This Development Essay is based on Section one of the play "Too much Punch for Judy".
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DRAMA GCSE PORTFOLIO SECTION TWO - DEVELOPMENT - Too much Punch for Judy This Development Essay is based on Section one of the play "Too much Punch for Judy". The section that I am using (section 1) is the opening scene it is used to introduce to the audience, the two characters who feature most in the play. Also it is based on the night of the car crash that Jo and Judy have. The scene is reinforcing the horrors of drink driving. The scene is supposed to produce "a cartoon style of presentation exaggerating what they say with larger than life mimes and vocal sound effects."
The two girls playing Jo and Judy went and rehearsed the first section of the scene, whilst the two men playing Bob and Nob went elsewhere to discuss and rehearse Section two , finally they all got together to rehearse the final section of scene one. When rehearsing we did use the performance space because this, we felt, would make the performance a lot easier. In the box below I have drawn the set that I would have designed if I had the facilities and the money: When rehearsing we tried to include various drama conventions because the scene is aimed to be a big, stylised, strange opening of the play.
Following this they freeze for a five second period and then carry on to start the final section of the first scene. In this scene I took the part of Bob. Bob is a common, stereotypical "lad" out on a Friday night trying to pick up a girl. As he is portrayed as a very over the top, cartoon type character, he does not show many heartfelt feelings to the audience, he is a very rude and crude person. As this character is a typical man from the town who is out to have a good time I would expect him to be dressed in a cap, some jeans, a white adidas type t-shirt and very white trainers.
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