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Juliet Montague in her model shoot yesterday

We managed to get a hold of Verona’s top celebrity Juliet Capulet, we managed to ask her some questions about the conflicts and romance in her life. Some of her answers may really shock you! At the end she didn’t want to answer any more questions. This is information you won’t get anywhere else. Be prepared and witness one time interview with Juliet Capulet!

 

What is it like to be the capulets only daughter?

“To be honest, it’s not good. I wish I had a brother or a sister, because I get so much attention and it gets really annoying. It also annoys me how my family thinks they are so special and they can overpower anyone in this world”.

 

You used to be really quiet and shy, why was that?

“Yeah, I used to be really quiet and shy, but that was all before I met Romeo, Romeo made me fall deeply in love, I feel really confident and comfortable with Romeo, I can be myself without facing to be somebody I am not. That is something I never did before when I was ordered to marry Paris”.

 

What is your opinion on the conflict between your family and Romeo’s family?

“I do not like it. I think it’s useless, there is no reason to fight with each other. My family wants to be looked at like they are the most powerful family in the country, and that evolves into them getting into fights with other rich families like the Montague’s”.

 

When you were with Romeo, did it never concern you that he was your family’s enemy?

“Well… Of course it did sometimes, I was pretty scared for a moment that if my family found out they would try to do something horrible to him. But also, I but at the same time I wasn’t worried because I knew Romeo and I would be able to solve the problem somehow. So to answer your question directly, I would say it did concern me but I never did anything about it because I knew it would be alright at the end.”.

 

Do you think love is really worth dying for?

“That is a hard question, but to be honest, I think it really depends how much you love the person. For example, with me and Romeo, I would die for him anytime and anywhere no matter what happens”.

 

You never looked really concerned or anxious with things that were going around in your life, why was that?

“Oh trust me…. I get really concerned with what’s happening in my life. But I always am really positive that it will get better, and it does eventually, that’s why I never do anything about my problems”.

 

You and the nurse are really close, she is like your own mother. It seems she is even closer to you then your actual mother, why is that?

“Uhm… I don’t really like that question but the nurse has always been there for me since I was a little girl, my mother was always busy to ever think about her daughter the way my nurse does. Sometimes I even think I love the nurse more than my own mother, but my mother is my mother and that will never change”.

 

How do you know Romeo is the best one for you, when there are so many guys out there?

“Mhm… As you know when I first met Romeo at the dance, I knew from the first time I looked at him, that he was different and he was special and I knew nobody could ever beat that. I just know that he is the one for me, that idea will never change, whenever I’m with him it just feels right”.

 

If you could be born in any other time, what would it be?

“If I were born in any other time, probably a time where people are free to do anything they want. Nobody to decide big decisions for you like about marriage. Also a time where there is nobody with a much higher status than others. I want to be born in a time where everyone is equal in a way”.

Model Set Evaluation

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Concept:

The concept in this unit was to design a model box set of a stage. First we read the script of the play we are making the box set design from, then we got a paper and started to draw our ideas of how the stage looked like in our eyes. After that we started creating the model box set out of cardboard. we used few materials to create it. For example, paper, cardboard, plastic and straws.

 

Text Interpretation:

The box set doesn’t really have detail on the outside because it is mainly focused on the stage inside. On the inside we had a table with seven chairs around it, also a fire place, we had windows, a door and also four lamps, each in every corner of the stage. The architecture is kind of simple, it has three walls, then the audience is in front and the stage only has one floor or one layer. The model set has a table, seven chairs, four windows on each side of the stage, a fireplace, a clock, and a door.There is a lot of space on the stage and the characters can walk around if they want, but in the scene I do not think they will be moving, mostly sitting down. The space that is most used is definitely the front where the table is located. That is where they will do most of the talking.

 

Characters, Mood & Themes of the Play

The play is called the intruder and it is about a family living in a house and it is midnight and all the characters are waiting for a person, the fathers sister, who is late home, and nobody knows why she’s late. But then the grandfather starts hearing weird noises and motion but nobody else in the room hears or feels anything but him. The characters involved in this scene are, three little daughters, the grandfather, the father, the uncle, and the servant.

 

Timeframe:

The scene takes place in 1891. The way houses were built back then was a bit different compared to our building now. Most houses used to be at least 2 or more floors and they used to have it used to have some sort of pointy roof, like a tower with a window on it. Then also houses always were a simple colour, like white or grey.

