View Full Version : Trauma vs Sweet DRAMAS
05-12-2007, 06:43 AM
Some dramas have an emotional climax that is so devestating, trauamtic, and anger filled. The character throughout the piece displays pain and then, at the pivotal moment, builds the intensity to an emotional outpour of anger, hatred, regret, fear, and breaks down.
EXAMPLE: Bums (Girl Version)- Finally, when she admits her history, she yells WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT!?!
Some dramas are sensitive, full of empathy, cute, genuine, but never hit the traumatic tone. There is not as much hatred, anger, rage, in these pieces at all. These are more character driven pieces.
Example: "Life is So Good"
Which do you prefer? Does YOUR "winning" drama need to have rage, anger, loud volume, and hate, to fill up the climax?
05-12-2007, 08:18 AM
I'm more prone to like pieces like 'Life is so Good'... though I think the better example to use, cause even Pierre had a bit of a climax, would be 'Spoonface Steinberg'. But I get what you're trying to say in the two different types of DI's. I don't think I can recall any piece at Nats finals as of late that has that HUGE climax, or build, that you're referring to. They're all becoming very subtle and very 'beautiful' in character, when it comes to the stage. There was one that was very climactic, in comparison to the others, and that was Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close-- the part during the phone calls... it ended up winning, but I don't think that was the reason it won. He was just very good with the cut, and it was quite the emotional piece--- especially in person.
But when it came to the other pieces in that round--and just my opinion-- I thought that '13 things about ed carpoloti' was much more an impressive performance (not to take ANYTHING away from the Nat Champ). She was a beautiful actress with a great story to tell--- this is after I've seen the piece done a couple of times before. That says a lot.
05-13-2007, 08:38 PM
I AGREE!!!! i loved that di to DEATH and i walked away thinking it was the winner...but i also loved the winning piece, but i dont remember the performance...
I like subtle dramas because they take you in and make you fall in love with the character so that when they even sort of hint at tragedy it hits you like a bag of rocks! It impacts you much more than "I AM MAD I AM MAD---ClImAx!!!!---I AM MAD I AM MAD" just because you close yourself off from the story before they even get to the hard-hitting part.
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