F.A.F

this year in fine arts focus drama i find is alot different than last year. some good things and some bad things. good things are that we ae alot more in the program this year and it makes activities much more fun to participate in. a thing that im not liking about this year is that the teachers are paying most of their time with the juniors than with the seniors. i understand why of course because the younger ones need more support from the teacher and/ or from the person in charge. i just feel that we (seniors) are spending most of our time working with the juniors work besides working on our own work. obviously i feel that we can handle working by ourselves on some things because we are older and more experienced in the classroom. its not a huge deal, i just think we could get more done if we were not always working around the juniors work. 

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the crucible

after a very successful year of play performances last year i could help myself but to apply to participate in the crucible .

im am extremely exited for this play because i am the main male in the play and i think that it will be a great challenge for me to perform. i love the story of the play and there are so many different characters and things going on between different people and i am so far really enjoying working on it and cant wait to get more into it.

Self reflection.

This year in F.A.F drama, I’m going to be completely honest with myself, I haven’t been working, behaving, and co-operating to what should be my full potential. I have been caught up with impressing everyone in some way, acting up, and not taking this program seriously. I realize that If I want to do a profession that involves acting when I’m older, it won’t be as easy as I thought. I will a have to be concentrated on my studies in drama, and academically, and also to work really hard At what I’m doing. I feel I’m going to take the rest of the year very seriously, with some exceptions XD, and to be focused on what I have to accomplish throughout the rest of my high school years.

stratford

Ian Zentner

This yeah for our FAF drama trip we were lucky enough to enjoy an outing to Stratford. It was an amazing trip. We got to enjoy two awesome plays, work in two epic workshops and best of all to be with our friends.

My favorite activity that we got to do in Stratford was go and see the Shakespearean play of Cymbeline. It was an amazing play full of interesting stories, interesting character and amazing acting. It was a lot of fun to have the experience of watching a professional play in Stratford.

Another play that we saw was Your A Good Man Charlie Brown. I was a really fun play to watch. Especially after our school had put the same show on the year before it was interesting to see the differences of a professional Charlie Brown production compared to a high school production. Trust me there were many differences.

My last and final aspect of the trip that was very enjoyable were the workshops. It made the trip so much more of a fun trip for me. Our first workshop was with a professional actor who played some games with us and had us creat some scenes and it was so much fun. Our second and last workshop was with two character from the play Cymbeline. That workshop was to concentrate on making us understand the play a little bit before going to see it so that we had a general idea on watch the play actually was. It’s was a lot of fun too. They had us do some awesome tableaus about the play.

Stratford was by far my favorite school outing ever. It fitted right in with our program and was such a fun small town with lots happening in it. It was an amazing experience and I really want to go again.

cymbaline

“Is there no way for men to be, but women must be half-workers?”. Posthumous Leonates is a man who only breaths air for one purpose, to live beside his beautiful wife Imogen who is daughter of King Cymbeline. After Posthumous is banished from Britain by the king, Imogen and Posthumous are immediately separated from each other. They exchange objects  of remembrance before they are parted. Iachimo makes a bet with Posthumous that he is able to seduce Imogen. When his plan fails he makes Posthumous believe that he succeeded and hands Iachimo the award of the bet. Meanwhile Imogen dresses like a boy in search of her true love, Posthumous. Her father, Cymbeline, wants her to marry his step son Cloten who is a daring and idiotic person, but Imogen refuses every time that he brings it up.

William Shakespeare is the brilliant mind behind this magnificent play. It’s a play full of romance, action, comedy and drama, all of the things that I enjoy. You can really tell a Shakespearean play over another authors play in my opinion. Not just because of the language. But also because of the story that he tries to get across. All of the ones that I have seen of Shakespeare’s are very similar. I saw this play at the Stratford festival, in Stratford at the Tom Paterson theatre.

 

One aspect that I really enjoyed from the play was the whole stage set up. It was like a large walkway that extended into the middle of the building. There were two tunnels exiting the stage from two corners of the room, and another main stage entrance on the opposite side of the room in the middle which made very interesting entering and exiting the stage for the audience. I also really enjoyed the story line. The mixture of all different genres really makes a lot of variations in the play.

 

An aspect of the play that  I did not enjoy was the fact that Cloten died. I really liked this character. He brought both comedy, and competition in the play between Posthumous and himself. Cymbeline wanted Cloten to marry Imogen, but Imogen wanted Posthumous. So there was a rivalry between these two character that made it interesting to see and it’s a shame that the character died. I would have liked for him to live and to be happy for Imogen and Posthumous.

