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Brechtian Performance- Evaluation

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1. What Brechtian techniques did you use in your group??? In our play, which was a rendition of the popular children's tale 'The Three Muskateers', we decided our social improvement topic was going to be homosexuality and homosexual marriage, and on that note we decided to cleverly rename it 'The Three MuskaQueers'. Humour was the main theme of the play, and we furthered this by using obvious tehcniques, such as cross dressing and "cocks in frocks". Georgia, Charlotte and I played the main roles of the gay characters, whereas James played the extremely feminine character, Rhonda, who was the epitome of a girly girl.?We also applied our knowledge of montage, and used different types of scenes, ranging from naturalistic, to a slow motion scene. We also introduced a god, who was 'God of the Gays'. ?? 2. ...read more.

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??? 3. How well did you 'synthesis' your content (what you were saying) with the form (how you were saying it) What did you think was effective and why??? In all honesty, I don't believe we managed to communicate our message effectively, as we did not really have a clear understanding of how to interpret it into our play. I do believe, however, we were able to deliver the general message of homosexuality in our piece, and we conveyed our thoughts about gay marriage. ?We proved this effective by using an array of eclectic costumes, used convincing accents and used popular social aspects such as the song YMCA, using the phrase "in the village" as taken from Little Britain, and also furthered the gay lifestyle by acting out yoga stretches that posed as possible sexual innuendo. ...read more.

Conclusion

Later on the play, Stephanie and Ryan acted out a sex scene in a way which was comical and very unsexy, which added to the humour. They went behind the curtains and began throwing loads and loads of clothes out, suggesting they were taking them off, but it got a point, where there were far too many clothes to have been possible, which made the whole scene ridiculous and brilliant.??Another effective technique was the cross cutting that was used in Chloe and Tanisha's scene. While Chloe was explaining the danger sof obeasity, and how all the patients were striving to become fit and healthy, you could obviously see Tanisha in the background, as the obease character, gorging on a bag of Doritos. This tehcnique was cleverly done, and I would deifinitely like to incorporate it into any future plays. Brechtian Performance- Evaluation ...read more.

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