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The Woman In Black
Woman in Black
Author Name: Anna Brodie
Woman in Black
Advantages: Small theater, and skill of actors
Disadvantages: the audience are the make of brake factor as the play relies hevilly on them
'The chilling tale of the Woman In Black unfoldes before their eyes, captivating the audience and delving deep into thier emotions, toying with thier minds.'
I feel it is omoung the most frightning and clever plays that i have ever seen.
i found the cast of two adds so much to the uniqueness of the play, and i feel in no way spoills it.
when i first heared that there was only two actors thoroughout the whole peice i was shocked.
prier to the preformance i thought that only having two actors would make it incredibly boring, a task to sit through, i would never have thought that the amount of tension and suspence would be maintained.
I was proved wrong, as soon as i steped foot inside the theater and the openg lines resounded around the fortunes walls, i could tell this was going to take me on an incredible jerney that i personally would undertake.
I new i would be there with the actors feeling every emotion, almost like i was part of the preformance.
And indeed i was, the actors almost used the audience as a prop, and a s 'Actor' states in one of the opening scenes:
'We use our imaganation and our audience.'
i left the horrific atmosphire of the fortune, only then did i come to my sences to realise that this was not a true story, hard to belive as it was so realistic and convinceing, but then and to this day it still feels as real as when the curtins came up for the first time in feb 1989.
A wonderfully clever preformance, i recomend it to everyone and enyone, a must see!!
By Anna Brodie
Summary: it was fantastic, this play is still in its prime and will be for a long time yet.
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