For this unit we focused on ‘Find Me’ text written by Olwen Wymark. The text is about a woman ‘ Verity’ who is sent to Broadmoor prison for burning a chair. Throughout this unit we performed and worked on pieces on text and off text, looking at different periods of Verity’s life.
All pieces performed were connected to the emotional struggle and differences Verity and her family had to coop with. We communicated these emotions through dramatic devices and skills.
When we were looking at anger and madness in lesson 1, we concentrated on the thought of a key subject or matter that made us partially angry. Then we discussed this with a partner and expressed the difference or the building up of madness from anger in 5 stages. Using body language and the transfer from your personnel space to others was the keyway that people expressed their anger growing. We also worked in a group of 5 and created a piece of improvisation about a subject brought up, using different dramatic devices we showed the stages of anger to madness. We communicated these ideas by using different explorative strategies.
Throughout this unit we used marking the moment, this when after creating a piece of drama an individual identifies a significant moment in the piece, by using lighting and dramatic devices. In lesson 2 we created a piece in pairs, using a piece of text from ‘find me’. The scene was an interview with Edward and an interviewer. The text I used was
Interviewer-Not affectionate? Responsive? Warm?
Edward- No No not really
Interviewer- At what age did she began to walk?
Edward- Well, a little late. She was about two. The thing was she didn’t seem to have any- sense of territory?
We marked the moment by using a sound collage of a ticking sound and heavy breathing this was to build up an atmosphere and tension that the interviewer created. Another example of when I used marking a moment in a piece was in lesson 4 when we were looking at Jean’s monologue. In... [continues]
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