Gregor Opening Scene

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  • Created on: 20-05-15 18:47
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  • Gregor Opening Scene
    • Physicality
      • Waiting in Foyer
        • very upright
        • head straight ahead
    • Movements
    • Facial Expressions
      • Waiting in Foyer and sitting in seet
        • neutral face
          • Waiting in Foyer
            • very upright
            • head straight ahead
    • Costume
      • no particular time period, felt 50s 60s 70s ish, felt old but nonspecific time or country
        • bowler hat (work suit)
        • tweed jacket
        • black trousers
        • wears a white short sleeved shirt (not visible yet)
        • black tie
        • black shoes
    • Audience Involvement
      •  audience feel submerged in the action from the offset
      • Audience line up outside & are ushered in together 
        • creating a cramped sensation as opposed to the audience filtering in comfortably and slowly taking their seats
      • Audience joined Gregor on the evening commute - London commuters often refer to their travelling experience as feeling like cattle
        • this in itself echoes the notion of Theatre of Cruelty which Artaud used in his plays
      • Audience not given time to settle in seats, chat or get comfortable - on entering they are completely immersed in Gregor’s bleak and fatigued world - enter into the set already in place
    • Scene Progression
      • Upon coming to the house, Mrs S pulled two metal frames apart - symbolise doors opening
        • Scene turns to mine as family interact with Gregor
          • movements are slow and deliberate as if this is the same routine that is played out each night
  • Still not letting him in from the rain - Mr Samsa requests money, Greta takes Gregors hat, coat and umbrella - left outside shivering
    • Gets inside, sits down exhausted, hunched over - Mrs S hugs & checks temperature,  Greta taps Gregor on the shoulders in a child-like game
      •  innocence of thee exchanges are contrasted with the sound effect - deep forbidding, humming sound, a symbol of something dark and sinister looming
        • composed with aim of creating something uncomfortable to listen to
          • using base nots, vibration sounds & thunder cracks
            • these sounds have a deep rooted connection to people’s innate fears - taps into Artaud’s ideas of shared human impulses.  Use music as a very effective way of confronting an audience with these deep rooted fears
    • movements are slow and deliberate as if this is the same routine that is played out each night

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