If you were directing the play "a view from a bridge" what Essay

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If you were directing the play "a view from a bridge" what advice would you give to the actor playing Eddie about his character?
Use quotations and close reference to the text.

"A view from a bridge" is a play with five main characters. Eddie and
Beatrice are married whilst they adopt Catherine, who is Eddie's niece. Marco and Rudolfo are their cousins who come to stay from
Sicily. They are both illegal immigrants. A situation in the play occurs where Eddie becomes possessive of Catherine while Rudolfo plans to marry her. From the director's point of view advice to the actor playing the part of Eddie is complicated, but crucial. If I was the director looking for an actor to play Eddie it would have to be a man in his forties
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Eddie bottles up emotions a lot in the play. One example is his possessiveness over Catherine and also the scene were Eddie screws up a newspaper in frustration. He also develops a hate for Rudolfo, which probably would not have existed if he didn't have emotions for
Catherine. A good example of Eddie's bottled up emotions coming out is the scene where Eddie hits Rudolfo hard in the face whilst teaching him boxing" Now watch out here I come, Danish! (He feints with his left hand and lands with his right. It mildly staggers Rudolfo Marco rises.)"By that point Eddie came to the point where he could not keep his hands off Rudolfo. All the emotions about his possessiveness over
Catherine came out with a sudden burst of anger. All the way through the play Eddie refuses to admit to himself what he feels.

In these two scenes of the play we watched the range of acting from the actor playing Eddie was poor. His face was expressionless and also his body language was almost non-existent. His accent was good, however his tone of voice stayed at the same level all the way through, this made it hard to state weather he was happy or

sad. If I was the director appointing an actor to the job part of the specification for the part of Eddie would be a good range of acting.

Eddie's relationships with other people in the play differ greatly, he has respect for Marco, and this is because Marco acts more like a true
Sicilian. He keeps a low profile and is very

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