Critique of Actors in Charles Griffith's Little Shop of Horrors

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Critique of Actors in Charles Griffith's Little Shop of Horrors Little Shop Horrors is a story about a man who finds an unusual plant in a Chinese market. The man, Seymour nurses the Venus flytrap like plant to full health by his blood. The plant wins him everything he could want, respect, love and money. All to be lost in unity at the end. The main plot of little shop of Horrors revolves around Seymour. Seymour's ambition of Audrey to become his girlfriend. Seymour also wants respect from his boss and he also wants to make a little money. The play Little Shop of Horrors was written by Charles Griffith, the lyrics were created by Robert Billig, the music was composed by Robby Merkin, and the play was directed by marsha m. morgan. The main actor of the play was Miles D. Farmer who played Seymour. The actor did a good job of portraying a "nerd". The character Seymour is considered to be mothers by with a pocket protector and a squeaky high-pitched voice. The character was dressed in tight clothing and wore glasses that should have been taped together. Seymour works at a not to busy flower shop on Skid Row. The people with whom Seymour come into contact with take care of him and at the same time take advantage of him. Miles did a good job in playing the part of Seymour. Seymour is a tense person who never truly grew up. The way Miles walked as Seymour was with closed legs and quick steps. The energy of the walk pushed up from the middle of the back and carried him along. The rhythm and movement of Seymour was sharp and jilted. The full body movement including hands and torso seemed incomplete and almost ashamed. Seymour's facial expressions were somewhat twisted and looked constrained. The eyes were wide open the ... ... middle of paper ... ...the best for me was the use of voice. The way Miles used it made me see right into the character. When a person talks you can understand a lot about them. Where they grew up what kind of education they have acquired and what kind of family life they might have had. What didn't work for me was the emotional truth. I had a hard time believing that Seymour may or may not of had a hard life. A person who may have been out cast from social situations would not act out like Seymour did. Although it does not take any thought to murder someone a plant would have a hard time changing my value system in order for it to survive. Seymour would or should have felt less at ease with himself after the first victim was feed to the plant. The performance as a whole was good and I would like to see it again. Bibliography: watching the play itself.

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