The Performance Of Sense And Sensibility

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I went to the performance of Sense and Sensibility on Thursday night and I sat in the second row, which was very close to the performance. The layout of the theatre definitely provided a different perspective depending on where the audience member sat. The theatre was close to completely filled, but there were still a few seats that were empty. Overall the show was my favorite one yet that I have attended at W&L. Sense and Sensibility is written by Kate Hamill who based the script off the novel that was written by Jane Austen. The performance was directed by Stephanie Sandberg and it was presented by the W&L Department of Theater, Dance, and Film Studies with special arrangements from Dramatists Play Service Inc. The performers were made up of predominately W&L students and after reading their bios it became clear to me that the performers come from many different backgrounds and they have varying levels of experience performing. The audience was made up of primarily elderly couples and families from the surrounding Rockbridge area. I saw some professors in the audience with their families which was great to see. W&L students were definitely the minority in the audience that night. The audience reacted very strongly to the actors’ performance and some members in the front row were actually part of the performance. The room was very tight and was surrounded by stands where the audience was only feet from the actual performance. During the performance the
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