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Spend, Spend, Spend I have chosen to compile Entry 2 of my progress report on the following headings:-

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HND Acting & Performance Progress Report Entry 2 Text and Performance Spend, Spend, Spend I have chosen to compile Entry 2 of my progress report on the following headings:- Physicality - Social Themes - How text represents era - Dramatic Form Physicality Exercises/discussions covered in class After reading through the duologue in class we were split in to groups of 3, 2 performers and a director. In our groups we explored the physicality of the characters Vivian and Keith. Our group considered Keith's background and general mentality in finding his physicality. This was all found in the text from the stage directions and some of Keith's lines. "What the hell's that for???", "what are you doing?", "what's it for?", "the best what??" from this I built an oafish, clumsy sort of character without any style or class. Exercises/discussions purpose The purpose of the exercise was to use the ideas that we came up with & display them in a performance. ...read more.

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How much did that lot come to?" This again shows us that he isn't used to having money. Exercises/discussions purpose The purpose of the exercise was to get a better understanding of Keith as it would help with the characterisation and overall performance. Strengths and Weaknesses I found it easier to relate to the character after finding out his social background and it gave me a better insight into how I was going to portray Keith I think that his social background shone through in the performance by the way in which I used some of his lines. What I feel did let me down was Keith's accent, I was quite unsure of what a working class man from Yorkshire from the 60's would have sounded like. Development in the understanding of the text I think that if we had more rehearsal time then our understanding of the piece would have been much greater. ...read more.

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This would have changed some of the ideas that we had towards the piece. HND Acting & Performance Dramatic Form Exercises/Discussions covered in class In class we discussed how the play had been originally written for television in the 70's, a comedy piece that had been based on a true story. Exercises/discussions purpose The purpose of the exercise was to make us aware of what the writer was aiming for in writing the play. Thus giving us some idea as to how it should be performed. Strengths and Weaknesses analysis I felt that the performances that we produced were a good example of the dramatic form. All the performances had lots of little comic differences that varied from each groups' interpretation of the piece. There were a lot of little differences that we could have been taken from the other groups performances and incorporated into our own. Development in the understanding of the text In this case our understanding of the play could have been greatly increased by actually watching the original televised version. ...read more.

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