First of all, I would like to apologize for not being able to post for the past 2 – 2.5 weeks, and am extremely sorry about how I have not kept you up to date with the lessons and also the other parts.
There are two main reasons for this. The first is that I had a trip to Romania over half term, and so lost two days of school through that.This meant that I not only missed a lesson of drama (lesson 10), but also had very little time to post over the holidays and at the end of the final week.
The second is that, recently, like before, there was the maths stats GCSE coursework which had to be in for the first lesson after half term. This, coupled with the fact that I was in a different timezone for most of the holidays, meant that I had to spend all of my free time trying to get the work done, and I only just have finished it.
Therefore, after my two, probably weak sounding, excuses, I will get back into the review of the lessons 9 and 10.
Both lessons were based on rehearsal, as the first lesson back after half term would be the date of our scripted performance. We therefore spent as much time as possible trying to rehearse as much as we could, without me being there for the 10th.
Over the two lessons, many portions of the performances changed. In group 1, ED was swapped for RM as the main character, and in group 2, we abandoned the idea of doing the performance outside and opted instead to do it inside with a boundary marked out. We also changed the chorus from being behind the audience to circling Oedipus onstage.
The lessons were productive and most people had learnt their lines for the final performance, which means that the performance seemed much less daunting.
Picture of Romania from Florin, our guide