Critique - The Miser In the play,
I thought that the entire play up until the denouement was intense and kept the audience in suspense. However, I was a little disappointed with the ending. I feel like whoever was writing the play realized that it was already pretty long and either couldn't figure out how to end it or was just trying to figure out something to end the play quickly. Everyone was related and the long lost father showed up and would pay for everything. That just seemed very unrealistic and almost forced.
My favorite character in the play was the cook/coachman. I really enjoyed the comic relief provided by this character. His humor was enhanced by his moment to moment spontaneity. He did a good job of keeping his accent throughout the play and using that to contribute to his overall humor. His facial expressions, even when scenes were focused elsewhere, seemed really honest and true to his character. I thought that it was interesting, though, that he was large guy because he talked about giving his food to the horses. Plus, I would almost think that all of the miser's servants would be skinny because the
My least favorite character was Mariane and I cannot even articulate why that is. Something about her just did not seem real. I understood her situation, but did not feel like I was feeling what she should have been feeling. I felt as if I were watching an actress when she was on stage instead of being captivated and taken into the play like I felt most of the rest of the time. She seemed a little cold for someone who was earlier described as so warm-hearted in taking care of her mother. Something about her just seemed off for some reason.
Even though the set was stationary, it was still very versatile. Because most, if not all, of play took place within the
I really did not notice the lighting or the music, which is a good sign because that means that they both flowed with the scene. I do remember noticing a red light at one point on the Miser when he was at the front and center of the stage and had a substantial amount. The red light provided a glow that enhanced the negativity of the