You will have been given quite a long period of time to prepare for your practical performance from a text so it's important that you use the rehearsals wisely. (could we highlight and explain this?)
The examiner is looking for a polished piece of theatre with strong characterisation [characterisation: To portray a role using voice and physical skills ] and this will take time and effort to prepare.
Just as a computer programme has a 'default' state, eg a certain font or setting, some groups never really explore the possibilities for developing their work. They just use the first idea, and keep coming back to it. Some group members always use the same type of gestures, or play the same sort of role time after time. This can be boring!
The main emphasis of the performance is showing an understanding of your character. It’s not just about learning lines (although this is obviously important!) but about presenting a believable character on stage.
Technical candidates often feel left out while their group is rehearsing but you are just as important in that final performance.
It's a team effort.
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