Into The Woods Essay

Into The Woods

“Into the Woods”

?Into the Woods was simply an amazing theatrical performance!
The play combined suspense ,excitement, and fascinatingly realistic set design to
captivate the audience. Half way through this play I found myself and my classmates
thinking ?Wow! What a play! How could anyone dream up such a crazy idea and turn it into a
production?? I think this is the first time that I have been taken to this level of
astonishment. A kind where it just grabs you and throws you. And it knocks the wind out of
you! Steven Sondheim, creator of the play, had obviously mastered the skills needed to
make me say this. His style was was like a vinegar in the tomato sauce, a present yet
unidentifiable hint, which reminds you of the crafter?s care. Even if you could not quite
grasp it it was there. Something that made it stand out. His good sense of humor and wit
and his superior plot development were blended subtly so that it wasn?t to conglomerate.
But most importantly, his use of well known characters which made the audience feel as
though their family was up on !

stage. The characters were extremely realistic and were an ideal image of the thoughts they seemed to ?discharge?.
The catalyst of the plot were the main characters which were the baker and his wife, Jack,
the witch, Red Riding Hood, the wolf and Cinderella were all major. It is this kind of
interdependency that adds so much to this play. It was fascinating to me how much relied
upon each character?s actions. There was more of a co-operative ?essence? about this play
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