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Drama Scripted Coursework: Think of a story quickly and Cage birds.

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Becci Geach 10WV Drama Scripted Coursework: Think of a story quickly and Cage birds. The practical work which we were assessed on, 12th May was a piece of scripted entitled, "Think of a story quickly!" by David Selbourne. This script covered themes of peer pressure, ostracism and conformity. There were three characters, one in which announces that she has a new boyfriend, this being Louisa played by Rosie. Automatically, the other two characters, Kathy played by Sarah and Jane, played by myself laugh hysterically and "poke fun" at Freddie Louisa's new boyfriend. This teasing leads to tension between the three girls and a total rejection of Louisa. ...read more.

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Wild one refuses to accept the authority and pleads with the others to make a break for liberation. Wild one feels that the others have been indoctrinated by their 'authority' and begins to tempt them out of the cage yet eventually the 'society' surrounding this cage and its inhabitants rejects the outspoken new-comer and she is set upon and murdered. The play ends ambiguously in which the characters lurching towards another member of the group who begins to question the authority are perhaps about to murder her? In comparison to "Think of a story quickly!" this also covers themes of conformity and rejection as Louisa is rejected due to her liking to the "revolting" Freddie in the same way as society in Cage birds reject the Wild One. ...read more.

Conclusion

The setting of cage birds is in an institute for the mentally ill and the setting for "Think of a Story Quickly" is in a school, the wild one sees the institute as a breach of freedom being tedious and the girls find school tedious as they so often state "schools so boring, I can't stand it" In conclusion I feel that I learnt a great deal about spur of the moment improvisation and that I need to improve my voice skills. I found these plays enjoyable to study because of the contrast between them in the rather surreal "Cage birds" and the predictable yet funny "Think of a Story Quickly", I did feel however I could have been a lot better. ...read more.

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