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    How did everyone go?

    I personally think the questions were freaking awesome.

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    Re: How did everyone go?

    Question 7 i found really hard to do with the plays we had...

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    Re: How did everyone go?

    loved it! yayyyyyyyyyyyy
    when they start talking my head goes blubblubblub...

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    Re: How did everyone go?

    WTF was with the Brecht question!?!?!
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    Re: How did everyone go?

    Contemp theatre and tragedy were pretty much the same question, just redirected.
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    Re: How did everyone go?

    Yeah, did Australia Contemporary Theatre and Approaches to Acting, totally kicked asssss!
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    Haha, I hope I did very well despite my one hour of study.. The questions for aus and tragedy were soo broad, it almost annoyed me cos then you can just write anything and that makes my thinking go all over the place. However.. I think I wrote clever points and examples, and I wrote enough pages haha woo! I aim for 38 .

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    Re: How did everyone go?

    Yeah questions were awesome
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    Re: How did everyone go?

    Better than I expected by far.

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    Re: How did everyone go?

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesTockuss
    WTF was with the Brecht question!?!?!
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    Re: How did everyone go?

    It was a joke - totally not about anything thats in the syllabus! And the other questions for the other topics looked so much more generic!
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    Re: How did everyone go?

    American drama was appauling haha For the last six year it has been on expressionism & symbolism... and now character! ahhh
    Australian drama was perfect
    Wooooo all done now!

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    Re: How did everyone go?

    Are you kidding?
    The Brecht question was pretty much "Brecht is didactic to make the audience see people and politics. Discuss." Just re-worded. It was not the hardest part of the syllabus at all, it was simply a techniques question.

    I thought it, and Contemporary Australian were both very kind questions.
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    Re: How did everyone go?

    Australian drama was soooo much better for contemporary rather than traditional ahhh

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    Re: How did everyone go?

    Did Tradional Aus and Brecht. Loved the look of the Irish theatre one though. "Irish theatre insults the irish". lol

    Both questions were alright. I couldn't word my Aus one as well as would have liked to. Got better by the end of the essay though. Brecht was straightfoward, as long as you new his political context. If you hadn't studied that then you were screwed.

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    yeah i thought the Brecht question was ok. i hadnt done any in depth study about the individual characters political context though, so i had to just use my basic understanding. just bassically outlined epic acting and staging techniques and how it shows the individual characters playing roles to convey capitalism and bourgois society. got about 6 pages down.

    the austrailan one wasnt too bad, however it zoned me out and i just couldnt word my ideas right and ended up having to rush it cause i did it second and was running out of time. in my answer i did a two page paragraph on grief for fuck sakes lol. aw well its all over.

    i reackon for both of them i got band 4's or 5's, maybe if im lucky a band 6.

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    Re: How did everyone go?

    shows the individual characters playing roles to convey capitalism and bourgois society
    But you did make sure to reference that Brecht was 'anti' these things right?


    As for number of pages, I did 6.5 for each question. Smaller to mid sized writing.

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    Re: How did everyone go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Absolutezero
    But you did make sure to reference that Brecht was 'anti' these things right?

    um now that i think about it i didnt actually specifically mention that he was against these things. ussually said stuff like 'represents the negative effect of capitalism on society' or 'brechts veiw of bourgois society as criminals' kind of thing, so i hope i didn't over analyse my ideas the point of forgetting to mention the bare basics lol.
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    Re: How did everyone go?

    That'd be fine. You've given his perspective on it, which shows that he was against it.

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    The question was less focussed on what he said though, and more about how he made the audiences see it. So like epic staging etc etc...
    Like obviously you had to mention which particular political contexts are relevant, but it was mainly HOW he did it.
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    Re: How did everyone go?

    Definitely. Like, if all you said was 'Brecht was a socialist' you wouldn't be marked very highly.

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    Re: How did everyone go?

    Love the Australian Question...

    Got raped by the American one. I spent 10 minutes trying to come up with a decent answer to the question. I just talked about Expressionism and Symbolism... I don't know if its right or not..but thats what the Syllabus says about American so it had to be in their somewhere..lol
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    I got a shock when I first saw the brecht question and freaked abit but then had a think and realised it wasn't difficult.
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    Re: How did everyone go?

    mmm yes wasnt prepared for question 7
    i expected 2 talk about drives and expressionism n hpefully even contemporary interpretations
    but character relationships?



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    Re: How did everyone go?

    The australian queston was fairly simple.

    I got freaked out by Brecht when I first looked at it, then I realised it was a fairly simple question once you decoded it. I made a big deal of the word "See" in the question, for the audiences to see, rather than feel with the characters. I shoved some stuff in about historification in there somewhere. I never write about it.

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