Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Junk Food

This is another task for Instructional Technology subject. We have to produce an instructional video to teach the students. Our group choose to make a movie maker on junk food as it suitable for all age. We know that most of the people in this world love to eat junk food. Therefore, we come out with a video about junk food. Throughout the video, the students will know about the definition of junk food, ingredients in junk food, the effects of junk food and Islamic perspectives. We faced many difficulties in producing this instructional video but with the help from our lecturer, we managed to complete this task. This is our group instructional video. We hope that all of you will get some benefits from this video. Enjoy it!



video

Poster

At first we created a poster about a theatre performance but our lecturer Dr.Sharifah Sariah rejected the poster. It is because our poster has so many defects. We admit that it is our fault and we accept her critics. At the end of the class she gives us some advice on how to improve our poster. Here, we want to show to all of you our first poster. 



After we heard our lecturer's advice, we come out with a new poster and a new theme. We make a poster on 'DO NOT LITTER' 
We are very satisfied with our new poster and hope our lecturer will like it too. So, here is our new poster that we have submitted to our lecturer.


Old Damage Picture

This is one of our task for Instructional Technology subject. We were asked to edit the old damage picture to make it become clear. Here is the picture that has been edited.


Before


After



You can see the differences right? We edited this picture using Adobe Photoshop. You can try it by yourself later.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

BENL's play performance

Assalamualaikum readers. Today, we would like to write a review on play performance presented by BENL’s students of IIUM. Actually this play was held last week but there are still other plays performing on this week. We want to make review on plays ‘Trifles’ and ‘Tartuffe’.





This is the summary for trifles.

The sheriff Henry peters and the county attorney George Henderson arrive with the witness Lewis Hale, Mrs. Peters, and Mrs. Hale at John Wright's farmhouse, where the police are investigating Wright's murder. Lewis Hale recounts how he discovered Mrs. Wright acting bizarrely, as she told him that her husband was murdered while she was sleeping. Although a gun had been in the house, Wright was gruesomely strangled with a rope. The men continually disparage the women for worrying about trifles instead of about the case, but Henderson allows the women to collect some items for Mrs. Wright, who is in custody, as long as he agrees that the objects are irrelevant to the case.

While the men are investigating upstairs, Mrs. Hale reminisces about how happy Mrs. Wright had been before her marriage, and she regrets that she had not come to visit Mrs. Wright despite suspecting the unhappiness she had suffered as John Wright's wife. After looking around the room, the women discover a quilt and decide to bring it with them, although the men tease them for pondering about the quilt as they briefly enter the room before going to inspect the barn. Meanwhile, the women discover an empty birdcage and eventually find the dead bird in a box in Mrs. Wright's sewing basket while they are searching for materials for the quilt. The bird has been strangled in the same manner as John Wright. Although Mrs. Peters is hesitant to flout the men, who are only following the law, she and Mrs. Hale decide to hide the evidence, and the men are unable to find any clinching evidence that will prevent her from being acquitted by a future jury - which will, the play implies, most likely prove sympathetic to women.



This play has a great story line but for non literature student, they will find it quite difficult to understand. Overall we think that all of the group team had done an enormous job. Well done!




This is the summary for Tartuffe.


Madame Pernelle, visiting her son Orgon's house, uses the opportunity to criticize all the members of the house and to praise their boarder, Tartuffe, because he is a man of such holiness and zeal. The others present offer objections to Tartuffe, maintaining that he is false and hypocritical, but Madame Pernelle will not entertain such thoughts. As she leaves, she admonishes everyone to follow Tartuffe's precepts.
   After Madame Pernelle's departure, Cléante and Dorine talk about Tartuffe and both agree that he has beguiled Orgon. Damis, Orgon's son, wonders whether his father will still allow Mariane to marry Valère; Damis must know Orgon's feelings because he wants to marry Valère's sister. He asks Cléante to question Orgon about his promise to allow the marriage to take place.
Orgon arrives and seems much more concerned about the welfare of Tartuffe than he is about his wife's illness. Cléante tries to discuss Tartuffe with Orgon, but fails and discovers that Orgon is only interested in singing Tartuffe's praises. When Orgon is questioned about the intended wedding, he dodges the issues and refuses to give a direct answer. When his daughter arrives, Orgon tells her that he wants to ally Tartuffe with his house; this he can best do by Mariane's marrying Tartuffe. Mariane is so shocked that she cannot believe her ears.
After Orgon departs, Dorine, the maid, reprimands Mariane for not having refused to marry Tartuffe. Mariane's beloved, Valère, arrives and accuses her of consenting to the marriage. Dorine listens to them argue and then, after they are reconciled, she promises to help them expose Tartuffe's hypocrisy.
Damis, incensed about Tartuffe, is also determined to reveal Tartuffe's hypocrisy, and, as he hears Tartuffe's approach, he hides in the closet. Elmire, Orgon's wife, arrives and Tartuffe, thinking that they are alone, makes some professions of love to Elmire and suggests that they become lovers. Having heard Tartuffe make such a proposition, Damis reveals himself and threatens to expose Tartuffe. When Orgon arrives, Damis tries to inform his father about Tartuffe's proposition, but Orgon is so blind that he thinks his own son is evil in trying to defame Tartuffe's good name and he immediately disinherits his son. Alone with Tartuffe, Orgon reveals that he plans to make Tartuffe his sole heir and also his son-in-law. They leave to execute this plan.
Cléante later confronts Tartuffe and tries to reason with him, but Tartuffe will only respond in religious clichés, and as soon as the opportunity presents itself, he hastily excuses himself from the room. Orgon and Elmire arrive, and when she hears Orgon's plans, she extracts a promise from him to hide in some concealed place and observe Tartuffe's actions. Orgon consents and Elmire sends for Tartuffe. When he arrives, he is accosted by Elmire, and soon he begins to make not only his declarations of love to Elmire but also derogatory comments about Orgon.
Finally convinced of Tartuffe's hypocrisy, Orgon emerges and orders him from the household. Tartuffe then reveals that legally he is now the owner of the house, since Orgon has signed over all his property. Alone with his wife, Orgon reveals that he is frightened because, earlier, he had entrusted some secret documents to Tartuffe's care — documents which could ruin Orgon's trusted position in the court.
When Orgon's mother arrives, he cannot convince her that Tartuffe is a hypocrite; it is only when news arrives that Tartuffe is having the entire family evicted that Madame Pernelle is convinced. Tartuffe brings with him officers of the court, but, as the family is about to be evicted, the officer reveals that the king has seen through the hypocrisy of Tartuffe and has ordered him to be imprisoned for this and for other crimes. The king has also restored to Orgon all of his rightful property.


