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Of awkward smiles and ugly ties.

So, here’s the thing: We have our annual day coming up.

It’s basically this day where all the students put up this huge play, with songs, dances, the works and there’s this totally original script. Performing on the final day is always really incredible because the energy and enthusiasm in the air is contagious, but what’s even more incredible than that is the process of putting up our ‘big show’!

We have these crazy moments where people do stupid things and make the whole crew crack up, or times where nobody gets their dialogues right because of the uncontrollable fits of laughter, or even those time when our director (a senior teacher) loses her cool and yells at us, bringing us back to the serious dialogue delivery and all that jazz. Well, the point of it all is that we just work together, in sync, to do something for each other and in turn for ourselves. Obviously there are a few people who bring everybody down because of their disinterest and there are days where rehearsals seem like a total bore because naturally everyday is not a party. But  when I look at the whole picture those few annoying days are worth bearing when I have the most amazing memories to compare them with.

Rehearsals aren’t exactly killing me but I’m surely going to be murdered because of the pressure of my upcoming exams, projects and homework! But, whatever people may say, practicing for this show is time well spent!

As for the ugly ties and awkward smiles..that’s for the crew to understand. A drama too difficult to explain!

Yours,

Potter

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Movies or Plays?

Well, to be honest I can’t decide. The basis and criteria on which we judge them are completely different. There are certain aspects of movies I love, and certain aspects of live plays I enjoy. However, both fall under the same category of entertainment. They are both situations or experiences which the protagonist comes Mamma Mia Stage Productionacross, and the rest of the story is based on their journey, their decisions, their thought process, their characteristics, and their ability to deal with the given situation.

Why Movies?

Simply because the effects offered in movies cannot be compared to the performances we see in live plays. Movies have certain elements which can only be added using the technology we possess in today’s time. And that is what makes movies so realistic. The details you have in movies, such as the sets, costumes, the smooth transition from one scene to another, the focus on particular objects/characteristics are all what contributes to making a movies a success.

Why Plays?

Live performances also offer special effects of lighting and sound effects. But what is actually very exciting about these are that you get to witness all the transitions of scenes, the costumes underneath the costumes, the live orchestra and musicians, the exciting dance pieces, the mistakes and cover-ups of an actor, the tricks used to minimize the waiting time during transitions, and the few props that are like touch-ups to the real (yet not-so realistic) sets. The reason I love live performances is because, well… They’re LIVE! Ok, I’m not making sense anymore but I just can’t explain the experience of watching a live play. It is so different than what one expects!

 

You may have seen movies which are based on plays, or vice versa. Your preferences over one will always vary based on what aspect you liked or enjoyed the most.

Now think hard reader, did you want to break into a dance move while watching the sensational musical ‘Mamma-Mia’ or was it Meryl Streep’s spectacular performance that caught your attention in the movie?

Now you may choose for yourself, Movies or Plays, or BOTH!

 

P.S: Potter and I sincerely apologize for not posting any articles for the past week. It has been because of a major event we had participated in our school which kept us running busy. As a punishment I promise to make sure that Potter does 50 sit-ups and no less! 😉

I’m hoping that’s enough!

 

Love,

Weasley