Drama A2 and theatre studies Edexcel paperWatch
I tend to do this structure:
1. The idea or thing I'm doing
2. What the audience impact of this thing will be
3. How this thing links to Brecht or how it differs
4. How the thing links to original performance conditions or doesn't and what they would have done during the original one.
Thank you could I pick your brains again about the original performance conditions as I am unsure about it
It's the same with other aspects. If you choose to use Gestus in a acting question because Brecht used it you have to give a nod as to how in the original period actors would reveal aspects of their character or did they not. E.g was naturalistic acting used or monologues. Even if you aren't using a thing from the original performance conditions a sentence about how they would have done it instead should suffice. I hope this helps. Being the first year to do a new spec is scary and I'm worried about it too.
I'm doing Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo. I'm not a fan of comedies and this is the worst play I've ever studied, but I'll be glad when it's over and done with. The play I'm doing for the 24 marker is Lysistrata, which is another comedy. Yeah, I'm all comedied out.
I'm doing That Face (I feel okay about this), Things I Know To Be True for Live Review (Thank goodness this production was recorded, I'm going to watch it tonight to jog my brain) and then Lysistrata with Stephen Berkoff
We used to do Stephen Berkoff with a different play at my school, so they continued it over to Lysistrata and they really are not a good mesh at all. I wish we had a different practitioner - like Joan Littlewood.
I also bloody hate Lysistrata - like it is probably my least favourite play of all time.
How do you guys sort out timings - I definitely think that is the most difficult part of the exam: 4 essays in 2 and a half hours is tough! I do 40 mins section A, 1 hour section B and 50 minutes section C.
For Section C, does anyone have a list or an idea of the different sort of aspects of direction they could ask us about? We have only done a question on acting styles and set so I'm really not sure.