These dramatic ironies also support the themes of the play such as the deadly strength of unbridled ambition and differences between tyranny and monarchy. Through these scenes, foresight was given to the audience on events that were going to happen but it did not reveal how they would occur. This element made the story even more interesting and exhilarating by leaving the mind of spectators to imagine the events yet to occur and be surprised to see how they really occur in the play. As the character of Macbeth developed further, the story became much more fascinating and the audience was kept anxious. This is a wonderful work that is performed on stages everywhere and the name of William Shakespeare continues to be heard throughout the world.
Miller uses dramatic techniques to maintain the audiences’ interest the message that Miller conveys is to learn from your mistakes and not to jump to conclusions. Abigail changes the way she acts when interrogated by Hale. Abigail has previously been perceived as a dynamic and powerful individual however when... ... middle of paper ... ...nly a precursor of the climax in act three. In “The Crucible” the playwright Arthur Miller uses many techniques to attract and maintain the audiences’ interest. These consist of dramatic irony, which is used since the audience know that Abigail is only accusing members of Salem of been witches in order to save herself.
We are also drawn to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth because they are both extremely very complex characters, and we are intrigued by their thoughts and personalities that are full of twists and turns. The last reason that we are drawn to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is that reading about them instils in us the thought that we could never become as wicked. Throughout Macbeth, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are the characters that fuel the action and keep the play going, and this is what draws us towards them. There is always so much action and tension involved when dealing with them. When we read anything, we usually need action, drama and a juicy storyline and these two characters satiate that need.
Certain extracts are more explosive in the tension they channel and the hysteria that they circulate than others; therefore I shall explore these extracts in depth to display how tension is a key aspect of this play. An interesting extract of dramatic tension is in Act One of the play and sees Miller amplifying tension by using Abigail‘s struggle to evade the consequences of her actions and her frantic attempts to transfer the blame from herself to others. She hesitates repeatedly as her answers differ and contradict each other in reply to her uncle admitting that Abigail that she was involved with the sinners. Abigail betrays Tituba, and so increases the tension on the stage, as a confused Tituba is whipped and punished after Abigail accuses her of witchcraft. Abigail stammers that it was “Tituba, Tituba...” and trails off nervously to see whether the men believe her accusations of witchcraft.
As many of the guests were standing, usually the poorer less educated people referred to as the groundlings, Shakespeare had to make sure his plays were interesting and drew people in right from the start. The first scene of any play is extremely important and the Shakespearian tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is no different. As in any first scene, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ plays across many different story lines and characters to the audience thus keeping them engaged and interested. It creates tension and lost of action and by the end of the scene there are many unanswered questions. It also includes amusement for the groundlings.
He also managed to create the new type of dramatical writing, at the same time staying true to the traditional idea of drama. The conventions used by the author in A Doll's House are reflected in the behaviors of the characters and in the manner of the author's writing. For example, characteristic for any drama are the action and the conflict. Due to the inner struggle, Nora appears not only lovable, but also “a vain, unloving egoist who abandons her family in a paroxysm of selfishness” (Templeton, 1989, p. 29). Henrik Ibsen includes the aspects of action and inaction in his play, and important are not only the phrases of the characters, but also what they do at the moment, which is identified by the author.
Elizabethan audiences were very superstitious and even though the audience knows Romeo and Juliet are going to die the audience would have been captivated by the way fate worked against the pair of lovers throughout the rest of the play. This is a very powerful scene and it is essential in engaging the audience in the play as a whole. Romeo and Juliet's use of the sonnet is an integral part of the scene. Its use of religious imagery and rhyming couplets is empowering over the audience. It centres the attention on Romeo and Juliet and isolates them from the hustle and bustle of the party.
Though King Lear might appear at first as chaotic in this regard as its titular character and the message/meaning of the play therefore uncertain, there is a predominant sense of order in its careful exploration of socio-political issues such as class struggle, tyranny by monarchy, and power-driven relationships. This criticism evidently influences Shakespeare’s manipulation of certain theatrical and literary devices within play, which in turn are used to further support the message of social equality and criticism of tyrannical monarchy. Dramatic and literary features such as plot, character, language and action complement this socio-political commentary and result from the tragic genre that Shakespeare has chosen. In turn, the genre and the devices work together to support the commentary that King Lear is trying to pass on to an audience; to reinforce the idea that Kings are also men and just as flawed, that men can also be Kings and that in death we are all equal. King Lear is a Renaissance tragedy and this particular form of the tragic genre defines how Shakespeare approaches the theatrical and literary tools that he uses.
The plot of the play is centered around the protagonist John proctor (Ariel Shafir), a prideful man who finds himself entangled in these bizarre events. Throughout the play, Proctor (Ariel Shafir) and his allies struggle to convince the Salem townspeople of the nonsense and inaccuracies that surround the witch hunts. The conflict of the play has an underlying message as it represents the struggle between reason of the human mind and irrational hysteria. The theme of The Crucible embodies how a community can turn so quickly on one another, and
When Hail orders for: ?the marshal [to] bring irons? it shows a high form of drama, as the curtain drops leaving the audience to imagine the next scene, innocent women being drawn form their families. In conclusion, I enjoyed this play, and my reaction was enhanced by the dramatic tension Miller creates in so many ways. The unexpected twists and use of dramatic irony help to keep the audience?s attention, while the sub-plot of rivalry adds interest and also reflects the main plot. The abrupt ending of act one, reflects the abrupt ending of the play as a whole, leaving the remainder to the imagination.