Midsummer Night's Dream Critique English 9th Grade Essay

463 words - 2 pages

Many aspects of the play, Much Ado About Nothing, seemed very enjoyable and worthy of recognition. Other parts of the play seemed unnecessary. The main focus points of this critique will be on the setting and lighting, the actors’ and actresses’ performances, and the conclusion of the action.
The setting and lighting of the play were particularly enjoyable. The modern setting allowed the viewer to identify with the actors and plot. Color and brightness held the viewers’ attention and provided visual pleasure. The setting and props were also very functional. There were plenty of tables, countertops, and stools, which allowed easy interaction between characters.
Another component was the interaction between characters and the audience. This was due to the fact that the stage was close to the audience. The second level balcony was particularly interesting. All of these aspects of the setting were fulfilling and added pleasure to the overall viewing experience. Several of the actors’ performances were very enjoyable. One of these is the interaction between Benedick and Beatrice. Benedick, played by David Fendig, appeared to genuinely despise Beatrice, played by Holly Twyford. Beatrice also seemed to have mutual feelings of animosity! Another group of actors whose performances was extremely worthwhile was that of Don John played by Christopher Henley, Borachio played by Jeffrey Johnson, and Conrade played by Jim Zidar. Don John seemed quite detestable and...

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