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Developing - In my group we used four strategies in our play they were Freeze frame narration cross conversation and a flash back. I will now explain these individually.

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Developing In my group we used four strategies in our play they were Freeze frame narration cross conversation and a flash back. I will now explain these individually. I chose freeze frame as it is good to represent an important part of the play and gets he audience attention in such away so they really get interested and freeze frames can b used at any point. I used the freeze frame when every one suddenly goes silent just before Kevin wets himself and when the tension is at its highest point this breaks the tension but the audience still does not know what will happen next. The freeze frame is all the people standing around Kevin mouths wide open with very excited faces almost red with excitement at that it adds to the tension as it looks as if everyone would explode with excitement. I wanted the audience to really want to know what happens next and they cant wait for the next part its to kind of make them feel like one of the excited people in the freeze frame. I think the freeze frame was a very effective part of the play as it really did grab the attention of the audience, as I wanted it to. ...read more.

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This is to show just how rapid the scene is and I think it worked because it even made a type of climax at the end of the scene The elements we used where tempo and slow motion. The tempo was used from the beginning after the flash backs as it gets faster and faster as the commentators go on talking they kind of control all the movements are sped up (Kevin's jolts) this woks very well with the audience because with it being a comedy scene it makes it more funny when its all happening at the same time very fast. The slow motion worked well because it was done during the narration said by Kevin. While he is saying his part the others are all moving in slow motion and are making the same movements as before. It does work well as although Kevin is being focused on the other characters are still doing something in the background to make people know that these are Kevin's thoughts during the actions and not after. My character was Kevin I presented him as a clever but not able to show it. I presented him in other ways such as his voice. ...read more.

Conclusion

A piece of live theatre I have seen was "to kill a mocking bird" the themes in this play where shown through out the play the main one being racism it was shown by the way a black man is accused of murder but with the evidence used against him would never really have a chance of making him guilty but because of his skin colour (black) he is still guilty. The best part of the performance was the side story about the 2 kids and their fantasies about a man who lives in a house. Who they believe to be mad and that he would kill you but in the end saves their lives. The only thing that didn't work for me as an audience member was the narration of the play it seemed a play that would have been narrated by a character that is not visible on stage, but instead the girl did it. The most effective part of the performance was the scene where the two children are saved by the man ho they thought would more likely kill them; because of the effects used they went well with the play. What I have learnt during looking at "on my own to feet" I can use for future reference what type of views there are on people that are different to others and that there is always different view points in drama. ...read more.

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