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

Drama: response find me

Extracts from this document...


Ronica Ruparelia 10T Find me by Owen Wymark Response For this unit we focused on 'Find Me' text written by Olwen Wymark. The play is about a twenty-year-old girl called Verity Taylor, who was charged by the police with damaging a chair in the mental hospital where she was a patient. Later she was committed to Broadmoor, "from where she may not be discharged or transferred elsewhere without permission of the Home Secretary." Using a technique of multiple characterization, the play seeks to investigate in depth the personality of the young girl, to "find" her, and at the same time studies the effects of her behaviour on the family, the friends and the officials in whose care she is periodically placed. Throughout this unit we performed and worked on pieces on text and off text, looking at different periods of Verity's life. All pieces performed were connected to the emotional struggle and differences Verity and her family had to coop with. We communicated these emotions through dramatic devices and skills. In lesson one, we looked at anger and how we could use different tones in our voice, using the drama medium voice. ...read more.


It's soft and I feel like I'm flying. I'm a flying fish. I'm a seagull." We then created a few scenes using these lines as our stimuli. We used explorative strategies to create our scenes we mainly used crosscutting. Crosscutting is what you do after you've created a series of scenes or sequences, and you re-order them to create a drama that goes forwards and backwards in time. Our first scene was the "present" day, which then went into the past showing why the present was the way it was, and our final scene was a split stage of the past and the present. We also used marking the moment; this is when a group decides a moment in the scene is significant and want to show it in some way. We showed our moment by slowing down the pace of the drama leading into a still image/freeze frame following with a fast beat action to show the contrast, of actions. In lesson three, we were split into groups of 3 or 4, to research topics and issues in the text, such as Holloway Prison, Broadmoor and about clothes in that time period etc. ...read more.


We also did the same thing with the character Jean using the following lines again from the text "Find me:" -" I can't bare it." -"I'm sorry Mum." -" I can imagine how difficult it is for you." -"Mum will get drunk." -"Oh my God." In lesson five, to develop characters, we used hot seating. This is a technique used to deepen the understanding of a character by being asked question. We only hot-seated Verity, which was done five times, as there were five Verity's' and each Verity showed a different personality. Simple questions such as the ones below were asked first to each different Verity because, in each Verity she was a different age, for example when she was at school as a child and when she was taken to Broadmoor as a young adult. These help us build a character, knowing the character is a child would be shown in a completely different way to as if the character was an adult. We asked questions such as: -"What is your name?" -"How old are you?" We also asked more in-depth questions such as: -"Why were you taken to Broadmoor?" - "Did you enjoy school?" ...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. GCSE Drama Coursework - Billy Liar Section One: The Response PhaseFor the response ...

    Again it also shows the traditional family set up. Role play - This role play focused on the first fifteen pages of Billy Liar. For this role play the dad was focused on doing his paperwork whilst the mum was preparing breakfast and trying to get the teenager out of bed.

  2. Too Much Punch For Judy - Response Phase.

    But I have also been hurt in a drink driving accident, so you can see why I do not like drink driving and how it can come to an unfortunate end. These drama exercises have helped me to understand the topic of drink by helping me to understand what the families of the victim and causer go through.

  1. Blood brother unit 2 in drama GCSE

    Say it's just some clowns, two players in the limelight, and bring the curtain down, say it's just two clowns, who couldn't get their lines right, say it's just a show on the radio. That we can turn over and start again, that we can turn over, it's only a

  2. Courtroom Drama

    "I swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth", answered Anna. "Anna Wilson can you confirm where you were on January 2nd 2008?", questioned Mr Oak. "I arrived at Steven's house at 5:30pm. We watched a film and had a meal.

  1. Drama Coursework on Education - The Response Phase

    I think the attitude of the head teacher in song is in many ways reminiscent of Charles Dickens' caricatures; sadistic teachers, the victimisation of pupils and the consequent impoverishment of a child's education. The listener is reminded of the dark side of education, the side where teachers abuse their position and power for their own gratification.

  2. Progress Documentary Response. We firstly discussed progress and technology as an introduction to the ...

    After a discussion about banks, loans, advertising, consumerism and peer pressure we devised a role-play in groups based on a scenario from the 'Support System's Go' sheet based on a young woman overspending on clothes and having to deal with the financial consequences.

  1. Unit 1 - Documentary Response to Children's Drama

    Stage 3 ? Epiphany/Recognition: The protagonist or main character realises something is wrong. The story?s tension rises since here is where a quest usually begins. This was where Red noticed the change in features in her grandmother. We mimed this quite quickly where in the scene before, the wolf quickly

  2. Unit 1 - Drama Exploration of the theme Peer Pressure - Documentary Response

    The first task we did was exploring how Derek and Bentley could have become friends. We got into groups of three; I played the role as Derek Bentley and Amber and Iman as Chris Craig. We had a five-minute discussion of what happened and planned the forms of drama we would do to show to the class.

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