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Discovering your own scriptPrepared By Manu Melwin JoyResearch ScholarSchool of Management StudiesCUSAT, Kerala, India.Phone 9744551114Mail

Kindly restrict the use of slides for personal purpose. Please seek permission to reproduce the same in public forms and presentations. Discovering your own scriptDreams, fantasies, fairy tales and childhood stories can all give us clues to our script.While you do these exercises, let your imagination run fee. Dont bother thinking what they are for or what they mean.Dont censor or try to figure our what you are supposed to say.Just accept your first images and feelings that may come with them.

Exercise 1Hero or heroineWho is your favorite character?It may be someone for a childhood story.Perhaps it is a hero or heroine from a play, book or film you remember. Maybe it is a real person.

Exercise 1Hero or heroineChoose the first character you bring to your mind.Be come your chosen character. Talk about yourself as long as you like. Use the word IEx :Superman.Whoever your chosen character is, now go ahead, be him or her and talk about yourself.

Exercise 2Story or FableChoose any story or fable. The first one you bring to mind is best. It may be a childhood fairy tale, a classic myth or anything else you want.You might begin : Once upon a time, there was a beautiful girl who was sent to sleep for ages and ages by her evil stepmother. She lay in a room deep inside a castle. Round the castle was a prickly hedge. Kings and princes cam looking for the girl, but none of them was strong enough to hack through the hedge.

Exercise 2Story or FableTo get more from the story, you can go on and become each one of the people and things in the story. From the above story, you could choose to be the girl, the stepmother, the room, the castle, one of the princes or the hedge.As the hedge, you might say : I am hedge, I am sturdy, rough and prickly. All my prickles are pointed outwards, so that people cant hack me around. My job is to protect that young girl who is asleep inside me.

Exercise 3DreamChoose a dream of yours. You are likely to learn most from a recent dream or one which recurs, but any dream will do. Tell the dream. Relate it in the present tense, not the past. Then, just as you did with your story, become each of the people and things in the dream and talk about yourself.

Exercise 3DreamRecall how you felt immediately after you awoke from the dream. Was it pleasant or unpleasant feeling?Did you like how the dream ended? If you did not, you can continue the exercise by re-writing your dream ending. Tell the rewritten ending just as you told the dream, using the present tense.

Exercise 4Object in the roomLook around the room. Choose any object you see. The best one is the first one you think of.Now be the object and talk about yourself. For example : I am the door. I am hard, square and wooden. Sometimes I get in peoples way. But when I do, they just push me to one side

Exercise 4Object in the roomTo get even more from the exercise, ask a partner to conduct a conversation with you as the object you have chosen. The partner is not to make interpretation. He is just to talk with you as the door or fireplace or whatever you have chosen.

Exercise 4Object in the roomI am the door. When I stand in peoples way, they push me aside.Well, door, how do you feel when people push you aside?I feel angry. But I am a door and I cant talk. I just let them do it.Aha. So is there anything you want to change door, to feel better?

Exercise 5See your life as a playImagine you are in a theatre. You are waiting for a play to start. This play is your very own life story. What kind of play is this you are going to watch? Is it comedy, a tragedy? Is it high drama or a kitchen sink opera? Is it interesting or boring, heroic or matter of fact or what?

Exercise 5See your life as a playIs the theatre full, half empty or empty? Are the audience going to be enthralled or bored? Happy or sad? Are they going to applaud or walk out or what?What is the title of this play of yours- your very own life story?

Exercise 5See your life as a playCurtain is opening and this is the very first scene of your life. You were very young. What do you see around you? Who is there? Do you see faces and the expression in faces?What do you hear? Be aware of what do you feel.

Exercise 5See your life as a playScene changes and now you are a young child of three to six years old. Where are you? What can you see around you? Are there other people there? Who is there? Are they saying anything to you? Are you saying anything to them? Do you hear any other sounds?

Exercise 5See your life as a playSimilarly, go through teenage, adulthood, the present age and ten years in the future.The last scene of your play your death scene. How old are you in this last scene?Share your experience to the group.

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