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Evaluation of preparation and improvisation based on a section from ‘Confusion’ by Alan Ayckbourne.

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Evaluation of preparation and improvisation based on a section from 'Confusion' by Alan Ayckbourne. Preparation work on confusions We did quite a lot of preparation to help us with the different plays in 'Confusion'. We got given some scripts and we had to act them out in pairs but each one was acted out in a different way even though they were the same scripts. It was quite effective as everybody presented theirs differently. We had to write a script in pairs then another couple would act it out. This was good as we got used to script reading. We also acted out a normal scenario but it had a twist in it. ...read more.

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Improvised work on naturalism Improvised work on naturalism and expressionism was used in our groups on Monday 4th, this worked quite well. We got into groups and acted out a normal scene but there was a small twist. This scene was a normal family day out having a picnic, but the daughter revealed to one person that she is pregnant. When we acted it out again everything was over exaggerated; it was as though she was having a nightmare. Nothing was clear as we were all shouting and it was extremely hard to understand what we were saying. Voices were distorted so the speed of speech got faster and slower. The tone of voices changed as some spoke high pitched and some spoke low. ...read more.

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The waiter is just serving the food and gets in the couple's way. We chose these two pages to act out as everybody was involved and it had the main parts of the play in. For dramatic techniques we showed how angry Mrs Pearce was when she got up and started shouting. Also how upset Martin was when Polly revealed that she had an affair, we showed this by him putting his head to the table. We used space well, as the two tables were not that close to each other and the waiter had to move. In our performance we tried to achieve anger the most. I think we achieved this quite well as space was being used and voices were distorted. Harpreet Sekhon 10.1 ...read more.

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