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You could make the atmosphere tenser by advising the characters to use very overwrought facial expressions and movements. You could also use atmospheric music as the audience are waiting for the play to start. This will make them suspicious of the things to come and they will start to prefigure that something bad or mysterious is going to happen. As well as the music, the lighting should be quite dull and focus in on specific characters. For example, when the Inspector starts to question Sheila a spotlight should be focused on her as soon as she says "When was this?"
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From what we know this is, as the name suggests, a charity to help all women in need. We find out in act 2 that the organisation was contacted by Eva smith when she was pregnant. She gave her name as Mrs Birling, using the name of the man whom had impregnated her. Mrs. Birling herself was completely shocked when she found out about this and forced the committee to refuse financial hope to because of snobbery at the fact that someone used her family name. This leads us to ask why someone would be elected as chairman or aloud to be, if they were so proud and ungiving.
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The Government Inspector was a hilarious and creative satire based on the 1830's script of Ukrainian-born writer Nikolai Gogol. The director, Adam Cook, of the State Theatre Company of South Australia, brought to life
When mistaking the government inspector with another person the story revealed the corruption, backstabbing and gossipy nature of the main characters. The primary theme of The Government Inspector is about 'status anxiety'. The character's need to have their existence validated is so extreme that the clarity of their vision is hilariously unclear while we watch them fawning over an impostor. The comment from the governor, "You don't say! An illustrious guest like you to be subjected to such annoyance at the hands of-whom?
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Choose a play which you have seen and which you particularly enjoyed and discuss the aspects which made it successful. "The Wizard Of Oz" at the Birmingham Repertory theatre.
of the vast array of characters are purely fictional fantasy but even so we are still willing Dorothy along on her quest, hoping she will succeed (even if we know that everything will be happily ever after in the end). This is because we have willingly suspended our disbelief and have allowed ourselves to be sucked into this magical world. Personally I think that this works particularly well in this play because whilst we know this is one hundred per cent fiction, while we are in that theatre we still believe everything that is happening.
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Post-Fordism is the appearance of new sharp of organization of production, tendency of consumption and modal of regulation. It is a movement beyond the Fordism.
Post-Fordism adopts more flexible m9nufacturing system. The flexible system emphasizes more on the quality of production rather than the quantity. It shifts the ability of system from economies of scale to economies of scope. Robin Murry highlights a series of production changes ''across there have been change in product life and product innovation, with shorter, flexible runs and a wider wide range of product on offer; changes in stock control, with just-in-time methods removing the need to hold large amounts of costly stock; and changes in design and marketing in response to an increasingly diverse pattern of consumption demand.''(www.hmse.edu 'from Fordism to Post-Fordism').
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Explain how different staging of 'An Inspector Calls' can make the audience react to the play differently.
When the Inspector arrives, he interrupts the family's party and we feel as if our evening has been disturbed as well. We only hear about Eva Smith/Daisy Renton in this version when the Inspector questions each character. This interrogation causes a whole story to unfold about her character but we never actually meet her in person. In spite of not meeting her, we still feel quite sorry for her as we hear what happened. In the 1954 film version, once again we are in the dining room.
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They generate electricity by burning coal, oil or gas, which gives off carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide and dust. The input resources are not only rapidly becoming scarce, but are difficult and dangerous to collect from the ground with occasional oil spills, along with damage to the environment. They are also non-renewable and mean this type of power production using these most efficient resources will not be able to continue into the future. The waste products of fossil fuels pollute the atmosphere consequently affecting the increasing problem of acid rain and radioactivity. The large cooling towers are considered an eyesore in the landscape, and must be positioned next to a river for cooling; therefore the water is heated, and affects the natural environment.
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Ian McNeil's scenery includes a large Edwardian doll's house, perched and stilted in the cobbled streets of post-Blitz Britain. The visual centrepiece that is the house balanced on its post in all its disfigurement, seems to resemble the barrier between its inhabitants and society; the front of the house swinging open when vulnerable, it falling down when broken and it rising again when rebuilt. The house is also grotesquely small, whereas the family seem extremely big - to metaphor their overblown egos. The house being raised on stilts shows how the Birlings feel the mute people in the street are socially beneath them.
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In 1863, a piece of lime heated in a flame of hydrogen and oxygen gave the famous Lime Light. Then as domestic lighting changed to the use of gas, the Drury Lane Theatre was the first to master the art in 1845. Henry Irving instigated more changes than any previous theatre designer between 1878 and 1898. He was the first person to used coloured glass in front of lights, the first to use electric light, the first to paint the bulbs for effect and the first to think of dimming the house lights so the result of his ideas really showed up.
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After all, the one thing that everyone remembers best, even after seeing the most fantastic things on a holiday, is the food. It could almost become a saying that if the food and the room setting are good the host will be remembered. These aspects have obviously been applied to the Berling's dining room. The most important contents are: a solid wood table with chairs as the dining table; comfortable seats covered with various throws not far from the dining table; a chandelier hung from the ceiling; a 'candle-stick' telephone and a variety of alcoholic drinks in decanters displayed on a trolley.
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Gus has the highest MLU in this script, but this doesn't necessarily mean that as he speaks more, he will be the one in power. Gus doesn't need to speak so much to answer Ben, but he speaks in interrupted and disjointed constructions, therefore increasing his word count and decreasing his status of power in this conversation. Ben doesn't need to say a lot to make what he is saying effective. Bens short, sharp answers show power, as they don't reveal emotion and opinion, just facts.
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On the evening of January 21st, I, along with other pupils from Tiffin Girls' School went to the Playhouse Theatre to see the production of 'An Inspector Calls'.
The backdrop was of a fiercely clouded sky. The whole set was set roughly just after the Second World War. I could tell this from not only having read the program, but also because the set on whole looked like a bombsite. The house however was set in the Edwardian times because of its designing and shape. Once the actors starting stepping out and I saw what costumes they were wearing, the idea that the inside of the house and everybody in it was set roughly around the time period of 1912.
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Our last lesson was about a play written by John Godber called Bouncers. It's about four men who work in a nightclub. It is also about their lives and the people they are approached by or come in contact with.
and Maureen (one of the women getting her hair cut). All in all Eric undergoes eighteen character transformations. John Godber has used many theatre techniques in this play such as mime, thoughts aloud and character transformation. All of the characters are involved with at least is involved with one or more of those examples. Eric's character is involved in transformations, thoughts aloud and mime. Eric uses character transformations the most although he does use thoughts aloud four times. In Bouncers we learn there is more to bouncers than just being big fat bald (or balding)
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In U.S.A, Bouncers won seven Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards and five Joseph Jefferson Awards in Chicago. Judd plays five parts. He plays Judd, a bouncer at the club. He plays a woman called Elaine, who is out with her friends. He also plays Terry, who is on a pub-crawl with his mates. Judd plays the barber and he also plays Cheryl, who is a hairdresser. Judd likes to wind people up, especially Eric. He is also a bit thick, but tries to act clever.
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Task 2: Collection of Information This is a copy of my Questionnaire Questionnaire 1. How often do you go to the theatre?  Once a week  Twice a week  Once a month  Twice a month  More than once a year  Other _______________ 2. Please give your opinion on the following aspects of the Theatre. Like V. Much Good Average Acceptable Poor Price      Location      Snacks      Price of Snacks      Films      Parking      3.
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