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    katherinebay

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    All the World's A Stage

    Post  katherinebay on Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:58 pm

    Heigh ho! Come thee hither! Methinks the upcoming production of the Advanced Drama Department (ADD) shalt be a turn of the century, if thou catcheth my Shakespearean drift. Senior Drew McDaniels said that “All the World's A Stage” “is a showcase of various Shakespearean scenes, sonnets, and plays, where the audience gets to see Shakespeare come off the page.” Throughout May 7-8, ADD will be acting out scenes and compilations of Shakespeare’s work. With different types of categories at hand, the members of ADD will portray their performances in either one or more of these categories: audition monologue, disguises, working class, romantic couples, theme collage, large group drama, and large group comedy.

    Those who present an audition monologue will portray a Shakespearean character in an extremely exaggerated manner. Sophomore Tricia Lin will be playing an emotional Juliet from Romeo and Juliet for her dramatic monologue and also cross dressed Viola from Twelfth Night for her humorous monologue. She then commented, “[The showcase is] Shakespeare modernized, in some aspects, and people will actually get it and enjoy themselves.”

    [I will add paragraphs on each category as I get more responses]

    The preparation for “All the World’s A Stage” is a little bit lax if compared to the previous productions that have been done throughout the year; however, their efforts are still at the same level, if not higher. From finding and cutting scripts to emotionally preparing during class, ADD has a lot ahead of them as they rehearse to embody true Shakespearean characters. Junior Clark Shao said, “It should be really exciting because the actors get to bring about an essence of theatre long forgotten. It’s also really cool since the actors will perform on a platform as the audience is seated around the stage so there is no front or back because the actors will be facing in kind of a 360º manner.”

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    Re: All the World's A Stage

    Post  ashleychi on Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:28 am

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    Heigh ho! Come thee hither! Methinks the upcoming production of the Advanced Drama Department (ADD) shalt be a turn of the century, if thou catcheth my Shakespearean drift. Senior Drew McDaniels said that “All the World's A Stage” “is a showcase of various Shakespearean scenes, sonnets, and plays, where the audience gets to see Shakespeare come off the page.” Throughout May 7-8, ADD will be acting out scenes and compilations of Shakespeare’s work. With different types of categories at hand, the members of ADD will portray their performances in either one or more of these categories: audition monologue, disguises, working class, romantic couples, theme collage, large group drama, and large group comedy.

    Those who present an audition monologue will portray a Shakespearean character in an extremely exaggerated manner. Sophomore Tricia Lin will be playing an emotional Juliet from Romeo and Juliet for her dramatic monologue and also cross dressed Viola from Twelfth Night for her humorous monologue. She then commented, “[The showcase is] Shakespeare modernized, in some aspects, and people will actually get it and enjoy themselves.”

    [I will add paragraphs on each category as I get more responses]

    The preparation for “All the World’s A Stage” is a little bit lax if compared to the previous productions that have been done throughout the year; however, their [replace with 'ADD's'] efforts are still at the same level, if not higher. From finding and cutting scripts to emotionally preparing during class, ADD has a lot ahead of them as they rehearse to embody true Shakespearean characters. Junior Clark Shao said, “It should be really exciting because the actors get to bring about an essence of theatre long forgotten. It’s also really cool since the actors will perform on a platform as the audience is seated around the stage so there is no front or back because the actors will be facing in kind of a 360º manner.”

    katherinebay

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    Join date : 2009-09-01

    Re: All the World's A Stage

    Post  katherinebay on Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:24 am

    Heigh ho! Come thee hither! Methinks the upcoming production of the Advanced Drama Department (ADD) shalt be a turn of the century, if thou catcheth my Shakespearean drift. Senior Drew McDaniels said that “All the World's A Stage” “is a showcase of various Shakespearean scenes, sonnets, and plays, where the audience gets to see Shakespeare come off the page.” Throughout May 7-8, ADD will be acting out scenes and compilations of Shakespeare’s work. With different types of categories at hand, the members of ADD will portray their performances in either one or more of these categories: audition monologue, working class, romantic couples, theme collage, large group drama, and large group comedy.

    Those who present an audition monologue will represent a Shakespearean character in an extremely exaggerated manner. Sophomore Tricia Lin will be playing an emotional Juliet from Romeo and Juliet for her dramatic monologue and also cross dressed Viola from Twelfth Night for her humorous monologue. She then commented, “[The showcase is] Shakespeare modernized, in some aspects, and people will actually get it and enjoy themselves.”

    The romantic couples category is may be self-explanatory; however the show will feature many interesting couples that are not usually mentioned as significant in Shakespeare’s plays. Since the range of distinctive duos are apparent, audience members will certainly have a kick out of ADD’s exciting versions of the characters’ personalities and actions. Although the specific plays were not mentioned by ADD, Tricia hinted that one couple is definitely from “Romeo and Juliet,” but the power couple being featured in the showcase is not them.

