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Elijah

Created by Robert Turnbull on Monday 12:11 pm, August 13 2007


looking forward to seeing the show

Loved the previous shows! I\'m sure this one will be awesome

-- Will

Posted on Saturday 2:01 pm, September 15 2007

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Elijah

Oh yes I\'m excited, enthusaistic, prayerful and supportive about The Backyard Bard\'s upcoming storytelling of Elijah. Still trying to figure out what night to come!

Posted on Friday 5:42 pm, September 21 2007

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OH by the way, it wasn\'t Elijah that wrote the above comment, it was Kitty Cheng! LOL

Rest assured that you are in my prayers. Blessya!

 

Posted on Friday 5:43 pm, September 21 2007

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Very excited!

Hello Bible Bards!  I\'m very excited about the up-coming performances, and telling my friends.  Woo!  Woo!  :o)

 

Jonathan Field

Posted on Friday 5:52 pm, September 21 2007

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Very excited too!

Yeah it's gonna be good, really looking forward to it!!!

Question without notice for you Rob, i just checked out the facebook for the berwick show (so I could email the link to a friend on facebook) and noticed that we actually hadn't invited anyone on facebook.  Is there an easy way we can do that (as well of course as people inviting their friends) such as automatically inviting people from the MUBS list, or the CU list, or similar? I know it's not the be all and end all (as not everyone who signs up on facebook will come) but it will give us a much better ballpark figure, which will be useful.

Let me know what you think.

Paul

P.S. keep rehearsing well guys!!!

Posted on Thursday 3:46 pm, September 27 2007

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The Night Before

We just had a fantastic last rehearsal with all the set (two chairs, a hatstand and a milk crate) costumes (one camel hair coat) and multimedia. It's going to be a very fun and dramatic show. I'm so looking forward to getting it started at St Hills tomorrow night. Keep praying for us and we'll see you there.

Simon C.

Posted on Sunday 12:16 am, September 30 2007

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Hoorah another backyard bard performance!!

I'm super excited, always love Bakyard Bard, and it's SO exciting to see the bible come to life!

Hoping to bring at least 50 friends... coz I'm organising one of the nights.

great great great!

Posted on Sunday 3:29 pm, September 30 2007

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Looking forward to the show

Saw one of your shows some time ago (Esther) and it really brought an Old Testament book to life for me, one I might well have otherwise have continued to skip over too rapidly for my own good.

Your dramatisation rawked - it's one thing to read that e.g. "there was great mourning among the Jews," but another to have 'them' wailing and lamenting a few metres from you, ya start to understand what 'mourning' really involves and what people were feeling during the events in question.

Not that the show was by any means generally a mourning experience, it was a lot of fun, and I left the performance feeling both happy and more holy than when I'd walked in.

I'll be coming to at least one performance of Elijah, maybe more (to admit the truth I if I come to two I might learn more about the Bible than during my too sporadic readings at home). I believe Elijah was quite a character, so no doubt this will be a great show.

I'll also try to bring an unsaved friend, more chance of getting him along to a play than a salvation rally!

Steven S

Posted on Wednesday 4:33 am, October 3 2007

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Elijah performance at GWAC Sunday 7 October

Hi I REALLY ENJOYED YOUR PERFORMANCE LAST NIGHT.IT'S SUCH A GREAT WAY TO TELL BIBLE STORIES & YOU ARE 2 VERY TALENTED GUYS! I JUST HAVE ONE SUGGESTION - I PERSONALLY FOUND IT VERY HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU WERE SAYING WHEN YOU USED FOREIGN ACCENTS.I WOULD JUST STICK TO THE AUSSIE ACCENTS,EASIER TO UNDERSTAND AND MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE

Posted on Monday 9:56 pm, October 8 2007

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Accents - Pros & Cons

Simon Camilleri

It's a tricky one isn't it. We spend a lot of time trying to work out what voice to use for each character. Generally we focus on the use of tone to communicate a characters emotions and personality, but we often like to use accents to help people distinctly remember who is talking at every point of the story. Also, we find that an accent (say, a snobby English one) can help portray a clear picture of what we think about this character.

But you have a very valid point. The benefits of using an accent are all lost if people can't understand what we are saying! We will make an extra effort to say all lines (especially those with an accent) with clarity and articulation. Thanks for your comment!

Simon Camilleri

Posted by Simon Camilleri on Wednesday 12:14 pm, October 10 2007

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Abuse of the guestbook

Robert Turnbull

Hey everyone,

Because of abuse of this guestbook - I've had to make it nessesary for you to login to be able to add posts to it. Sorry for the extra hassle.

Posted by Robert Turnbull on Monday 1:33 pm, November 12 2007

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