A drama of love and adventure: Around the world in 80 days
William Shakespeare once said “All the world’s a stage”. I said, “All the stage’s the world”. On the 4 March 2015, all the F3 gentlemen have attended a marvelous drama performance named “Around the world in 80 days”. After a short bus journey, the F3 boys arrived the Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre to catch the show which was kicked off at 1:45 p.m. sharp.
It is 1872 London and a bold, yet reserved Englishman Phileas Fogg has just agreed to the then preposterous wager to circle the globe in 80 days, with his newly hired French manservant Passepartout. A Detective Fix suspects Fogg is the thief of a bank robbery in London, and tries to thwart his journey. Despite all obstacles, this magical journey leads Fogg to discover a wider world as well as his true love.
On the stage, there were some special structures, such as Brick Walls of Victoria Station, a shop and its balcony. The whole drama was played on this set of background despite the change of place. Also, the actor wore different costumes of the period and cultures which were appealing and attractive. Furthermore, different kinds of effects were used, such as lighting effect of fire and sound effects of guns, trains and elephants. But then, I personally found the recomposed song amusing, with the lyrics “Drink when you are low. Drink when you are high.” to express the cheerful mood of drinking alcohol. Besides the song, different devices were implemented, like the hazer, the gobo and the lifting device of “hot air balloon”. With the use of different props (such as briefcase, rickshaw and the transformable elephant) and the above feature, such an amazing drama was performed.
In this play, there were only 8 actors but they had to play more than 30 roles. Not only their rapid costume changes, but their professional and proficient acting skills impressed each audience. Their accents and speaking volume were also brilliant. Moreover, the cross-casting...
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