At first glance, it appears that they are to be included within the actual production.
If so, then a narrator character must read the narrative sections to the audience.
Lengthy exposition pieces that are not glossed as stage directions periodically appear in the written play.
For example, at the beginning of Act I, Miller provides stage directions for the set, props, and position of Parris and Betty on stage.
As a result, the reader projects the narrator's commentary onto Putnam's character and anticipates Putnam's false accusations against rival landowners.
Removing #book# from your Reading List will also remove any bookmarked pages associated with this title.The explicative passages allow directors and actors to focus on character motivation, providing them a better understanding of the characters and the historical period.Characters are more engaging because a genuine basis for tension between them exists.In addition to historical background on significant characters, the interruptions also include social commentary within the exposition.The question arises whether or not a director should include these narrative sections, some of which are four pages long, within the play itself.For example, obvious tension exists between Thomas Putnam and several other characters in the play, especially Francis Nurse.An actor playing Thomas Putnam must create a persona driven by greed.The reader will also benefit from the narrator's commentary.The narrator tells the reader that the real Putnam accused a large number of people during the trials, often as a method of retaliation or personal gain.Rumors spread that witch craft is involved in Betty's illness and thedevelopment of the plot begins.Important to the major development of the plotis the fact that in the forest, Abigail and the others were just playing likewitches.