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

Personal Review

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

`GCSE Drama Portfolio 1 As part of my drama exam assessment, I had to take part in a performance along with a small group. Our performance was based around a script wrote by Jim Cartwright called 'Two'. We was given an hour to improvise and create a final piece suitable to show an audience. To make our performance appropriate, we improvised with the props we had around us, to make our set come across as if the action took place in a local pub. We had chance to practice our performance 4 times, each time evaluating and improving by adding on suitable ideas we discussed as a group, e.g. the entering order of the characters, advanced techniques, such as freeze framing. I found that every time we practised, I became more confident, as well as the rest of the group, and this definitely improved our performance, as we became better at improvising and interacting with each other. ...read more.

Middle

If I remember correctly, every character though tracked just before they got up to dance. My characters thought track was 'Oh God, what am I doing sat with this fella' ? He looks broke. But then again he could have a million dollars tucked away somewhere, for me! Might 'swell give it a try.' Mime originates from ancient Greece. Mime is covered by working in silence, or with few sounds or words, to show activities. Traditionally a mime artist is portrayed as a sad character, which is either trying to climb a wall to brake free, or run from a chase, these performances are usually very short and simple. Mime artists are usually dressed in comical outfits, and have a white face painted on along with an upside down smile (Frown), this is a fairly obvious way to show a characters emotion. Nowadays, mime artists have a far by more complex role to play. Furthermore, they often can be used as serious characters. ...read more.

Conclusion

I chose to play this role, as I thought it would liven up the atmosphere of the pub, and also add to the chatty style, which is quite authentic, as a pub is a quite laid back informal place. In the end performance, my character entered with her husband, and seconds later, unsurprisingly quickly wondered of to make conversation with other people in the pub. I thought this was a good way to make the performance seem more authentic, as usually in pubs, everyone interacts with each other. Furthermore, again I thought this would add to the atmosphere. If I was going to where a costume to represent my character it would most likely be a low cut tight black top, red mini skirt with a pair of shiny black heels, finalised with an expensive handbag, and necklace, to show my character had expensive taste. Also my character would be wearing a wedding ring, which would symbolise she was married. This outfit would suggest to the audience that I was playing a very flirty character. This is a bird's eye view diagram of the set we all agreed on finally: ...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 Reviews of 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 Reviews of Personal Performances essays

  1. Drama coursework based on the play "Metamorphosis". Costume and personal performance.

    I could see it in his eye, see what he was thinking and oh, such a terrible thing to think, such a horrible thing to believe that death was his only release from this cruel world. 4. Reflecting on the scene you performed where Mr.

  2. Theatre review of individual performing Jerry, from Jim Cartwright's play "Road".

    He also speaks at a low volume, which in the beginning makes him seem shy and introverted, but as the performance goes on this evokes a sense of the anxiety his detachment from modern life gives him.

  1. In this unit we looked at the beginning of Steven Berkoffs adaptation of Metamorphosis. ...

    We used the skills we had learned from the previous exercise and applied them to the characters of the lodgers. In the original exercise where we did unison work as a group of three we decided to pick birds as the animal group we would portray.

  2. The stimulus for the topic on fears was given to us by the teacher, ...

    It shows a normal day at the supermarket for an 'average Joe' and an extraordinary day for the mother at the supermarket. A salesman was trying to sell the mother something, but it was shown as the salesman was selling diseases, he was saying "do you want to buy

  1. Subjective Performance Review

    Gemma not only accurately portrayed the character of Tess, but did it so convincingly in many places she had me in tears. All through her use of facial expressions is extremely successful, I love the way that unlike other actors she uses her lips (most striking feature), to convey her

  2. Evaluation - Personal Performance

    I contributed to our group by trying to make Festus into a believable character that was intolerable and loveable enough for the audience to laugh with him. I did this by using sarcasm and very longwinded metaphors to make him seem annoying, but also quite funny.

  1. Year 11 Portfolio on Homelessness

    In the Forum Theatre piece, we all sat in a circle around the actors and could freeze the piece at any point to add input into the piece. We did two stories, one included Chahida and Adam and one with Ben and Craig.

  2. Willa Cather's Characterization Technique in Neighbor Rosicky

    it was a warm brown human hand, with some cleverness in it, a great deal of generosity..." This description is so enlightening to the audience what a real, earthly, honest and optimistic man Anton Rosicky is.At this crucial event Polly's address as 'Mr.

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