Notes from the first two weeks, we didn’t have an official WordPress at this time so I didn’t write the lessons up in full but the notes remind me of what went on in the lesson!
Erica’s History of Plays Session. 06/09/16 Next week lessons we are looking at: Oscar Wild – Leaning on mantel pieces. Who he was, why he was writing, list some plays he wrote. Today we spoke about using an America play writes contemporary monologue, if it’s good or bad to use them but as long as your using your own accent and taking out the American words it should be fine. Secondly we spoke about the F.M.P and linking your research to your practical work in your evaluation to get yourself extra marks. To aim for a distinction we have got to go into depth with our writing. Thirdly we spoke about how every director is different, Contemporary Normally after 1953 Classical Before 1953 lesson with Lynn 07/09/16 Things we need to think about when performing to young children in a big hall. How to use your voice. Control your volume, adjust your volume according to how old they are. The accosticts in the hall are going to be hard to work with so we need to make sure we are clear, speaking at the right speed, clarity needs to be clear. Then we started to do some breathing exercises trying to block the air coming out or releasing the air slowly feeling the air slowly come out, we use our diafragram to do this. When you have a big opening line sometimes it’s good to use these breathing methods. Then we done some younger twisters for articulation, this will help us because it’s practice for when we perform like this ‘two tutors who tooted the flute Reyes to tutor two tooters to toot the flute said the two too the tutors is it easier to toot a blow or too tutor a tutor to toot the flute’. Very good for articulation. ‘If two witches were watching two watches which which would watch which watch?” Then we got into a pair and labelled each other A and B and observed each other’s speech. I was with Leah I noticed she is very quiet if she has a big and bold word she will say it very quietly but use her hands to show its a big word. It’s good for an actor to watch and observe accents and types of speech. Quality Tempo (How fast is it) Pitch Volume Clarity (articulation the way you move your moth to make it clear) Accent Timbre Tightly folded bud, I have wished you something none of the others would. Lynn’s lesson Wednesday 14th September What is a vowel? a e I o u vowel ˈvaʊəl/ noun 1. a speech sound which is produced by comparatively open configuration of the vocal tract, with vibration of the vocal cords but without audible friction, and which is a unit of the sound system of a language that forms the nucleus of a syllable. * a letter representing a vowel sound, such as a, e, i, o, u.� December Another America Appropriate Magma Makes a Schwas sound. Short and long vowels The difference between a long (A) and a short (A). Fat – short A Hate – long A How does voice help you change your character. A E I O U Homework sign up for the BBC radio Iplayer app To get knowledge of how to change my voice and listening to speech radio is a brilliant way to do that. “The Listening Project” Listen Find a nice regional accent and then have a go at learning a fraise
Today I had directed study most of the day which gave me chance to catch up with my commission work. I thought it would link to write about the Unit 9 commission in my lesson logs instead of just the educational lessons. The more piratical unit nine we have been set two main tasks to complete. Task 1 which includes Practitioner Research, we have got to find two practitioners write about the history of our chosen practitioner and give the social context of them. We also need to write about how we feel about how they influenced theatre and list some of their famous works.
We then need to choose one technique from one of our chosen practitioners, write what technique and what purpose it serves. Then we will need to write how we could use it in our own practice and if our own practice had improved from this technique.
Task two involves extending on our research in task one and actually teaching our class mates one of our chosen practitioners theory’s.
In our lesson with Erica today we looked at the work of Oscar Wild. Oscar Wild was a play write who was born in 1834 and died in 1900 he was a quintessential English man but born in Ireland. His father was a doctor and his mother a political activist. Wild was imprisoned for being gay. He wrote plays with long sections with long conversations.
We all got a piece of the script from ‘The Importance of being Ernest’ a conversation between Jack and Lady Bracknell.
The link below is me and Hannah reading a short part of the script.
This is the scene from the film of ‘The Importance of being Ernest’ we watched this in the lesson I find it quite a funny scene. Lady Bracknell looks down her nose at Jack and is shocked at the things he said.