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Emily fuller Evaluation for devised play I worked with a group to produce a devised play about domestic violence. We used extracts from plays about domestic violence as well as writing our own scenes. We also used poems about the chosen subject. Overall I think that our play was well written and we worked well as a group to produce a play that we all performed well in. To start with we initially had to choose a subject to base our play on. We brainstormed a lot of suggestions to come up with a few final ideas that interested us and that we thought would be challenging and entertaining to perform. Eventually we decided to do our play on domestic violence. We chose this subject because we wanted to do our play on a current issue and thought that it would be stimulating both for the audience and the actors to look at the issue from different perspectives for example, a child or the people who inflict the violence. ...read more.


The number of domestic violence victims has risen dramatically in the past few years and the government has been trying to raise awareness throughout Britain and so fortunately for us there was plenty of information around for us to research. While researching domestic violence we found a poem called 'a new start' by James A Kisner that fitted in perfectly with the rest of the play. We split the poem into different parts and worked around this. At the begging we had already comprehended that domestic violence would be a very sensitive subject for some people and if we weren't careful on how we presented it people could get offended, so instead of having a story-line to our play we decided to make it a Varity of scenes and leave it for the audience to question the own views and opinions. The final script seems to be split into two groups because there are barely any scenes where we all work together. ...read more.


I maintained a good posture and my breathing and pauses were good throughout my performance. I thought I sustained serious facial expressions and kept tension in my voice when reading the poem. When performing my soliloquy I tried my hardest to become the character but word faltering stopped my flow of concentration. There were a number of things I could improve on in the play. I needed to work on the amount of internal dramatic dialog I was doing in order to really become the character I was playing. The pitch and tone of my voice could have been more varied to change the mood or make the scene more dramatic. Finally I needed to learn my lines perfectly so I could become the character and not have to think about the words I was saying. In conclusion I think that overall our play was a success. Despite having to face some problems we produced a play that was not only interesting to perform but also to watch. However I do have some accepts of my personal performance to work on in order to improve. ...read more.

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