Wednesday, September 12, 2007

our town

Tuesday's class was kind of fun for me because it reminded me of my freshman year in high school when we did Our Town. The whole play was done without props except for 2 ladders and maybe a couple chairs. The entire thing was performed through pantomime, and at first it was hard for me to get the hang of things. After awhile, I really had a system down and could almost see my kitchen: the table, the sink, the door...(I was Mrs. Gibbs, so that's where I was most of the time.) I'm still not sure why Wilder wanted the play performed that way, but I think if the actor is truely dedicated and can see what's not there, it's easier for the audience to accept the fact that there isn't any props and can follow the story as if there were.

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