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Too Much Punch For Judy - Response Phase.

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Too Much Punch For Judy Response Phase The play we have been studying is called 'Too Much Punch For Judy'. It is about two sisters who go out drinking and both get drunk. They have to decide who will drive home, Judy decides she should as she has not drunk as much and if they get aught Joanne will lose her licence. So they get in the car, and suddenly Judy loses control and they rash. Judy is OK, but Joanne is dead. Then the story explores how Judy might cope with life after that horrible night. In our lessons we took pieces of the play, and acted them out using different techniques, such as frozen images, abstract and form theatre. In one lesson we used frozen images to show how attitudes towards alcohol progress. The sketches show how we were stood, and the numbers of the scene. 1 2 3 ? ( 1. In this scene are me and Sabrina leaning on a double height rostra, drinking and laughing. In this we are in a having a laugh situation with the alcohol. 2. In this scene are Harry and Tara driving a car while drunk. In this they are using chairs as car seats. They are about to crash and at this point the serious consequences of alcohol start to show. 3. In this scene are Danielle, Gemma and Hannah. ...read more.

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Then the other way I used my voice was when Sarah asked us what we were talking about, and we both used a high pitch, loud and hesitant voice. We used these as we thought the hesitation showed we had to think and make up what we were saying, and a high, loud pitch to show the shocked, lying side. This helped me to understand how Judy and her mother felt when they first meet, as there must have been a lot of resentment between them, and that they were probably lying. Also it helped me to understand the way they would have tried to act. In another lesson we used mime to music. We used the music to help us understand the emotions of the scene. As the song was about not being safe in your own skin, and how you feel that related perfectly to Judy and how she actually felt at the time. The song helped my group, which was me Holly and Sarah, as it was showing us Judy's thoughts when we first meet her mother after the accident. As we had three in our group we had it as Judy's mother and sister. We originally had to make a scene using words, then we had to cut out the words and adapt it. We did this but we kept one word as we thought it was too important to leave out - it was "sorry". ...read more.

Conclusion

I think that even though it was Judy's sister, Judy being put in jail would make her feel even more guilty and remorseful. I think that it is the only way she could understand the consequences of what she did, then on top of that had a fine, a 2-year driving ban when she comes out, and in jail she should be rehabilitated. Then for the second time she should have had a longer term, even life, as she took the life of a young girl, and have her licence revoked permanently. I really enjoyed this topic as it helped me to understand all the things families have to go through in an accident, not just in a drink driving accident. It has helped me realise that rehabilitation is really the only constructive way we can help the causer of the accident, and to help prevent them from re-offending. Also I have realised that we do not punish the offender enough if they have taken a life, then go on to take another life. We need to bring in a harsher punishment and stricter laws about drink driving. I did find this topic challenging, as I know people who have been the victims of drink driving accidents, who themselves and their families have been broken and scarred for life, and the offender got away with it relatively scot-free. So all in all, from this topic I have gathered knowledge on how accidents happened from you thinking I'm only a little over the limit, and that there should be some way to stop this happening to save lives. ...read more.

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