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

Development Phase Unit 1 (Drama)

Extracts from this document...


Development Phase Scene 1 Spotlight is on an exhausted and dirty looking woman dressed in rags. She is sitting on a park bench there is a sleeping child of about ten at her feet in a bundle of blankets she is stroking his hair fondly. Grusha: Someone once said that "it takes a village to raise a child", but I did it all by myself. No means of support, but a whole lot of love. [Pause] Someone else once said that "Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist." My name is Grusha and this is my story. Scene 2 Angry Villagers are charging in the direction of a castle, each brandishing a weapon such as a pickaxe, some are carrying torches; they overturn everything that lies in their wake leaving a trail of destruction behind them. Upbeat music is playing loudly as they near the castle the music fades, the leader climbs up onto a boulder. ...read more.


Suddenly a pickaxe comes flying through the window, Grusha screams and runs out of the room. Scene 4 A busy market place, Sellers are calling out bargains, A policeman patrols the street. On each pole there is a wanted poster featuring a picture of Grusha or the queen. Grusha enters, trying to hush the baby who is crying, she approaches one of the stalls. Grusha: Could you spare a bit of milk for my baby? Seller: Certainly not free of charge, You gotta make a living around 'ere. Grusha: But I haven't any money! Seller: Yeah, well neither 'ave I. Policeman: [to Grusha] Can I see some identification please? You look very similar to those in this poster. Grusha: I'm sorry sir, I left it at home, but I assure you I'm not Grusha or the Queen. If I was, do you honestly think I'd be walking around? She hurries off leaving the policeman looking confused. ...read more.


Grusha: Oh Michael! No! [She rushes over to help him] Michael: (crying) Mummy, it hurts so much. Grusha: Come on, We'll have to get some help. She carries him into a farmhouse. They bandage him up, meanwhile someone fetches a policeman who arrives before Grusha [who is very flustered] notices. Policeman: Miss Grusha, You're under arrest. I'm taking you to see the queen. Scene 6 In a courtroom. Grusha is on the left and the queen on the right. The child is in the middle of the two. Judge Azdak: We are here to determine who will gain custody of young Michael here. The method is simple. You will each take one of Michael's arms and the person who manages to pull Michael away from the other person will win. When they begin, Grusha lets go because she does not want to hurt Michael. Judge Azdak: I award Grusha full custody. THE END ?? ?? ?? ?? UNIT ONE COURSEWORK- Development Phase 8342 Word Count: 1000 Page | 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Personal Performances 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 GCSE Personal Performances essays

  1. Free essay

    Drama Development

    I miss dad. I wish he had said bye to us, at least then we could have known that he cared. Mum said that it was all our fault, she blamed us for it, and maybe she was right, I don't know.

  2. Too Much Punch For Judy - Response Phase.

    I also used my body language, one way was a huddled up, giggly manner when I was talking to Holly. Then as soon as Sarah came along I stood up as tall as possible to show that I'm more important and stronger than her, to show status.

  1. Blue Remembered Hills - Part 1

    Having no narrators or songs in Blue Remembered Hills means that the only way characters can communicate with the audience is through their interaction with other characters.

  2. Blood brother unit 2 in drama GCSE

    Conductor No son. Confrontation Sammy What? Conductor You're older than fourteen Mickey (worried) Sammy... Sammy Shut it. (To the conductor) I'm fourteen I wanna fourpenny scholar. Conductor Do you know the penalty for tryin' to defraud... Sammy I'm not defraudin' no one Conductor (Shouting to the driver)

  1. GCSE Drama: The development phase

    Ruth was portrayed as being distant to everyone else. The person in my group that portrayed her, was reading some type of an office report, to bring out her work-orientated character, and was also isolated from the rest of the group; it showed her dislike for the family, and her view of them being inferior to her.

  2. o me conflict means not getting along with each other resulting each other being ...

    I was told to "Describe how using split scenes effects the way Billy and Tommy feel about going to war." I chose to use abstract techniques and a variety of body language to show this piece of work. I think these techniques suited it best.

  1. Drama Coursework

    the morning before the interview where both interviewees were preparing for the day, Cecilia looked at herself in the mirror unsure and unconfidently whereas Lucy was the complete opposite. The flashback gave the audience an insight on both characters, and portrayed Cecilia's subtle 'inner-scream'.

  2. GCSE Drama The Five People You Meet in Heaven: Development and Evaluation of a ...

    The lighting used was a single torch that acted as a spot light to draw attention to each pair as they improvised whilst the studio remained blacked out. This was effective as it helped to create a scene of an isolated cell and added to the distressing and glum atmosphere.

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