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Evaluate the performances of Bouncers and Shakers with reference to the performance skills required and those that Godber as a playwright demands from his performers. Your essay should include reference to your own work and the work of others.

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Evaluate the performances of Bouncers and Shakers with reference to the performance skills required and those that Godber as a playwright demands from his performers. Your essay should include reference to your own work and the work of others. John Godber writes the plays of Bouncers and Shakers. They are both similar to one another because they both have humour and a series of character transformations. I thought that all of the performances where very well done and where the best I had seen anyone do. I think all the groups used different styles, such as in Mac's group at the start they used musical mime and at the end they used a good piece of mime in their fight scene. A couple of the groups used chorus work in their pieces, like in Deria's group they used that style in the part when they sang happy birthday, it was funny because they sang "happy birthday" at the same time but sang to different names like "Zo�, Clare". ...read more.

Middle

The body language in Macs groups' performance was good because it was believable. I thought Joyce could have been louder which would have made the performance better and easier to understand. Deria and her group did an excellent performance that was funny and easy to hear and understand due to the volume of their voices. Deria did a very good performance she delivered her lines very clearly and was the strength in the group. Ellisia was very funny and was the source of the comedy in the performance I thought. I think that Stephanie was a bit quiet but it didn't spoil the performance. Nicola's group didn't have that much energy but they did have three actors missing from their group. I didn't think that their staging was very good it was a bit too much towards the back. Dean was the best performer in that group but it was a shame that he had such a small part. ...read more.

Conclusion

Mac and his group had good staging but the volume of Joyce's voice could have been much louder to make it better. Towards the end of their performance I was confused about who was who it would have worked better if they made it more clear. Deria and her group gave a good performance just because they delivered the jokes so well their staging was good and it just worked very well, but I think Stephanie and Hailey needed more rehearsal time. My group's staging was good but I moved around too much at the start. I think the scene in the hairdressers was good because it was believable but the scene in the barber wasn't nearly as good because we didn't rehearse it at all. I think that it went well even though Deria was reading in for Katies absence and only had ten minutes to rehearse. ...read more.

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