In this essay I am going to evaluate my practical drama piece and compare what we did to an extract from Melvin Burgess’ ‘Junk’.
I prepared for our devised piece by observing members of the opposite sex and practicing their mannerisms because I was playing a man. I also prepared by organising most of the props for our group and bringing in my costume. Our group prepared by scripting the main scenes, by practicing the play and by organising a script for the lighting technicians. I was inspired for my role by anyone I saw who was quite shy and seemed to go along with anything a more dominant character said. I convinced the audience of this during my moments of hesitation, for example the scene leaving the barracks and in my soliloquy at the end.