Notes on our devised piece. I felt that our piece was particularly eerie for the audience due to the fact that we made sure none of our characters were ever off stage. Even if they werent part a scene we would have them standing at the corner of t

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On the 28th April we performed our devised piece for our Drama and Theatre Studies performance evening. Overall, I felt we were successful in achieving our aims for an eerie atmosphere for the audience. I felt this atmosphere was established right from the beginning of the play, where my character (Flora) walks on stage holding the music box whilst singing the sinister and creepy song ‘Willow Waly’. We wanted to also make the audience feel particularly uncomfortable by some of the suggestions within our play, which I felt we did. This was mainly shown through the relationship between Ms Williams and Miles, as we were suggesting that there could potentially be a sexual relationship between them. However, we could indeed have added to this with a more explicit scene to convey that their relationship was more than what it should be, as we had only implied this through dialogue, and not carried forth through action. However, I felt that to merely imply was a more successful tactic in making the audience uncomfortable since they weren’t sure what to believe, and were left questioning whether their imagination went too far.

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However, I still believe that our piece was successful in meeting the criteria of a Creative Adaptation, and also in keeping to our dramatic intentions to create an eerie atmosphere and to make the audience feel uncomfortable. Our physical theatrical techniques used were greatly praised when we performed to our peers, who gave us feedback which was so positive towards our stylised movements that we felt it was a good idea to repeat this dance throughout the piece, and show a breakdown of the characters’ emotions. We felt this worked particularly well as the audience could recognise the same ...

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