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

Portfolio work Development 1

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Portfolio work (Paper 1 Unit 1) Development 1 As a class we read the poem 'The Devil's Wife' by Carol Ann Duffy which is about the case of five murders committed by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the victims were buried across the Yorkshire moors hence the case being named 'The Moors Murders'. The poem 'The Devil's Wife' is Carol Ann Duffy's interpretation of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley's relationship. In groups we discussed how we interpreted the poem and how their relationship developed, that if neither of them had ever met then it is thought that neither of them would have committed the murders, this tied in with the idea of fate which we had been looking at. We annotated it by writing about what it made us think and feel. Our group believed that the main aspect of the poem was the power Ian Brady gradually took from Myra Hindley. ...read more.

Middle

We tried to keep this scene quite stylised to show the audience what was happening to her in a way that they could understand clearly but was also visually interesting to watch. When deciding on what elements of drama to include in our piece we decided that conventions such as freeze frames would work well when establishing a difference in time in our piece. For example we started by using a flashback and when we went to a future scene we froze at the end of the flashback scene so the audience could see the time difference. We tried to keep our piece interesting by using levels when positioning our characters on stage so we had some of us at different heights- standing, sitting, kneeling in each scene where possible. Also we thought about how we could use the space most effectively and so in our scenes we tried to spread out across the stage and when we used props such as chairs we placed when diagonally so that an audience could see it clearly. ...read more.

Conclusion

This would have worked well when Myra Hindley is first affected by Ian Brady she starts losing sync and typing out of time so here it would have been better if the colour changed once again highlighting the fact that he had a power over her. Likewise towards the end of the piece where Ian Brady had gained control of her and shows this by constantly having his arm around her we could have had the lighting changed to show a difference in her as a person. The use of sound could have also created certain moods, for example having the sound of rain or stormy weather played in the scene where Myra has taken the victim Pauline up to the moors in the evening. Sound would have worked especially well, as it would have been a good use of pathetic fallacy-reflecting the eerie nature of the scene. Also it would make the performance more atmospheric for an audience to watch. ...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. Free essay

    Drama Development

    was bigger than mine, but it wasn't, because I always get the good things cause mum loves me best. I wish she had cared a bit for you, she always said you were a burden for her and why wouldn't you just die.

  2. Drama Course Work

    With the use of improvisation with different actors, this showed us different portrayals of each character: Edith when she argues, pleads, or begs and her mother being scared, angry, or even guilt tripping Edith into staying. In the end we know that Edith returns to Brussels, and spends sometime helping

  1. GCSE Drama Coursework - Billy Liar Section One: The Response PhaseFor the response ...

    with his parents to an extend seems to be fairly typical of a teenager and their mother and father in that you expect an amount of nagging but there is also an air of familiar disappointment and disapproval towards Billy.

  2. Drama portfolio two

    We choose this ending because it meant we could show that she has been fighting for so long it's not what she wants any more!! Within the play our characters were themed on emotions, the character I created was scared.

  1. Paper 1 Unit 1: Exploring Persecution

    Hutus explain that they cannot stop now, due to the momentum of the Hutu uprising. Our performance begins with a husband and wife about to sit down to a meal together. The husband, Sentwali, is standing by the window, looking out of it with a worried expression on his face,

  2. Part 1 Essay

    her to abort the baby and there is a lot of negative attitude towards the situation. In Juno, Juno becomes pregnant but she is told she can make her own decision and everyone is relatively calm about it. The characters in Kidulthood are rebellious; they drink, smoke, take drugs and have sex.

  1. East is East Development

    This event stood out in the scene as it shows how bad Ella and George's relationship can get and yet they're still together. It also shows how George has influenced his children by convincing his children to follow his culture, but is not aware of it.

  2. Comparing a devised piece with MacBeth

    This I will do by extending words and syllables within each sentence, usually the last word. My 'Laban Effort', system of movement, at this time will be floating: a sustained, slow speed; flexible space usage, not moving in any particular direction, and a light idea of weight, so I am not dragging my feet.

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