• 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...


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.


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.


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. "The Real Inspector Hound" written by Tom Stoppard

    are very similar stereotypical characters in murder mysterious; the glamorous hostess, the manipulative suspect and the maid that sees everything and anything. Finally in our last assessed session the topic was "How the action and language create suspense" Before this session we had read up to the death of Simon

  1. Film Studies The Studio System

    through the 1930s * Directors: most often on loan from other studios (e.g. John Ford, George Cukor, Howard Hawks) * Actresses: Katherine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers * Actors: Fred Astaire * Typical Films: King Kong, Astaire and Rogers musicals Universal * Known For: Horror and melodrama * In Charge: Carl Laemmle,

  2. 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

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

    Hustle uses the same idea, Micky plays the hero in Hustle, he's always thinking on his feet and getting the others out of sticky situations, he takes the lead over the rest of the cast and is also seen to make the decisions for the whole team.

  2. What is the play, A Cream Cracker Under the Settee, about and how does ...

    The author also uses euphemism. This tells the audience that Doris is quite old fashioned and still does not like to get directly to the point. It is shown when she uses the phrase, 'Spending a penny.' Idiosyncratic phrases appear quite regularly through the monologue.

  1. My drama script

    Miss Precious: My money, my money, no, �2000, and I cant find it, oh my God, am dead. Hey, guys, all of you, please come in here. (Mrs Wilson is happily smiling) Lucy: What are you smiling about? What is so fascinating?

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

    The content of this scene will include a dialogue between the original Bacchae characters of Pentheus, Dionysos, Agave and Kadmos.The scenes, which we will include, will be a scenario in which Dionysos visits the house of Pentheus, A fight scene between Pentheus and Dionysus with music in the background and Kadmos Narrating the scene.

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