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2. In what way was the stimulus material developed through the drama process?

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2. In what way was the stimulus material developed through the drama process? The stimulus for this devised piece was a workshop on the book the Arrival by Shaun Tan, an Australian who comes from a migrant Chinese family who are also part Irish. The book is a series of drawings about immigration and a man's story of moving away from his family to another place. It included other people's stories on migration including ethnic cleansing, education and war. In our workshop session we looked at the pictures in the book and we improvised the images in our own way and created small scenes of that image. The images were sometimes detailed, they were sometimes close up or far away, they always held very strong imagery. This sometimes determined the mood of the scene or how much emotion we already could use from the image and how much emotion we had to create ourselves. Our group decided to use the strong symbolism, and bring up questions for the audience, making the audience think about social issues in today's world. ...read more.

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We thought that this would be a really strong topic to follow as it is a current issue that people are not really aware of. Mail order brides are women who list themselves on internet site catalogues, to be selected by men for marriage. We researched the different websites and also watched a programme 'Channel 4; Dawn Porter: Mail order brides'. This gave a great insight on the journey of men going to Russia to select their mail order brides. The women were there for a social event, whereas the men were showing a very controlling side and were there to find their brides. We took the character of one of the men, Kevin, and decided to use him in our play as one of the men looking at the showroom of women. It was decided that we would act in a non-naturalistic manner, using element of Brecht and Artaud. The first scene would be the arrival of the bride in her box at the husband (consumers) ...read more.

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They are a consumer product rather than a real person. In this scene the audience sees the girls talking but they are not happy with where they are but feel it is too late to change anything, being a mail order bride gives the chance for a better living. Many of the women who actually sign up to be mail order brides do it to escape their life and find a better life. The fifth scene is a sequence of movement of the dolls/girls; this scene is the dispatch of the girls to their husbands. It shows the girls feelings through movement; they move like dolls and can't speak like dolls. They are nervous about where they are going. In many real life cases, the women aren't fully informed of where they are going, and sometimes are sent to abusive controlling homes. The last scene was made to be like the first scene, where the doll arrives in her box. This time the husband is pleased and invites her inside. The girl walks behind slowly and faces the audience with fear in her eyes. ?? ?? ?? ?? Olivia Lewis ...read more.

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