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

How the group planned for a range of responses from the audience.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

How the group planned for a range of responses from the audience. It has always been the group's intentions to show both sides of drugs, both the positive and negative effects of taking certain drugs and differences between them. We were also eager to explain this in a way which is not 'preaching' to our audience or telling them what or what not to do. Our piece was aimed at older children, mid-to-late teens, as we felt that these are the people, who are more aware of what is going on in the world, and the topic of drugs is very relevant - however the current methods of drug education are quite one-dimensional. We knew this having just experienced the education first hand. All educational films and products all show drugs in an extremely negative light. We wanted to show both sides, and show that drugs do have positive effects - or at least, be better than other 'alternatives'. ...read more.

Middle

This was the effect we had planned in order make the audience see through the eyes of a user. They also indicated that their favourite scene was the, as they put it, "Pizza and Bong" scene. Even though it was good to receive praise for a scene, from the descriptions as to why they liked the scene it was obvious to us that the scene was possibly aimed a little too much towards them, and may not be appreciated by an older audience. The language used lacked a little maturity, and the audience only seemed to remember the scene for the words "Pizza" and "Bong" rather than the contrast between alcohol, weed and the question: "Is alcohol better than weed?" There were several responses from the audience that we expected to receive. Whilst we were eager to keep a serious tone to the piece it was important to keep some comedy within the production. ...read more.

Conclusion

The actors not involved in the scene will sit in the audience and ask questions, if the actual audience are unwilling to. We also realise that some questions may be hard to respond to, and we combated this problem by giving Gerald an on-stage 'PR'. This would allow for controlled conferring to get an answer that is suitable. The 'PR' could also have notes on the subject with facts and figures - should a question be asked that requires these. Part of the idea of the production is to change the way the audience look at and perceive drugs, the use of drugs, and the users. We decided that in order to do this the audience should experience drugs from both sides...from the outside looking in, and experiencing within the 'trips' as if they were a part of it. The 'trips' are also not defined as trips, until after they have occurred; this will make the audience wonder what is 'real', and what is a 'trip'? This is similar to what a user would experience - a blurred line between reality and illusion. ...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 Theatre Studies 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 Theatre Studies essays

  1. Explain how you would want your audience to respond to Tesman in Hedda Garbler. ...

    afford the house, proving further her desire to do anything for the `motherless and fatherless' boy she has brought up. There is a hint that George could have financial difficulties ahead. It is obvious already that he is an unworldly man.

  2. The Devising Process

    the characters would cling to their costume; a religious woman in a white coat for innocence, a child hiding being an old headscarf in fear and a wise woman holding on to her cloak. As well as costume, we also relied heavily on sound to help display a piece genuine to its period and in creating atmosphere.

  1. The Carnivalesque in Wise Children

    And yet, between the extremes of life's beginning and end, there is so much to be experienced. Dora may claim to have said 'maybe' to life (page 5), but her narrative serves as a resounding 'yes' to all the chaos of life.

  2. How did group skills contribute to the development of the drama, and how did ...

    we were projecting effectively, and making the most of the language - particularly when speaking Shakespearian text. Dan directed more physical warm-ups. Exploring characterisation through improvisations such as 'character ping-pong' was incredibly useful in gaining a real understanding of motivation.

  1. How did the group plan for a range of audience responses?

    We wanted her tone of voice to be very screechy and powerless to shock the audience into really believing that she has lost her child, and the use of close eye contact makes them feel inadequate to help. The audience said that they felt disturbed by closeness of the interaction between Laura (the mother)

  2. The Hard Nut

    The maid comes onto the stage with a pram with the young girl in, the mother and father follow on acting all motherly loving their gorges baby daughter! The mice come across the stage and stay on the stage. The girls mother is trying to tell the maid that the

  1. Drama - Response Phase to the unit on war.

    I mean, why would they allow me, a Muslim girl, to live in Serbia. If they can accept such a thing, then why is there a war going on?... Why is Allah letting this happen? why are there never ending obstacles on our path to freedom?

  2. Temptation piece. We were asked to think about temptation, and discuss what we were ...

    We began to comment on our ideas and decide as a group which ones we would progress further. We decide that the two best ideas we had were stealing and drugs. We thought stealing would be an excellent topic for our performance because we could a girl stealing from her

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