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I worked with was a sound designer. I worked with a group who chose the theme of 'Doors', so this is what I based my sound piece on.

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Part 1 Between June and September, our class prepared devised pieces for option 1. My role in the group I worked with was a sound designer. I worked with a group who chose the theme of 'Doors', so this is what I based my sound piece on. I not only contributed technically to the piece but I also, in my research, came up with text for the piece. I had to consider other aspects of technical design and how my work would relate to the piece and it's themes. To help me with my research, I looked for information in books (from the school library) and on the Internet. I found quotations which, as well as being used for text for the piece, help me to broaden my thoughts and ideas of doors. ...read more.

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However, Berkoff expands his ideas to a greater storyline of claustrophobia and enclosure. The story is of a man trapped continually in a remote nightmarish world, looking for answers to help him escape his insanity. The people who appear in our piece, are those without a defined character. They play, in most scenes, a chorus of doors, an ensemble of questions and tableau's to the audience. Contrasting, with 'The Trial', the personalities of the characters and the way in which they relate to Joseph K and his quest (the trapped man). Our actors mainly used chorus work, with all actors present onstage at one time, where as in 'The Trail' certain main characters have very important roles on their own, when they are main focus on stage. ...read more.

Conclusion

The theme was easy to comprehend and the focus was always on the characters and the physical movement. This differs to 'The Trial' as the level on which the themes can be identified in this play depends on how the audience chooses to interpret much of the action on stage. Both of these ways of portraying the themes of the pieces were very affectively represented, although created very differently. In conclusion, I would like to say that from researching watching, and generally being involved in our piece, I was able to explore another side to the word 'door'. My views on this subject changed a lot throughout the making of the piece, which helped me come up with a suitable and original sound design. I was pleased with our piece and felt my design greatly enforces the themes and atmosphere on stage. ...read more.

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