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Drama

Important Notice

Please note that Entries are closed for 2018 excluding art and photography.

Drama

General Rules & Regulations

  1. Failure to comply with the rules and regulations will result in disqualification.
  2. Participants may not take part in the same item more than once.
  3. No individual performer or group may present the same work for two consecutive years.
  4. No individual performer or group may present the same work for two DIFFERENT ITEMS e.g. own choice and then also as dramatized poetry.
  5. Time limits, as indicated in the syllabus, may not be exceeded.  Kindly notethat the setting up and removal of props are included in this time provision.     It is advisable to limit props to a minimum.
  6. When a group consists of participants of different grades, the group must  enter under the highest grade.
  7. Items must be presented as prescribed in the syllabus.
  8. Participants and groups may not be led by using words or gestures. They may be penalised.
  9. Certificates will be printed according to the information provided on the onlineentry.  Please ensure that spelling is correct.  
  10. Complaints must be submitted by e-mail to the Committee within 48 hours.
  11. Cell phones must be switched off during performances.
  12. DRESS CODE:
    1. An Eisteddfod is a formal occasion, and a neat appearance is expected. 
    2. School uniforms may be worn; otherwise clothing that is suitable for the formal character of the Eisteddfod should be worn.
    3. Take note that any extravagant or improper clothing is strongly deprecated.
    3  In this section, black drama clothes or costumes may be worn, where applicable.  In all cases,  clothing should be neat and appropriate. This implies high neck lines no visible  waistlines or underwear. No ski pants without skirts.  No logos allowed on black drama clothes.  No chewing gum is allowed while performing
  13. The level of difficulty and content of texts must be appropriate for the age of the participant and suitable for audiences of all ages and in good taste.
  14. NB:  In ALL sections, participants may present work of their own choice. Copies must however be provided to the adjudicator.  In the case of plays, the texts must be provided to the convenor of the Drama sectionTWO WEEKS prior to the competitions.
  15. AWARDS:  Extraordinary achievements will be rewarded by awarding a “Special Certificate of Merit”  to Category winners.  Categories are determined as follows:
    1.  Best performance in Poetry – Gade 0 – 7
    2.  Best performance in Poetry – Grade 8 - 12
    3.  Best performance in Prose – Gade 0 – 7
    4.  Best performance in Prose – Grade 8 – 12
    To qualify for any of the above mentioned awards, a participant in any grade must enter in BOTH the formal and dramatized sections of either prose and poetry.
    5.  Best performance of a Monologue
    6.  Best performance of a Dialogue

INDIVIDUAL ITEMS

  1. FORMAL POETRY.  R80 per entry
    Own choice poetry without movement. Still standing, slight hand gestures allowed. (Preferably school uniform, otherwise drama clothes)
  2. DRAMATIZED POETRY.  R80 per entry
    Own choice.  The individual presentation of a poem using movement, gesture and speech.  Movements must not dominate the spoken work. No costume, props or decor.  Only chairs and drama boxes will be allowed. Black drama clothes.
  3. FORMAL PROSE.  R80 per entry
    Own choice.  No movement or gesture.  
  4. DRAMATIZED PROSE. R80 per entry
    Own choice.  The individual presentation of a prose using movement, gesture and speech. No props or decor will be allowed, only chairs and drama boxes. Black drama clothes.   
  5. MONOLOGUE (DRAMATIC / HUMORISTIC).  R80 per entry
    Own Choice.  This is the presentation of one character from a book or play.  Only direct speech may be used.  The presentation should entail movement, gesture and speech.  Self written monologues are not discouraged. Costumes, props and sound effects may be used.

DIALOGUES

DIALOGUE. R80 per person, i.e. R160 per item.

Own choice. Two students participate. The presentation should entail movement, gesture and speech.  Originally written monologues are not discouraged. Costumes, props and sound effects may be used.

CHORAL VERSE

CHORAL VERSE – Own Choice R220 per item.  

Here groups may enter for formal or dramatized choral verse.  Time allocation is indicated in syllabus.

PLAYS

  1. When a group consists of participants of different grades, the group must enter under the highest grade.
  2. Items must be presented as prescribed in the syllabus.
  3. A group must be entered under a group name.
  4. After entries for plays have been received, a form will be sent to the person responsible for the entry.  The full names of players and technical assistants must then be submitted and returned to the drama convener. NB:  The complete text of plays must also be submitted to the convener no later than TWO WEEKS prior to the competition, in order to send it to the adjudicator.
  5. All performances must be of good quality and taste and suitable for audiences of all ages.  No foul language may be used. The Committee has the right to disqualify any unsuitable performance.
  6. Participants must report to the convener 30 minutes before the specified time for their item.
  7. No provision is made for special lighting and sound equipment – participants accept facilities as provided.

MINI PLAY – R200 per item.  (Max time: 15 min)

Short play.  May be originally written.  Only plays allowed.

ONE ACT PLAY – R350 per play. (Max time: 45 min)

Own choice of a one-act play. Work presented may only be a play. No songs, operetta etc. is allowed. Participants will only be allowed to build their set just before performing.  All participants must be given a fair chance to set up and remove their sets. At least three actors. (45 minutes)  

For any information or queries regarding the Drama section, please contact Ms JANIE WIERENGA Cell 082 376 2755; or Email  janiemw@mweb.co.za