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How does the set reflect the narrative and thematic focus of the play..how does the set...

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Posted February 18, 2012 at 1:20 PM via web

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How does the set reflect the narrative and thematic focus of the play..how does the set enable the issues of the play to come to life?

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wordprof | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted February 19, 2012 at 2:21 AM (Answer #1)

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The setting, of course, is a jury room. The director has some choices to make regarding how to seat the jurors. Specifically, he or she must decide whether Juror #3 should be physically isolated, but also whether the jurors should changes, walk around, etc. (in other words, the blocking). The setting itself should be representative of the period, and that can be updated if the director wants to modernize this now somewhat outdated play. We have seen so many television jury rooms and dramas about what goes on in them that the play no longer "works" on stage.

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