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Describe and evaluate our rehearsal process so far We wanted to come up with something original for our group and have contrast within our performance so it would make our piece different and much more interesting which I feel would help the audience pick up on our hidden message of 'life's too short to argue'. We immediately came up with the idea of putting time into our performance to make the audience aware that we weren't in the present day but in the past. We thought the best way to do this would be to use a tour guide at the beginning and the end so we travel through time to help hold the performance together. At the beginning the tour guide spends a couple of minutes introducing Christ church mansion which provides the audience with a bit of background information about the performance topic before we start. We use the tour guide as a relationship between the audience and the performers. ...read more.


The music lasts for about 2 minutes where it suddenly stops and is continued by our voices in the same three part harmony which we used for the music except speeded it up and extended slightly. The harmony represents unity within the family as even though the mother and the daughter don't get on they still love each other, the music then cuts in again which shows that sadness and death are going to over power them. The music works really well with the story as it provides different textures and something unusual for the audience to concentrate on. Once this scene is finished we then do a dance in the great hall. We thought that putting a dance in at the beginning of the performance would be an easier but effective way to communicate with the audience that something was wrong in the family. It also adds more abstraction in our piece which is what we wanted. The music used for the dance is called................................... ...read more.


We now move the audience into a smaller room in the mansion as we wanted the audience's attention to be mainly on us rather than the room. In this room we do freeze frames of the father's life which we turn into acting. The freeze frames symbolize his life flashing before his eyes as he is dieing on the floor: * The daughter birth * Teaching her to read * An argument between the mother and daughter * The father coughing (a symptom of his illness) * The mother writing her diary * An argument between the mother and daughter * The father dieing. We have the same argument between the mother and daughter which symbolizes that they are always arguing. The father dieing at the end in exactly the same position as he was in when in died in the great hall represents that the flash backs were memories of his life. The flash backs work really well in our performance as they create different texture, rather than going straight in to acting the freeze frames give the audience time to think about our performance and what the freeze frame may mean. ...read more.

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