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07-31-2003, 03:29 PM
I just spent the last 2 days cutting a duo from "fahrenheit 451," and I absolutely am in love with it, but something just hit me: it's a very famous book. Do you guys think i should beware doing it on those grounds?
08-01-2003, 07:27 PM
it comes down to whether you want to please yourself or the judges. do what you want to do.
08-01-2003, 07:36 PM
iVE never heard of it...then again i cant read...
Farenheit 451 is a famous book, but not a famous "forensics piece" (I have never seen or heard of it being done). Thus, I think it works to your advantage that people know it--- because they are seeing a book they have read or heard of brought to life in a forensics setting. Right now, I am thinking "hmmmm, farenheit 451... that could be good!"--- and if your judges are thinking that when they see it written on the wall, that's a good thing.
Just a couple years ago, a guy got 4th at NFLs in HI doing "The Cat in the Hat." He did well because he turned a book everyone has read INTO a forensics piece.
08-02-2003, 01:10 PM
Think about the people who have read Frenheit 451, when you write the title on the board what are they going to expect? what do you want to portray it as? exactly like the book? or your own funny interp? or completely twist the book around... or pack the whole book into 10 minutes/have a section of it. you can do alot, but you have to consider the peopel who HAVE read the book and what you think they will expect.
08-03-2003, 11:15 AM
I'm took Clarisse and Montague's "rain scene" and built a duo around it. It's very serious. I don't do comedy lol... I really love it, but I don't want to do it if my judges are going to mark me down because they want a "new experience" with ever piece.
08-03-2003, 03:21 PM
Your Duo kicks ***... I love you Casey! :D Now all you need is a partner... :D
09-11-2003, 03:13 PM
as long as it's a good cutting, then it should work. if you butcher the storyline, then that's another story... I'm of the opinion that cutting dialogue from books makes great duos. Best of luck with it!
10-02-2003, 07:45 PM
How common would u guys say Flowers for Algernon is?
Seen it this year as a DI in Florida.
10-03-2003, 08:49 AM
i did it at UIL state for prose last year
In the Spotlight
10-12-2003, 05:35 PM
Would it be unreasonable to think it possible to win with a Duo having only two characters? Its a dramatic duo to top it off.. (yet there are no disabilities! *yay*) Anyways... yes there are only two characters.. still winable?
10-13-2003, 08:32 AM
Absolutely. Besides, alot of dramatic duos only have two characters.
the durango kid
10-13-2003, 07:52 PM
See 2003 national champs
if i EVER have to hear another piece with two old ladies sitting around on their porch...i WILL KILL SOMEONE
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