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I wanted to make my version of Arthur Miller's yellow bird scene in 'The Crucible' dramatic and emotional.

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The Crucible course work assignment - part one I wanted to make my version of Arthur Miller's yellow bird scene in 'The Crucible' dramatic and emotional. I wanted to create dramatic tension in the scene by emphasizing how angry, frustrated, and emotional the characters are. At the start of this scene Abigail crated a vision of yellow bird. I made Abigail look frightened but angry at the same time. This made the scene more dramatic as Danforth was extremely angry and confused. I did this to make audience want to know more and make them feel anxious. During the next part of the scene there is a lot of disagree between John Proctor and Danforth. I emphasized the frustration of the characters by making them shout angrily and sound violent. ...read more.


I wanted Mary to appear more upset and emphasize the emotion building up inside her. The girls pursue in acting in this way until Mary breaks down in tears and is weeping and pleading. This brings more emotion to the scene, and I wanted Mary to come across weak and scared. Danforth is asking questions but isn't getting the answers he wants, so I made him lose control at points and show much impatience to make the scene more dramatic. Proctor becomes even angrier and sounds violent because no one will listen to him either. He knows he has real difficulties with controlling rage because he is so frustrated, while the girls are still repeating "Mary Warren". This makes a scene full of mixed emotions; anger, frustration, depression and a bit spooky. ...read more.


When Mary accuses Proctor, the confusion and the shouting return because he is angry and knows that now no one will believe him. During this part of the scene Danforth calms down and speaks in a more patient tone of vice this is because he is relived because things are starting to make sense, although it is a lie. The next part of the scene is when Mary Warren cries out that she loves God. I thought this part of the scene was practically highly charged and I emphasized this by directing Mary to break down in tears once again. Hale and Proctor become more distressed and more aggressive through out the end of the scene because they know the girls are lying and this is particularly damning for them. Hale gets for frustrated he quits the court leaving Danforth even more confused and impatient as he is scared that he may lose his authority. ...read more.

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