Thursday, 15 January 2009

Ideas for the project

Although I'm not part of the creative part of our community drama piece, I did come up with some ideas resulting from a documentary that I saw on TV recently. I feel that if we are reaching out to an audience of Primary children I think that we need to have a topic that will grab their attention. A possibility that we could use is to capture and explore their imaginations, taking them away from their day to day occurrences. I personally feel that children today have not engaged fully with their imagination, by this I think other more influential aspects of today's society have dominated what children do and think today, I feel that their imagination is not being used to its full potential which is a shame because sometimes their ideas are really good and original. I then had three ideas that formed in to my head based on fairy tales:

1) Taking the idea from Shrek. Where all the fairytale creatures were banished from their homes. We could take a journey around the site putting the fairytale creatures back in to their original homes.

2) One book that really stood out was Enid Blyton's The Faraway Tree. With this I was thinking that this really challenges the imagination and tells enchanted stories so it could be a good choice to choose from, maybe might be worth a read.

3) The last idea I had was to tell fairytale creatures or Disney characters stories that didn't play major roles in the traditional tales that we are all too familiar with.

These were just a few ideas that I had, they might be pointless but it was just something I was thinking about.

Word Block

I have to admit I haven't written on my blog for ages. This could be for many reasons. One I feel as though I didn't have anything interesting to write about. Another was not having anything to relate back to the work of Drama in the Community. Another could be deliberately putting off publishing my ideas for fear that people would laugh at me or think I'm stupid. This I think could be a problem with society, British people are stereotypical known for complaining. We complain about transport, politics, food, size, fashion, music, drinking, smoking, anything that affects us personally. Yet ironically we as a nation don't really do much about it, take the example of queuing in a line for a bus. We queue in an orderly fashion and complain that you have to wait for the bus that its taking forever to arrive, yet still insist on waiting to get to their final destination instead of walking there. My point is that it is easier to come up with an excuse rather than admitting fault and trying to resolve the problem, and I think this occurred to me so I'm trying to put it right and do things without worrying what other people might think, hence 'grab the bull by the horns' so they say and write for the sake of writing, even if its only important to me.