Little Mermaid

September 2, 2010 3:54 pm | Iron Appliances

How to do The Little Mermaid in 10 minutes!!!?

Im in a theater class, and our teacher has split us into groups of four. With the group we have to pick a disney movie and retell it as a pantemime. We chose The Little Mermaid, yeah i know might be kind of hard but oh well can;t switch now. So, our time limit is ten minutes, but we are stuck on what parts of the movie are the most important. We also need the important scenes that dont need many characters, since we only have 4. THNX!

hm. first, you need some sort of platform to distinct the ocean and the land. maybe a table.

So, maybe in the first scene, the mermaid is still a mermaid, so she will sitting on the floor with her legs together, as a mermaid would sit and she will be looking at her collection of human stuff, like she'll be brushing her hair with a fork and observing these other things, and also wave her hand elegantly around as to suggest that she is under the ocean.

Then, something catches her attention and , i don't know she'll have to act out swimming, and "swim" towards the ship where the prince is. and then the prince and another person can be sitting on top of the table(as if it were the ship) and celebrate, like have them pretend they're drinking beer and talking and laughing, and the mermaid will be on the floor, looking up at them with her hand cupped under her chin in a .."loving" or "longing" way.

(Just skip the part where the ship sinks and stuff)

Then in the next scene, she'll be sitting alone on the floor again looking sadly on her collection, and sighing and also act like she's crying a bit. then, the ocean witch will come to her and act all evil and wave her hand around since she can't talk. And the mermaid will seem scared and interested and then the witch will give her a paper and pen and the mermaid hesitates but signs it and then the witch acts out laughing evilly and then with hand movements she takes away the mermaid's voice and like in the movie, the mermaid will throw her head back and clasp her neck.

then, the next scene, she'll be laying sideways on top of a table as to suggest she is now on land.(and maybe on top of a rock or something) then she sits up and looks down at her legs and then lifts on leg and the other and wiggles them around and stuff and smiles, laughs. and on the ground theres some cloth, maybe use a slim blanket and she drapes it around her body. Then, the prince comes walking along and sees her, and starts (acting like) he's talking to her, and the mermaid smiles but can't say anything, and points to her neck and stuff and makes hand gestures, and falls off the rock(table). Then the prince brings her to his palace.

with a table and chair, there can be 3 people (mermaid, prince, and a third person) sitting, eating dinner, and a waiter bringing them food and they talk.

next scene, the prince and mermaid are walking around somewhere. come up with some ideas on how to show that she needs to get the prince to kiss her, a scene where they nearly kiss but something gets in the way, and then later the witch transforms into a woman and so on and so on !

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