Use of Medium & Elements

  • Length: 1112 words (3.2 double-spaced pages)
  • Rating: Excellent
Open Document

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Text Preview

More ↓

Continue reading...

Open Document

Use of Medium & Elements

During performing scenes from A Dolls House by Henrik Ibsen. We used
two different types of Styles. Naturalistic and Non Naturalistic. We
worked in groups on each style. Naturalistic is a form of drama which
is realistic. Not many strategies can be used doing this form. Non
Naturalistic drama can contain many explorative strategies, such as,
Hot seating, Still image, and thought tracking.

The first style we worked on was Non Naturalistic. We chose to the
scene where Krogstad confronted Nora. We made Krogstad two people to
try and show Krogstad's power over Nora. We alternated the lines
between two actors. (Use of spoken language)

Krogstad was wrapped in a big black blanket to represent a black hole
that Nora had fallen into. A hole of lies and deceit, towards Torvald.
Nora was dressed in white to represent her innocence that she thought
she had. We used these colours for symbolism in this production. This
is a drama medium. Using symbolism showed me how different art forms
react with other art forms. (E.g. colour and script) The script
changed for me from then on. The white and black was a contrast that
is widely used in the world. White is used for angels black is used
for hell. White is used for a wedding black is used for a funeral.
White is day. Black is night. People are scared of the night but never
the day.

During this scene we used space wisely. Nora moved backwards as
Krogstad moved forwards. Using movement Krogstad would fly the black
blanket around over Nora head trying to suck her under it. Nora would
back away though trying to resist the dark side. (The outside of the
house). Towards the end of scene where Krogstad dominates Nora and
gets the truth out of her They exchanged blanket. Nora is now wrapped
in black, which symbolises the outside world and the lies and deceit.
It shows the viewer that Nora has no way of escaping what she has

Using Non- Naturalistic drama to produce a scene from A Dolls House
helped me understand the script a bit more. It certainly helped me
figure out how scary the outside world was for Nora and Torvald. The
symbolism in the blankets were a great help also in portraying how
Nora had lied and it had caught up with her. Carrying the black
blanket did help me imagine what the outside world must be like for
the Helmer household. Holding the blanket and moving it closer to Nora
who was a big sheet of white pure innocence felt quite evil yet

Need Writing Help?

Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.

Check your paper »

How to Cite this Page

MLA Citation:
"Use of Medium & Elements." 23 Apr 2018
Title Length Color Rating  
Using a New Medium to Present E-book Information Essay - During my project 3 remediation of project 2 there are a few things that I will be doing in order to reach a new audience using a new medium. The first item that I will explain is my new specific audience that I will be using, which is people that are using print books and are thinking about using e-books. The audiences that I am targeting will need to understand why they will not be able to survive as well as how e-books will take over. I will also be targeting students that will like to use e-books for school....   [tags: presentation, techniques, audience, medium] 634 words
(1.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Use of X-rays for Diagnosis and Therapy Essays - According to Oxford Dictionaries, an X-ray, also known as a type of radiation is defined as an electromagnetic wave of high energy and very short wavelength (between ultraviolet light and gamma rays), which is able to pass through many materials opaque to light and being absorbed to different degrees by different materials. In medicine, an X-ray is produced by the deceleration of charged particles, especially electrons, or by electron transitions in atoms. An X-ray machine sends these particles through the body....   [tags: Use of X-rays]
:: 22 Works Cited
1370 words
(3.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Essay about The Drama Medium - The Drama Medium We use the various mediums of drama every time we do any practical work but I have chosen three of them to focus on for this part of my coursework. These are: space/levels, movement/mime/gesture, and voice. Space/levels are used all the time to show the importance of characters and there relationships with each other. The example that I have chosen is from workshop 5 during a 'dream sequence' involving the inspector and Mrs Birling. The levels change frequently but the inspector always remains standing to show that he is the person in control of the situation whilst Mrs Birling's status always lower than the inspectors and is constantly changing to r...   [tags: Papers] 762 words
(2.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Essay on Mystery and Detective Genre Elements - The various elements in the stories “Man of the crowd” by Edgar Allan Poe and “In a Gove” by Akutagawa Ryunosuke place them within the mystery and/or detective fiction genres. The usual mystery or detective stories use suspense and tension to build up to the resolution of the puzzle that is present within the plot (Turco 58). Detective stories typically involves “following a detective through the solution of a crime” (Baker, Frye and Perkins, 140). The “Man of the crowd” and “In a Grove” does not have suspense or tension....   [tags: Akutagawa Ryunosuke, Edgar Allan Poe]
:: 5 Works Cited
1431 words
(4.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Art Work of Jan van Eyck Essay - In 1434, Jan van Eyck would paint a masterpiece that would mystify scholars and artists for generations. This masterpiece, one out of many, was known as the "Arnolfini Wedding." The elements and details of the painting would arouse many questions that still do not have solid answers today. Jan van Eyck was born approximately in 1395, although the exact date of his birth is not known, and died in 1441 in Netherlands. He was born in Belgium, or Flanders as it was known then. (Biography Channel) Jan van Eyck was distinguished as a talented artist in several ways....   [tags: symbolism, artist, medium, masterpiece]
:: 4 Works Cited
739 words
(2.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
SME company case study Essay - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) or small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are companies whose personnel numbers fall below certain limits. The abbreviation “SME” is used in the European Union and by international organizations such as the World Bank, the United Nations and the World Trade Organization (WTO).Small enterprises outnumber large companies by a wide margin and also employ many more people. SMEs are also said to be responsible for driving innovation and competition in many economic sectors....   [tags: Small Medium Enterprises, Businesses, Companies]
:: 3 Works Cited
1697 words
(4.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Essay on Portraying Ad Magic Through A Literary Elements in White Horse - Abstract This paper addresses the issue of portraying the main character, Ad Magic, using literary elements such as symbolism, contrast and imagery by Thom Jones, in his short story "A White Horse". Keywords Symbolism, contrast, imagery, literary elements Introduction In His short story "A White Horse", author Thom Jones introduces his main characters, Ad Magic's, hunger for mad adventure....   [tags: Thom Jones] 956 words
(2.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Elements of Advertisement and Analysis of a Coca-Cola Ad During the Superbowl - ... The Coca Cola commercial entitled “It's Beautiful” featured the song “America the Beautiful” sung in a variety of languages (seven to be exact). The commercial also incorporated a display of the country's varying expansive landscapes and metropolitan areas, along with Americans of different ethnicities, races, and families partaking in real life activities. With these elements: a patriotic song, playing on emotion and an invocation of profound imagery, we see several of the tactics mentioned in both articles tackled in Coke's commercial....   [tags: Ad, Commercial, America] 867 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
History of Gold: Gold: Shiny Bauble or Space Alloy? Essay - ... It is some of these characteristics which have made it so successful in art and apparel, but all of its properties make it a prime candidate for use in varying areas of modern science, which is why industries should focus its use as much as possible in these areas over aesthetics. For a material to be malleable, it means it can be shaped easily shaped by means such as hammering. It is because of gold’s incredible malleability that it has been widely used in the crafting of objects such as coins and statues; it is easy to work with....   [tags: demand, different use]
:: 4 Works Cited
1385 words
(4 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Limiting the Use of Torture in America Essay - Many social groups as well political groups have discussed the issue of torture. The elements and basic working of torture have many against it saying it is too cruel and violates America’s 8th amendment. But the question does arise what do we do if there is a suspect found hours before the crime is committed. Or what do we do to those that are known to have committed the severe crime (ie. a serial killer that has three victims hidden away) how do we find the victims and such. The usage of torture on individuals that have a reasonable doubt of committed a heinous crime should not happen....   [tags: Criminal Justice Crime Interrogation] 583 words
(1.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]

