Monday, April 7, 2014

Year 10: Script Frenzy

This term you are writing scripts. I would like you to write a blog entry, and link the URL on the bottom of this post. Include in your post: - What your goal number of pages is to write. - What you think you will write about. - Who you will work with (if anyone)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My Scene

Two households, both alike in dignity,
 In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
 From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
 Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
 From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
 A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
 Whose misadventured piteous overthrows 
Do with their death bury their parents' strife. 
The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,
 And the continuance of their parents' rage,
 Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,
 Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
 The which if you with patient ears attend,
 What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Welcome Year 10's


Now you should have a blog.... I want you to write a post.... saying what scene you are working on, and who you are working with (if anyone).

Copy the URL of your post on your blog (the web address).

Paste it on the bottom of this post writing your name as the title of your link.


Friday, April 8, 2011

And yet another thing to do.....

Year 13's (and the 12's in that class)....

I want you to think about a book that has changed your life. It can be deep meaningful, it can be funny, it can be practical. The rule is that you must come up with something and it must be something that you can define in words.

If you have a copy, bring it Monday. If you don't, bring an invisible copy.

Monday, April 4, 2011

"The Rubber Room"

Today we went to see "The Rubber Room".  It was brilliant.

There were only 2 actors, playing Sam Francisco and Sophie.  Sophie has been in the Rubber Room for 4 months.  She has spent this time trying to figure out why she was sent there.  She is loosing it a bit.  Her actions and thoughts were all taken from teachers who had actually been placed into Rubber Rooms.

She is joined by Sam.  They talk about how he got there, and he says he swore at a student and threw a table.

They explore who they are by looking at the objects in their pockets.  Sam is revealed to have been raised by his mother, and is called 'Rainman' as he had aspergers.  He also struggles to make friends.  Sophie is revealed as being messy and alone. 

There is a stunning section when the lights go out at 12:19 until 1:19, when Sophie creates Sophieland!  Here she is the mayor.  In this section, Sophie and Sam become friends.

In the third sequence, Sophie asks some mathematical questions, which reveal that Sam is not infact a teacher, but an analyst, sent to watch her and experiment.  (Hense the guinea pig sequence).  Sophie tricks Sam and runs off with his keys etc.

The concept was around whether rubber rooms could work in NZ.  The links to New Zealand included references to 'beyond 5th form maths', and Sam saying he arrived in 'Auckland'.

There was only 1 scene in the whole hour performance, broken by the section of darkness.

Goodevening. Welcome.

In an attempt to streamline and be ultimately cool.... welcome to "The Drama Blog".  Here we shall pose questions, host your answers, and essentially share the Drama love. <3