1. Who is more important... the playwright or the cast and crew? Defend your assertion with your logic and some examples. 2. Also, how did your first performance in class go? What did it feel like before, during, and after? 1. The playwright is more important because you have to know what you're going to be saying and how your actions are going to be like and how you're going to react while going over it. Play writing is showing who's in it and who's speaking and writing the actions that the character is doing. 2. I think my first performance in class went pretty well i just have to work on my facial expressions and try to act like what i am but i think it went pretty well because we tried to make the audience see what we were doing throughout the entire play.
So you had a good first go at performing for the class. I agree with your reflection of the performance. I'll add that I want you to think about opening up toward the audience so we're sure to see the facial expressions that you mentioned working on.
Reflect on the process of writing your monologue this week:
1) How did you begin? Did you brainstorm, get struck by a spark of imagination, or begin with by recounting a personal story, etc?
2) Has thinking about spine, objective, and tactics aided in your writing of an interesting story? Give an example of a tactic your character is using...
3) What theatrical genre would you apply to your monologue at this point and why? 1) I worked with my imagination on my monologue and my monologue is a teen type of story but it includes fairy tales. 2) The kind of tactics that my character is using is like being excited at the begging then being annoyed, and serious at the same rate and tone. 3) The type on genre i would apply is a teenage story with a fairy tale mixed in it.
Additionally, consider your monologue... what are you doing to prepare yourself for the performance? How are you going to bring physicality to your character? How might you apply what you saw in live theatre this week to inspire your monologue performance? How i'll prepare myself is i'll go over it and think in my head how i'll be saying it. i'll bring physciality to my character by doing the interactions in the script i made. The play that we saw made me think it doesnt matter if you look silly or not you just have to express yourself.
I really liked all the performances because it shows how creative everyone's mind is and it's fun to see how everyone's monologue turned out and how they said their lines and seeing how their facial emotions were. My performance i think i did pretty good i just didn't look up as much or did not much movement as I wanted too in my head. I think my tone for my monologue was pretty good because i tried sounding like a teenage girl telling something to someones face and at the start of my monologue I forgot to introduce myself and when I finished i realized that i forgot to introduce myself and my monologue. All the performances were really good but some of them were really soft and I couldn't hear them that well.
1. Who is more important... the playwright or the cast and crew? Defend your assertion with your logic and some examples. 2. Also, how did your first performance in class go? What did it feel like before, during, and after? 1. The playwright is more important because the director has to put the script in place and make a story out of what the script is saying. 2. my first performance i was pretty nervous because i thought i was going to mess up on something i was supposed to do but it ended up going good and the way it's supposed too and how i felt after i felt comfortable with myself and doing other acts in front of the class.
Describe the beginning concept for your set design. What elements of your inspiration collage did you draw upon? What is the basic stage scene you're setting in your design? Is there a strong design concept yet it regard to style, form, texture, color, etc.? The beginning concept for my set design was going to be a tropical theme set and the beginning was going to have a piece of cardboard that's painted with the opening set. My inspiration came from a Disney movie "Lilo And Stitch" and I also wanted to do a beach theme kind of set. The basic stage scene is mostly the beach. I think there is a strong design concept because the style of my set will have places and a boardwalk and trees everywhere and the color of my set will really pop out because tropical you see a bunch of colors.
Consider the work you put into creating your puppet. How did you go about it? What did you struggle with along the way and how did you problem solve those moments? What parts of your puppet really stand out to you as great? How did those parts come about? What about your puppet's personality are you hoping to bring about through your voice? In my mind i wanted to create a(n) ancient kind of person but it was hard to make the person i drew because of how the face and neck were. The thing I struggled with most was getting the clay onto the foam because getting it on it was hard to shape it and make what i wanted. Her face and head shape really stand out to me because her head is just right and her face is the way i wanted it to be. My puppets personality is nice but has attitude to her. Her personality and my voice mixed together I want the audience to think "oh she has attitude to her but shes also nice in a straight up way".
The puppet play with my group was kind of bad because I didn't finish the whole script and my group didn't read their full line or just skipped and said something different. Getting ready for the play was kind of hard because my group didn't know how to start off and it was kind of difficult to show who reads what. I'm glad that we got through the whole script but i feel like we all could've done better.
Describe your Shakespearean experience over the last weeks: What was it like performing a work written over 400 years ago? How did you approach your costume and makeup/hair designs for the scene? Why do you believe Shakespeare remains relevant to audiences to this day? My Shakespearean experience was pretty hard because not having a script with you is hard because i'm so use to reading off a script. Performing a play that was made over 400 years was pretty different than all the other things we've done. My costume and makeup design was pretty simple but i tried looking elegant. Shakespeare today for people is like poetry for them.
Creative Process Reflection
This reflection should explain what your Final Scene performance piece is about, how you’re putting it together, and what some of your thoughts and influences are as you’re constructing the performance. When putting my final scene together it was pretty hard because some kept asking me where are they standing and how they should look and what do they say when it’s their turn to speak. Me putting together the final scene it was pretty fun but then again it was a little hard. My thoughts and influences are that I can do something to make it more understanding.
Final Performance Reflection
Look back on your final performance for the class and reflect on your work. How do you feel it went? What was great, and what would you do differently the next time? What are some of your take-aways from the whole term? My final performance was kind of bad because I didn’t remember all my lines and my group were either saying someone else’s lines or they didn’t want to say the whole thing. I think it went well but also bad at the same time. I would probably do something that’s not as hard and for everyone to talk in and say their whole line.
Reflections on studies and perfroamnces