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    we have to create a piece for part of our drama exam. Our stimulus' were, the poem home its a piece of slam poetry with all the themes about being trapped and having nowhere to call home. we also had a photo of a man standing infant of tanks, very famous photo showing protest and bravery of an individual. another documentary on the berlin wall. so main theme being trapped and bravery. there are 4 of us and it needs to be 20minutes long 2 boys 2 girls. we wanna do something along horror lines with lots of Artaud. please help me with a plot would be sooooo amazing!!!!!
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    (Original post by paulvenables1)
    we have to create a piece for part of our drama exam. Our stimulus' were, the poem home its a piece of slam poetry with all the themes about being trapped and having nowhere to call home. we also had a photo of a man standing infant of tanks, very famous photo showing protest and bravery of an individual. another documentary on the berlin wall. so main theme being trapped and bravery. there are 4 of us and it needs to be 20minutes long 2 boys 2 girls. we wanna do something along horror lines with lots of Artaud. please help me with a plot would be sooooo amazing!!!!!
    Hello,

    As you have mentioned stimulus’, i am guessing this is your devised performance. I am also a GCSE student too, studying drama. At GCSE level, your exam board do not tell you to think about a practitioner influenced piece. However, I would advise you research into Brechts techniques; one of them is alienation and I think this could contribute to the idea of the stimulus (being trapped). In case you don’t know what this means, it means when an actor/actress is separated from the performance (still on stage) but performs their parts away from the group. I think you should explore this practitioner too (you can have aspects of both practitioners at GCSE).

    Artaud. Artaud is my favourite practitioner out of them all. I think you should make your performance abstract since this is where the majority of the marks come from. Think about how you could start: perhaps you could all be in Cuboid blocks, but one side is open and they are all in one line. This way you could relate the “trapped” and the “no where to call home”. Artaud. Use audience participation within your performance! Try seating 4 audience members around the stage in 4 sides then throughout the performance perhaps some of them are moved around which grasps the Artaud aspect!

    Hope this helped!
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    Thanks for the amazing help. Any plot ideas of being trapped and isolated?
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    We already did our performance our stimulus was based on social media
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    (Original post by paulvenables1)
    Thanks for the amazing help. Any plot ideas of being trapped and isolated?
    Seeing as you had stimuli on the berlin wall and tanks, maybe you could do a story about someone who was left in the Nazi side of the berlin wall while they were staying at a friends or going camping or something and when they woke up the wall was built and their family was on the other side
 
 
 

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