The objective of this lesson is for pupils to know and demonstrate the key features of effective still image to tell a story. They will respond imaginatively to stimulus to generate ideas, and will then devise original still images to tell a story in sequence, using the key features of still image. Pupils will experiment with transitions, and music to affect mood.
Unit Overview: Waiting: an introduction to drama conventions
In this lesson, we will define and demonstrate thought tracking and write original dialogue in role. We will develop still images from lesson one by adding lines of thought tracking to our original dialogue. We will also consider what makes an interesting script.
In this lesson, we will consider set and props as elements of devising drama. We will experiment with how props can be used to convey meaning, and design and annotate our own prop.
Units in Drama
- Devising from an image: Narrative approaches
- Waiting: an introduction to drama conventions
- Acting Shakespeare: Monologues from A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Practising physical and vocal skills
- Live theatre responses: Becoming a critic
- Narrative structures using poetry: Developing monologues
- Acting Shakespeare: Twelfth Night
- Posture, gesture and voice in performance
- Live theatre responses: Using social media
- Approaching text: Bringing it to life
- One text, different approaches
- The journey: a verbatim project
- Live performance responses: Evaluating stagecraft
- Understanding roles and responsibilities of the creative team
- Commedia dell'arte: an introduction
- Using Drama conventions to explore contemporary issues