 

I really appreciate the language of Shakespearean plays. Even though I still don’t completely understand half the things that they are talking about, theres a certain beauty in the language that is very touching, heartwarming and inspiring. In this play I really liked the stage combat. There was one big fight between the romans and the british that was really enjoyable to watch. It all looked so real, the fight captain did an excellent job on this part in my opinion.

 

Cymbeline was my favorite play that I have seen so far. Our class saw it late at night, I think that I would have enjoyed it even more if it were an earlier show. I would absolutely recommend this play to teenagers and adults. If I were to pick to see anyone of the plays that I have seen again, I would hands down pick this one, I found it very entertaining. How will you like it?

 

 

 

cymbaline

“Is there no way for men to be, but women must be half-workers?”. Posthumous Leonates is a man who only breaths air for one purpose, to live beside his beautiful wife Imogen who is daughter of King Cymbeline. After Posthumous is banished from Britain by the king, Imogen and Posthumous are immediately separated from each other. They exchange objects  of remembrance before they are parted. Iachimo makes a bet with Posthumous that he is able to seduce Imogen. When his plan fails he makes Posthumous believe that he succeeded and hands Iachimo the award of the bet. Meanwhile Imogen dresses like a boy in search of her true love, Posthumous. Her father, Cymbeline, wants her to marry his step son Cloten who is a daring and idiotic person, but Imogen refuses every time that he brings it up.

William Shakespeare is the brilliant mind behind this magnificent play. It’s a play full of romance, action, comedy and drama, all of the things that I enjoy. You can really tell a Shakespearean play over another authors play in my opinion. Not just because of the language. But also because of the story that he tries to get across. All of the ones that I have seen of Shakespeare’s are very similar. I saw this play at the Stratford festival, in Stratford at the Tom Paterson theatre.

 

One aspect that I really enjoyed from the play was the whole stage set up. It was like a large walkway that extended into the middle of the building. There were two tunnels exiting the stage from two corners of the room, and another main stage entrance on the opposite side of the room in the middle which made very interesting entering and exiting the stage for the audience. I also really enjoyed the story line. The mixture of all different genres really makes a lot of variations in the play.

 

An aspect of the play that  I did not enjoy was the fact that Cloten died. I really liked this character. He brought both comedy, and competition in the play between Posthumous and himself. Cymbeline wanted Cloten to marry Imogen, but Imogen wanted Posthumous. So there was a rivalry between these two character that made it interesting to see and it’s a shame that the character died. I would have liked for him to live and to be happy for Imogen and Posthumous.

 

I really appreciate the language of Shakespearean plays. Even though I still don’t completely understand half the things that they are talking about, theres a certain beauty in the language that is very touching, heartwarming and inspiring. In this play I really liked the stage combat. There was one big fight between the romans and the british that was really enjoyable to watch. It all looked so real, the fight captain did an excellent job on this part in my opinion.

 

Cymbeline was my favorite play that I have seen so far. Our class saw it late at night, I think that I would have enjoyed it even more if it were an earlier show. I would absolutely recommend this play to teenagers and adults. If I were to pick to see anyone of the plays that I have seen again, I would hands down pick this one, I found it very entertaining. How will you like it?

 

 

 

stratford

Ian Zentner

This yeah for our FAF drama trip we were lucky enough to enjoy an outing to Stratford. It was an amazing trip. We got to enjoy two awesome plays, work in two epic workshops and best of all to be with our friends.

My favorite activity that we got to do in Stratford was go and see the Shakespearean play of Cymbeline. It was an amazing play full of interesting stories, interesting character and amazing acting. It was a lot of fun to have the experience of watching a professional play in Stratford.

Another play that we saw was Your A Good Man Charlie Brown. I was a really fun play to watch. Especially after our school had put the same show on the year before it was interesting to see the differences of a professional Charlie Brown production compared to a high school production. Trust me there were many differences.

My last and final aspect of the trip that was very enjoyable were the workshops. It made the trip so much more of a fun trip for me. Our first workshop was with a professional actor who played some games with us and had us creat some scenes and it was so much fun. Our second and last workshop was with two character from the play Cymbeline. That workshop was to concentrate on making us understand the play a little bit before going to see it so that we had a general idea on watch the play actually was. It’s was a lot of fun too. They had us do some awesome tableaus about the play.

Stratford was by far my favorite school outing ever. It fitted right in with our program and was such a fun small town with lots happening in it. It was an amazing experience and I really want to go again.

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