IELTS Preparation

Describe a worth enjoying theatrical performance

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 268 with Model Answer:

Describe a worth enjoying theatrical performance.

You should say:

  • what the performance was about
  • where it took place
  • how fine the acting and plot were

and explain why it was a worth watching and enjoying theatrical performance.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1:
The annual drama festival of my colleges is worth enjoying and every year, different classes stage their productions in the annual drama festival of the college. Hamlet by Shakespeare was the theatrical performance of my class this year.

The plot of the drama is known to everyone and thus it was the widely accepted one this year and for the extraordinary performance, it got the first prize in the theatrical performance category. The entire performance was enjoyed by the audiences present at the venue and there was pin-drop silence on the venue while the performance was on (under my direction). To make the drama more enjoyable, some minor changes were made and the background was set in the setting of India.

The theatrical performance took place at the college auditorium and it was evening when the audiences started to arrive to enjoy the performance. Though the performance was set to begin at 7.30 pm we got a bit late and it began around 8 o’clock. Two of the leading artists were blocked in traffic and thus made late to arrive in the college. The auditorium was filled with audiences and we were glad to have so many of them present on the performance day. Usually, the annual show is performed under the open sky but due to stormy climate, we had to shift the show inside the auditorium so that rain or other natural calamities could not hamper the performance.

The performance created a blend of reactions from the audiences’ side. Most of the audiences adored the performance while some others were on the view that the local setting of the drama has degraded the entire play. A third part of the audiences were neutral over the plot making and overall performance. Before staging the performance, we declared that this is an experimental performance for us and we also acknowledged that Shakespeare was the greatest dramatist of the world and undoubtedly all of his plots are masterpieces and hence, no criticisms would be entertained against this performance.

This performance gained the title of the best theatrical performance ever made in the college history and almost everyone including the haters of the show had to admit that the performance was impressive. The show was enjoyable as we made some changes in the actual plot and added some characters to bring more fun. However, the other plot elements were the same and the audiences laughed at the additional characters and their performances. In fact, the scriptwriter had to spend lots of hours to tweak the plot and character additions. By the same time, the artists of the play had depicted the characters in perfect manners. So, the entire performance turned worth enjoying and the audience did enjoy the theatrical performance.

Article publié pour la première fois le 09/09/2016

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