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Directors Interpretation
Theme:
My interpretation would focus on the rise in gang culture across the planet, but focus in on America
The `sub-plot' or message of the production would be about gun control in America
The Athenians would become the Crips and the Spartans the Bloods; the two notorious gangs…

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Natural
Mixes to focus on both facial expression and body language

Style:
Naturalistic production will require a lighting style that helps create an authentic relative set

Sculpture:
Lighting from above
Back-lighting

Fluidity:
When something bad or negative happens the lighting will drop and comeback up a bit dimmer to
show…

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Staging:
Orchestra:
No specific stage shapes
Not set chorus area

Theatron:
Centred large stage
Audience seated all round the stage in a scattered arrangement to make easy audience member feel
like a passerby witnessing these events

Skene:
Actors leave stage though audience after scenes to change
No levels, the actors…

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Motives:
To show how gang culture has made girls desire to look sexy and desirable and that it can make
some girls proud of their image
Show the change from `gang whore' to self-righteous
How people mourn her death ­ does her reputation affect this?

Movements and Gestures:
Seductive glide…

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Make the actress feel strong and empowered
Give the actress a reason to actually hate the gang

Reaction:
To at first judge the character her due to her image, but then realise she is just like the other girls and
is being vindicated because of her strong personality and appearnce…

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Stereotypical gang leader
New motive from original, to show the actual vindictiveness of gangs

Movement and Gestures:
Big, intimidating movements
Lots of facial expressions

In Relation to Other Males:
Most vulgar
Objectifies the women unlike the Magistrate

Approaching the Character:
Lots of gang research
Arrogant and dirty
No remorse and…

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Ego boos
Must be head strong and bold with how they move and communicate

Reaction:
Identifiably the government body
Anger and disgust
Realisation that he represents the audiences elected leaders

Progression:
A change in perspective will be brought on after a massacre
Lead the legislative change




Idea: Gang warfare
Athenians:…

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