Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The discussion we had today over the secret garden was pretty interesting. I did notice a trend though of Fabio having to defend or explain almost every aspect of the play, which made me laugh a little. The curtain being ripped down was by far the coolest thing. Kudos Blaine and Janice on the hair cut/color
I enjoy when we analyze the plays that we see, I guess I just love being a critic. I also like to here what other students took away from the play. It is funny that we do take a lot of the mess ups and bring them up in class, but I do believe that because when we're there we're not necessarily there for enjoyment, more or less for analyzing. So therefore we do pick up the mistakes cause we are in fact looking for them.
Not to keep focusing on the screw ups in the play, but something else I remebered was when Mary lost her hair clip accidentally on stage. There is no way she could have prevented or anticipated that. Since I was so close I heard it hit the stage, could see it lying on the ground, and noticed her hair flying everywhere when she was acting afterwards. She did a great job of playing it off and not focusing any attention to it, and I bet most of the audience did'nt even notice. But some of the other actors would look at the hair clip on the ground instead of ignoring it. When she ran off stage at the end of the scene she grabbed it very discretely.
i really enjoyed the activity that we did in class with the door and pretending that we were in a situation that we were really not. It was really fun and it seemed that is what acting is all about and kind of what i was expecting to do when i first came into the class. So it was neat to see some of my expectations that i had for the class to be done!!!! I thought that Expecting Isabel was way better than the secret garden because of the props and the singing!!!!
I saw the Secret Garden on Thursday, and thought that it was pretty impressive. Visually it was cool and that definately contributed to the play as a whole. It took me a little while to understand what was going on because they just jumped right in to a complex storyline, and there was no narrator this time around. Overall, though, I enjoyed myself.
I though class on Thursday was fun. It always is more nerve racking when we do things by ourselves. I had to be mad at my parents and get sent to my room. That has not happened to me in a long time so it was a bit hard for me to remember what it was like. I don’t feel like I make an angry face when I am mad I just kind of walk away and fiddle with my hands. I am really excited for our projects. I think they are going to be really fun, and it will be weird because we have never really practiced for any of the stuff we do. It should be interesting.