In this essay I will be comparing my first scripted piece “The Hitman” with my “Girl Anachronism” play. I will be comparing the deference between the character I was, the style of the play, the mood and the place Also I will be comparing weather it is Brecht or Stanislavski. Brecht belied in breaking the fourth wall and trying to make the play as unrealistic as possible by using flash backs, monologues, freeze frames, placards ect.
But on the other hand Stanislavski belied in making the play as realistic as possible by having every thing in chronological order and making it as naturalistic as possible making the actors think like their character would, also Stanislavski believed in the 4th wall, the fourth wall was used to make the play seem more realistic by acting as if the audience was not there. We use this technique allot to make plays more realistic.
The play “The Hitman” was based by the script written by JCW Brook in 1990. It has an angry, comical and frustrated mood throughout, it is in the style of Stanislavski because I think it uses the 4th wall to create a more realistic look because flashbacks, freeze-frames, placards and monologues are not used. In the play we played the godfather theme tune because it was classical music to show that we were an older couple and because it had a mysterious ring to it showing the audience that some thing was coming in the up later on in the play. In this play I have adopted the role of George a man in his 50s or 60s who is married to a posh woman and he as had enough of her and wants her dead, He hires a Hitman to do so.
But on the other hand the play “Girl Anachronism” was developed to the stimulus of the song girl anachronism by the Dresden Dolls. It has a very angry and upset mood throughout, it is in the style of a melodrama and it is like a Brecht play because it breaks the fourth wall, using monologues and flash backs which are theatrical devices used in Verfemdungseffect to remind the audience that it is not real.
In the play we used a variety of music to show the emotions of each scene for example at the beginning of our play we played the stimulus of the play, and before our flash back we played past music to show that we had gone back in time. In this play I have adopted the main role where I am crazy teenager that has just been released from a mental institute and have just gone back to my 3 bedroom house with my family which all hate me, and I am also suicidal.
All I want is to be left alone and not too be told what to do. These plays are totally different one is a Stanislavski like play the other is a Brecht. One is unrealistic the other is realistic. The have totally different styles. The lighting and sound have no resemblance because two different moods were trying to be created and it is the sound and lighting which create the mood of a play. Also in the girl anachronism we were only allowed to blocks to work with a and a limited amount of props buy in The Hitman we could use tables chairs and however many props were needed for the script. I enjoyed both of the plays but Hitman was more of a comical interesting play to work on.