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Devised Piece From The Text “The Way Through The Woods”

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Devised Piece From The Text "The Way Through The Woods" By Rudyard Kipling We were given a poem called "The Way Through The Woods" by Rudyard Kipling, form this we were told to try and devise an improvised piece using the poem as the source. We found the poem gave us an easy start on devising a play because it has a lot of content. I found that there was a good amount of detail given so it gave us all lots of perspectives and different angles to use, such as: The play could have been about a road through the woods, a ghostly woman, a futuristic play looking back and discovering some ghost stories about a special place or in the past before any ghosts appeared, the making of ghosts (death). ...read more.


I played one of the four witches in the play. My name was Alaina. My voice was supposed to be evil because of me being a witch and I wasn't allowed to smile. I found this quite difficult because I find it hard to be evil, unfortunately I don't get much practise at it. I was made out to be the weakest of all four witches because when we cast our spell I was the one who couldn't handle it. My character didn't really move away from the house, which was situated in the woods because Evelyn (Victoria Elcock), Athena (Samantha Blake) ...read more.


The villager's obviously hounded out the inside witch and demanded an explanation, this is when they were lead to the murderous outside witches and the bodies were found. A horseman chased Alisa out of the woods and both of them died giving an explanation of the swish of a skirt in the grass and the sound of the horse's hoofs. Personally I think overall the play was good, at certain scenes it got confusing but we managed in the end, with team effort, to produce as best a play we could. Improvements could have been made on the contributions of the class, sometimes there was not enough concentration and we could have all probably applied ourselves a lot better. Jennifer Knowlson 11.1 Mr Marshall ...read more.

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