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Aurther Millers A View From The BridgeAlfiery Many hundreds of years ago the ancient Greeks produced the first theatre This theatre at first had no actors and the numerous chorus figures told the whole story which was usually a tragedy Later in the 6th century BC Thespis introduced the actor The chorus figure was still in plays - he now commented on the action divided it into scenes and linked these scenes together by covering any action that the audience didnt see during a time gap He represents sanity reason and compassion in modern plays The choric figure usually talks more standard English and this is true in this play where Alfieri is much more articulate than most of the characters Arthur Miller has used this trait in Alfieri to divide each act into unofficial scenes and inform the audience on any missed action As David Thacker a Director said Alfieri is the mechanism by which the play unfolds A View From The Bridge involves the audience and their emotions Arthur Miller has used various methods to keep these emotions controlled He has used calm scenes between those of high tension and emotion but the main method is the chorus figure The audience listen to Alfieri for many reasons They respect his opinion because he is a Lawyer but they also like his character and can connect with his position in the play I believe that the chorus character in this play has the View From A Bridge and is looking over the play I think he has so much pressure from being told all the other characters secrets that he needs to talk to someone I think this is why he talks to the audienceHe comments on the action in a previous scene and gives hints as to the action in the next He worked on the piers when there was work After they had eaten the cousins came In doing this he exercises
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