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Introduction

Unit 2 - Teechers Introduction For unit 2 of Drama, we are studying Teechers which is by John Goodber. Goodber is well known for plays such as Teechers, Bouncers and Shakers. Teechers is a play inside a play. Most of the plays Goodber writes are for few actors, so each actor has multiple characters to play. His characters are generally stereotyped and are exaggerated in how they act. His main explorative strategies that he uses are direct address and different types of narration. One main type of narration used is mimed action. This is used when a character is speaking to the audience, but the other characters in the background or foreground are still moving. Teechers features lots of monologues which gives us insight into what Salty, Gail and Hobby (the 3 main protagonists) think of the characters they play. At the beginning of the play Salty address the audience by saying "All we want of you to do is to use your imagination because there's only of us, and we all have to play different characters". ...read more.

Middle

He is a typical kid hater and is a nasty piece of work. I enjoyed playing his character the most as I like to shout a lot and use my voice to project what I'm saying. With Mr. Basford my face was in a permanent frown, as that's how I would imagine him to be, just a man that would never ever smile, even at anything that everybody else would find funny. I don't think that I did any specific gestures as Mr. Basford. I know that when I was shouting, I was rocking back and forth on my feet to try and emphasise that I was angry and to try and show that I wasn't happy with the students lounging "about some stacked chairs". I also moved slowly and looking around at my surroundings, asserting my authority over everything in the room and showing that when Mr. Basford starts speaking or enters a room, he is in total control. ...read more.

Conclusion

I found Jackie the hardest character to play as I didn't see her as a patronising person, I saw as a more self centred character as she would be the gorgeous teacher. She would be more cocky and about herself. Mr Nixon Mr Nixon is the new drama teacher in the school. The script doesn't reveal much about how Nixon acts and talks so he was quite hard to play, but as he is new, I found Nixon would be a bit more like Miss Whitham when entering but when walking to the stage; he would be like Mrs Parry with a lot of confident as he would have a brand new degree. For Mr Nixon, you can play him however you like; he could be confident, nervous, strict, cocky or fun. But at the start of the play, Nixon is portrayed as being nervous then getting more strict with the children through the play. Nixon is one of very characters that changes throughout the play and can be changed at any moment. ?? ?? ?? ?? Oscar Samant-Laidlaw Candidate number: 7665 ...read more.

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