Imagination In Romeo And Juliet And Our Town

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Both Our Town by Thornton Wilder and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare require audience and cast imagination. In Our Town, the set is minimalistic and there are very few props. Because of the lack of stage decorum, the cast must make their characters believable through their actions as well as their words. For example, there is no Webb or Gibbs house in Act 1: there are no walls to take aprons off of, no stove or sink. To give the illusion of a kitchen and house, the actors playing Mrs. Webb and Mrs. Gibbs must pantomime a morning routine and rely on other cast members to be the walls when props are needed. Romeo and Juliet also lacks a full stage and many props. The cast members must make their actions believable through body language
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