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Pouring of the Sun All That Fall There are numerous techniques that can be used in a performance to help create the world of a story for the audience Props backdrops and costume are just three of many tools that effectively aid actors in creating this world All That Fall by Samuel Beckett and Jay OCallahans Pouring of the Sun are both unique productions that create the world of a story with practically nothing other than the actors voices and actions All That Fall was originally written and performed as a radio play which explains why the world of this story is almost entirely created with sound Through the words actions and facial expressions of the plays nine actors the story of Maddy Rooneys journey to surprise her husband at the Boghill railroad station for his birthday and her many encounters along the way is told The most effective tool the actors use in this performance to create Maddy Rooneys world are their voices Through their changes in tone grunts moans laughing spells giggles screams and cries of pain joy and sorrow the audience is painted a vivid picture of this world The performers also rely heavily upon sound effects to enhance the clarity of this imaginary world As Maddy is dragging herself to the station the sound of her lackadaisical stroll is created by one of the actors sliding cups through a box of sand When Maddy and Dan fall down a staircase on their way back home two actors stomp up and down a miniature staircase to create the sound of the fall The actors use their voices to imitate sounds of the wind blowing cows mooing birds singing horses naying along with a slew of other noises heard throughout Maddys journey The consistency of these sounds help keep the audience captured deep within this imaginary world In Jay OCallahans performance of Pouring of the Sun he too paints
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