I think everyone was just ready to write the usual personal/social/cultural concerns, experiences and ideas through forms, conventions and techniques. It was just a bit of a surprise! I had to rethink all my ideas but I did the same as you so fingers crossed it's successfull! Maybe drama will scale slightly higher this year if the marks are lower!?I have heard a lot of complaints about that question from my classmates and apparently there was a local media story about it (though that is unconfirmed at this point). In all truth though I didn't think it was as difficult as everyone made it out to be.
The question was essentially asking for staging. I personally discussed stage design, characterisation and dramatic themes and conventions I would use. To me at the very least, the question asked you to think as a director and share what you would do to put the plays on stage.
though the irish one was annoying untill I realised it was a discuss so I could disagree with it. that made it infinitely more easy to address.