Well, seeing as I opened our blog with a ‘general hello’ in Hello World, I think I perhaps ought to be the person to say Au revoir! Not goodbye, because it is certainly not the end for Woyzeck. We have great plans for this play.
Before we go, I hope it’s clear on this blog that collectively we’ve all worked hard. Not just on our characterisations, but we’ve done some serious digging into the role of dramaturgs. We’ve also learned that promenade is an effective staging point for creating an atmosphere within our piece. If we should choose to continue with this method, we certainly have our work cut out, but we could also present one hell of a chilling play!
The German military in the 1800’s was an interesting place. I suppose that’s putting it mildly for poor old Woyzeck! If we can stage the play in Lincoln Castle it would be great to give that military feel.
I think there is still more to do on the subliminal stuff with the poem If, but I know, depending on our final staging that we can get it right.
Woyzeck will return…
Although the Dramaturgical performance went well I too saw problems with the sound, the main being the clash between the musical score being misplaced and the use of instrumental Ukulele being played by the “grotesque” as its becoming known.
I think that the sharp and unmelodic plucking was a brilliant idea for the scene of the circus on the stairs and felt that it could have gone better with more technical rehearsals because I feel that this very Artaudian device may have been lost to our audience. Or possibly not? maybe the clash bombarded the audience and made them feel ill at ease. Personally I think the former but if any audience member wishes to give their point of view feel free.
Secondly I think it was a small pity that we ended up not being able to use the waltz music for the dancing due to technical difficulties but I think that by the final performance I may end up using a diffrent song anyhow.
When you type ‘Woyzeck’ into google images, some of our faces come up – from the pictures we uploaded into the biography!! Fun! =)