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Radio play


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Radio play

  1. 1. Romeo and Juliet The Reduced Radio Play
  2. 2. Planning <ul><li>As a class you have been allocated the entire play to reduce to a 10 minute timeframe. Each group will be responsible for an act, or part of one. </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on 4 or 5 CRUCIAL moments in your allocated part, in terms of plot, character development and overall dramatic significance. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose key quotations from your part and consider how you will use original speech in your play. You may have to be creative here, eg in your use of sound effects to indicate a change of setting… </li></ul>
  3. 3. The next stage: <ul><li>Draft your script and allocate roles </li></ul><ul><li>PRACTISE! PRACTISE! PRACTISE! </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are the ingredients of a radio play? <ul><li>An Introduction – play title, read by etc </li></ul><ul><li>Sound: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diegetic (sounds caused by the performance of the play- voices, objects used in the play- sounds that are expected) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>non-diegetic (Sounds added for dramatic purposes- mood music, sound effects, narrator voiceover) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Silence </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What often goes wrong? <ul><li>Poor/inadequate planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The chosen extracts/ quotations don’t make sense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor reading from lack of practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Words mispronounced/no understanding of speeches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group members don’t know what to do when </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poor recording </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Background noise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microphone placement/inconsistent recording levels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poor Mixing/editing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inappropriate music/sound effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound effects/music drown out dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distorted levels </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Tips for reading: <ul><li>Make sure you know what your lines MEAN! </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you have thought about the character’s state of mind/emotional state and the purpose of the speech </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver your lines with feeling NOT in a monotone </li></ul><ul><li>Read to the punctuation NOT the line endings </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T RUSH the lines unless it’s appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Record in short chunks. </li></ul><ul><li>If you make a mess of it; do it again! </li></ul>