Presentation on theme: "Technique Analysis Key Scenes. Techniques A technique is the way in which a composer constructs meaning. In Distinctively Visual, you may only use visual."— Presentation transcript:
Techniques A technique is the way in which a composer constructs meaning. In Distinctively Visual, you may only use visual techniques. This means techniques that encourage or allow you to visualise or see what is going on.
Techniques This means you can not use techniques that are based in sound or other language devices.
Techniques Techniques you can use… Literary… Descriptive language, imagery, metaphors, similes, symbolism, personification, motifs
Techniques Techniques you can use… Visual… Stage directions, body language, images (photos etc), lighting
Techniques Techniques you can use with care … Literary … Allusion, contrast, juxtaposition, parody, repetition
Techniques Techniques you can not use… Literary … Alliteration, assonance, sarcasm, cliché, onomatopoeia, rhyme, music, emotive language, direct speech, etc
Techniques Another way to talk about meaning making… Visible and Invisible…
Visible and Invisible The Shoe-horn Sonata is a play with only two settings and two characters.
Visible and Invisible Even though there are other important places (the POW camps, the Daid Jones Food Hall, Chatswood)
Visible and Invisible AND other important and present people (Rick, other POWs being interviewed)
Visible and Invisible People and places which are visible and prioritised by the composer. All the focus is on them. They are important.
Visible and Invisible What other people, places and objects are seen and what other people, places and objects are unseen?
Techniques Another way to talk about meaning making… Visual and Written…
Visual and Written Visual elements are those things that you see… Body language, lighting, facial expressions (indicated by stage directions) and images (pictures put up on the screen)
Visual and Written But being able to see things is does not tell you the whole story. To make sense of what is going on, you need to recognise how important the things that you read/ hear are (music, quotes etc)
Visual and Written The only way to talk about non visual elements in Distinctively Visual is by talking about how they reinforce or add meaning to the visual elements.
Scene 4 In this scene, the obvious tension in the relationship between Bridie and Sheila is contrasted with the sacrifice the women made for the same friendship in the face of the atrocities of the POW camp.