We can say that everybody in the hall was enjoyed by the performance. It was an awesome play. All the group member’s had done something out of the audience mind. They have great actors, costumes make up and many more. We can say that it was a great success. Good job BENL’s students. We are proud with you.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Now Showing

There are two wonderful theatre showing at Istana Budaya now. One is ‘Terima Kasih Cinta’ and the other one is ‘Kampung Boy Musical Theatre’. Don’t miss your chance to watch these two amazing theatres. Grab your ticket now! You can read the details below for further information.





Title : Terima Kasih Cinta
Production : The Creative Partnership
Category : Theatre
Venue : Panggung Sari, Istana Budaya
Date : 19th February – 6th March 2011
Time : 3.00 p.m & 8.30 p.m




Title : Kampung Boy Musical Theatre
Production : Tall Order Production
Category : Musical Theatre
Venue : Panggung Sari, Istana Budaya
Date : 17th March – 3rd April 2011


To know more about theatre showing at Istana Budaya
don't hesitate to click this link

Sunday, February 27, 2011

History of Theatre

Everything that happened in this world must have the history or story behind it. Same goes to theatre. There is a history behind of the creation of theatre. Before you know something deeply, you have to know about  the history first. Here, we have a good website which explains about the history of theatre in a simple way. Click the link to go through the website. 


A Great Performance





Hello readers! As you can see on the poster above there was a theatre performance held at IIUM Main Auditorium on the 13th February 2011. It was a Malay theatre and the title is ‘Cintaku Milik Siapa’. In our opinion, the whole production’s crews and actors had done a great job. The performance was very awesome and you would not regret if you watch it. The theatre is about Umar, a disobedient son who has lost his mom which was a huge break for him. He hates his dad and enjoys girl's companies, typical city boy. But, something big happens at a Valentine's eve. Something that changes his view to the world, something that turned him over a new leaf, something that you ought to watch. For those who did not get the opportunity to watch this theatre, here we provide the trailer of this theatre. At least you have the idea how the theatre was. Enjoy it!




video

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What is Theater?


Theatre is a branch of the performing arts. Any performance may be considered theatre; however, as a performing art, theatre focuses almost exclusively on live performers creating a self-contained drama. A performance qualifies as dramatic by creating a representational illusion. By this broad definition, theatre had existed since the dawn of man, as a result of the human tendency for storytelling. Since its inception, theatre has come to take on many forms, utilizing speech, gesture, music, dance, and spectacle, combining the other performing arts, often as well as the visual arts, into a single artistic form.  The word derives from the Ancient Greek theatron  (θέατρον) meaning "a place for viewing."Modern Western theatre derives in large measure from Greek drama, from which it borrows technical terminology, classification into genres, and many of its themes, stock characters, and plot developments.

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The First Few Words

Assalamualaikum to all readers. This is the first post in “THE MIRROR OF THEATRE”. The purpose of the creation of this blog is to fulfill the requirement for the subject Instructional Technology. The owners of this blog are Haizum Diyana Bt Che Abllah and Nur Aishah Binti Maidin. We named this blog as “The Mirror of Theatre” because we are going to write about theatre and give some reflections on theatre’s performance. We hope that this educational blog will benefits all of you and become a source of reference. There are a lot more to come. Do not miss it readers. Till then, have a nice day!