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In the short story of Mrs tall and Mr short we did many different still images to portray the image and message of the scene

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GCSE Drama Coursework 1 Use of space and levels In the short story of Mrs tall and Mr short we did many different still images to portray the image and message of the scene, we used many different levels and a lot of space to help do this. Still images are very useful because still images can be used to express an emotion, thought and devise Drama and can enhance a piece of drama and improve the strength of the emotions. STILL IMAGES The first still image we did in Mrs Tall and Mr Short was where we got the Tailors wife to stand on a table which gave us the levels showing that she was high in command, I am a extra who is crouched on the floor squished, Mr tall is holding a placard and Mrs tall standing right next to Mr tall but squished and there is another extra looking into the crowd to give depth and a sense of space. Overall this shows the real fear and power of Tailors wife and the power and size of the crowd. This image is meant to show embarrassment and the tailors wife position on the chair is meant to show her authority and she is above every one and Mr Short ...read more.

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Masks - Caucasian Singers The ?Singers? scene in ?Caucasian Chalk Circle? consists of a narrator explaining the actions of ?Grusha? and how she leaves the son of the Governor and tries to hide it by putting a rag over it but in the end comes back to claim it even though it puts her in immense danger of the fire she decides to risk it to save the child?s life. In our adaptation of the scene we did a group scene whereby we gathered in a group into the rear of the stage and quickly but silently crept down stage and formed a tight semi-circle around the baby where it was lying and Grusha would return to take the baby. After a series of lines spoken by different members of the chorus a solo verse would be spoken upon the ending the chorus would disperse so that Grusha could tend to the baby. The group would form a horseshoe around Grusha and the baby and slowly approach them while one after the other we spoke lines to show a whole effect and power of different voices. While we did this we were all invisible to Grusha and we were representing one powerful voice when there were 12 of us to create this powerful sound and image. ...read more.

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In the Caucasian Chalk Circle we used the tempo a lot when the fire broke out and this allowed us to really emphasize the panic and the pace really picked up of the people moving around and this showed the fear as the fire got closer and closer, but apart from this the tempo was reasonably average and this allowed us to really show the power of the scene. In ?The Tall Woman and her Short Husband? pace/tempo/rhythm changed a lot especially in the struggle meeting as the people got more and more aggressive as they were throwing abuse at Mr short and Mrs Tall, when this happened the pace/rhythm/tempo really picked up and this showed the aggression and power of the meeting and emphasized the scene massively. Also when the tailors wife follows Mrs Tall in the night the tempo rises as she sneaks behind her trying to find out what terrible things she is up to. This shows how the tailors wife is trying to sneak around and when she sees that she is only picking up her child the tempo slows right down to show the innocence of it and that the tailors wife who was up to no good has been proven wrong and that Mrs Tall is innocent. CONTRAST ...read more.

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