Drama Essay

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Matilda the musicalIntroductionA musical play is an adaptation of an original script using music, songs and choreography, together with spoken dialogue and acting. Matilda the musical is based on the children's novel written by Roald Dahl. The musical was written by Dennis Kelly and co-authored by Tim Minchin who composed the music and the lyrics.Matilda the musical is about an extraordinary young girl called Matilda, who tremendously love reading books while tries in her own way to overcome the hostilities and differences between herself and her family in addition to helping her friends too.The performance reviewMatilda the musical was observed live with some of my classmates during our drama trip to London, United Kingdom. It was observed on October 7th 2014, in the Cambridge Theater part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Cambridge theatre is a west-end theatre that was built in 1920-30's, which makes an attraction point for tourists, and known the highest performances.Performance area/stagingMatilda was played on a proscenium arch stage. Whereas the audience seats were arranged in an inclined position starting from the level of the stage and raising up. The reason the seats-floor is inclined is because its wanted to makes sure everyone can see the production with out being blocked by the person who is in front of them.The performances of the actors used was incredible, there wasn't any scene where there was a pause or an actor wasn't acting, even if the actor didn't have a line they would still be in their character. For example when Matilda was explaining to Mrs. Trunchball, that her friend had a disorder and that he had been there for an hour, the children's just looked at her shocked until Matilda repeated her line again. None of them were out of character.The use of levels was phenomenal mainly in the school song and the P.E. Song. The reason is because for the school song when the two older kids climb the fence while the rest were putting the alphabets. One of them sat while the alphabet surrounded him like a trap whilst the others were climbing on the letters on top of the kid who was 'trapped'. Also for the P.E. song that had to do dynamic and standard stretching to show it was a P.e. Lesson, but they also had to fall of the ledge on to the mat quickly or else they would have been pushed, since most of them were pushed they other bent to look if they were ok.The performance space did suit the production cause all the audience could see the actors and the set without any of the actors being blocked by an other actor or a set, But if the space was a bit bigger then instead of some actors sitting around or standing whilst they were saying the line could walk around to make it look kind of realistic.The Performance - Design ElementsIn Matilda Lighting LFX, Gel, Spotlight, Follow Spot, Gobo, Special Effects and Crossfade were all used.SpotlightSpotlight means a beam of light created by a lantern for a prop or actor on stage. In Matilda,...

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