Every effort in I made GCSE Drama seemed to be in vain. I could achieve good marks, but I wanted something better, something more - it wasn't fulfilling or rewarding. My hunger was insatiable, and I didn't know how to solve it.
Today, I had to perform Juliet's speech from Romeo and Juliet. Of course, it was the 'O Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo?'. Most of my class hadn't learned their lines beforehand and only performed the first four lines, but I remembered the whole speech which amounted to 16 lines in total. I just threw every last bit of naive, young girl in forbidden love that I had inside me, and hopefully it paid off. It was filmed so one of my teachers who wasn't in the lesson will be able to watch it. I really enjoyed the whole experience and it just felt like the most natural and apt thing I've ever done, even though I haven't been in love.
I really love performing Shakespeare - it's one of my favourite areas of Drama. I think my accent and demeanour are rather Shakespearean. It's literal, it's indulgent and heady and somehow still relevant today. Now I'm seriously considering auditioning for the National Youth Theatre.