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28 janvier 2018 15:15

2nde 3 ON MY WAY - Palma's inteview

 

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Palma on her role in On MY Way by Pickles Company in December.

 

Journalists: Was it difficult to learn the text?

Palma: No,  it wasn’t very hard, I learnt it like a poem.

Journalists: how did you learn the text?

Palma: I wrote some parts of the text on my hand and I practised with my mother.

Journalists: Was it complex to organise the scene?

Palma:  No, no, cause before the play the actors toll me how to play the scene like: ‘’You go on the scene here and…’’ For me it’s a really good experience 

Journalists: How were the actors with you during the rehearsal?

Palma: They were comfortable with us.  They spoke to us as if we were friends.

Journalists: Were you stressed to play in front of 3 classes?

Palma: Yes, playing was very stressful. I was stressed because I played alone.

Journalists: Did you like acting in the play?

Palma: Yes, it was a great experience, I enjoyed playing the scenes with the others students.  It was really funny.

Journalists: Was it not too complicated to speak in English and play at the same time?

It’s too simple to play this role. I think I had a good accent.             

Journalists: “So, Palma, do you like being an actor?”

Palma: “Yes I like it, because I’m outgoing and full energy. On stage, I play on new character and it’s funny. I discover a new talent when I play, and I make acquaintances.”

Journalist: “Oh… I see, it’s a good feeling!”

Journalists:  “Why do you like being an actor?”

Palma: “I really like that because it’s cool and relaxing.”

Journalists: “Ok, so you are in your field.”

Palma: “Yes, really”

Journalist:  “And, I have another question. Would you have liked to have another role?”

Palma: “Why not because in this role, I speak but just a little and it’s short and fast. Playing this scene alone with an actress you don’t know is stressful.”

Journalists: “And would you like to do it again?”

Palma: “Yes, very much so, because I enjoyed playing in this play. I’m enthusiastic to do it another time! I can’t forget this good experience in my high school. Thanks to them.”

Journalists:  “Waouhh! It’s great, thanks you for answering  all our questions!”

Palma: “It’s a pleasure for me, you’re welcome.”

 

Palma was interviewed by Amélie, Anais, Emma , Emilie, Guilhem,  Jad , Jeanne,  Lucie , Marie, Maryam  and Mina,

22 janvier 2018 10:17

ON MY WAY Reviews - 2nde 5 European section

 

 

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ON MY WAY Reviews - 2nde 3

 

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2nde 3 Tweet messages to  Pickles Company

 I enjoyed the play. The actors were great! They were completely in the characters. The actor who played Billie’s mother was really funny and his costume made me laugh. I think I understood the story. The vocabulary was simple and the Irish accent was not too complicated to understand. Even if the play was good, I’m not sure to understand what Billie did to find her own way.  I thought that would be important in the play.  To finish, I think watching English or Irish plays is the good way to practise our language and skills.

Mina

 

The play was very funny because it was very interactive.

Guilhem

 

I’ve liked your play because it was incredible and funny. You’re very good actors. It was a little long but great!

Val

 

Your show is really boring … NO, just kidding, I’ve really like your show. It is real fun and interactive. The joke of the tree… another tree… is just perfect. Good luck for the future.

Jad

 

I have loved your play so much. It was so funny and you are great actors. Before the play began, I thought it would be boring… but all my friends love your play, like me. Also you were at-ease on stage so it was great. Thank you for this moment. Good luck!

Lucile

 

My impression is a good one. It was simple to understand and it’s funny. Learning English differently is very good.

Anaïs

 

I really like the play because it was not complicated to understand and the actors were at-ease on stage.  It was very funny. Good luck.

Maryam

 

In my opinion the paly was a bit long but funny. They are very good actors.

Faustine

 

For me it’s a positive point because the actors were professional and so funny. But sometimes I didn’t understand because it was fast. But it’s a good play. Good job!

Léo

 

I enjoyed the play because it’s easy to understand. The actors are very funny and cool. The subject of the play is good. I like the fact they give advice for Billie to find herself. To finish, the actors played their characters perfectly. Nice job!

Emilie

 

This play was interesting; the actors are really cool, funny and crazy. The little problem is they speak fast and it's a little bit complicated to hear all the words very well.
I like this play. 

Axel

In the play, I like the actors. They are very good, expressive, enthusiastic and funny. I like the story, it's cool. The trip is very well played. The actors are very much involved in the play.

But I don't like the length of the story, I find it too long, and I wasn't “in” the play, because it didn’t attract my attention. And I find, the costumes are not very good.  They are too babyish, to be taken seriously.  They play was not serious enough.

Milan

 

 

Recently, I saw the theatre On My Way. It was so good. The actors played their roles perfectly and they were so funny. The story is really good and the objective of the company is generous because they want to teach English to students.Thanks for reading

Antonin

 

 

Dear Team Piccolo,

First, I have to say thank you for your show at Marie Curie, It was amazing and really funny. Sometimes the public was not very participatory but you were amazing.

