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edexcel GCE Unit 2 play HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Drama and performing arts' started by madjessy, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. I have got 2 f and 2 males I am struggling to put in a play. The 2 females are the strongest with a male struggles with literacy. I want to do the "shadow of a gunman" and hack out some of the minnie and tommy lines If you are even alowed to edit the play scripts? but also with the weight of the Male lines I think I am cutting the lad's chances with the literacy side of things. Other than that I really am not sure. Any suggestions?
     
  2. I have got 2 f and 2 males I am struggling to put in a play. The 2 females are the strongest with a male struggles with literacy. I want to do the "shadow of a gunman" and hack out some of the minnie and tommy lines If you are even alowed to edit the play scripts? but also with the weight of the Male lines I think I am cutting the lad's chances with the literacy side of things. Other than that I really am not sure. Any suggestions?
     
  3. Is this for DR03? "Change(s)" stimulus?
     
  4. no sorry Unit 2 Edexcel AS
     
  5. You are allowed to edit to a degree. On the advice of someone very senior at Edexcel I'm doing Blue Remembered Hills with 6 instead of 7 and am cutting John's lines between the other characters. You have to edit most plays otherwise they'd be far too long for the requirements of the exam. What you're not allowed to do is make changes to the words, add your own dialogue, etc. It's a bit of a contentious issue as some people feel that you shouldn't edit at all but, while I agree in many ways, I think it's necessary sometimes for exam purposes where you're already bound by a lot of contstraints - abilities of the kids, gender balance, number of kids, finding plays with roughly equal roles, plays you can 'pull off' without too much technical assistance, etc.

     
  6. I'm doing Marat/Sade with two groups of nine and, well, I've HAD to cut it down. By doing a play like Marat/Sade, there's enough of a challenge for the students and we've edited the 'waffley ' bits out of it and checked it over to make sure it makes sense. So, in answer to the original question, yes, editing IS necessary due to the time restraints. I've always edited texts and I've done The Crucible, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Blood Wedding, Marat/Sade and Pornography by Simon Stephens all successfully with ruthless editing.
     

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