Example of a house in 1891:

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Visual Elements:

The colour of the scene should definitely be black and the walls should have a dark colour. There should not be much light in the room to create that vibe. There shouldn’t be that much space because I do not think we need it, the characters will mostly be just sitting down around the table.

 

Design Principles:

There doesn’t need to be a lot of repetitions in this design for the stage, because the walls will all be in a very dark colour to represent darkness. The stage will show darkness by having the walls covered in a dark colour have the lighting really low but enough to see the characters, and the set should really look scary and make the audience feel like they are there.

 

Staging:

The type of stage I think will be good for this scene was the proscenium arch.  there is only 1 space for the audience, the other 3 sides of the stage are the backstage,or walls. We will have the characters sit around the table down center because there is nothing other event going on and it is where the main plot happens, so down center is the spot that is closest to the audience.

My Room Critique – 3rd of March

My room has a lot of imagery in the room, of Basketball players and Soccer players. It has one tv and a desk. Also a laptop next to the tv. In front of the tv it has a black couch and next to the couch is a big lamp, on the left side of the couch is a window. Further, behind the couch is my bed and next to the bed, on both sides are two small desks with two little lamps. Next to my bed on the left hand is another window. My room has two clothing closets. One on the right side of my bed with my clothes and then one on the right of my couch which I keep all my stuff that I don’t really use a lot.

Drama Journal Prep for Devising From Image Task & Nose2Nose Performance – Entry 7

4. February 2016

Key Idea (Explanation of a concept explored)

In this concept we explored how to prepare for devised theatre. We got to experience and try many type of preparation strategies for creating the perfect devised theatre for the audience. We did voice control strategies. For example, you need to talk loudly and clear on stage, and so we learned ways to help us prepare for that in our performance. Another strategy we learned as how to use and do good movement on the stage.
2. Approach (Process in class or in rehearsal)

We had only two classes before we had to perform for the audience in the auditorium. We learned many types of strategies before then and we got prepared well and we got really organized before the performance. The process was good in class. I managed to learn many new tactics to make my voice be sound louder and more clearer. Also, I managed to create a lot of ideas for the performance group I was in. I was really involved and really curious for this part of drama.

3. Outcome (Achievements, Problems, Solutions)

The group had a few problems during practice. One of them being that we could’t quite figure out how to create the best introduction to the performance with the songs we had to do. Because we were the singing group. But we managed to solve the problem by having everyone sing a song for the special person that walks onto the stage.

4. Connections (between ideas, skills and practice > even live theatre)

Practicing strategies and tactics for the live theatre, or performance is really important and I learned that during this course. Practicing your voice, your movement on stage before the performance really helps a person be so much more relaxed, comfortable and better in a performance.

Drama Journal Focus, Movement and Mood – Entry 6

26. November 2015 – 10. December 2015

Key Idea: (Explanation of a concept explored)

These past two weeks we have been working on how to create focus, movement and mood in a scene. First we explored focus, and the way we explored it was to find how why and how we use it, also what does it mean when we use it. Focus is used when you want to show and let the the audience know about something specific of something important. Furthermore, we learned about why we create movement on stage. Firstly, movement can make the audience more interested watching the performance, also movement can create drama and action on stage.

Approach: (Process in class or in rehearsal)

The process in class was when we had to create scenes about focus, movement and mood in class. One example, of a scene we had to do was when we had to create a scene in a group of two. Me and an other student in class created a scene were there was a father and son, and the son just broke up with his girlfriend. The father had to help him feel better, so the father gave him advice about relationships to make him feel better. This created mood because the son was feeling really upset about breaking up with his girlfriend, so it was a really sad mood. However then the mood evolved into a kind of forgiving and happy mood after the father gave him tips and advice.

Outcome (Achievements, Problems, Solutions)

The outcome was amazing. I feel like I really know so much more about how to create focus, movement and mood on stage and how to do it. Since before I didn’t know a lot about what movement means on stage or either focus. But during the two weeks, I managed to understand a lot more. However, other than that there wasn’t any difficulties or problems in this part of drama.

