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Unit Overview: Approaching text: Bringing it to life

Lessons:

3 lessons

Characterisation

The objective for this lesson is to understand the process of characterisation when creating a strong and believable character. Students will have the opportunity to learn and apply the key terminology of given circumstance, interpretation and motivation to bring to life the character in a script. Students will add more terminology to their growing 'toolbox' of physical and vocal skills.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 20m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript

Pace, pause and tone

The objective for this lesson to is understand how, as actors, we can use pause, pace, and tone to bring a character from a script to life and successfully communicate their character to an audience. Students will have the opportunity to add more terminology to their growing 'toolbox' of physical and vocal skills.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 23m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript

Eye contact, proxemics and movement

The objective for this lesson is to understand how, as actors, we can combine the use of eye contact, proxemics and movement and blocking on a stage to bring a character from a script to life and successfully communicate their character to an audience. Students will have the opportunity to add more terminology to their growing 'toolbox' of physical and vocal skills. This lesson includes some physical activity. We recommend checking with a trusted adult before starting or doing the lesson with the trusted adult nearby.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 23m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript