1. In your opinion what was the aim of the play? (2 sentences).The aims of the play was to give the audience an idea of issues in life.
They used ‘God is A DJ’ as a title and the play followed which featured an Ipod that was being used to control the order and the changes of scene to represent to us, and remind us of how God sets the challenges of life and the issues and we people chose how to treat, react and respond to them.2. What were the audience reactions to the play? (For example shock, surprise, sympathy, empathy, amusement, engagement. Describe in full sentences.
)The audience experienced mixed emotions. These included, shock surprise, Sympathy, empathy, amusement and engagement.What engaged the audience the most was the way the person who was holding the Ipod (who would be the narrator) looked directly at the audience and spoke in present tense including us and making us feel as though we are part of the play.Another important reaction that the audience experienced as was sympathy and surprise at some of the comments and actions in the play, the play featured some music and sound effects in the background at some points, giving the audience an idea of what reaction they should have to match the emotions of the character and the scene of the play, those are the things that caused the reactions.3. How did the actors achieve the audience reactions? What did they do on stage in order to make the audience react in the way you have described above? Give examples of character (voice, movement, body language, and language), staging, music, set, and lighting, techniques used such as physical theatre, dance and song).The actors achieved the audience’s reactions by using sound and voice, movement and actions, and accents to enthuse the characters themselves, whether they are high status or low and to control the audiences response; what reactions, how we feel about the characters.All the other components of a drama play that they used to open our imagination.
4. Name three aspects of the play which you thought could have been improved. Explain what the three aspects are and why you feel they could be changed.1. One of the three tries that I think could have been changed is, the scene of the female character who was a slave labours of a trainer making company who went off to become a prostitute. I think it was not shown clearly, there are many different ways that they could have shown us that they had taken her to do a job that she didn’t expect. To be honest even till this day I don’t know were they had taken her, but I think it was a strip club.2.
Another way that I could improve the play is by staging it differently. The staging area was very small, so characters didn’t have that much use of space. If I was to change it. I would set the seating of the audience in levels so that the person in front of me was below me and the person behind me is above me. And with this the audience wouldn’t straggle to see what is going on and the play would be more enjoyable since there is more space.
3. The Last thing that I can remember that I could change about the play was the characters accents. At times the characters mixed up their accents. Most probably because the had to switch characters so often. But they could have rehearsed there accents more than they did.
5. Finally, using the three aspects you have written about in question 4, give suggestions as to how these aspects could have been improved. There should be one suggestion offered to improve each of the three areas you have chosen, making a total of three suggestions.1.
For the scene when the female when to prostitute. I think they could have made it clearer. For example by, having the other female who took her their demonstrating what she had to do. Obviously as a stripper the things the female character would have to do would be exotic, but am sure they would send the message to the audience clearer.2.
For the staging, I think they could have changed it into a different order, an order where everyone can see, e.g. reload seating. Where the chairs go up in levels, one above the other.3. And finally for the accents. I think they could have spent more time in rehearsing the accents. That way.
They won’t get them confused. And they will be able to keep them up for longer. Or found different way to memorise the accents, ways that would work better that way the result of rehearsing better.6. Give an overall mark out of ten for ‘God is a DJ’ with 1 being ‘I didn’t really enjoy it at all’ to 10 being ‘I couldn’t have enjoyed it more’.
Explain/justify your mark in at least two sentences.I think because of the rehearsals that were put into the play it deserved at least a 9. I don’t think 10 because of the things I listed in question 4. and I think these parts were important.