The Caucasian Chalk Circle

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There were many different options to choose from for this essay, and I chose to attend the play,The Caucasian Chalk Circle. It was a great experience to have seen a play like this. There are many different aspects of a play that have to work together to have a successful overall outlook. A few major aspects that contribute to the overall outlook are; the quality of the acting, if the plot is enjoyable, how the characters present themselves and how the lighting ties in with the mood. To begin, I feel as if the quality of the actors plays a prominent role in the overall outlook of a play. I attended the majority of plays my high school performed, and always found the actors to be just mediocre. When I decided to go to the Caucasian Chalk Circle play I expected the acting to be a step up from high school acting, but what I did not expect was to be blown away by how well the actors sold their characters role. The actors grabbed my attention like I was under a spell. You could see the passion in their eyes and even in their voice. They had to ability to tell a joke and make me laugh hysterically, then in the next moment I was in complete stillness because of how serious a scene would be. One of the antagonists was an enemy soldier that had to ability to be joking around at one moment and then the next had you trembling in your seat because of how loud and obnoxious he was. This is the type of acting that keeps the audience craving more and wondering what will happen next. Being able to draw the audience in using this type of acting is an art. It seemed as if they never skipped a beat, or even hesitated on what they were going to say. They were always in control of what they were portraying. They used some vulgar lan... ... middle of paper ... ...because of the way they displayed the environment. Without the work of both the costumes and lighting, the play wouldn’t have been as enjoyable as it was. In conclusion, I feel like I had an enjoyable art experience. There were many different factors that pieced the play together, but I think the most important ones were, the quality of the acting, how smooth and enjoyable the plot was, how well the costumes fit in with the characters, and how the lights were displayed with the mood. I would highly recommend you to attend The Caucasian Chalk Circle play if you want to have an enjoyable art experience. Works Cited J. N. Smith. "The Caucasian Chalk Circle Characters". GradeSaver, 04 April 2000 Web. 13 November 2013. J. N. Smith. "The Caucasian Chalk Circle Study Guide : Summary and Analysis of Prologue". GradeSaver, 04 April 2000 Web. 13 November 2013.
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