WarHorse Review

WarHorse Review - Brittanie Langford October 17, 2010 World...

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Brittanie Langford October 17, 2010 World of the Play War Horse: Review In its peak moments, Michael Morpurgo's War Horse leaves eyes wet throughout the theatre. The play, adapted from the novel of the same name, has stirred excitement at the New London Theatre for the harrowing tale about a boy and his horse, who both end up in the war, the horse Joey being sold, and the boy Albert setting off to find him. Set during World War I, Warhorse follows a web of characters through their trials and tribulations as they cope during the tumultuous time. The uniqueness of this story lies in the fact that it is told from the point of view of the horse, Joey. Anyone worried about the narrative need not, because of the stand out mechanics of the puppets in the show. The puppet masters are responsible for bringing Joey to life, and they manage to do so with an excellent quality. The puppet masters look effortless as they move across the stage, so effortless in fact that the viewer may forget that they are even there. This sets a strong foundation for Joey as a character, and is instrumental in later themes in the show, the most important being camaraderie. The power that Joey possesses in War Horse is the power of being able to humanize both
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