Drama GCSE Unit One Theme: Capital Punishment Essay

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Guilt:

For the first performance, the stimulus was the word ‘guilt’. I had to enact one of three people in a line-up and reiterate the sentence ‘relax, it’ll be over soon.’ Our story line consisted of a line-up with 3 suspects; one being guilty of sexual assault. This associates to the stimulus as only one character involved was guilty, but because of the circumstances, us as the other characters also looked guilty, it was the audience’s task to then deduce that Kyle was actually culpable of the crime.

As one of the suspects, I had to appear intimidating so I frowned and stared forebodingly at the audience. When I repeated the sentence, I declared it forcefully and rudely to also suggest that I was angry. In terms of body language, I had
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Guilt:

For the first performance, the stimulus was the word ‘guilt’. I had to enact one of three people in a line-up and reiterate the sentence ‘relax, it’ll be over soon.’ Our story line consisted of a line-up with 3 suspects; one being guilty of sexual assault. This associates to the stimulus as only one character involved was guilty, but because of the circumstances, us as the other characters also looked guilty, it was the audience’s task to then deduce that Kyle was actually culpable of the crime.

As one of the suspects, I had to appear intimidating so I frowned and stared forebodingly at the audience. When I repeated the sentence, I declared it forcefully and rudely to also suggest that I was angry. In terms of body language, I had my arms crossed and I slouched as I walked disinterestedly forward to show my lack of respect and disinterest of being there. I also examined the room by looking around to show the audience that, although I was trying to look intimidating, I was nervous and worried about being accused.

Within the performance we used the explorative strategy of thought tracking to divulge into our characters individual feelings about the situation. It was also used to confirm Kyle’s character’s guiltiness. Thought tracking helped our performance as we were all able to communicate how our characters were feeling. Therefore, if it wasn’t quite clear enough for the audience, they would be able to identify it easier. It also enabled the audience to recognise
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