Proof Essay

David Auburn
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Covintree is a graduate student and writing instructor in the Writing, Literature, and Publishing department at Emerson College. In this essay, Covintree discusses the way the play's setting works to emphasize the main character's internal struggle with movement and change.

Unlike movies, television, and books, plays carry a sense of immediacy. What you see, while watching a play, happens as the audience watches. Neither the characters nor the actions are entirely fixed and every night a production can vary slightly. Casting changes will create character changes. Location and set affect the performance. This is the function of live theater, and people return to well-known plays to see the differences and variety of interpretation. What remains constant is the text. No matter where a play is being read or performed, it will always have the same number of characters engaging in the same situations in a specified order. The...

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