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David Denby, in his New Yorker review, explored tension between the stage liveness and screen fixity: [Onstage,] the audience becomes entranced precisely by the means of making the spectacle, an absorption that, aided by menacing sound and flashing light, focusses attention on the devastation of war and, by contrast, the horsiness of a horse—the rearing, twitching, and nuzzling through which its nobility and affection pour out. The purity of intention behind the artifice is intensely moving. We never think to ask why a nineteen-year-old boy is so obsessed with a horse, or why the entire production is devoted to an animal, while ten million men are dying all around him.
NT Live: War Horse mediates performance without the proximity and immediacy of the stage. The directed gaze enhances detail and engagement, yet removes live theatrical opportunities that allow spectators to take in the details of their choice. Broad theatrical mise en scène can result in often-ragged cuts as the director toggles between feeds: rare moments of liveness and improvisation, which jar and dissociate from the experience. Most stark of all is the impact of the camera in scenes between actors.
5. “Within the Sogolon traditions from Mali, shows are staged in an open clearing, often a space defined y convention, around which viewers will be seated on the ground. Into this free-form arena, puppet figures of the castelet type will bound. The much-favoured antelope castelet figure is a puppet capacious enough to contain several puppeteers beneath its cloth torso” (Fleishman 190). 6. Cast member Brendan Murray related that once puppeteers were “inhorse,” others in the company always respected their personal space to foster the focus required for the task (Murray 2015).