There was a lot of contact with your public and you were and perfect when you played your characters. Thank you again for all,

Mathys

 

The play On my Way was good, the actors played well. They were crazy and funny. I understood the play but it was a bit too crazy for me, even if the actors played very well. Corentin

I liked the play On My Way because the actors were very funny, mainly Brad and Norah and the story was interesting. I understood almost all the story and I’m so happy.

Gala

16 décembre 2017 16:18

ON MY WAY Pièce irlandaise jouée pour les 2ndes 3, 4 & 5

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26 juin 2017 10:00

YEARBOOK de l'EDE Théâtre en anglais 2016-17

2016 217 Yearbook 2nde 8

Projets autour du théâtre en langue anglaise de la Seconde européenne:

sorties théâtre et Ateliers théâtre en anglais avec la compagnie Drama-ties dans le cadre de l'Enseignement d'Exploration de la classe.

Mmes Goussot & Hue

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26 février 2017 18:59

PYGMALION Behind the scenes 2016-2017 2nde européenne

 

 

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Welcome to our Pygmalion Blog!

This year, Secondes européennes will be showing Pygmalion, an adaptation from G.B. Shaw's play.

Rehearsals have begun with Hannah and Joe, two English-speaking actors from Drama-ties.

Mme Hue & Mme Goussot

Pygmalion cast - group B

Cast List group B : Joe

 

Eliza : Alix N. (scene 4), Lilou  (scene 6), Tess i (scene 7), Elsa  (scene 8) , Théa  (scene 9), Sarah  (scene 10) .

Mrs Higgins :  Angèle  (scene 5), Estelle  (scene 6), Jeanne  (scene 10).

Mr. Higgins : Gabriel M. (scene 4), Matteo  (scene 5), Martin  (scene 6 + 7), Nicolas  (scene 8 + 9), Levy  (scene 10)

Pickering: Hugo  (scene 6), Paul (scene 7), Amandine  (scene 10)

Whiskers: Arthur  (scene 7)

+ in scene 7:  

- a footman: Alix N.

- a lady: Angèle

- another lady: Théa

- a lord: Gabriel M.

Pygmalion cast - group A

Cast List - Group A: Hannah

Scene 1: In Covent Garden

Mrs Eynsford-Hill            Miral

Clara                              Emmie                

Freddy                            Atlan                    

Eliza                               Emmanuelle  (beginning) + Mathilde (end)    

Pickering                         Raphaël              

Higgins                            Gabriel (beginning) + Baptiste (end)

Taxi Driver                         Basile                   

 

Scene 2: in Higgins’s lab

Higgins                                 Marie                                 

Pickering                             Alix E.                  

Mrs Pearce                        Jeanne  H.         

Eliza                                      Maureen           

 

Scene 3: Higgins’s lab

Higgins                                Sam                          

Pickering                              Basile                     

Doolitle                                 Rémi                                          

Mrs Pearce                           Paula                        

Eliza                                     Marie                     

 

Scene 4:  Higgins’s lab

Higgins                Justine

Pickering             Alice  

Eliza                    Jeanne H

 

+ Final scene: 

Is Eliza marrying Freddy, Higgins or none of them?

15 janvier 2017 12:39

The valley of astonishment (sortie théâtre) - articles de 2e8

The Valley of Astonishment

2_8_Impressions_The_Valley.jpgSomething captivating happened during last Friday night  in the « Bouffes de Nord »  theater. In this high and dizzy room, we found a curious and enthusiastic public … And intriguing atmosphere prevailed in the place …

Suddenly, the show starts and we witness the astonishing story of Sammy Costas …

The story begins strangely by a kind of recitation of a poem which explains the character’s childhood. In addition, people discover Sammy’s gift: she is able to memorize very large numbers or word lists… She links colors, pictures or landscapes with letters or numbers.

After some tests, the doctors discover that Sammy is a synestethe. Because of her boss, she loses her job and is take on by a magician: she becomes a phenomenon. During the rest of the plot, Sammy is really confused because she doesn’t know how to forget all the numbers that she knows. At the end, she offers her brain to scientists to let them study how her brain was created.

The performance was strange, original and we had never seen a show like this one. For the audience, it was easy to understand the speech of characters thanks to the translation on walls next to the stage. The actors were energetic, therefore the show was not boring.

The scenery was strange because the actors were in a stage where there were few objects (like chairs, a table, a coat stand with different costumes and a carpet to delimit the place where the actors played) but the change of places was easy to understand thanks to the moving of some objects and the changing of costumes.

We asked to Alix, a student of 2°8, about her feelings about this play, « For us it looks like modern theater. Sammy Costas was amusing and incredible! At the end of the play, when she was sad, we would have liked to help her. We enjoyed this story but the beginning of the play was difficult to understand and we didn’t see the relationship with the rest of the play! »

Alice, Alix E, Justine and Maureen

 

 

Have you ever dreamed of memorising everything ? If yes, Peter Brook will catch your attention with this play, entitledThe Valley of Astonishment.

