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Sylvie further express these personal and social tensions showcased on stage through their mistrust, guilt and absurdist cyclical questioning of what happened to their little girl, “I still don’t trust the others” “we can’t keep blaming ourselves or even those around us”. These quotes highlight the guilt and paranoia as they come to the deep mistrust of each other and those who surround them. The anonymous Australian society is portrayed through these styles and communicates the nightmarish logic of the situation which then in turn makes the audience question who and what is real within this play. The blank staring that is often done by Sylvie onstage provides a naturalistic style and opening to her thoughts which can become quite intense as it provides an insight to her mental state. Sometimes she will seem as if she is lost, other times the blank stare is filled with rage or pure loneliness. The workshop done in class where we practised the intensity of eye contact has further developed my understanding and perception of this technique used on stage. Are Ray and Sylvie really the characters they portray to be? Ray and Sylvie also play Sid, Sonny Jim, Carl, Dulcie, Veronice and Dawn. Seeing the wide range of onstage characters all played by the same
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