• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Drama Presented to Others.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

GCSE Drama Coursework - Drama Presented to Others After getting into our own groups of 5-6 people, each group was given a set of lyrics from a particular song. Our group got a song called 'Martha'. We were told to read through it and decide what the song was about. Basically, our song was about a man called 'Tom' in love with a girl called 'Martha'. After several years, 'Tom' calls 'Martha' to meet up. Then rest of the song is about what had happened in the past between 'Tom' and 'Martha'. Once we knew what the song was about we were told that we had four weeks to create an original devised improvisation, which was going to be performed in a showcase to an audience of students and staff. However, the drama had to have a tragic ending. The song was perfect for this task since it was heartbreaking. I was excited about this task, as this would be our first drama showcase to an audience of students and staff. We had several different ideas for our drama piece. This was because there was a couple that had been separated. ...read more.

Middle

Her dad beats her in this scene because she answered back to him. It would have been awkward if the freeze-frames did not have any music with it. Therefore, we play a very slow and moving song to help bring out the pain and suffering of 'Martha'. There were four freeze-frames. First one was 'Martha' sitting down on a chair and her dad coming in behind her. 'Martha' had her back towards her dad and therefore, could not see he was there. Freeze-Frame two is when 'Martha's Dad' has 'Martha' by the scruff of her neck. This is her dad taking revenge out on his daughter for answering back to him earlier especially in front a guest. Freeze-Frame three, 'Martha ' is on the floor. She shows no resistance, as she is scared of her dad, as she does not know what he would do to her. The fourth and final freeze-frame is 'Martha' on the floor with her head in her hands and her dad walking away from her without a care in the world. Another technique we used was flashbacks. We used flashbacks all throughout our drama as we were trying to show the audience, what had happened between 'Martha' and 'Tom'. ...read more.

Conclusion

Also, if you act in front of people you know, it is not as realistic as it would be in a theatre. In a theatre production you do not know the audience, and therefore, gives you a whole new experience. I was extremely nervous before performing our drama, as there were so many people in the drama studio. Also, we were the last group to perform, so we had to wait for everyone to perform their show, until we could do ours. Once I was on the stage, I did not feel nervous at all. I just hate the anticipation, I hate waiting, to go on stage because you start to think about things you have forgotten. You start to ask yourself, do you know what you are doing? Are you sure you go on stage from the left, or was it the right? Then you start to panic and realise how big the crowd actually is. Nothing major went wrong in our play, everyone remember their lines, when they had to come on, and from which side. But as expected, of course just little things went wrong. Little things like, forgetting a prop or not moving a chair. In our play we did not use many props so there was not much to get confused about. By Steph Jones 11Q ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Plays section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Plays essays

  1. Context for Vinegar Tom

    It also helps to educate people that what's they are doing is wrong and that the right thing would be to treat everyone the same no matter how different they are compared to you. However, Vinegar Tom is still relevant to today as some of things that are stated in the story still happen now.

  2. AS Level Drama and Theatre Studies Coursework: Process Journal.

    I think that the devised scene worked better than the scripted scene because I was in a bigger group and we used four characters from the Bacchae in our devised scene.

  1. My drama script

    (Mrs Wilson keeps smiling) (The Policewoman grabs the hands of Mrs Phillips and Niki, but Lucy couldn't stand the state) Everybody freezes. Lucy turns to the audience. Lucy: I know my mum did this, look at the grin on her face, I don't know what else to do now, tell me, if you were in my present state what would you do?

  2. Research into drama productions Analysis of a range of drama productions We have been ...

    I had no choice as I could not be at two places at one time and at that moment my presence at the examination hall was my top most priority. I was able to clear the air with my group, as they finally realized why I could not be by their side when we were booked in for the editing.

  1. Drama Coursework: Absurdism Freeze Frames We used freeze frames ...

    It suddenly jerked away from the draw as I pulled. * Picture 3: I pretended to reach inside the draw and pretended to pull out a mass of books. I pretended to grip them tightly so the didn't fall. * Picture 4: On the last beat of the drum I

  2. For my essay I am comparing two different types of TV drama; 'Hustle' which ...

    I think the audience like about him, also he sees himself as a ladies man but when he rarely get the chance to flirt with a female character he is rather unsuccessful. In Hustle we have Danny, he is incredibly big-headed and quite a show-off, what the audience like about

  1. Film Studies The Studio System

    Together these eight companies operated as a mature oligopoly, essentially controlling the entire market. They also controlled the terms under which you could see their films. Prestige or A-level films utilized studio stars and lavish production values, and then could only be seen initially in studio-owned, first-run theaters.

  2. The Long, The Short and The Tall - drama anlysis

    be wandering around on his own and ended up in the hut with the patrol. The Japanese soldier illustrates the truth behind war. He also shows how desperate some of the soldiers were at this time. Whilst a prisoner-of-war, he gets the photographs of his family and some cigarettes given to him by Bamforth ripped up.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work