Connections (between ideas, skills and practice > even live theatre)

Each and every concept of drama helps create a better performance, and these three are one of those concepts, that connect with all the other concepts we have learned in drama. They all connect because they help create a good performance. Furthermore, into the concept of mood. Mood is related to tension, because mood can be really tense sometimes. For example, if a boss is really angry at an assistant at work, and the boss wants something to happen to the assistant, it creates mood,  because the boss is angry with the assistant and also tension, since you have no idea what the boss might do to the assistant worker.

Drama Journal Symbols – Entry 5

19th of November – 26th of November 2015

Key Idea:

This week we explored the concept of using symbols in performances. Symbols represent something. They are always a mark for something. A symbol is never used as an object, it can be used as an object, however we mostly always use it to represent something. For example, time. Time can mean a lot of things. Like time is running out, how long it takes for something and etc…

Approach:

In class we did a couple of scenes with different kinds of symbols. In the first scene we got two symbols and we had to make a scene that uses those two symbols to represent something. In the second scene we had to join another group, and choose one symbol, that we would make a short scene out of to symbolise something.

Outcome:

I think this week I learned a lot about symbols, and how it is a good tool to use in a performance and it can make a scene mean something and make it intriguing. However, I had some problems using symbols to mean something and represent something in a scene. I was so used to using those symbols as objects, so in the first scene me and my group used a ring as an object instead of a symbol.  But in the second scene I learned from my mistake and I managed to solve the problem.

Connections:

The concept of symbols in Drama, doesn’t really connect with any other Drama concept. However, in performances, like tension for example. Symbols and tension in a performances in theatre, can both cause a really intriguing show, and make the audience really wonder what’s happening and make them excited about the performance.

Drama Journal time, Langauge and Movement process – Entry 4

Topic: Time, Language or Movement

This week we learned about time, language and movement. We learned that time is when a it is a good time for a character to come on and off stage, and when to move on the stage. Also when the character says something. It cannot be on the wrong time, so it has to be timed well to make it understandable.

Key Idea (Explanation of a concept explored)

Time, language and movement are all part of a key idea of a performance. To make it understandable. If time, language or movement was all wrong and on the wrong time. It would not make sense and the audience would not really enjoy and like the performance. Just because they did not understand it.

Approach (Process in class or in rehearsal)

My process in class was really good. Before I didn’t really know a lot about movement especially. I knew about time and language and how they are used. But not really movement. But by practicing in scenes in groups and make small performances it made me improve on a better understanding of time, language and movement.

Outcome (Achievements, Problems, Solutions)

The outcome was great! I achieved being able to use time, language and movement in one scene and make the audience be really interested and enjoy my performance. There really were not any problems. I could always figure out what to do and how to do it without any problems.

 

Connections (between ideas, skills and practice > even live theatre)

The connections were a few. For example, in practice we always have to do the same kind of scenes but with a new main topic each time. Also the scenes we were practicing about time, language and movement kind of makes it look like its live theatre, it gets us to understand how live theatre works.

 

 

Drama Journal Focus Progress – Entry 3

7. October 2015 – 15. October 2015

Focus:

The topic for this one week was about Focus. We learned how to use tension by using a special place and some specific space. Place means when a character is in a certain place that makes him focus a lot more and the audience is more focused on the place too. Space focus is when a character, for example, is pointing at something and everyone, even the characters focus on that thing.

Key Idea:

In this one week we explored the concept of focus. We explored the idea of why we use focus in a performance.  Why do we use focus? We use focus because in a performance if we focus on something specific its easier to understand the situation and also it can be more intriguing for the audience to watch. Furthermore, we explored the idea of how we use focus. How do we use Focus? We use focus when there is something important that we have to show the audience and we, for example, point at some specific object or person, we make gestures and we talk about something we want to focus on.

Approach:

The process in class was really good. we did not have as much time to do as many activities as usual. I of course knew what the word focus means and I knew how and why it fitted drama, but I think I really understood the quickly the deeper meaning of the word in drama. Not just the definition of the word and how it fitted but also how to use focus and why its quite important for a performance. We didn’t do any big performances for the whole class. Just small once for my group. So we couldn’t actually see how it is acting a performance with focus.

Outcome:

This past week I learned so much more about focus. How, when and why we use it. My achievements this week, for me was I could understand a lot more about what focus is used for drama, and how it creates a so much better performance and a lot more interesting performance for the audience watching it. At first one of my problems was that it was hard to understand how places and spaces are used for focus. But after the week I got the hang of it, by performing and watching others perform. So I would understand how much places and spaces are important for this concept part of drama.

