In this lesson, we will be exploring what commedia dell'arte is, where it came from, and how it is different from other styles of theatre.
Unit Overview: Commedia dell'arte: an introduction
In this lesson, we will be experimenting with the commedia style through the use of mime and physicality.
In this lesson, we will begin exploring the use of language and speech in Commedia dell'Arte.
In this lesson, we will begin exploring the stock characters and the masks that form the basis of who they are.
In this lesson, we will continue exploring the stock characters and the masks that form the basis of who they are.
In this lesson, we will combine our prior knowledge of character, through the commedia style.
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
- Who Cares?: A devising unit
- 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
- Study of text in contemporary, cultural contexts
- 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