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On stage in English : l’atelier théâtre des 2ndes

mercredi 17 juin 2015

ON STAGE IN ENGLISH

You thought that drama was only a boring activity in which you must learn huge uninteresting texts by heart ? You’re WRONG ! Three hours with Sophie Brech are three hours of fun and entertainment in another character’s skin. We forget all the tricky things, we’re just disguised ! With the most extravagant but harmonious costumes, we aren’t afraid of being ridiculous anymore and we got away from our usual behaviour.
Let’s begin with the warming up  !
All in circle, we started by warming up our voices and bodies. Linking gestures to shouting...
WHO’S THE BOSS ?
NOT YOU...? NOT YOU...? NOT YOU, NOT YOU, NOT YOU ?!
I AM THE BOSS !!!
BIG DOOR !
MY DOOR !
MY OFFICE !
I open the door : Clic, clic, clac, clac
ET VOILAAAAA !!!!
Anyway, you’ve understood, we had fun altogether.
Then, we spent some time preparing a Eurostar advertisement. Using stereotypes, mocking the relationships between French and British people, each group shared its own interpretation of the subject giving its best. Everyone managed to overcome the challenge of being on stage in English !
Sophie surprised us with the last exercise which seemed a bit easy : the Clown Birth. She gave us a precise rule about it and told us an anecdote we will always remember. Ariane Mnouchkine, a famous theatre director, has only one criteria to recruit her comedians for her plays : she gives them a very precise and extremely simple rule during the test and she takes only the ones who respect exactly what she told them and who don’t try to do add complex things.
Our intructions were as easy as that :
1- Keep your red nose on your forehead while your head is down
2- Put your red nose on
3- Raise your head
4- Open your eyes as big as possible
5- Say your made-up name with a strange voice
6- If someone laughs : give him a wink ;)
ET VOILAAAAA !!!!
Clic, clic, clac, clac...
The curtains are shutting again !
Thank you Sophie ;) !

Manon and Cloélia, 2°9
La suite est sur le document pdf ci-joint !

On stage in English

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