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Unscripted: Devised Thematic Work

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Unscripted: Devised Thematic Work Last Year, Year Eleven, we devised a drama piece of work for our coursework. It is called a Theatre In Education (T.I.E) which simply is a piece of drama that clearly states and teaches you of a certain topic or problem for all ages such as not remembering homework for a younger audience or murder and crime for a more matured mind. We explored different ideas such as teenage suicide, teenage pregnancy, drugs and alcohol as this affects many young people in today's society. We then thought of what sort of audience our piece would be performed in front of and decided it was best to pick drugs and alcohol as this affects most teenagers between 13 and 19 so therefore our audience was Year Eleven. Our Year Eleven knew most of the actors that were acting this piece therefore we decided to use a Brecht method which was to show the audience that what is happening is not real but makes their minds think more therefore understanding the message behind the performance. ...read more.


something only high-standard actors do which is have no costumes and only dress in black and abstract clothing this means we have to act as best as we can because all of the audiences attention is on us helping are message get across. We also used music to make it more interesting, we picked certain songs for the flash backs to show certain emotions. We considered many health and safety issues such as making sure that wires for the lights etc. were all hidden to avoid anyone tripping and getting injured. Also, we had a table and tucked the table cloth into the side of the table to prevent us slipping as we all had to climb over the table when we were saying our poems. To put on a performance we had to understand the background of T.I.E in order for the audience to understand the performance, to do this we watched past performers to see how they acted and the layout of their performance e.g. ...read more.


The library helped because it had facts and figures about the theme and this helped us as we could interact with the audience after a gruesome scene and tell them some facts to make them think even more. We researched how other writers dealt with the topic of drugs and alcohol e.g. the press and T.V. and movies mostly showed drugs to be sociable and glamorous and that is the reason why we acted in a club, to socialise etc. Movies such as Scarface and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas show drugs to be entertaining and unharmful fun. There are many cultural and social aspects about the topic for example, many people between the age of twenty and thirty smoke cannabis as if it were a normal cigarette and many wealthy people such as Kate Moss take harder drugs such as cocaine because they have the money and believe it is not more harmful than other drugs. ...read more.

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