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leading to backstage. This also houses the movable stages that have the ability to go back and forth to center stage. Another important aspect to the setting is the stairway leading to a downstairs backstage. On top of all of this, the performers also included the stairways and aisles around the audience. Therefore, in my opinion, the stage design fit very well and did the play its justice. The lighting of the stage followed the main character, and pointed the audience to whom they should follow at that time. The aspect of lighting helped the audience in understanding the dramatic irony.
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The climax of the play took place when Prince Myshkin was stabbed. This happened right before intermission, so it led into the second half of the play. Prince Myshkin would also be the plays protagonist. In this, the decisions of Myshkin furthered the play. With each action, followed the outcome. For example, Prince Myshkin gave up the woman of his dreams. In the next scene, Myshkin is in pursuit of her to make sure she is alright and healthy. I also found many of the characters to be identifiable with. For example, Anastassya Filippovna has been sheltered for very long by the man she was a mistress to. After she is to marry someone else, she finds herself in love with her freedom. Although, you can tell she is struggling to know who she really is on her own. This relates to everyone in the audience who once struggled in finding themselves. The sound effects that are used are also detrimental in including the audience and surrounding them with elements to make them feel as if they feel they are participating. An example of the sound effects would be the lightning and thunder in the background. With an addition of flashing lights and a dark room, the audience would feel as if they are in a thunderstorm. In conclusion, Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot” portrayed many different key variables in theater. “The Idiot” would be recommended for anyone looking to establish a basic understanding of main formal qualities of theater.
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