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Drama portfolio two

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Introduction

During year 11 we have been devising our unit two performance. This incorporates three different Pieces of work, including a song 'Hotel California', a section of a play 'king Leah' and also a picture of two people at the fair ground. We had to devise a play around these three pieces of work. During my play I have tried to incorporate several different dramatic elements we have learnt through this year. These include, trigger movements, monologues, freeze frames and ageing within in the play. The key piece my group concentrated on was the picture. I decided the picture can be expanded and will include the song as well. I found It quite easy after this to come up with a starter idea that this play could be about. I found it easy to begin with the picture as from the first time I saw it, I believed they could be mental or have a multi personality disorder. I have also tried to incorporate this in our final performance. My unit two story line is about being trapped. This is regarding a woman trying to take control of her emotions, as they are splitting her apart and trying to make her do different things. Our first of eight scenes introduces each character by giving them each a turn to speak about what they are worried about. ...read more.

Middle

It grew in terms, of power and emotion it brings to the play also a sense of belonging within this certain person's head. When we performed our play first time I was told, my voice kept to the same pitch, volume and tone through out. I decided to change this before we performed the re-do to increase my marks. On the 26th November my character changed, to become scared. This is because one member of our group changed groups and left us with 3 people. During this lesson the whole play changed and we had to try and incorporate the whole story line we had in our new group! This was hard. My character had gone from being positive and happy. With a bubbly voice, high and loud. To becoming scared with a faint voice, still high but very fast and dull! Although this changed when I had a section I had to shout in 'ITS NOT MY FAULT' in the scene that now appears in 6th place! During the 7thJanuary, I tried to concentrate on my space and be aware of how much of the stage I was using. That was quite easy as I had to use nearly the whole stage for most of the play! I was the character that had to create the atmosphere; it was quite hard as I wasn't sure what to do. ...read more.

Conclusion

We have improved those marks easily this was because it was simple mistakes we made, that were easily adjustable. For example all three of our tone and pitch of our voices stayed the same through out the performance. This was changed easily with people slowing down how they speak and varying the tone of voice as well. Aside from that one of our achievements I enjoyed about the play was the staging. This is because i decided to use theatre of the round! As this allows us more space to perform in. I also liked theatre of the round because it was difficult but I believe it made our play into a better performance. As we were theatre in the round, we thought it would be easier to use simple lighting techniques; this is because it fitted around our play, and hopefully made it better. I decided to include one black out and a bright light. The bright light was used to show the dismissal followed by the fading of the emotions. This helped to create a tense mood with the audience wandering what is going to happen next. The black out was used at the very end just to show the play had completely finished. We didn't really use costumes because I thought you don't know what emotions look like, as they are always there but you can never see them! With this in mind we decided to use black out fits because you can see use but not clearly! ?? ?? ?? ?? Drama portfolio unit 2 Chrissy Squire ...read more.

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