Friday, November 13, 2009

Greek Tragedy: Class rehearsal

Final drafts of scripts were due today.

Each group ran through their play on their own, then performed for the class and took feedback. Things to watch out for:

  • turning backs to the audience
  • speaking too fast or too slow (pace)
  • speaking unclearly (diction)
  • speaking too loud or too soft (projection/volume)
  • standing in front of other actors so they can't be seen (levels/sightlines)
  • expression and characterization
I am so impressed with how well these groups are working together. Many students are putting in extra effort to make these plays as good as they can be.

Homework: work on memorizing lines

Next week: Let's be off book by Wednesday. We can do it! Once everyone is off book, we'll finish our masks.

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