I will be very honest. I never had any interest in putting on a play. And I will continue to be honest by saying I never have any interest in putting on another one. However, what I did not think would happen is that I consider this play to be a good experience that I have learned a great deal from. I thought that my lack of interest would result in a constant and consistent negative attitude throughout this play. I was very surprised to find that I was mistaken. I decided that I needed to not hate drama class this year in order to do a good job and get a good mark. Somehow, I was able to come to drama class every day with an open mind and I am very happy with myself for making myself do this. I’ve always known that I am not a drama person and that has not changed one bit. I have a very logic-driven mind. This, combined with being in a play let me notice something that I call “drama logic”. I even gave it a definition once when someone asked. Drama Logic: when “the good of the show” (whatever that may be) is more important than the sanity of everyone involved. It obviously is a ridiculous exaggeration, but these are times where we do something that seems completely unnecessary and stress-causing but I recognize that they make sense to someone who can think “dramatically” and are likely actually helpful. This is evidence of my lack of ability to let creativity or “the good of the show” drive me instead of logic. No matter how hard I tried to get into this play, I am simply not a drama person. However, like I said, this play was still a very positive experience that I learned a lot from. One of the many things that I learned in this process comes from taking on the role of another character. Like I have mentioned, I completely misinterpreted Prince Carl at first. He was a very different person once I “spent more time with him”. I say it like that because this can be applied to real life. People may appear to be one way from a first impression, but it is important to spend more time with them because they might be very different than you think they are at first glance.
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