This unit in Drama, we have been working on Comedy. We practiced many different forms of comedy, mostly physical and researched on comedy through out time. Lastly for the final project we made a character and a comedy routine that included all the things we learned in the unit.
I think the biggest influence on the development of my character was Philipe. He taught me many different ways to exaggerate my character, which I think really helped for the development. He taught me many new ways to show how a character was introverted, which I didn’t know at all before. For example closed posture while walking and looking down at the floor instead of straight forward. I found it really helpful when trying to include my own personality into my character as well because it made the character easier to act out.
My group got a lot of feedback from Rene about our comedy routine. He taught us how the ending of a comedy routine can be one of the most important things, and without a good ending the routine can often end up as a disappointment. He gave our group many creative ideas that really made our routine a bit more interesting. At first we had a pretty believable story but he helped us change our story so it was very exaggerated and made each of our characters personalities show up more.
This comedy unit was actually pretty interesting, I enjoyed learning about comedy through out time the most. I never really thought about comedy much before this unit and found out that it actually has a lot of history. Rene and Philipe were also very helpful, it showed us how much a real comedian can actually do and they both gave us really good advice to help us improve and develop our characters and comedy routine.