Language watchdogs: Responsible for watching for words and expressions that might not be familiar to the audience. · Catch the words · Decide how crucial the understanding of them is to the audience · Suggest alternatives. As a class we will decide which replacements would still work in the overall language of the play.
Plot recorders: The events of the play, while not earth-shattering or tragic, are fairly complex. Directors TV shows and movies have chronologies that track the action of what they are directing. This group will be responsible for recording what has happened. At the start of each day’s rehearsal, they review the action of the previous day.
Character experts: Characters are very important in all drama, and the characters of Twelfth Night make the play by their foolish actions, the love they feel for each other, their romantic dreams, and their relations to each other. This group will be responsible to record what a single character said and did and a description of that character’s mood, feelings, relations to other characters. These reports will be shared with the entire class each day.
Actors: These students will consider each scene in terms of how it should be spoken and what physical actions should accompany it. To determine how the lines should be delivered, students should consider what tones and actions they might use: loud, quiet, angry, loving, upset, shocked, etc.