In this lesson, we learn about some introductory Drama conventions and use these to set the foundations for explorative work next lesson using contemporary issues.
Unit Overview: Using Drama conventions to explore contemporary issues
In this lesson, we continue to learn about Drama conventions but deploy them in specific scenarios that relate to a central character we developed in the previous lesson.
In this lesson we learn about the significance of a place and what it means to lose that. We also explore the feelings associated with seeking refuge.
In this lesson we explore the situations one can find themself in throughout fault of their own in an attempt to understand truthful realities across the world.
In this lesson we explore the issues of environmentalism and the respect we have for systems and the planet through choices.
In this lesson we explore the choices people make that are essential to life in positive and negative. We aim to understand life in many perspectives with sensitivity.
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