Using the information gained from the initial research task we began to look at devising two scenes using a section of script as a stimulus. The scene would then be performed using the methods of two practitioners. As a group, we decided to take inspiration from Artaud and Berkoff, as we had all had previous experience of their performance techniques and they were two very contrasting choices in terms of performance style. Berkoff would require a high level of ...
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...n of devised and scripted pieces has made me feel more confident in the ability to interpret scenes and perform them in different styles. Each of the pieces we created and performed were linked to important issues or events in society, and I found it rewarding to be able to highlight these through the different roles I took on. I believe that I have been able to work on and develop performing more complex characters in a naturalistic style through my portrayal of Mrs Farley in 'Playhouse Creatures '. However I do think that as a group we need to move away from practitioners like Berkoff and Artaud, as we always seemed to revert back to these two as a safe option. We had explored different practitioners through the initial research task and I believe that this could have been used more effectively when choosing practitioners to take inspiration from for performances.
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