Romeo and Juliet John Kinder 11.3 Unit 1 Script/Stimulus: Romeo and Juliet Author: William Shakespeare Origin: Elizabethan Play Genre: Tragedy Time Allowed: 4 Weeks Length of Performance: 10 Minutes Date/Time of Performance: Tuesday, October 19th 2004, 1:30pm Venue of performance: The Brooksbank School, Drama Studio Way of Working We worked on key themes and improvised around them. In some lessons we used improvisation with conflict, we did this by standing in front of everyone, and performing mini-scenes. To help us in our Romeo and Juliet play, we watched the opening scenes of Zieferelli and Luhrman films. To understand the plot, we performed a three-minute version of the play, which was reduced to understand the plot. Also to help us, we improvised a scene of anger, and played a game about insulting each other, which was very tedious, but helpful. We did many warm-up exercises, such as walking across a circle, and when we met another person in the middle we had to show an aggressive dislike for them. We had to reflect on ways to show dislike. We also played a warm-up game, where there are two people. We had to show who the leader was, and who was the follower by gestures, and the way we spoke. Another improvisation task began with 'Them...', and had to finish with a threat. We needed quite a few rehearsals, because we
The Woman in Black The venue for the woman in black was the fortune theatre in London only 100 yrds from Covent Garden. The Theatre from outside appears small old and slightly decrepit, inside there was no attempt to prepare one for or indeed set the atmosphere for the nature of the play in question. The Fortune is notoriously small and the intimacy between actor and audience was brought out well by the fact that the furthest seats can only have been 15m away. The theatre is of Victorian style with ornate decorations and red carpets and seating, this instantly transport one to the era in which the play is set in the 19th century. The stage is open for the audience to see before the play starts and is set out as the stage in a small theatre, a basket for props, two chairs, a rack of costumes and buckets catching water from a leaky roof. The most important part of the set though was the gauze at the back of the stage separating a separate scene behind and revealing it hen needed using lighting. This combination of props an structure conveys the location strongly to the audience without being so defined that it is not possible to change the scene. The time we waited before the play actually started was around 15 and contrary to usual procedure for plays there was no kind of background music which gave a slightly eerie edge to the wait. The play started in the theatre depicted
What kinds of humour does Aristophanes use in his plays? To what extent would a modern audience find his plays funny?
Tosin Abdullai. CLASSICAL CIVILISATION COURSEWORK. What kinds of humour does Aristophanes use in his plays? To what extent would a modern audience find his plays funny? Points you may like to include: * Description, analysis and classification of the humour in the plays. * Definition of a "modern audience" Comparison of the appeal of the plays you have read In the course of the three plays we have studied, Aristophanes adopts various types of humour in reaching out to the audience in different ways. For instance satirical humour, sexual humour, visual humour, slapstick humour and various other types. These various kinds of humour are used to echo the themes, which are explored in these three plays. An example is the satirical humour in the Acharnians, which represents the exploitation in the city of Greece by the so-called foreign ambassadors. These various types of humour will appeal depending on their background generations. For instance, the same elements of a comedy that were found humorous by an average Athenian citizen would not be the same as a member of today's modern audience. In reference to a "modern audience", I mean the generation of today, who are presently alive in my country, Nigeria. The first classification of humour in the plays are the satirical humour. Aristophanes adapts the use of this to
Too much punch for Judy Introduction The play is about two girls from Essex that like to go out drinking and to clubs. Then they meet two men named Bob and Nob, they are of the box characters, and are up for anything. Then they are all drunk and Jo and Judy decide to go home, and not sure who should drive, and their giving their reasons on who should drive, then they reach a decision on who should drive and Judy gets the keys from her younger sister. They get in the car and drive past two policemen Pc Carter and PC Abraham. They then crash a short while after, and a young man Duncan gets out and runs across to the crash scene to see if he can help, he decides to ring the police and put some shoes on. The police get on the radio and start to make their way to the crash scene. Meanwhile Duncan gets Judy out from the car and she starts to make signs of recovery. At this point the police car comes round the corner and PC Abraham runs over to Jo who is dead and Pc carter checks for a pulse. PC Abraham then takes off his jacket to cover her, then goes to get a fire extinguisher. He then comes back on with two people who carry Jo off. The two policemen go to Vic's house that is Jo and Judys mum, no one answered, so they came away. Later that day PC Carter gets hold of Vi at her house, and speaks to her about her daughter At this time Nurse Davis is speaking to Judy about