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“On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this assignment” There are many technical aspects of plays that make each and every one unique in their very own way. Some of these aspects include scenery, props, lighting, the various costumes, and sound. Each one of these elements are formatted in a way to bring out the true setting or atmosphere that the director and producers aimed for the particular play to portray. When viewing Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye”, on March 7, 2007 the five technical aspects were seemingly obvious as they all certain features to the play such as the time period and mood that made audience seem as if they were truly watching a scene from that particular time period. The technical aspects helped illustrate the 1940’s setting in Ohio. The old house in the background and the jobs some of the characters had helped illustrate the time period and location the director, Trezana Beverly wanted to portray. The general theme of the play had clear racial themes as the main character, Pecola Breedlove, realizes that skin color can determine how beautiful you are viewed as. Pecola wishes she had blue eyes and blond hair so that she can become beautiful and most of the problems in her life would be eliminated. Scenic designer Robin Vest had a great vision for wanting to illustrate this 1940’s African-American neighborhood. The unit set design of the stage helped bring out the naturalistic setting. The surface of the stage was compiled of long wooden planks to evoke the feeling of a porch to the house. The house itself had minimal commodities and a sheer “walls” to enable the audience to view the inside of the house easily. Having no door to the house allowed the characters to enter and exit with ease. Beneath the stage on
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course DRAM 160 taught by Professor Garman during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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