In the play itself, the actor who plays Pyramus is Bottom. Pyramus’s objective in the play is to find his love Thisbe who has suddenly gone missing. Overall he is quite funny but dedicated and passionate.
The first skill that I used was show emotion and how I was feeling when was talking to wall about showing me the hole in the wall. When I said “Thanks courteous wall, jove shield thee well for this.” I said this line very enthusiastically as I had to look thankful and excited. I then looked through the wall with shock and replied angrily, “Oh wicked wall, through which I see no bliss!” The action I performed gave the impression that I was just getting to like the wall but things took a turn for the worst. This shows that I can rapidly change the emotion and tone of my voice.
One of the most obvious gestures that I used was when I was waiting/thinking after I had said my line, I used my sword to scratch my body to make it look as if I was itchy. The reason I thought this was appropriate was because bottom is quite a silly and funny character so it fit in to the overall theme.
I used my voice in many different ways in the performance. One of the 3 I am going to describe is when I was saying “Thou wall, O wall, O sweet and lovely wall.” I said this line quite quietly as if I was insisting that the wall do what I say. This was because I wanted it to sound as if I was desperate to find my love. The motive of the line was to persuade the wall to show me the chink. The second was when I said "Wilt thou at Ninny's tomb meet me straightway?” I said it quite fast as if I was eager to meet Thisbe. This was effective as it emphasised how determined I was to meet my fair maiden. The final line that I used a good technique on was near the end when I was about to stab myself. I spoke that passage very quietly and tried to make it as if I was about to cry. The reason behind this was that it was a sad scene and he had given up hope.
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