Critical Analysis Of Ariel Dorfman's 'Death And The Maiden'

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Director’s Notebook Death and the Maiden By Ariel Dorfman Candidate Name: Daniel Hawie Roca School Number: 0448 Content: The Play Text, Its Context, and the Ideas Presented Pages 1 - 5 Artistic Responses and Live Theatre Experiences Pages 6 - 9 The Director’s Vision and Intended Impact Pages 9 - 15 The Staging of Two Moments of the Play Pages - Bibliography Page Key: Quotes from the Play Quotes from External Sources Quotes from Ariel Dorfman Director 's Notebook By: Daniel Hawie Death and the Maiden By Ariel Dorfman The Play Text, Its Context, and the Ideas Presented This notebook is focused on the direction of a personal proposal for the play text of Ariel Dorfman’s “Death and the Maiden”. It will have as a primary objective to illustrate the ideas I get not only for the envisioning of the acting and design of the play, but also to get the reader of this Director’s Notebook to understand clearly every idea of what I envision for my production of this play, regarding both the vision I get for the acting and the design, but also regarding where these ideas came from, whether it was from Dorfman’s context or my own. For my director’s notebook, I decided to create a staging proposal “Death and the Maiden” firstly because the main aspect I wanted for my play text to have had to be an open ending. When proposing the staging for a play, I want to be free to interpret what the playwright wrote freely, so the fact of using a play text which has an open ending

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