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The setting of Still Life is in present time but the focus of the play is on the Viet Nam War era Three characters address their experience in this time era Their experience is told in a documentary style The characters are behind a long table with pictures scattered everywhere ashtrays and water glasses They address the audience instead of a single being when being interviewed The interviewer does not include the questions being asked in the play which leaves room for run on confusion when reading the play and would probably be easier to follow while in production And it is believed that the play is suppose to be as simple as possible It is suppose to be as simple as possible because of the given setting A long table with only a few real props needed the slide projector and pictures There arent any additional props beside the water and the ashtrays There are no flashback scenes where the entire setting is changed It is all in story told format In a way that is good because it leaves room for the audience to judge on who is the real whacked character of all Because so much attention is needed on the characters response the author does not use a lot of props or any scenery changes And she keeps the time setting on a single day period to keep the probable idea of momentum going The water and the ashtrays only give a sense of the interview being combined with all three characters present And in the script when read the image is given that all three characters are being interviewed all in the same room at the same time This is total confusion When reading one gets caught on one character and focuses on that character So the reader misses out on what the other characters have to say Or they would have to stop and reread
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