    Numerous collages that are centered on an assortment of different scenes will consist of many unique categories; such as thematic, working classes, and disguises. The themed collages will consist of many different Shakespearian plays linked together into one performance that all revolve around a common theme. While the stories of the plays are still intact, the collages express the ADD members’ own little twists and interpretations to them.

    Senior Linda Luo explained, “We will be performing our pieces in Drama Teachers Association of Southern California (DTASC) style, which involves cut, timed scripts with extensive focus on stage picture, stage usage, and creative use of chairs as props.” The preparation for “All the World’s A Stage” is a little bit lax if compared to the previous productions that have been done throughout the year; however, their efforts are still at the same level, if not higher. From finding and cutting scripts to emotionally preparing during class, ADD has a lot ahead of them as they rehearse to embody true Shakespearean characters. Sophomore Nick Muñoz said, “We then begin to memorize our lines and rehearse. Once our lines are memorized we can start the real hard work... emotion prep! It sound's kind of weird, but it's not uncommon to see us theatre geeks sitting in a corner talking to ourselves and then bursting into tears. It's just what we call ‘getting into character.’”

    With that, the show won’t consist of any extravagant costumes or sets, but only chairs. The various and creative ways ADD uses the chairs will definitely be an interesting eye-catcher as “scenery,” as Nick puts it. Junior Clark Shao then said, “It should be really exciting because the actors get to bring about an essence of theatre long forgotten. It’s also really cool since the actors will perform on a platform as the audience is seated around the stage so there is no front or back because the actors will be facing in kind of a 360º manner.”

    katherinebay

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    Join date : 2009-09-01

    Re: All the World's A Stage

    Post  katherinebay on Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:51 am

    Heigh ho! Come thee hither! Methinks the upcoming production of the Advanced Drama Department (ADD) shalt be a turn of the century, if thou catcheth my Shakespearean drift. Senior Drew McDaniels said that “All the World's A Stage” “is a showcase of various Shakespearean scenes, sonnets, and plays, where the audience gets to see Shakespeare come off the page.” Throughout May 7-8, ADD will be acting out scenes and compilations of Shakespeare’s work. With different types of categories at hand, the members of ADD will portray their performances in either one or more of these categories: audition monologue, working class, romantic couples, theme collage, large group drama, and large group comedy.

    Those who present an audition monologue will represent a Shakespearean character in an extremely exaggerated manner. Sophomore Tricia Lin will be playing an emotional Juliet from Romeo and Juliet for her dramatic monologue and also cross dressed Viola from Twelfth Night for her humorous monologue. She then commented, “[The showcase is] Shakespeare modernized, in some aspects, and people will actually get it and enjoy themselves.”

    The romantic couples category may be self-explanatory; however the show will feature many interesting couples that are not usually mentioned as significant in Shakespeare’s plays. Since the range of distinctive duos are apparent, audience members will certainly have a kick out of ADD’s exciting versions of the characters’ personalities and actions. Although the specific plays were not mentioned by ADD, Tricia hinted that one couple is definitely from “Romeo and Juliet,” but the power couple being featured in the showcase is not Romeo and Juliet. Another monologue that will be featured is a dramatic monologue from “All’s Well that Ends Well.”

    Numerous collages that are centered on an assortment of different scenes will consist of many unique categories; such as thematic, working classes, and disguises. The themed collages will consist of many different Shakespearian plays linked together into one performance that all revolve around a common theme. While the stories of the plays are still intact, the collages express the ADD members’ own little twists and interpretations to them.

    As a group, many members of ADD will perform a scene from “Comedy of Errors,” which is a “comedy based on the plot line of twins who were separated at birth end up in the same town. It's a bit like Tia and Tamara from the old Disney Channel if you've watched that, but with guys,” said senior Linda Luo. This scene will consist of humor with twists and turns all around. It’ll surely be a mystery as to how they will cross-dress, but one will just have to watch the showcase to find out.

    Linda also explained, “We will be performing our pieces in Drama Teachers Association of Southern California (DTASC) style, which involves cut, timed scripts with extensive focus on stage picture, stage usage, and creative use of chairs as props.” The preparation for “All the World’s A Stage” is a little bit lax if compared to the previous productions that have been done throughout the year; however, their efforts are still at the same level, if not higher. From finding and cutting scripts to emotionally preparing during class, ADD has a lot ahead of them as they rehearse to embody true Shakespearean characters. Sophomore Nick Muñoz said, “We then begin to memorize our lines and rehearse. Once our lines are memorized we can start the real hard work... emotion prep! It sound's kind of weird, but it's not uncommon to see us theatre geeks sitting in a corner talking to ourselves and then bursting into tears. It's just what we call ‘getting into character.’”

    With that, the show won’t consist of any extravagant costumes or sets, but only chairs. The various and creative ways ADD uses the chairs will definitely be an interesting eye-catcher as “scenery,” as Nick puts it. Junior Clark Shao then said, “It should be really exciting because the actors get to bring about an essence of theatre long forgotten. It’s also really cool since the actors will perform on a platform as the audience is seated around the stage so there is no front or back because the actors will be facing in kind of a 360º manner.”

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