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Ramayana Character Worksheet Due May 4th
Rehearsal is a time for discovery and to make personal connection to the characters you are playing. To create a multi dimensional character, make choices that you can embody, that ignite you emotionally and physically AND that connect to the play and the situations within it. ASK, "What would it be like to be this character in this situation?" Embrace and enjoy your journey!
Assignment Explanation: typed, or in ink submitted by FRIDAY, May 4th. Feel free to beat the deadline; do not miss it! Write in first person monologue from the point of view of your character. Try to answer all the questions. Choose and create one Artistic Project. Edit and revise carefully. Typed or in ink (skip lines).
Discovery Method: The script is your basis for exploration. Read the script or scenes you are in carefully. See what your own character says about themselves, as well as what others say about you or your tribe, group, or army. What is not revealed becomes your main research. Use what you have learned in rehearsal, as well as your imagination. The questions below are designed to spur dynamic choices. Watch out for too fuzzy details. (“I am a very nice person.”) Or choices that get you nowhere: (I am very shy and don’t care about anything). Find the shadows, the colors, and the “shades” of your character. Dig deep to find what drives them to action. Understand your Subtext: for those with lines, you are not always saying what you mean; read between the lines, get in touch with the thought process of the character.
Whether you speak in the play or not, the back story of your character, what led you up to this present moment is certainly important, but make sure to you connect to the action of the play, in particular the scenes you are in! Don’t forget that aspect.
An Acknowledgement: For those revisiting roles played before, rather than repeat past story lines (or worse, simply reprint and submit), devise new perspectives and connections. We trust you will create something new.
Character Questions—answer all in first person, as if you were the character! Feel free to communicate with others in your tribe, army, world to create shared relationships and events.
- Who are you? Name, age, title or position.
- Detail your character's situation and relationships.
- How would you describe your family and home life, wealth, health, education, intelligence, occupation, religious and spiritual outlook? How would others describe any of the above as related to you?
- Describe your personality, including what ignites your temper, moodiness, explosiveness, enjoyment, passionate love or humor. How do you treat others? Why? How would others describe your personality? Describe your appearance. Does what you wear and your external appearances reveal anything about your personality?
- Name ONE Secret Desire, ONE overall or specific Struggle, ONE Strength, ONE Weakness! (If not sure, create it!)
- ART COMPONENT: -REMEMBER to include a short writing explaining significance! Draw or construct either a personal treasured item that your character owns or deeply desires. Self portraits also ok. Please do not simply bring in a made item by someone else, such as a sword, helmet, or doll. BUILD or CREATE something!
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