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canada goose coats I also thought about the research I have done over the module to aid my performance by thinking about real life situations I had read about for example alcoholism in our Ashleigh diaries scene with the feet. I thought about how it would feel to have an alcoholic parent and tried to evoke this. I enjoyed helping to market the piece by handing out flyers on the street of Lincoln. The show day was well organised, and included two dress rehearsals which we improved each time from helpful feedback given by our lecturer and director. canada goose coats

uk canada goose I feel as though I now understand processes involved to create a theatre company as I have done so practically, this includes gaining the knowledge of the budgeting and planning needed for performance, as I have seen and helped peers through this process. uk canada goose

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canada goose store I believe I have succeeded in ensuring that the company has not drifted off topic and that we have continued to look at expectations in life and role models for To Fill by using appropriate research to inform the writing and devising which maintained clarity for the audience. We believe the truths we have performed are relevant to all as many have come from verbatim. Through our performance we challenged expectations by showing reality alongside them, through comedic voice overs. We hoped to inspire people to break stereotypes and follow their own expectations in life as we sang in our reprise “the only shoes you need to fill are those life helps you find” (Foden and Parkes, 2015, 30). canada goose store

This week I have collected verbatim interviews and statements on canada goose parka outlet uk the subject of role models, acting on behalf of others, responsibility, adulthood and expectations in life for Shoes To Fill.

cheap canada goose uk I have also collected statements of expectations of being a parent as a parent seems to be a person coming up frequently as someone whom people wish to fill the shoes of but at times avoid this and walk their own path in life. cheap canada goose uk

The recordings are important to us as a company as the way words are spoken can show us how a person felt at the time of speaking. Pauses, slurs and speech idiosyncrasies all reveal emotion and thought process that are essential when portraying canada goose outlet mississauga one of the important people that have given up their time to help create Shoes To Fill truthfully.

The group has had a script read through where I offered my feedback from the perspective of dramaturge to ensure clarity for the audience whilst canada goose uk kensington parka maintaining that filling people shoes is the main theme of the piece. I have offered to attend all rehearsals to ensure the theme continues to have clarity from the point of view of a spectator or in case research is quickly needed on areas actors are unsure of. There has been edits and ideas to help shape the script in its final editing phase.

I shall gain more perspectives by interviewing others of multiple ages allowing the piece to be less unbiased. I also watched Crouch, Touch, canada goose discount uk Pause, Engage which showed an engaging way to tell verbatim stories. I saw that the eyes canada goose outlet store uk played a large part here and looking at the audience was important to create a connection with them.

Canada Goose online An element that runs through our piece is an expectations versus reality section for this I researched into common sayings and ideas relating to 5 areas of expectations in life. For this I looked at common expectations for children thinking about Christmas presents, expectations of school and nursery being fun educational and the best time of your canada goose outlet life. I then looked at expectations about university such as one about being able to do many hobbies and keeping friends for life. Canada Goose online

Different expectations of parenthood were taken from parents in snippets of verbatim and then taken from this we have created more expectations versus reality scenes about having children and how this feels. The last section was expectations of old age and the one expectation we all have death. I passed this onto Ollie so he could make this comical.

I also looked canada goose coats uk into different elements in the media that are and have been role models.

canada goose clearance As laces are used to hold things together they can be seen as a metaphor for keeping oneself together when the world around them seems to be falling apart. The speaker in the piece has a collection of laces so I researched into what colours represented so to use appropriate colours for our story. I found also there was a colour to symbolise a recovering alcoholic. canada goose clearance

Using these would be useful as this allows two research results to be combined together to create these scenes as symbolism is something brought up in Edward Gordon Craig works so to use these colours would enable us to represent these messages.

The company also wants to show an example of someone not wanting to fill shoes so have taken information from my findings on alcoholics to create a narrative which will run through Shoes To Fill involving a story of an alcoholic mother. To do this in a realistic and unbiased way I took information from a variety of sources I found on alcoholism. I looked into Alcoholics Anonymous studying their 12 steps to recovery programme. I also looked into the organs that are affected the most when someone is an alcoholic to see the journey their body undertakes in becoming reliant on this substance and which bod parts shut down and begin to become unreliable like the mother herself in caring for her child.

Through my research I also found the national association for children of alcoholics a person with a parent of any age can contact them for help.

This provides us with a darker tale to ensure our performance has moments of darkness to show how filling someone’s shoes canada goose outlet store toronto can be difficult or not an aspiration at all.

This week I work shopped my idea of using the survey responses as stimuli, to develop the Boal exercise Rhythm with chairs ( as mentioned in my previous blog).

An image of the the actors at work showing how their relationship with chairs is challenged and changed to reflect thoughts on adulthood. To develop this further I shall suggest to the director the idea of having shoes placed goose outlet canada by the chair for the actor reading the letter to wear, to symbolise that they are the same person. This shall be referenced multiple times in our piece as the idea for this has been brought up when related to other scenes by actors and the director. Our piece will not specifically be a Theatre of the Oppressed piece however though there shall be other moments of audience participation but will reflect and echo some of Boal techniques as suggested to enable imaginative thinking when devising scenes.

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