Death of a Salesman

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Stacey Yip TDGE 1 Nick Drashner 31 January 2011 Exemplary Acting in Death of a Salesman By far the greatest performance in Death of a Salesman was the main character, Willy, played by Jeffrey DeMunn. He embodies the characteristics of high stakes and physical expressiveness from the list of exemplary acting mentioned in class. DeMunn demonstrates high stakes in that the audience sense the urgency of Willy’s declining mental health. DeMunn captivates the audience with his portrayal of Willy as a salesman desperately in need of a job that brings him success. The urgency that he brings to the play provides a tense vibe because the audience knows that suicide is looming on the edge if Willy is unable to be successful like Uncle Ben. DeMunn shows this urgency through his raw emotions in each scene. One example is the way he shows his vulnerability through talking to himself in many scenes. Another example is his escalating rage at Biff for not landing the deal for a new job. DeMunn also exemplifies
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