Connections:

There can be some sort of connections between human context and tension. Because, for example, if you are focusing on some person it can cause tension and that can be a part of human context too, like relationships and status part. The connections between practices are of course have a big connection because we were performing for each other, like we did for the other two.

Drama Journal Tension Progress – Entry 2

22. September 2015 – 7. October 2015

Tension & My Tension Performance:

In my tension performance that me and my group performed was about a really bad singer that everyone knew was bad but at the end was really good. It started when there was a Christmas concert and that girl was singing, and everyone thought she was bad and it created a little bit of s relationship tension. Then a year later there was another Christmas Concert and the same girl was performing, and everyone was 100% sure that she would suck and everyone was angry with her. Until she started singing, and she was so much better than she was a year before. It was expected tension, but the relationship tension changed a lot. From being mad with each other to being glad and happy with each other.

Key Idea:

In these two weeks we explored the concept of Tension and why, when and how we use tension in a performance. In the two weeks we did a lot of activities about tension and it made me realize what tension actually is and why its such an important thing in performance. Firstly, Why is tension important? For example, if you were watching a play and it was always obvious of what is going to happen and how it is going to end. It will be really boring the you and not really fun to watch. With tension it can surprise you and make you more hooked and interested in the performance and you want to see and know more.  Furthermore,  When do we use Tension in a performance? We put tension in when there are event happening that could change the entire idea of the performance. how is tension used?  Tension is put in that event to make it more exciting and more special to watch. For example, if your watching a tv show and at the end there is a big event happening but it ends with a cliffhanger, that creates tension. Also we can create tension from nothing and make it into the biggest idea of the performance out of no where.

Approach:

The process in class was good. We did a lot of activities and performances to get a more understanding of what tension is really about. Everyone knew before what the definition of tension was. But no one clearly understood the reason of what it means in drama. In the rehearsal of the performance, me and my group did, I realised a lot more of what tension is really about and how it makes a performance so much better.

Outcome:

These two weeks have made me learn so much on how to make a good performance and get the audience to like it. Before it was a challenge. Now I get the idea of how to make the audience like my performance a lot better.

Connections:

There is a really big connection to tension and human context. Because in tension there can be relationship tension that relates to people, and how they act and do. For example, in a performance if there is some relationship tension going on between a husband and wife, it’s also a part of human context because it shows what the character does, how his/her personality is and who has the higher status.

 

Drama Journal Human Context Progress Entry – 1

24 Aug 15 – 4 Sep 25

Human Context:

During the past two weeks since we started drama, we have been looking at and learning about human context which relates to: Role, Purpose and Status. For the first week we learnt about roles, we went into groups and did a small sketch acts about some certain roles, and how the roles connect with each other and how they are roles. For example, if they are connected roles, like a mom or son, or a police officer and a criminal. Furthermore, the second week we looked at purpose and Status. For purpose we had to get into groups and do small sketch acts like we did for roles. however then we had to fin out more about the character. What their purpose are? what do they do? Why are they so important? Finally last part of the second week we learnt about status. For example, who the character is. How high is he. Like, if the character is a boss of a company, and the other character is a worker for the company. Of course the boss would have a higher status then the worker.

Key Idea:

The key idea for the human context is too see different types of character styles, and what makes them different. With roles, Purpose and status and understand which each one does to the character to make him different and how it changed the play/performance in a totally different way.

Approach:

In class I learnt a lot of new ideas and key factors of drama. I learnt so many new ideas about roles, purpose, and status. It really got me more interested to learn more about it and really know in depth about what drama is really about.

Outcome:

The outcome for the two weeks were great! I understood a lot more. For example, I learnt that roles are really important in performances, because if there weren’t any mature roles, the performance would be boring and all the same. Nobody had their own personality. Also I learnt about how purpose changes the performance a lot. If a character as a more purpose the interesting and more famous the character becomes. Lastly, I learned how status is also really important, because if every character had the same level of status, nobody can tell the other one to do something, and the performance doesn’t go and end anywhere.

Connections:

There is a lot of connections with what we learn in drama and in actual performances on stage. All performances have characters, and their roles, different purposes and different status. Also the connections between roles, purpose and status is that it call relates to each character. Every character has a different role, purpose and status, and thats what I have learnt in drama class so far.