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

In what ways were drama techniques and effects used?

Extracts from this document...


In what ways were acting techniques or design elements and drama forms used to achieve the intended effects? We came across many problems with the staging of our production because we had different ideas we wanted to communicate. Firstly we wanted to create the idea of a circus by using Theatre in the round however there were more cons than pros and although this helped create an image of the circus the room was too small which would limit the audience we had. Also, it would be challenging because we would have to perform to both sides which would limit how we acted in the scene. ...read more.


We used basic props as well because there were numerous scenes so it was difficult to take them on and off. We decided on a few scenes were props were necessary e.g. clown scenes and Punch and Judy we found that we needed props in Punch and Judy because they help the storyline and create the characters, props helped make Punch and Judy look more like a cartoon and helped make it humorous because we exaggerated the size of the props e.g. Punch had a huge cigarette. We wanted to put a modern spin on Punch and Judy while sticking to the original storyline and the props are what help the audience to familiarize with it. ...read more.


Another sound we used was a drumming sound to crate the idea of panic and chase with flashing bright lights to disorientate the audience again. For the end scenes we wanted to show a contrast between the emotions of the first half of the play were we symbolised in one scene love with soft pink lighting and classical music with the darkness of the second half. During the freaks scene we tried out different sounds however decided that we would make the noises and overlap each other, making it distorted. This meant the noise wouldn't be clear and keeping the lighting dark and too a minimal with just one single light on helped create an uneasy atmosphere and keep the audience on their toes. ...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 Other Plays 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 Other Plays essays

  1. How would you direct the characters Abigail and Proctor to convey meaning to an ...

    away from Proctor, by the end of the line she turns back to him and gives him a scowling look. This shows that Abigail is furious at what has just happened and can't believe that she hasn't got her own way, which is fairly unusual for her.

  2. How would you direct the characters in the yellow bird scene?

    When Abigail says: 'let you beware, Mr Danforth. Think you be so mighty that the power of Hell may not turn your wits? Beware of it! There is -' I would direct her to say this in an accusatory attitude, and say the words in italic with a deeper tone directly aimed at Danforth.

  1. GCSE Drama: Summative Task: Designer Option

    to stay on stage all the time as there are no exits. It would also make it difficult for me to change the script as I have done because the different nationalities the families are from would not be portrayed in this type of staging. It provides very limited ideas.

  2. Antigonie How I would set the first choral movement

    I would then get the set of chorus members who are still crouched down to stand up slowly on the words; "At last thou has arisen." Making sure that they are standing straight on the word, "arisen." They would not be facing the audience at this point.

  1. Billy Liar: How to play Rita in her first scene

    toffee-nosed get" starting on a high inflection to show Rita's indignation at being dragged around the room. I would let the inflection fall towards the end of the line, and practically spit out the last words "rotten toffee-nosed get", over-pronouncing each consonant.

  2. how did your role emerge within the production

    I used heavy breathing to help create a scary atmosphere and make me look panicked and in turn make the audience feel frightened by what they are seeing. For lighting we decided on keeping it dark and having one single yellow light on because it helped create shadows making it

  1. Essay comparing short story Paths(TM) with improvised drama developed from news article Mystery o

    For the improvisation on 'Mystery of Dead Young Female' we had so many ideas but we did not what to do, so we just kind of stuck to the mystery and followed along with it, but then two week's left to the deadline we decided to use are first idea

  2. Development - A missing scene between the Bride, Leonardo and the Servant

    Moon and Beggar Woman are still frozen. Woodcutters spread out in to a circle and start walking anti-clockwise. They all start chanting. Woodcutters: What is worst? To hate your decisions and the path you took, To not be able to change anything since it's out of your hands.

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