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

Improvisation Techniques

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Daniel Ellis 10TYL Miss Le Marquand Drama Improvisation Coursework Peer Pressure and Bullying Section one: In this section I will explain the different techniques of drama I learnt in the last half term in my own words. None of these particular techniques are naturalistic which adds to the performance. All these techniques are used to show the audience how a character is really feeling without letting the other characters in the scene know. > Soliloquy- This is where you, the actor/actress, are thinking aloud. A soliloquy is a speech for the benefit of the audience only and by convention is not heard by any other actor on stage at the time. Also the character you are playing has no awareness of the audience in any way. When using this technique you need to make sure you take on the role of the character seriously so the mood and tone of the character is acted out well, For example: "Why me?, Why is it always me that turns out the 'Billy no mates'?" This example can show a sad tone and mood with the character playing a loner talking to him/her-self. > Direct Address- This is where you, the actor/actress, speaks to the audience expressing their feelings, perhaps using rhetorical questioning. This technique does involve speaking to the audience and interacting with them. ...read more.

Middle

I mean look at the rating on how the day went...Yeah that's right minus five out of ten. I feel so depressed and upset. Well I'll take you through the whole day of hell. Firstly I got on the bus and sat in about the middle. You know all the cool and popular people sat at the back as usual. And to me they are premature hell waiting for me to give in and be taking to hell. John smith came up to me, and I thought he was being genuine, but that was the mistake I made. He shook my hand and smothered it in permanent ink. I should have noticed why he had that glove on his hand. I tried wiping it on the bus seat but when I went to get off the bus driver shouted at me and took down my name and address to bill my Mum. All four of those cowards walked pass me and shouted Happy F*****g Birthday. Hope you liked the present. I was so close to crying that I thought the lump I had in my throat was going to explode. I had got a mobile phone for my birthday off my Mum and Dad in the morning. ...read more.

Conclusion

This meant that some of us thought we were doing something and some of us thought we were doing something else in that scene and that was also why we were nervous, not because we were performing in front of the people. The performance did not go well because we were too busy trying to tell each other what to do next. Obviously it wasn't a good start but if we were to improve it where we all knew what were doing then it would be better. This didn't mean we weren't working as a group. We each had so many ideas that we were confused which we were using and which we weren't. The first scene was the loner at home with her parents. Her Mum was too busy exercising and the Dad was not interested in what anyone had to say except his wife. The loner was too upset to talk to her parents and was happy doing her revision. Overall this scene could have been better. We just need to be more organised when we rehearse. Overall our 4 scenes did run to an average standard. Next time we need to consider the following: ? No corpsing. ? Organising rehearsals more. ? Using the ideas we produce wisely. ? Working more as a group and not just as individuals. ? Improvise if you don't know what to do during the scene. ...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. Write a commentary on Martin Luther King’s speech. Consider how effective he is in ...

    Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California" And another would be (perhaps not intentional)... "I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations". Maybe not intentional, but still quite effective.

  2. G.C.S.E Drama: Evaluation of Naturalistic Improvisation.

    Before our final presentation we had performed it to only our class, from this we were able to gain constructive criticism, which told us the main areas of improvements. It also gave us an insight on what the audience thought.

  1. Language of Performing Arts

    During rehearsal we did hot seating which helped us develop our characterisation. The main challenge in rehearsal was keeping to the time limit, to resolve this problem we cut down what happened in some scenes. I had problems with making the dialogue between Zainab and I shorter so we timed it and went through exactly what needed to be said.

  2. PerformanceIn performance there are three stages of development when creating a performance piece with ...

    Performers do not act alone; they react with/off other people. "The Actor must first of all believe in everything that takes place onstage, and most of all they must believe what themselves are doing - one can only believe in the truth!

  1. A.I Coursework

    Humans are extinct and all that is left is the robots searching for a way to examine humans and what they used to be like, just as we do with dinosaurs today!

  2. An Essay on Improvisation

    The two young people then launch into a tirade of criticisms against the women, presuming that she cannot hear them. However, the elderly woman surprises the two young people by talking, and reveals she is the owner of the laundry.

  1. Production Techniques of Whitby Morrison

    As you can see the type of production that Whitby Morrison use is job production. This type of production produces vans depending on the customer's specification and normally takes a week to produce 3 vans. Other production techniques include benchmarking.

  2. Choose a modern day situation (e.g. at school, a party, a mealtime etc.) and ...

    We thought this was a good way to show the different teaching styles in use at the time, and how different their lessons were to ours, having no set curriculum, and being given the responsibility to choose for themselves what they want to do instead of just being told.

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