In this lesson, students will learn about pace, tone, emphasis and volume. They will experiment with these skills in activities to alter meaning and affect. Students will experiement with vocal expression to show emotion.
Unit Overview: Practising physical and vocal skills
In this lesson, students will work with a short text and use the thought-tracking technique to add original 'asides' into the script. Students will experiment with vocal expression to show character.
In this lesson, students will learn about facial expression, gesture and body language. Students will consider how they might react in different scenarios.
In this lesson, students will explore physicality to create tension and suspense using slow motion and mime in a range of scenarios.
In this lesson, students will take a section of text, appling knowledge of vocal and physical skills to communicate their emotions.
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