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Comparing an extract from Assassins by Stephen Sondheim with an extract from Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

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Introduction

Introduction In our scripted piece we worked from an extract from Hamlet by William Shakespeare. We compared this with an extract from Assassins by Stephen Sondheim. Our scripted piece was written between 1602-1604 where royals ruled society. In contrast when Assassins was written which was in 1990, society was democratic & governed by a President. ...read more.

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But Assassins also deals with death and some degree of madness you could argue. When comparing this to our scripted piece it does differ in many different aspects. One being the story line, the genre etc. But they both deal with death and madness. Just in slightly different contexts. The other difference is the style of the pieces. ...read more.

Conclusion

Plus Assassins would have been performed inside in a theatre but Hamlet was performed in the open air. Staging Staging for our play was done indoors with minimal props, just enough to work out the location we were trying to show. We used a few powerful white lights to create a dark feeling around the set. Assassins would have been set in a barn using natural light and all the props needed instead of improvising them. ...read more.

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