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SushiMonstar

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  1. The PPP was my absolute favorite in Theatre haha. The stimulus I chose was the Easter Islands, and later on decided to have my PPP be about cannibalism, love, obsession etc. (applied Brecht's Epic Theatre & Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty) Ended with more or less 45 pages, I believe. (The example we got which was also graded a 7 had the same amount of pages.) ANYWAY! I think the trick to acing the PPP, is to just make sure that you present your work as detailed and as vivid as you possibly can. And yes, I'm talking about tons of images of: -mind maps / brainstorming: mention your inspirations, what you find fascinating etc. -character names: you don't have to (lol) but state why, if there ever is any significance / symbolism in the play -costumes: state why you chose that specific colour, texture, size (actually spent time to draw detailed costumes + main props of all the characters in my play) -lighting: give examples of how you would use lighting for any scene in your play and of course, why -stage: what type of stage you would use and why this is the best choice -music/ sound effects: (I included a CD, which contained 15 second snippets of every song I incorporated in my play, explained how this followed for example, Brecht's principles, and why this was relevant and how this would affect the audience.) -places of every character on every scene - LOL I forgot the term used for this-.-.. + Oh I also wrote a short script of a scene from my play - helps them get the feeling of what the play's like Always justify WHY you made every decision you made in your own production; and remember, always refer back to for example in your case, Theatre of Cruelty. How is your interpretation a form of Theatre of Cruelty? How did Artaud's perspectives affect your decisions? When it comes to your pitch, be straight to the point, can't give much of an advice cus I can't remember lol. Maybe I can send you the first n third part of my PPP ...? Oh and don't be afraid to sound like you're in English class (to some extent!), lol it'll help you when you're speaking of symbolisms etc. Just make sure you don't go overboard and start saying things like: "the onomatopoeia used here is vital because blah blah". Be unique! Examiners get tons of PPPs to grade so try to make your work STAND OUT!!! :> ---- Can't really remember much more for now since this was 2 years ago for me, haha. but hope this helps. GOOD LUCK!
  2. Enjoyed reading it in class in English A1. I think it has a great, creepy story and I liked Suskind's narrative style and technique. ;D
  3. English, Swedish, Filipino and a bit of Spanish which I took in IB. .. Understand some Norwegian too. :3
  4. babysitting. lol gets me 100kronor an hour / 15 us dollars :3 not a real job but meh -__-''
  5. (just copied this very same message that I replied from the other thread) The PPP was the most fun thing for me in Theatre. You're pretty much supposed to get inspiration of producing your own play from the stimulus that you choose. :3 That being said, you would have to decide on all the details on: stage, lighting, costumes, make up, music etc.; and remember to ALWAYS state WHY you have chosen A, B, C etc. and of course refer to a theoretical approach (for example, Theatre of Cruelty or Epic Theatre) that inspired you for making such decisions. Include all the necessary things that may help the examiner see how you want to realize and how you wish others to visualize the play, such as mind maps etc.. State what type of effect you want on your audiences, and once again, state why. Be as creative, original, and as detailed as you possibly can. And of course look meticulously at the criteria and see what things you could include to get you the points you want for this project. Good luck! Hope this helps!
  6. The PPP was the most fun thing for me in Theatre. You're pretty much supposed to get inspiration of producing your own play from the stimulus that you choose. :3 That being said, you would have to decide on all the details on: stage, lighting, costumes, make up, music etc.; and remember to ALWAYS state WHY you have chosen A, B, C etc. and of course refer to a theoretical approach (for example, Theatre of Cruelty or Epic Theatre) that inspired you for making such decisions. Include all the necessary things that may help the examiner see how you want to realize and how you wish others to visualize the play, such as mind maps etc.. State what type of effect you want on your audiences, and once again, state why. Be as creative, original, and as detailed as you possibly can. And of course look meticulously at the criteria and see what things you could include to get you the points you want for this project. Good luck! Hope this helps!
  7. For now, I guess one thing you can do to be 'ahead' in theatre is to think of a question you wanna do for your Research Investigation. :3
  8. Take a theatre tradition, pick a play, then choose an aspect of theatre you wanna focus / research on.
  9. Explore theatre traditions which may be new to you :3 for ex. Beijing Opera or Kathakali.
  10. As long as you have reasons for the choices you make in your play, then you should be fine. Add some theoretical explanations to it too, for example deriving ideas from Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty, for hopefully, extra points.
  11. Hi! I think that question is good especially IF costume and make-up have a strict and uniform rules in Kathakali. Good luck!
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