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Drama Coursework

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Section 1 HOW WE BEGAN In drama I had studied three different plays which are 'Romeo & Juliet', 'A Taste Of Honey' and 'Saved'. For my performance I had to take out stimulus, themes and ideas from the plays I've studied and put it into my piece of drama. My play was mostly focused on the play 'Saved' so I took out the issue of teenage pregnancy, the abuse of a child and the prison scene. I used the issue of teenage pregnancy and crime between teenagers as my starting point because of the fact that these issues are the most ones that increase these days but none of the teenagers are being informed about these. The aim of my drama was actually to be able to inform the audience on the issues and show them that the events they do that they think are small could lead them to a devastating end. The message that I wanted to send out to my audience was to show them the teenage relationships often ends with teenage pregnancy and how serious this issue is. Also to allow them to think the consequences and the effect that the crime they cause could have on people they know such as their family members or friends of someone who has been killed. For this I have shown a death scene of a baby to allow them to see the true side of were they all living in now. My drama will be performed in a drama studio/class in the drama department in my school. ...read more.

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Then the baby starts crying louder and this time no matter what we didn't manage to make it stop crying and this is where Hansel walks in again and asks why it's crying. I then make up a lie saying that the baby is hungry and that I was just about to go and buy some milk for it. So I leave the scene. Then Chantelle joins back in and takes Hansel and plays the sexy girl on him again. After Hansel goes I come back in with milk on my hand and beyond this point is where everything gets out of control. Me and Chantelle get stuff out of control and do things that we thought was just little things to the baby. Sam thinks what we are doing is wrong so he says his leaving and he leaves the scene. We do stuff like rubbing its dirty pants on its face and throw stones at it and get Isha to join us as well. Suddenly we realise that the baby isn't crying anymore and no noise is coming out from it. When we check why this is unfortunately were all in a shock because the baby is dead and we don't know what to do. Were all in a panic and we get caught. The lights blacken out. The intension of this scene was to show the audience how big could things get that they think are small. Scene 3: This scene opens with all of us who were there at when that event happened which caused the baby to die. ...read more.

Conclusion

The rehearsals really worked well by the group work we came up with and listening to each other with respect. Acting it out was a little harder than the rehearsals because of the panic I was in I kind of got some parts wrong but even though to not let this happen me partners had carried on the act and didn't let me get out of role. We had changed some of the scenes orders because it did not actually match the way it was in the beginning. We didn't really take out any bits of the play but we did add on to them to make it work better. Lastly with a little help we came out with the idea of putting in thought tracking were at several bits and to do this we came up with an idea were who ever will be though tracking will click their hands to let the others know. This made the others in the group freeze and that person will move around the room talking as if he or she is thought tracking and then they will come back into their positions and click after a few seconds the play will carry on. This was chosen to be done in our play as a whole group because we thought this will be easier for the audience to understand us and that character. Finally I have gained more working in group work working this way and found out that drama is mostly about group work. BURAK DEMIRCI 11 CGM DRAMA COURSEWORK 1 Burak Demirci 11CGM 07/05/2007 Page 1 of 8 ...read more.

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