If I have to act as Eddie in the play ” A view from the bridge”, I would try to show the audiences the character of an ordinary hard workingman and his outer appearance would be tough and strong. His clothes would be in normal darkish colours, nothing spectacular. He would appear as a decent middle age man maybe with beards and slightly overweight. His tone of voice would be deep and mysterious with a strong Italian accent which can gains respect and draws attention from other people.
From the text ” Eddie is highlighted among them” shows that Eddie is treated as a respectable man by his friends and is powerful enough to control people around him. I also think that Eddie is a stubborn man from the text ” I can’t. I cant’ talk about it. I got nothing to sat about it” He kept denying his feelings, which forced him to hide his unsuccessful marriage. When acting Eddie the character personality should hot tempered when he’s not please about something and bossy when he wants something to go his way.
” He moves, wanting to beat down her evident disapproval of him” Eddie’s stage direction tends to make audiences think of him as a controller. The book also presents him as a family man, he worked hard for the Beatrice and Catherine and wants what’s best for them. ” I supported you for this long I support you a little more ” shows that Eddie is care for his family, often over protective. Eddie’s thoughts and speeches can be sarcastic sometimes such as when he refers to Rodolfo ” And with that wacky hair; he’s like a chorus girl or sump’m” Eddie also represents a bird singing in the cage to try and gain attention.
Most of the speeches he makes often are demanding ones that show the selfishness thoughts like ” I don’t like it! The way you talk to me and the way you look at me. This is my house! I want my respect. ” I think that Eddie is also unpredictable when he is confused and nervous like when he called the Immigration Bureau in the middle of an Italian community that prides itself on protecting illegal immigrants which is opposite from the beginning of the play when Eddie is proud to protect Beatrice ‘s cousins. Beatrice: Throughout the play the characteristic of Beatrice is very wifely and motherly.
This can be seen in most of the scene, she’s always be working in the house whether its cooking or cleaning. My thought of Beatrice would be aged around thirty-five to early forty in the play. From studying the play I am convinced that Beatrice is a trustworthy, sensible and generous lady. ” I’m just worried about you, that’s all I’m worried. ” This extract shows that Beatrice is a kind and caring woman. It shows her emotional part and her sensitive heart. Beatrice had always been supportive of her family like when Catherine got a job she even persuades Eddie to let Catherine take the job.
If I had to act as Beatrice in the play. I would remain as calm as possible when Eddie is upset about Catherine or Rodolfo because the play shows Beatrice as a believer. I would try to believe that Eddie’s feelings for Catherine will pass away soon and everything would be normal again. Beatrice is also represents the voice of reason in the play. She occasionally gives advice to Catherine and her husband, Eddie. Her appearance would be like a normal housewife with ordinary lady clothes. The tone of voice that I will use would be a warm and kind voice.
In my view Beatrice can be serious when she ‘s under pressure or being pushed around by Eddie ” I don’t wanna hear no more about it, you understand? From Beatrice ‘s speech in act two ” So I moved them out, what more do you want? You got your house now, you got your respect. ” From this speech she represents a peacemaker who try to make the tense, bitter situation of the family better although she failed. At the end of the play when Eddie died Beatrice remains faithful from the extract ” He dies in her arms, and Beatrice covers him with her body” Catherine:
If I have to act as Catherine in A View from the bridge, I would try to express the feelings of a young adult who’s not a complete teenager neither a fully grown up adult that tries to find her own way to become independent. The character would be aged around seventeen to twenty. Her appearance would be a young, sweet and good-looking lady. Her dressing sense would appear to be fashionable like the high street working women. I think that Catherine is shown in the play as a perfect daughter of a family. She respects Beatrice well especially Eddie.
” I know him and now I’m supposed to turn around and make a stranger out of him? I don’t know why I have to do that” the extract shows that Catherine never loose her faith or respect in Eddie. In some parts of the play she appears to be frightened by Eddie ” Desperately, as though he had made his imprint. She rushes to the house”. This stage direction shows that Catherine is scare of what Eddie had said. At the end of the play when Eddie is stabbed by his own knife, Catherine still respect for him. ” Eddie. I never meant to do nothing bad to you”.