Staging Notes Of "The Physicists" (Scene 7 9)

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Scene 7, 8, 9, and denouementStaging NotesLighting: Light/DarkLighting should gradually begin to fade when Monika tells Mobius that all they need is each other; ***Mobius strip - light/dark: - the fading of the light is symbolic because it begins when Mobius realizes that he is going to kill Monika. He does not give away his intentions, thus there is the clash between truth and reality with this technique.Mobius and Monika's silhouettes should no longer be visible by the time Monika is dead and Mobius is kneeling next to her body. ***Mobius strip - light/dark one side of Mobius strip is obviously present in that he had just murdered Nurse Monika; his reason for her death is kept secret until act two.A shaft of light would shine in from Mobius' room and the general wash on the stage would go back to normal (100%) as he walks out. ***Mobius strip - light/dark: the light coming from Newton's room is artificial there is again a conflict between truth and untruth (Newton fakes his identity); he also tries to shine a light on the situation (reveal the murder of Nurse Monika)Setting and props: Truth/UntruthChandelier: it would not produce light but would represent light. ***Mobius strip - truth/untruth: some truth in the asylum that is hardly notice, hiddenLarge French doors, with red drapes. ***Mobius strip - truth/untruth: represent dark, untruth because this was where the murders took placeRooms only used as a backdrop, leaves room for the actors to move around on stage and so the stage does not look too clutter due to the chairs, table, couch etc.***Mobius strip - truth/untruth: cannot see into rooms, secrets and untruthCharacter Development: Reality/UnrealEinstein: seems remorseful that he killed Nurse Irene and wonders if he could ever play the violin again; his character should be dramatic here. He should go downstage to where he killed Nurse Irene; he should be sad and distressed that he had to kill her. ***Mobius strip - reality/unreal: we see his emotions and remorseful side, and love for the nurse, we see what he has given up for the sake of science, Mobius stripMonika: she should be distressed and desperate, approaching Mobius in fear and love, soft spoken, shaky voice, comforts Einstein (shows she is a loving tender Nurse), frustrated that he nurses uniform is ugly (not portrayed as seductive or sexual), in tears when she says that they can be together, does not leave the room, does not scream but struggles when she is strangled ***Mobius strip - reality/unreal: her love is finally revealed and we see her weak side, Mobius stripMobius: normal person, casual, he is always rejecting her gestures; he is confused and shocked when Monika says that she does not think that he is mad; he does show his love and concern for her; there is affection for Monika, he kneels in front of her; he grabs her and acts crazy when she says that he did not stand up for King Solomon's message, lets go of her shoulders here, Mobius should be in a trance like state...

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