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To direct the characters in ‘ An Inspector Calls’ from page 11 when the Inspector enters Mr. Birling’s house to page 16 when Sheila says’ what’s this about the streets ?’.

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In my essay I am choosing to direct the characters in ' An Inspector Calls' from page 11 when the Inspector enters Mr. Birling's house to page 16 when Sheila says' what's this about the streets ?'. I am going to direct each character in this part and their movements, body language , expressions, tone of voice and manner of speaking. I will also comment upon the social and historical context of my scene. *- Comments on spotlights, music. Now I am going to direct each and every character. Inspector Goole :- Most of the time I want you to talk coolly with a mysterious smile. When you enter Mr. Birling's house and call "Mr.Birling?" I want you to say it in a serious tone with a mysterious smile. *- When the Inspector enters Mr.Birling's house , I want a spotlight on him with a strange music. When Mr .Birling says " Have a glass of port or whisky" I want you to say "No, Thank you .I am on duty." ...read more.

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When the Inspector calls " Mr. Birling?" I want you to say "Yes, sit down Inspector." In a tone as if he has disturbed your party and I want you to walk around.When you ask him"... any trouble of warrant?" he says " no, Mr. Birling ". At this time I want you to say" then what is it then?" biting your nail , looking around as if you are nervous and impatient. When the Inspector asks you " Do you remember her now?" I want you to keep your hand on your forehead , bending your head downwards and say " I seem to remember the name Eva Smith somewhere...". When the Inspector says " It's the way I like to go to work..." I want you to say " I see. Sensible really." In a loud tone and I want you to move restlessly with your hands at your back and say" You've had enough of that port, Eric". ...read more.

Conclusion

Gerald Croft:- First of all I want you to speak confidentially so that the audience doesn't doubt anything about you. When the Inspector refuses to show you Eva Smith's photograph I want you to say " any particular reason why I should not see this girls ..." in a way as if you are annoyed but in a soft tone. When the Inspector also refuses to show the photo to Eric I want you to say " I can't imagine what it could be" with your hand on your forehead , head bent aside & looking upwards. Eric:- First of all I want you to in a way that all audience doubt you. When the Inspector says " I want some information..." I want you to say " My god!" broadening your eyes and swallowing. When Mr. Birling says " Yes, I do. She was one of ..." I want you to ask " Is that why she committed suicide?" as if you are supporting the Inspector. When Gerald says to Mr. Birling " You couldn't have done anything else" I want you to say " He could. He could have..." opposing Mr. Birling. ...read more.

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