Mitchell that I would consider both characters, so I picked up the book again and started from the beginning, this time focusing on Jim Casy, the man whom Tom, by his own admission, comes to emulate.Mitchells case for him, and the director was quite pleased to hear that I was excited to play the Christfigure Casy in The Grapes of Wrath. After years of waiting, wondering and hoping, my ambition to play Tom Joad could finally be realized, and this time I was ready to earn it. Coming from the professional theatre world, I am more accustomed to a rehearsal-toperformance ratio that is more heavily weighted on the performance end, allowing more time for a productions growth in front of an audience. This selflessness emanates from his compassionate heart, the center from which his longing and actions spring. Out of the familys many trials and tribulations against the hard realities of a country divided into those who have and those who do not evolves a drama that is intensely human, yet majestic in scale and moral vision; elemental, yet plain spoken; tragic, but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. I avoided using the term full speed as I found it detrimental to th e fights and the combatants. On Tuesday January 25, , we were informed by management that we had lost our green room privileges. Casy felt you should not judge anyone but yourself, where as the Bible openly condemns certain situations, labels, sexual orientation, behavior, and practices. Developed by F. Casys message is not just a message for the Joads, its a message for the masses. Wearing my costume and stage make up, I went into a large dance studio adjacent to the theatre. Essays may be lightly modified for readability or to protect the anonymity of contributors, but we do not edit essay examples prior to publication. On top of Casy's struggles with himself, he also faced exterior conflicts with the rest of the world. I explored these vowels the same way I explored EE, focusing on vocal fullness and richness. In Christ-like fashion, Casy sacrifices himself when he turns himself in to save Tom after an altercation with a deputy.
Once PAGE 37!!!!!!!! Everything about his wardrobe indicates that he has a rough and worn appearance, suggesting that he has been on the road for quite some time, facing hardship; a man of the land who survives by his own perseverance and by the good will of people he encounters along the way.
While there were some pitfalls, each provided me with a learning experience. I call it the Mirror Exercise. Steinbeck goes so far as to give Jim Casy the exact initials as the biblical Savior J.As Tom reminds us after his passing, Casy believes that we all have a small part of a larger universal soul, and everybody is holy. I looked at the way my body was positioned. He never utters a hurtful word to anyone, sacrificing his own welfare by picketing to raise the wages of other workers, and not faltering when he or his comrades are called derogatory names. After Casy dies, Tom, like one of Casys disciples, talks of the preacher, recalling that, One time he went out in the wilderness to find his own soul, an foun he didn have no soul that was hisn. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. I says, Maybe it aint a sin. He told me to take the summer to think it over because he was of the opinion that Casy was the soul of the play and that, while he was certain I would make a fine Tom Joad, he believed that PAGE 8!!!!!!!! As I read the novel, I paid close attention to all of the descriptions of Tom Joad, and made many margin notes with ideas for character work such as: He is not over 30 His eyes are very dark brown His hands are hard He is tall The physical characteristics were very close to m y own, making the role a good fit. The Mirror Exercise consists of three main part s. As a preacher, Casey only preaches what the bible states and he resigns from his occupation after he feels the urge to pursue life's true meaning and values of the individual - basically to make sense of the world he resides in. The problem was that nowhere in the script does it indicate that Casy is from Georgia. He wants to give them hope and rejuvenate their souls.
He believes that everyone is created equal. Nevertheless, the show must go on, and even though circumstances were not ideal, we still managed to get the work done.
I told him that I hadnt even considered playing Jim Casy. His tools for that end are his words because, in many ways, words are all he has.
In chapter 20, Floyd, John, Tom and Casy have a physical fight with a deputy. This understanding gave a dignity to Casy that helped me further define his physical life.
About an hour before our dinner break on Sunday January 23, one of the back wall units of the set, which weighed well over a ton, went out of alignment, and the cast and crew were asked to help re-align it.