Stand Up, Al AS Drama Portfolio Inspiration, Aims and Techniques I feel the aim of this piece of drama is to entertain the audience whilst at the same time making them think. I want the piece, when finished to leave the audience thinking about parts of it, whilst not understanding it all so they continue to question things about the piece to themselves. Specifically i want them to feel sympathy and a warmth towards our main character Al. This will lead to them enjoy the performance more as they will be relating to him as a person and not just as an actor. The would feel sympathy as Al is bullied,shouted at and as he is embarrassing himself.
If I were to direct this play, I would seek to achieve humour for an audience by exploring the different aspects of comedy; comedy of character, comedy of situation, comedy of misunderstanding and comedy of language. There are many examples of comedy of character in this play, especially as Russell has created such strong and impressionable characters. Rita, the quick tongued, outspoken, witty character is a foundation for humour as she isn't afraid to speak her mind. An excellent example of her humorous character is Rita's first meeting with Frank, her soon-to-be tutor. As she enters his office, she notices a risqui picture on the wall and is unable to resist commenting on how "It's very erotic."
This shows frank has no feelings for her. Frank works in a university but also tutors for the Open University. Franks wife has quite a few friends but frank doesn't because he is always out at the pub. Frank uses clever words and talks in an intellectual manner. When Rita looks at the picture and says" that's a nice picture" frank thinks it is a strange thing to notice because he has never really noticed it.
In this play, Sam and Willie are against Hally, and in No Exit by the end Garcin is trying to impress Inez and Estelle is left alone. The setting also has a major impact on the audience. The one room forces the audience to be more attentive to the entrance and exits of the characters. Since the audience is familiar with the set by the end of the first scene, they can focus more on the dialogues and the stage directions. The audience is more involved in a play when the set is not changed.
At the beginning Rita is keen to learn quickly as she sees education as the means to and end, however as the play goes on she comes to understand that true education is more than that. Rita has a very direct manner at the start of the play, stating several facts about Franks room and people she has met, using language that shocks the audience, ‘There's no suppose about it, look at those tits’, and she seems to have a very unusual, and refreshing, perspective on life, and this causes Frank to take a different view to some things that he and Rita discuss ‘I’ve never really looked at it like that. But yes, yes you could say it means getting he rhyme wrong…’ Rita’s very eager to learn ‘I want to learn everything’ but Frank considers her to be too clever for him to teach her anything. She di... ... middle of paper ... ...ke notes! When you have to answer a question on Forster you can treat the examiner to an essay called Frank's Marriage!’ to which Rita replies, ‘Go 'way!
The talk is what is important and Willy Russell marks Rita's progress even in this. Her early statements are full of colloquialisms, swearwords and references to popular culture, but as the play progresses the way Frank and Rita speak gradually comes closer together (apart from the Trisha-inspired false start of Rita talking, as Frank says, like 'a Dalek'). Ultimately, Educating Rita is a comic play which examines some serious themes such as social class and the transforming effect of education on working class people, who choose to take it up. The monotony of only ever seeing one set and two actors is more than made up for by the quality of Russell's comic imagination and the importance of his themes in today's society. Work Cited: Russell, Willy.
Immediacy: • Being able to improvise when something goes wrong • Practicing your rehearsing while pretending to find something to improvise helps I have always been good at improvisations in my life just because I grew up watching “whose line is it anyway?” while it may be comical, it still taught me a few good things about acting. Whenever in a doubtful situation, one that leaves you to substitute things, improvisation will help and the audience may never know The Fourth Wall: • Don’t interact with the object • Don’t place your objects in your a... ... middle of paper ... ...y just go in there without educating yourself about the history of the 1920s. The way the females walked, talked, dressed, etc. you need to watch how they acted and act in that character relevant to the play. Knowledge on the history can only make the play seem more realistic Character Action • Build the behavior that is most logical to each character by changing your endowment of the objects to serve each character, the right way.
The Portrayal of Benedick and Beatrice in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing At the beginning of William Shakespeare's play "Much Ado About Nothing" he portrays Beatrice and Benedick as two argumentative young people. However he also portrays them as being attracted to each other, this becomes clear because the first thing Beatrice says in the play is " I pray you, is Signor Mountanto return'd from the wars or no?" She is talking about Benedick asking the messenger in a joking kind of way did Benedick come back from the war or did he die? This shows that Beatrice is clearly interested in Benedick because he is the only thing she talks about through out the whole of act one. Also the first thing Benedick says is also about Beatrice "were you in doubt sir that you ask'd her?"
Injustice and innocence are two major themes that define the novel and the importance of it. Both, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are men who did not receive any fairness by the people of Maycomb, despite the fact that they were righteous men. Harper Lee is an intelligent woman who constructed her novel in a way that broke things up and explained the ideas on injustice and innocence. Harper Lee does not reveal much about her book because she keeps to herself and does not often grant interviews. The novel is parallel to her life which is explored through the characters with their experiences that were similar to the ones of Harper Lee and her friends.
On the other hand, Frank's relationship with his former student Julia disintegrates as his fondness for Rita grows. Russell does this to show how the life of the teacher who is apparently stuck in a rut is also changing. The areas that Rita studies show how she has progressed. When she begins to form her own ideas which would hold their own in an examination, Frank doesn't appreciate it, he thinks that the progress