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

Improvisation based on text : Charlotte O’Neil’s Song

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Improvisation based on text : Charlotte O'Neil's Song We have been looking at a poem, 'Charlotte O'Neil's Song'. It is written in the eyes of a servant girl who has been treated with no respect by her master. She has finally had enough of doing everything for them and is leaving, they can now do things for themselves. The first two verses say everything that she has done for them and what they have said to her. The last two verses of the poem are saying how she is going to leave and they can do their own cleaning as she will not be there anymore. In our improvisation we decided that we would have one person acting as Charlotte doing the work then being treated badly and then walking out. We used the same sequences as in the poem. We did a lot of preparatory work for this improvisation. ...read more.

Middle

It showed that they worked better if they were treated well and given the respect that they deserved. We saw both sides of their lifestyles, this helped us more to get in the role. We then swapped around, the person who was the servant before now became the master. This time the master would treat the servant very badly and make them do some terrible jobs that would make the servant walk out. This gave us an idea of how Charlotte must have felt that forced her to walk out. We were then put in-groups to do our final improvisation. There were four people in my group, Michaela, Andrea, Elizabeth and I. There was person who played the master this was Michaela and one person who played Charlotte this was Andrea. ...read more.

Conclusion

The three servants stood tall with their heads towards the floor this would show that they were worthless and not important and we spoke with a very common accent. At the end of our sketch the master was on the floor and the three servants were standing up tall around her this showed that the tables had been turned and she could not tell them what to do anymore. In our group we explored the ideas and feeling from the text. We showed it from Charlotte's point of view just like the poem. We showed how she was feeling using freeze frames when only she was talking, so it was her thoughts. Our improvisation helped me to understand the text as we understood how she was feeling and what sorts of things were involved in being a servant. I understood how they walked and talked and how low they felt next to their masters and how powerful it made the masters feel. Harpreet Sekhon 11.1 ...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. GCSE Drama Coursework - Billy Liar Section One: The Response PhaseFor the response ...

    Alice obviously cares for Billy but finds it hard to understand him sometimes and why he lies so much. Towards the end of the play Alice changes slightly and becomes a bit more vulnerable as she has lost her Mother and just as she is coming to terms with that

  2. Comparison between our improvisation project and The Shawshank Redemption

    At this time also, there were distinct gender roles between men and women and the different duties they had. Women were particularly subservient to men and therefore gave the impression that women are not as capable as men. After the war the movement to get rid of the death penalty in America was interrupted by the support of capital punishment.

  1. Devised Improvisation on the topic of war

    She will wear pyjamas in the first scene. In our second scene, the layout of the set is similar, but more basic as we then live in the annexe. Our final scene is the same as the second, as Steven comes back to the annexe after Lucy and myself have died in the concentration camp.

  2. Our improvisation was based on many different scenarios that have been in the newspaper ...

    I particularly worked well with Sophie as we usually had the same ideas and helped each other along with the actual acting, giving advice on what was good and what was not. There were several compromises that we as a group had to make.

  1. Drama Course Work

    However, if you reveal other members of the resistance, we may think about pardoning you. EDITH I will never betray them. SOLDIER Very well, take her out. THE SOLDERS TAKE EDITH FROM THE ROOM Hela calls out, and I know at once that she has seen my brother.

  2. Responding to the text (The Pilgrimage, by Paul Goetze).

    He also shows how ridiculous people's prejudices are, and how really all people are much the same. * The first strategy we explored using when we were trying to focus on the themes that Goetze communicates in the text was a role-play.

  1. Improvisation assignment based on Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

    In our group, in the jail scene of the tableaux, there was good use of floor space, and the different levels made it more interesting to look at, going into the stagecoach, there were also different levels, and good awareness of facial expressions on everyone's part.

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

    six crucial points in Antigone's story to provide not only an exploration and new interpretation of the story, but moreover uncover potential content not elaborated upon in the stimulus with an emphasis on the theme of rebellion. This had the effect of exploring Antigone's tail and the twinned concept of rebellion.

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