who is with them. In the last scene Joseph realises their unselfishness and reveals himself to them. Joseph sends for his father and they are reunited at the end of the play. The form of this drama was a musical. In 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' there were several conventions used such as a voice over when the pharoe is talking. There is also an aside when the Narrator is talking to the audience. The 11 brothers of Joseph had lots of monolouges telling us about their feelings towards Joseph and what they have done to him. The structure of the musical was linear because it went in an order. ...read more.

Conclusion

When it did change it was good. When I first started to watch Joseph I thought it was not going to be that good because it's not really the kind of drama that I like, but once I started to get into it, it was ok. The performance made me feel quite sad because of the story line and how his brothers sold him just because he was the favourite son. From seeing this musical I have learned that I really do have to speak louder on stage and pronounce my words clearly. At the end of the night I really enjoyed seeing Joseph. It was a good laugh and a great night out. I think that the target audience for Joseph is young adults because it is fun and a great experience to see such a famous musical. At the end of the show people were standing up and clapping. The next day I recommended to my Gran that she should go and see it and she really enjoyed it too. 1 ...read more.

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