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By Kanan Parmar
The well-know poet and playwright Oscar Wilde once said,
“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”
Theatre is a popular performing art which presents the experience of real or imaginative stories. It conveys the message to the audience by using expressions, gestures, music and dance.
To put up the best drama, here are things you need to consider to put up your play:
1. Choosing the script
You need to choose a script that you believe can direct properly. Your production has to be based on a genre that would be liked by the audience. Choosing the right production is indeed an obstacle and that is why you need to select a script that fits your budget. Your casting depends upon your script so be prepared accordingly.
2. Assemble the team and cast
As soon as you select the script, you need to gather the cast for your production. Apart from the actors you will need more people in your production team who will be taking care of light, sound, costumes, make-up, props, etc. After you have a group of people ready to dedicate their time for the theatre play, begin with the auditioning for the performers and right after the auditions, allot the roles to your team.
3. Begin with theatre exercises
Before you begin practising for your play, you always need to dedicate at least an hour for a few theatre exercises. These exercises will help you improve your voice expressions, modulations, listening and concentratin skills, improvisation skills, facial expression and body language.
4. Bond well with the team
A bonding among teammates is very crucial as it will help you understand your mates properly and decrease any chance of argument. In this way, you can know your co-actors properly and be comfortable with them.
All actors should memorize the entire script and not just their role. Understand the stage blocking/direction properly. Remember, that even during your practice you should do the rehearsals along with the proper lighting and sound so there aren’t any mishaps on the performance day. Include your props from day one. During your last few days, begin with the costume rehearsals so that none of the actors have to face wardrobe malfunction.
6. Promoting the play
Publicity is necessity to reach out to people. People need to know that you are going to put up a theatre show. The promotion can be done by putting up posters, paid advertisements, fliers, etc.
Also Read- Ways to Get Rid of Stage Fear
7. Performing with coordination
You need to work on your improvisation skills so that just in case you forget your dialogues, you can improvise and perform. Keep giving cues to your co-actors. Lastly, do not panic or be nervous. You’ve worked hard and you’ll give your best.
After all, never forget these wise words by the French dramatist, Victor Hugo, who said,
“Life is a theatre set in which there are but few practicable entrances.”
Hackers have stolen crypto tokens worth $120 million from Blockchain-based decentralised finance (DeFi) platform BadgerDAO. Several crypto wallets were drained before the platform could stop the cyber attack. In a tweet, Badger said it has received reports of unauthorised withdrawals of user funds. "As Badger engineers investigate this, all smart contracts have been paused to prevent further withdrawals. Our investigation is ongoing and we will release further information as soon as possible," the company said late on Thursday.
According to the blockchain security and data analytics Peckshield, the various tokens stolen in the attack are worth about $120 million, reports The Verge. According to reports, someone inserted a malicious script in the user interface (UI) of their website. Badger has retained data forensics experts Chainalysis to explore the full scale of the incident and authorities in both the US and Canada have been informed. "Badger is cooperating fully with external investigations as well as proceeding with its own," it said. DeFi is a collective term for financial products and services that are open, decentralised and accessible to anyone. DeFi products open up financial services to anyone with an internet connection and they are largely owned and maintained by their users. While the attack didn't reveal specific flaws within Blockchain tech itself, it managed to exploit the older "web 2.0" technology that most users need to use to perform transactions, according to reports. (IANS/ MBI)
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A total of 120 top Bollywood and other celebrities are expected to attend the wedding of film stars Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal which is scheduled on December 9 in Rajasthan, said Rajendra Kishan, the District Collector (DC) of Sawai Madhopur district of the state on Friday. The District Collector told mediapersons: "These 120 guests shall follow all COVID-19 protocols and fully vaccinated guests will get entry in the much-hyped celebrity wedding."
Kishan said that the organisers have been asked to strictly follow all Covid-19 protocols. Also, those who are not vaccinated, will not be allowed without the negative RT-PCR test report, he added. "We have been informed by organisers that a total of 120 guests are invited to the wedding and the events will take place between December 7 to December 10," he added.
Earlier at 10.30 a.m., Kishan called a meeting which was attended by administrative, police and forest department officials, hotel and event managers to ensure adequate arrangements for crowd control, smooth regulation of traffic, and law and order situation amid the VIP movement. The wedding venue Fort Barwara, that has been converted into a heritage hotel, is situated in the panchayat samiti Chauth Ka Barwara. The venue is around 22 km away from Sawai Madhopur and is around 174 km from Jaipur. Sawai Madhopur district is famous for the Ranthambore National Tiger Reserve and as per reports, the guests are likely to be taken for a tiger safari. (IANS/ MBI)
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The National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), which confirmed the first two cases of the Omicron variant in Bengaluru on Thursday, is continuously monitoring the situation in four cities - Bengaluru, Hyderabad, New Delhi, and Pune. The NCBS is a part of a consortium of national laboratories performing genomic surveillance across four city clusters. The consortium was established four months ago with support from The Rockefeller Foundation's Pandemic Prevention Institute, and is led by the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad.
Dr Rakesh Mishra at the CCMB said on Friday that the consortium is continuously monitoring the situation in all the four cities and has upscaled its efforts to sequence as many samples as possible Apart from the CCMB and the NCBS, the consortium includes CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology - IGIB in New Delhi and the Pune Knowledge Cluster, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, and CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory in Pune.
The first case of the Omicron variant was detected in South Africa and reported to the World Health Organization on November 24. | Unsplash
The consortium is focused on upscaling genomic surveillance as part of national efforts led by the INSACOG - Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium - to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. The consortium intensified its sequencing efforts after the World Health Organisation announced Omicron as a Variant of Concern. Such an intensified effort enabled the Bengaluru team at the NCBS, a member laboratory of INSACOG, in collaboration with Strand Life Sciences and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), to detect, rapidly sequence and verify the existence of the omicron variant in samples from two Covid-19 infected individuals.
They hope this will aid in a rapid response to contain the spread of variants of concern. Prof Satyajit Mayor from the NCBS conveyed the information to local and national authorities, and the Indian government released a statement on December 2, all within four days of receiving the samples. Both SARS-CoV-2 genomes have also been uploaded to the global repository for SARS-CoV-2 sequences, GISAID, so that they can be publicly available to the scientific community, the NCBS said. (IANS/ MBI)
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