Radium Girls Play Analysis

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Radium girls was a play about a girl named Grace who works at a radium factory. She paints dials with radium paint. She and the two other girls she works with as seen in the play, were given instructions to put the paint brush in their mouth which later becomes the cause of radium poisoning. This caused the jaw of their mouth to slowly rot away and eventually kills them. Grace and Catherine decide to sue their employers for damages and poisoning. The employers were doing their best to hide the evidence that it was the radium paint that had caused such a thing. Grace basically loses everything she has trying to fight for what she believes in but she does not care. The ambition she had and sacrifices she went through forever scarred the employer …show more content…
The set provided the audience at first glance that the environment did not seem very safe but it was very unstable. It looked as if the set was hiding something from the audience with the way that only certain things were covered up to make it look like the building or windows. I think that had a very big characteristic on this play because throughout the play you realized that the company the radium girls worked at were also hiding a secret. I liked the use of painting for the floor. The light part that was not covered with gray paint gave the audience a better focus point as to where the characters were and it was easy to find them after the lights came back on. When the lights went off, all you saw was a green light glowing on the stage and I thought that was a very cool and creative factor to use because it gave a sense of alarm or danger to the play. Before the play began, you were able to hear old music from the 20’s which I believe really set a good mood for this play. I believe music set a mood to the audience and gave them the feeling that everything was going to be okay and that this story was going to end on a happy note. It also gives a tone to the audience without saying anything that the play is set in a past era. The props, such as the walking cane and rocking chair, gave a very good identification of how the characters were physically feeling as the play progressed. I think this foreshadowed that …show more content…
I really enjoyed seeing how much detail went into this play. The amount of time as well, was very well managed by the entire cast and crew of this play. The only weakness I find in this play is that it sometimes lost my attention at some points. It felt like the focus was about suing and hiding evidence about the radium poisoning. I wish that they focused more on the girls and less on the case itself. Overall this was a very good and informative play for any play writer and I would recommend it to my

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