In this lesson, pupils will be introduced to a stimulus in the form of a photograph. Pupils will mindmap ideas in response to this, then choose one idea to develop into a narrative, creating a story for three characters.
Unit Overview: Devising from an image: Narrative approaches
In this lesson, students will take one character from their plotline and develop this character, exploring drama conventions to develop characters.
In this lesson, students will use drama techniques to develop their character further, and will write a monologue for their character, annotating this with ideas of how to perform it.
In this lesson, students will look at vocal and physical performance techniques and apply these to their performance, and if possible, ask someone to film them performing their monologue. They will watch their monologue back and evaluate their performance.
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