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Throughout the aboriginal research and acting drama course, my drama group and I have made impressive progress as everyone has proven to be an incredible performer. Some of the drama texts we captured and performed mainly consisted of art, music and play

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Response Phase Throughout the aboriginal research and acting drama course, my drama group and I have made impressive progress as everyone has proven to be an incredible performer. Some of the drama texts we captured and performed mainly consisted of art, music and play script. This is what enable use to gain a better understanding of aboriginal culture and its dreamtime stories. We managed to add many of the explorative strategies to perfect our plays such as still image, role play, mark the moment, thought track and narration. These strategies enhanced our understanding and appreciation of drama plays as we got to emphasise the drama performances and learn from the other groups as well. ...read more.

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Thought track was used at the very end of the play to show what each person was thinking, for example, sadness horrified, nervous at that precise moment. To ensure this was accurate we used still image to freeze all characters. Later on through the course we used some of the great Dreamtime stories to enable use to understand aboriginal culture better in depth and to perform its magnificent stories. One of the stories we converted into a play was the story of the turtle. This was interesting as we would need to use extremely good emotions of the face and body use because there was no dialogue. ...read more.

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This was a story that really captured us and we managed to respond perfectly. Our plays managed to capture the attention of the audience as it was unique. We used the music in the background of a didgeridoo and a sort of strange dance to represent what was occurring in each scene. Sticks were used to keep the beat of the performance. Each individual text, although they have unique features and storylines, they all have similarities. The story of turtle and the nightjar bird have both animals symbolising the dreamtime. They both also end happily which shows that dreamtime stories are mostly of an unhappy start into a great and happy ending. In contrast, they both have different storylines and ...read more.

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