rewarding. It felt as I was engulfing Nora into a black hole and
showing her what she deserved. This helped me understand Krogstad's
feeling of hatred and need for the truth. Nora kept denying though
which made it worse.

I really wanted to use levels in this scene. We did not have time.
Therefore, I will just type my ideas here. I wanted to use a set like

The stars represent the two Krogstad's. Nora would be Standing in the
centre of the stage construction. This would show she is trapped and
enclosed by Krogstad. Krogstad would be high (Use of levels) he would
come down steps to confront Nora. As an actor this would have helped
me understand how powerful Krogstad was at this point. Being above
Nora would have helped me understand and fulfil my role. Everything we
used in the non naturalistic scene did help me get into my role as an
actor a lot better. Sometimes I need a push to get me into my
character and although it was the drama medium and the way we used
them pushing me, it did help.

In the Naturalistic scene I directed it. We had to make this scene as
realistic as possible. We used costume to set the period. We gave Dr
Rank a walking stick to show he has a disease. Nora and Torvald were
dressed in high-class clothes. A long green dress and a suit jacket.
Mrs. Linde was wearing a dress which looked a little freer than
Nora's. I wanted to leave Nora's hair down. The actor did not listen
to me though she would not take her necklace off either. This kind of
ruined it. We used two chairs to show that there was a door.

Body language was essential in this scene. Mrs. Linde had to act
suspicious and Nora had to be quite on edge. When Torvald knocks on
the door Nora had to panic. Nora did this very well and showed fluent
body language portraying a shocked and nervous aroma. Torvald had to
stand quite upright and look important. I made his voice very
demanding and loud. Dr Rank had to be quite helpless and bewildered. I
must admit the actor did this part very well she also looked ill and

When Torvald comes in Nora acted with dignity but we could still tell
she was nervous and wanted to keep Torvald in that room. This did
create Irony, the audience knew that Nora had something to hide but
Torvald did not know a thing.

We used space quite well. The room Nora and Mrs. Linde were in was
quite spacious and the doorway where Torvald and Rank entered looked
realistic in size. They looked quite cramped.

We had to use mime when Nora played the piano because we had no piano
to use for this scene. Nora used her voice to imitate the piano.

Naturalistic drama does not really help me much in exams. It is just
like reading the script out of the book. We had already read the
written script so I do not see why we had to act it out. It did not
seem very valid to me. As a director it did help me though. It made me
see how every detail can effect a performance or the message it is
giving off to the viewers.

I think Non Naturalistic would suit A Doll's House better. The
messages and morals of the play need to be protruding and in
Naturalistic dramas sometimes the morals are not quite so obvious. Non
Naturalistic drama is generally more visually exciting and interesting
to watch. Lighting can be used in a more intense way and so can sound.
In a Naturalistic piece lighting has to be realistic and sound can
only be used for stable objects or weather. In non Naturalistic scenes
strobe lighting can be used, and spotlighting and drums can be used as
SFX. Therefore, in my opinion Non naturalistic drama suits A Doll's
House better than Naturalistic.

Return to