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As a part of our GCSE Drama course we have explored the script of After Juliet.

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Unit 2, Documentary Evidence Maddy Guzm´┐Żn Candidate # 4033 (803 words) 'After Juliet' As a part of our GCSE Drama course we have explored the script of 'After Juliet'. For our assessment we looked at different sections of the script. We explored the characters individually and looked at key moments in groups. Prior to the assessment I had read the script and thought that the background story relied much upon the dramatic tension. I admire the way that the playwright highlights the importance of the relationship between the Montagues and the Caplulets. The key element which caught my attention in the play was that it was centered on the theme of tragedy. The dramatic tension between the characters of Rosaline and Benvolio, I believe, was created by the love shared between them. This was interesting to me because I thought that there would be nothing but hate between Rosaline and Benvolio. One activity we did was to explore multiple characters through role-play. ...read more.

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Instead of making Benvolio act as though he was explain to Valentine about how he felt about Rosaline, I should have given Benvolio a more mesmerized look as though he was telling Rosaline himself, about the way he felt for her. There were two groups which made me think about the piece in a different way. The first was Jahan and Adib's group. They portrayed their piece in a way that took on a more aggressive confrontation between Benvolio and Valentine. They made me think about the use of space since they kept themselves close together using sharp movements to show their belligerence. Georgia and Georgina were the second group that made look at the differences in the piece with more depth. Their piece took on two very individual views from both of the characters sides. While Georgina played a very fierce-tempered Benvolio, Georgia took on the character of a very patronizing Valentine. ...read more.

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A moment that stood out to me was when we were doing the group exploration task; this made me use my ability to improvise during the development of the task which was aimed at exploring the key moments in the script. This was a really useful idea because we were looking for ways to learn more about the characters and trying to find more diverse approaches to the script. One piece of work that I observed was when Georgia did her monologue of Rosaline. I thought that this was really effective because she used a desk as her prop which was supposed to be the grave of Juliet. She demonstrated in-depth knowledge and understanding of how to use the drama medium to create her piece. In conclusion I think that the work of my classmates and group had a large impact on how I can use more diverse approaches to my tasks. In addition I believe that the overall outcome of this task was that I have a greater understanding of how to use the drama medium. ...read more.

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