My character – The Woman in Black/Janet Humphry
How has the practical lesson impacted on the progress and development of the performance as a whole and your individual performance of character?
We are further along in the script and I know understand my ques, how to walk and my facial expression.
Describe the games and exercises used to warm up and why they were used.
We did the present game again, where we had to give either a gift, information or warnings, mine were mainly about killing others children.
Which explorative strategies did you use and did they help to develop you role? (e.g. still image, thought tracking, hot seating, conscience alley, role play, forum theatre, creative writing.)
Tyler, Katie and a few others were asked to do a creative writing to develop their characters.
Describe the scene you rehearsed? Describe the skills you used? Fascial expressions, gesture, voice, emotion, reaction. What idea did YOU have? What were the intentions for each scene? How do we want the audience to react?
We rehearsed Samantha daily’s scene, the train scene and the scene where Jerome and Kipps attend the funeral of Mrs. Drablow and Mr. Kipps see myself and Jodie as Janet Humphry. We had to keep a straight face, we have to think of something that we hate and have that in our eyes. In the graveyard scene the intentions are to make the audience jump and see the woman for the first time. We want the audience to be scared and to jump.
How did you develop ideas as a group? Who took the lead? Were any of the ideas your own? How did you contribute to the development of the piece? Describe what you tried out in rehearsals?
Nobody took the lead. As a group we decided to design the set. I suggested that it should be back how it used to be because when we moved it all around it looked bare and its meant to look like a house when we take all the cloths off of the furniture.
What drama elements were developed? For example plot, action, style - e.g. Naturalism, epic, dramatic tension, Characterization
We developed what gestures and facial expressions Mr. Kipps (Josh) should have when he see myself and Jodie. Also to build dramatic tension we developed how Jerome should say “I did not see a young woman” so that we sort of freak the audience out but no give them to much information.
Describe the final products of the rehearsal. Step by step what did you do? What did you see?
We have done up to scene where Mr. Jerome (Tyler) and Mr. Kipps (Josh) goes to the funeral and myself and Jodie Appear but Mr. Jerome (Tyler) doesn’t see us, nor does the Priest or villages only Kipps sees us.
Evaluation Your OWN strengths and weaknesses need to be described here. Be specific about the about the skills you used.
Strength - I think that I was good at having lots of ideas and contributing to the lesson.
Weakness - I think that I can improve on my walking because at the minute it I’m a little heavy footed and fast at walking.
What are you going to keep from the performance?
We are going to keep everything we have done in the lesson but if it doesn’t fit or looks wrong then we can change it later on but we have to get the outline and then to fill in gaps.
What needs to be changed or rejected from the ideas? Why?
We don’t need to reject anything or change because we only did an outline when we get in to details and props we can see what works and what doesn’t.
Do you need to do any further research to help understand and develop you character? Say what you need to research and why here.
I could watch the film to see how she walks and her facial expressions
What needs to be improved for next week? 3 targets for yourself and a further 3 for the group. (E.g. Line learning, moves, special awareness, facial expressions, characterization, use of props, costumes, masks, music, sound, practicing cues, responding to others, giving directions, taking directions, time keeping, practice regime.)
- Walking like a ghost
- Learn lines
- Use of props