Oedipus Play Report

January 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Posted in Myself, school | 2 Comments
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It was a day mixed with emotions, teamwork, and a litre of tears. We ll, for me. As a co-director I cried happily and sadly as well for a number of reasons for this day.

It just can’t be helped that we would be compared to the 3rd year students. And since our audiences were mostly “kids,” 1st and 2nd year students, they enjoyed the comedy-romance of the 3rd year students. Ours was tragedy; the feedback of many was that they didn’t understand much.

The seniors drifted away from the usual comedy that everyone loves. We tried a different thing – a traditional Greek drama-styled play Oedipus Rex. At first my classmates and I didn’t want it, but as we practiced it we kind of liked it too.

Oedipus is the king of Thebes who “killed his own father and marry his own mother.” You would feel pity for him because he didn’t want any of that to happen. His wanting to escape this prophecy led him more to it.

In the play, there was the main characters and the chorus. I think it was the first time in Concordia that a chorus and drama would be done together as a REAL Greek drama would. The chorus are the ones who will narrate the sotry or act as citizens.

Even though they compare us to others, no matter how much   comparison they give us, I will always say that the seniors are the best. Not in the matter of comparison, but in ourselves we have proved ourselves worth clapping your hands for. I’m so proud of my batchmates. I am so fond of the thought that this person who is so shy would do this, and this funny person would get a serious role. The main cast were great actors/actresses and the chorus were absolutely amazing in their actions and lines. Even the shy ones had solo roles in the chorus.

The lights were good, too. And the music was just fitting. No one had problems with lapel and costumes and acting, and everything went on smoothly. No big problem at all.

I wonder why I haven’t received much feedbacks from others. That made me sad. And the fact that I didn’t see my batchmates so proud of themselves or even making fun of the play as they usually do. I just wanna hug them all and tell them that I love them so much and I am so proud of them. They’re all good.

Teamwork, hardwork, and bright talents shines in our midst.

Current mood: tired



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  1. Congratulations for a wonderful experience! It’s good that you’re proud of your play and everyone in it because the director should be the first one to love what she directed. If you don’t like it, then no one else would. And it’s so nice that everyone did their parts well, it must have been horrifying for a shy person to have a solo part in the drama!

    You’re so lucky because you always have plays in school. I want to be in the El Filibusterismo one this year but I don’t know if we would still have it. *sigh* Congratulations again!

    • THANKS! I appreciate it!

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