Drama- Teechers

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Researching: set design in general, youtube, annotate script, professional play.
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John Godber research- his style: multiroling, direct address, social commentary, quick paced, colloquial, physical
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'Plays are a way of understanding the world'- social commentary. Say about banning the arts. State vs private.
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Research showed me that the set needed to be simple. 'if theatre is going to exist, it has to be unashamebly theatrical, and not rely on a fancy set'. John Godber
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Made collage to explore ideas and the play.
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Teechers is a physical multiroling classroom comedy. 3 year 11 students putting on a play about their teachers.
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Written in 80s, but bringing to 21 century- music, whiteboard.
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Needed to create a set that is movable, allows for physical space.
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Had 2 set ideas, one simple, one not. Groups decision for simple one.
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Here are my sketches
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I then made my model. Was going to use 1cm=25 cm but now 1 cm= 10cm as it was too small.
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1st stage- measure elements of design with tape measure+ scaling down, divide by 10
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Made stage out of cardboard- created a border so it would stand up. Paint black with sponge.
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Chairs- frames+ legs out of wire- used wire cutters. Seat and back- cardboard. Painted blue.
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Joined them together with glue gun.
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Created wings out of cardboard, painted black, used glue gun.
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Created stairs at the front of the stage. Used cardboard, painted black and grey, used glue gun.
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Created tables: wire legs, cardboard tops.
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Whiteboard- cardboard, wire, glue gun/ soludering. Then clock.
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Soldering: heat iron, coat tip with the solder, heat surfaces to be joined with the tip, melt solder onto the surfaces to make a join, allow to cool.
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Added black/white board- hint audience- setting, timeperiod.
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Then backg- painted white. To make straight- cut wire hanger in half, made L shape, attached to bottom of stage and back of background with gaffer tape.
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Check everything and add details- grafiti- inspiration from physics tables + whitebd knackers.
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Model problems- getting scale wrong, glueing wrong bits of chairs together, soldering- without picture.. Fixed most problems.
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Set changes- no blackout- ruin pace. Therefore, audience distracted with direct adress.
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Health and safety- drop furniture on feet, fall off table. To avoid- practice.
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Think set works well with piece, actors and lighting. Achieved through communication- our groups weakness- miss communication of position of whiteboard.
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Now show them the model and sticky notes.
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Made collage to explore ideas and the play.

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