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Posted by: archive
« on: August 23, 2007, 09:18:32 PM »

It's unfortunate that you have had the imposition of a 20-40 min time frame for the play. But, you have realized the problem which this presents both to yourselves and the audience. You see, every single word has its' place within the context of the play. Ommit one word or pause and the play crumbles apart. I think it's a flippant trivialization to lump something like this play on young minds. I think to do it properly you have to have lived through something. Nothing can really prepare yourself for this. This is the real deal. Go on an outward-bound course or something and learn something practical that you can fall back on. Perhaps look at how Nature does it before fallin into a pit of absurdity. I'm thinking, maybe you could take the p**s out of the time frame. Record your voices in some kind of setting and then speed up the recording to fit into the 20 mins or so. Slow down the recording on the areas you may have highlighted for yourselves and act out your tango dance. White-noise. Fragments. Strobe. Take care. Break a leg.

Archive 11-3-2004
Posted by: archive
« on: August 23, 2007, 09:17:52 PM »

Indeed, how utterly amusing, should raise some titters. Imagine, if you will...... colostomy bags bursting, drip feeds crashing, sh*t everywhere, teeth falling away, tumors oozing, pools of stinking opulence. The funny thing is, is that it could work. Don't forget your procrastinations! Do you know what your f*cking with? Well, maybe it would be a laugh

Archive 3-3-2004
Posted by: archive
« on: August 23, 2007, 09:16:52 PM »

Sounds excellent. Part of the beauty of 4.48 is that so much is non-specific so you can introduce plenty of original ideas.

Archive 28-1-2004
Posted by: archive
« on: August 23, 2007, 09:16:21 PM »

We are putting on 20-40 min production of 4.48 for our Drama and theatre Studies A level, we know its going to be good, but we can play with it as much as want, IE take "scenes" we like and use only them, emmit words if we feel like it etc. This is nice but then where do u even begin, this play is an open book and it needs to be left open for the audience too, how do u minimise the limitaiations u enforce upon an audience by interpreting a text and presenting it that way on stage? We've got some great ideas (some bizzare but there u go!) including the scene with the effects of all the different drugs and their side effects being put to a tango dance (its wicked!) what do u guys think (ur my panel of experts!!!) thanks very much.

Archive 27-1-2004