Performance and Drama

Performance and Drama

  • Submitted By: shaneq
  • Date Submitted: 11/05/2009 7:18 AM
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Relating Drama to Professional Study

All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players, They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts.~ William Shakespeare.

This magnificent quote by William Shakespeare is what I call drama. To me, drama is full of expression, immensely loud projection of voice and impeccable body movements. Without a doubt, I truly believe that everyone is an actor. Each day, some part of the day, a person will become another. Plays another character. Be it, presenting for your bosses, performing for a school play or even selling items to raise money for charity. All of which, is playing a different character but not your true self. According to Wikipedia, the enactment of drama is in theater, performed by actors on a stage before an audience, presupposes collaborative modes of production and a collective form of reception. Drama is used in everyday life. One may never tend to notice it but it is a part of our lives. How? Using voice, body work and how you communicate with other people, in other words, group work. By that, I will relate drama to my professional study as a student in Mass Communication.

The main purpose of the human voice is to be able to communicate with people. Drawing attention to what a speaker may say. Communication is the main part of my study as a Mass Communication student. For discussions, presentations and performances, voice is the most critical instrument. According to Cicely Berry in the book titled “ Voice and Actor” chapter title Vocal Development, voice goes through three stages. Exercises such as relaxation, breathing and increased muscularity of the lips and tongue, allows the human voice to open up. Without putting much conscious effort, the voice will have greater flexibility and freedom. This allows the subject matter spoken about, have more conviction and therefore making it more complete. Voice image is always remembered rather than visual...

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