Lord Of The Flies

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In March I performed in Lord Of The Flies and played the role as Piggy. In the first rehearsals my group (which consisted of Andrew Bridle, James Browning and me) decided what play we would like to do. A lot other groups were deciding to do comedies. In order to stand out in the exam we decide to do something serious. Then James Browning then came up with the idea of acting out Lord Of The Flies. It was almost perfect for us because we were all children and a couple of consecutive scenes mostly contained three parts.

After choosing the play we were going to perform we had to edit the play so that only three people were in the play at one time. After editing the play it was time to learn our lines. This is one of my weaknesses so I had to spend a lot of time learning them. After that I asessed my character, Piggy, and considered how I would portray him. Piggy was a clever boy and comes from a poor background. He is fat and not too good looking. When we rehearsed I tried to put these aspects into practice. I wore plenty of layers, glasses and 3/4 length shorts.

I thought that if he was quite fat and the weather was very hot and humid he should sit down for most of the play. By the time we had the props sorted out and had learned our lines it was the day of our performance to parents of the school. I had become very nervous as I usually do before performing. We set out the stage with a hill at the rear of the stage and a beach at the front of the stage. We created the hill by putting a camouflage net over a small bench. The shells and starfish on the edge of the netting signified the beach in front of it. In the middle of the beach we placed a conch. This conch played a big role in our play.

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