75%(4)3 out of 4 people found this document helpful
This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 2 pages.
Seth MarcusTheatre 120Christopher MorrisonSection 312The dog said to the flee, don’t jump on meThe University of Wisconsin was recently host to one of Anton Chekhov’s well knownplays, “Three Sisters.” It is a play about the decay of the privileged class in Russia and theirsearch for meaning in the modern world. “Three Sisters” follows the changing life of theProzorov family, including the three sisters (Olga, Masha, and Irina) and their brother Andrei.Conflicts, emotions, and relationships are a very big part of Chekhov’s writing, and the spatialrelationships and blocking is very important to help create these desired emotions. There aresix main elements of spatial relationships: areas, levels, distance, rhythm and line, change, andrelationship to audience. In Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” James Bohnen uses theseelements to try and help enhance the realism of the performance; however, much of the stagingseemed forced and unnatural pulling away from the trueness I feel Bohnen was looking for.