The Ways that Miller Makes Use of Places in A View from the Bridge

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The Ways that Miller Makes Use of Places in A View from the Bridge In ‘A view from the bridge’ the author, Arthur Miller, makes use of places in the play in a number of different ways. The way Miller as a writer describes these places in the text and the overall effect this has on the play; as well as how scenery has been utilised at the Queens Theatre production. The places mentioned in the play also have an effect on the different characters and the specific issues that Arthur Miller raises through these places in the tone of the text. All of these aspects are of vital importance when looking at how the play makes use of places in the text. The performance at the Queens Theatre is extremely important, particularly the stage set, and how the scenery is employed to illustrate the tone and mood of these places. There are six locations on the set of the play: the telephone booth; lawyer’s office; outside of the house; the first floor inside of the house; second floor in the house; and the ramps (representing the street which run upstage, and off to the right and to the left). The audience is aided in distinguishing between the different rooms, through the lighting that is used. The area where the ‘action’ is taking place at a particular point is illuminated. This creates the illusion that just that room is on the stage. When viewing the performance the use of lighting creates mood and focus extremely effectively. Throughout the performance each scene remains in the same position, unchanged, and stationary. This increases the dramatic effect employed by the production and creates a powerfully expressive tone. The most effective of the locations used in my opinion, was the lawyer’s office which was set up on the corner of the stage. This is because to the character Alfieri, who remains seated in this set throughout the play, yet was only noticeable when speaking and lit. Clever use of lighting, instantaneously makes the audience focus on a specific area of the stage, and creates the
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