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Director's Interpretation of two scenes from 'A View From The Bridge'

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20th Century Drama Assignment SELECT ANY TWO SCENES OF DRAMATIC TENSION FROM THE PLAY. WRITE AN ESSAY TO SHOW HOW, AS A DIRECTOR, YOU WOULD WANT THESE SCENES TO BE PLAYED BY YOUR ACTORS/ACTRESSES. A View From The Bridge is a play written by Arthur Miller in 1955. It is based on the Greek tragedies, which were based on fate and the destiny of the main character. The play is set in Red Hook, a community in the slums of New York, "the gullet of New York swallowing the tonnage of the world." ...read more.

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Families in this community stay very close and loyal to each other, and it is important to respect the head of the family. The main causes of tension within the play usually come from relationships between the characters. First of all most of the tension comes from the relationship between Eddie and Catherine then later on with Rodolfo also. Towards the end of the play there is a lot of tension between most of the characters. ...read more.

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The other characters also sense tension between them and often try to change the subject quickly. The main causes of tension within the play usually come from relationships between the characters. First of all most of the tension comes from the relationship between Eddie and Catherine then later on with Rodolfo also. Towards the end of the play there is a lot of tension between most of the characters. The two scenes I will focus on in this essay are the end of Act 1 and the very last scene of the play. ...read more.

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