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has the narrarator as a set role, rather than different actors or ‘players’ conveying who the other characters are. Also in the Laramie Project, the narrator gives more information about each character compared to the often two word responses by the players. In Laramie Project, the narrator is a formal character which is a much more theatrical role than the informal player in Run Rabbit Run, even introducing the play. Both plays use this role to help the audience in understanding the play and hopefully allowing them to engage better with the responses rather than being in a state of confusion. The Laramie Project mentions props in the script and specifically uses them for the moment called ‘The Gem City of the Plains’ where the actors use various props such as lighting elements, microphones, cameras, monitors. It creates a pandemonium effect where the people are overwhelmed by this group of people whose sole purpose is not to comfort the Sheppard’s but to tell the story. Their accounts are extremely sensationalised to create a stir in their audiences. For the theatre audience, they are meant to not only be angered by them but also question their own lives and how they perceive the media and what the media tells them. Kaufman tries to show the audience that Verbatim is much more respectful and honest than any other style of theatre or media. Kaufman also uses the technique of chorus to create a cacophony of voices which creates a very theatrical scene of people fighting to be heard. Run Rabbit Run does not specifically mention any props but the original version had actors wearing South Sydney clothing which reflects the spirit of the issue, the love for ones community. Unlike The Laramie Project, Run Rabbit Run has extensive monologues and no scenes which use props. Mark Courtney’s monologue in the first node called ‘Elimination’ is example of the lengthy
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monologues found in the play. It is difficult to see the theatricality when reading large, often, unedited, chunks of dialogue, which can remove a sense of theatricality. Yet, Verbatim is solely about
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