Before, I thought it was just going on stage and acting, but now I think there is a lot more to it. We use games to help us think of what we need to do when we are performing for like purposes. Helps me think of being in character more and stay focused at all times.
This week, we did games, role play and purposes. First, I will explain role play. In role play, we choose a partner with one person A, and the other person B. The person A knows which role he needs to do, but B won’t know. A will start its role, and B must follow along. It was quite hard guessing what A was trying to be and what I was suppose to be as B. After that we did it with the class. So, A chose a random person from the group and performing. It was quite hard because some people didn’t make the role obvious.
After that we did purposes. In purposes, we chose a partner and one of them was older person and the other was a younger person. The younger person had to have some kind of problem and need some kind of help, the older person tries to helps him, but a more important problem happens to the older person and the younger person tries to the older person. For my group, I’m the older person and my partner, Carlos, he is younger. He needs a ride and some money, but I start losing memory and he tries to help. It didn’t take much time to complete it.
Last, we practiced rank, or status. We chose a partner and one had to be a master, and one had to be a servant. We took turns being the master and the servant, but my partner, Tsuyoshi, insisted on being the servant, because he was bored not being able to think any commands and keeps repeating some. I don’t we did so good, because he didn’t make his plan clear.
Well, I can’t forget the games. In one of the games Mr. Meiklejohn was the captain, and we needed to follow. It was really difficult because his commands were so quick that it was really hard to follow. Also, if you are the last one to do it, you are out. Everyone else is quick too, so its hard to be not last. Last of all, there were about ten commands, so it was hard to remember them all.
This week was a really fun week, and I am ready for the next.