The Light In The Pazza Rhetorical Analysis

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The Light in the Piazza was written by Craig Lucas with the music and lyrics by Adam Guettel. The story is about Margaret Johnson (played by Brittney Jeffery) and her daughter Clara Johnson (played by Anne Briggs) who go on a vacation to Florance, Italy. While exploring the sights Clara loses her hat and meets Fabrizio Naccarelli (played by Andrew Fisher). They instantly fall in love and Margaret quickly steers them away from each other. Clara is very different in this show, she’s special because her brain doesn’t develop because of an accident. Fabrizio asks his brother Giuseppe (played by Craig Sanphy) to help him dress more appropriately for Clara. His father Signor Naccarelli (played by Joel Rogier) tries to get the two of them together…show more content…
Character bios were listed for every single cast member and all the crew members were listed in the program as well. WSU’s production of The Light in the Piazza was truly an amazing performance. The set, the acting, and the lighting were the three things that stood out the most to me during the performance. The set was very minimal yet it worked very well. The painted set pieces flowed off and on stage very smoothly during transitions. Things were very well painting, like the Rome scene. The pillars of the roman buildings and the colors all blended very well together. However, the ruins looked very cartoony and not as real as the rest of the set. The moving set pieces that were used up on the fly also moved very well with each scene. It was almost as if you were taken on the journey with the characters. The marble statue looked very realistic and I am very interested on if they used or something different. Another thing about the set was how the ensemble smoothly and efficiently and the way that the ensemble “matched” the scene change. They had the commoners change the set for the scenes that took place outside, and they had the maids and hotel workers change the set when it came time for a scene inside. The…show more content…
Things that particularly worked well were the scene changes that occurred. As mentioned before the set was moveable and it moved in different ways. The way that the ensemble worked together with the set changes made it flow more easily. The ensemble in a way doubled as the crew which was very interesting and a good use of people. Another convention that worked well was the lighting that went along with the set design and the set changes. The lighting added the mood to the scenes and it was also very beautifully executed with the different colors that were projected on the scrim behind the action. The story of the two lovers was a clear one. It was a typical story of love at first sight and the families not wanting them to be together for one reason or another. The spectacle of the show really enhanced that mood because of the music and the lighting that went along with the show. Even when no one was singing there was soft music playing but only at times of love and or suspense, and some times the music would crescendo up or down. The audience did seem very attentive to action going on during the show. I know that personally I was very into the show. All of my actions were very spastic and during times of shock that we would get during the show. I do believe that the audience really liked the show and didn’t fall asleep or get bored. The singing and the acting that happened during the show really

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