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The Accrington Pals is a play with a genre of tragedy which gives me an impression that the lighting is harnessed uniquely but other elements and mediums are exploited technically as well producing a lugubrious atmosphere in the majority of itWhen we enter the stage I noticed the stage is constructed in the round which is encircled by the auditorium There are numerous exits separating different sections of the auditorium- not only to increase the convenience of the audiences entry but it is also a brilliant way to set up several paths for the actors leaving and entering the round stage The house light as usual illuminates only on the auditorium but soon I sensed the intimate involvement of the play they have created with the use of both stage light which is in the middle not on initially and house light- the house light is fading out gradually as the play commenced but in the meantime the stage light started illuminating slowly too I could feel that the time was returning back to 1910s gradually and simultaneously we got dragged into that moment Not only did that make me feel the involvement with the stage but indeed those several paths for exits and entry of actors helped create a sense that the audience were actually one of the characters in the story or we disguised ourselves as a 1910s villagers to closely observe the development of the story which is very unique unlike proscenium arch because the intimacy with the actors breaks the invisible barrier with us Further the off-stage world was used quite frequently to enhance the imaginary 1910 world surrounding us For example when they were leaving their stage I could still hear their footstep receding or occasionally they kept on repeating or finishing their lines I could not tell whether I was in the theatre or in outside in 1910s The play began with a blackout noted that it was
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