In the last unit for Drama, our grade have performed one clowning routine with a partner (2-3) to little children to entertain/enjoy them. I had learned a lot about clowning and how hard it is to entertain people or act to the character also I didn’t know much about clowning history which I learned a lot.
Time line: Greek clowns –> Jesters (you see them a lot in the deck card) –> Shakespeare’s clowns –> Melodramatic clowns –> Circus clowns and there is White-Face clown (Its a man and he bosses around and act posh as it is reach, only clown to wear jewels), Auguste clown (causes trouble and wear baggy clothes), The Tramp or HOBO & Bag Lady (There is a male and a female, the male is more sad when a women is happy but they both clean up after messes) and Character clown (dress up as a police or any other which have a chrachter and is important roll as they fix problems) –> TV/Movie’s clown (example, Mr.Bean)
The teacher didn’t record my partner and my clowning practice routine as I was sick for half day. The difference we made was to add a sketchbook to communicate which was hard task as I was mute and I need to be over emotion. My partner and I didn’t really practice much which made it boring and made a minus as there weren’t many reaction from the audience but we interact with them by sketchbook and my partner talking. The story line wasn’t clear when I re-saw the video.
The successful part was acting as character and show emotion but the bad part was not much interaction with the audience and not making them enjoyable, we made a few mistake which I want to fix.
Overall, the clown routine didn’t go well as I thought and if I get a chance, I want to practice more and be part of it.