1. Make Train sounds
2. Girl in the green coat: read through, fragment, apply compositional exercises
3.Brief Encounters: read through, appropriate better bits. look at live action with film.
4. Physical: missing a train (to go with film), waving good-bye, station master (have a play)..actions with train sounds? (late edition)
1. Could be on a platform bench with 2 or 3 other people as a live choir of a train approaching and passing
Could build slowly, quietly from a seat in the carriage
Could be done with actions – is quite a physical thing to watch anyway.
2. re written to include more of the text not previously written from the viewpoint of observing myself – I could do this with lots of the texts.
Could re-write it so that:
“I get on at York” – ( same as actions of doing it)
“I watch a girl get on at York”
“You/We watch a girl get on at York”
Feels like there is the full version and also reworked sections taking the main thread but reframed from viewpoints – is this the thing on which it all hangs? The refrain so to speak?
….this leads me to thinking about structure…if the show happened tomorrow it might look like this…
going home for the last time (I am)
Wave (train sounds reprieve)
Girl in the green coat/Blonde Guy/Wham look-alike (I watch)
Wave (brief encounters – film & live)
You watch Girl in green coat (actions with reworked texts)
Wave (Train Master – whistle & something interesting historically)
Hospitality trolley (train knowledges served with a kitkat and crap coffee)
Wave (Green Coat wordplay? missing the train?)
Your stories – facilitate into final stop which is being on the train together.
3.Brief Encounter – lots of actions, narrated by Laura, so simple scenes take on more meaning, they also observe others in the station. This is what I’m aiming for/talking about – how can I use the film to help me mimic, echo, reference, use it, etc?