 

It is the story of Sammy Costas, a journalist with an incredible talent of memory. She has synesthesia, which is a form of autism. She can memorise everything and tell it back without thinking. Her boss finds out about it and encourages her to see a specialist. She then founds then that she was a phenomenon. This could be good news but everything starts to go down. She gets fired of her job and don’t know what to do before finding a job in a TV show. Considerate as a freak, her memory is lacking. She is slowly getting haunted by all the numbers and all the words. What will she become ?

They were only three actors in the play and each one is two or three characters. Kathryn Hunter plays Sammy Costas, the main character and a doctor. Marcello Magni plays a doctor and a magician in the TV show, and Pitcho Woenba Koega plays a doctor, a synesthese and the TV show director. There is also Raphaël Chambouvet who plays the musician: he plays the piano during the play.

The setting was really simple. There were only three chairs which were placed on a beige square. On the left, there was also a coat rack where the characters’ doctor coats were. On the right, there was the piano. Lights were really important in the play because they use it to create ambiances.

Finally, we liked this play. It was very touching and funny. We learnt more about synesthesia. The play was a quite long at the end but we keep an amazing remember of this night!

Angèle, Amandine, Théa

 

 

An extrodinary and poignant play in "Les Bouffes du Nord" theater

 

The Valley of Astonishment tells the story of handicap persons who are very clever. They can connect different parts of their brains and use them to have  better lives. There were only three actors.

In each scene, there were two doctors and one patient.

There were one autistic patient, with an enormous memory; one physicalyl handicap person, who had difficulties with his legs; and one traumatised person, who painted his sorrow.

At the end, there was a magical show and the autistic person was called to put on a show with her memory. But, after a lot of performances, her memory was full so she was overwhelmed by the  things she remembered (numbers or words).

All the actors were totally in their characters and it was a breath-taking performance. Even if they had  to play different roles, they stayed focus on their characters.

The props were restricted, there were only three chairs and one table. It was interesting to make the public participate in the play at the end.

The story was really original. It's not something we see every day.

Estelle, Jeanne S, Baptiste

 

09/12/16

The valley of astonishment

Like Daniel Tammet, Sammy has incredible memory. She can remember everything that she is told. After loosing her job she sees scientist to analyse her brain. They discover that she is unique. She is hired by a talent show to perform on stage, and impress the public.

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"It’s a woman who has synesthesiea but she discovers a new job which is to entertain a public."

This show was played with three actors, four chairs, a table, a coat rack and a piano. 

"The most amazing play I have ever seen "

 

Lévy, Gabriel M, Mattéo

 

 

Bouffes du Nord, Paris, Friday 9th at the end of the day, 34 students waiting, in a street.

In the theater, actors, powerful feelings, smile on faces and the beginning.

     

The valley of astonishment was the title, Peter Brook the playwriter. Synesthesia the subject of the play. A poignant beginning, a job, a medical institute, doctors, fabulous brains, losing a job, a TV producer, a descent into hell.

An intelligence so developed, crazy eyes in front of this girl, so skinny, so small, but so smart.

A man with a handicap, a brilliant recovery, a way to live and an incredible progress with happiness.

 

       Kathryn Hunter, Marcello Magni and Pitcho Womba Kong were the actors. They had emotion in their eyes, were completely into their characters. “Amazing” is the term for the casting, because the characters were played very well and by especially Kathryn Hunter who plays woman with synesthesia.           

       Raphaël Chambouvet the musician composed a music full of feelings and emotions along which the actors played as if synchronized.

 

       Simple costumes, simple décor, simple props, an amazing theatre, that was the recipe of the play.

       Only a table with four chairs and a coat stand for the setting , doctors’ coats, hats and everyday clothes for the costumes.

       « Les Bouffes Du Nord » is old and typically Parisian. It gave so much charisma and an awesome atmosphere to the play.

       

       The play was very interesting because we learned a lot all along. We learned more on the lives of the people who have synaesthesia. We loved the « Magic Show » because we find it very fun. The music was good.

The girl who has synesthesia was fascinating, especially when the doctors tell her to spell a lot of numbers and  words.

In conclusion, we find the play and the story original and spectacular, we loved it and advise you to go see it. 

            

Marie , Jeanne H , Paula & Miral

 

 

 

 

 

09 décembre 2016 14:49

Strawberrybellow Story

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) is a famous writer. 2016 was his centenary ! That's one of the reasons why we studied his autobiography - Boy, Tales of Childhood - in class.

Among his works, you may know Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)  which were all adapted for the big screen.

Here, you will see "sweet stories" written as if we were Roald Dahl !! We had instructions to follow: we had to illustrate our stories, write at least two alliterations, invent at least one word and alternate dialogue and narrative.

Enjoy !

The 1.L.1 class

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