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1984. By George Orwell 1984 is a futuristic novel by George Orwell about how life would be under "Big Brother". Northern stage, a local acting group, performed it. He based the play on how he thought life would be like in 1984 and how it would be ruled. He thought everyone would be the same, act the same and have to be dressed the same emotions towards each other were forbidden. Northern stage went to Moscow produce parts of film this was played on the big screens to make the play more realistic and to give the viewer a better understanding of the play. Winston is a hero, he does not fit in and you can see the difference from the start. ...read more.


They changed positions for different scenes. They were plain white so your attention wasn't on them they divided up the stage they also had to be white or a light colour to suit the neutral colouring of the characters clothes and so that the film could be projected on to them. The characters wore simple clothing; brown overalls and the women wore a red sash around their waists. These clothes showed that they were no one important and the brown was a dull colour to represent their dull lives and lack off identity. They made sharp simple movements to emphasise their strict life style. At some points in the play they remained still e.g. ...read more.


The music and sound effects used set the scene in a way. There were sudden bangs when and whenever Big Brother came on it had the same music. There was also the same music when any people with authority came on the scene. E.g. O'Brien. This showed their status. The torture scene was very gruesome cries and murmurs were heard while images of Winston being beaten appeared. Winston hated rats and so when he was being tortured at the end they played sounds of rats squeaking were added. They had different levels by using the screens to stand on the back of. The shop owner (Mr Carrington) stood up there, which showed status over Winston. Also at the end when they were torturing Winston, he was lying in a box and the man was standing over him. This showed how the man had won. ...read more.

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