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Oct 21, 2014

Shakespearean and Elizabethan Theatre

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Drama as Expression

Contents: Shakespearean and Elizabethan Theatre

 Knowledge and Understanding:

As well as building on the skills and knowledge acquired in years 1-2, students by the end of their Year 3 Drama course should have a theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of:

-          naturalistic and narrative drama

-          symbolism

-          stage discipline

-          research skills

-          characterization

-          performing monologues, dialogues and scenes

-          timing

-          voice work on text – stress, tone volume

-          use of costume and make-up

-          rehearsals and group performance


At the end of the course students should be able to:
  • use art confidently as a form of expression and communication while demonstrating a range of technical skills
  • present their work through formal performance


Group Project

1. Perform the scene from a published script

Evaluation and Reflection:

At the end of the course students should be able to:
-  assess and appraise their own work and that of others

-  use group discussion and feedback to support and promote creative development

- present and answer questions about the overall concept of the performance to a panel of 3 teachers


Artistic Awareness and Personal Engagement:
At the end of the course students should be able to:
-  show initiative, creativity and willingness to take risk
- support and encourage their peers towards a positive working environment

Areas of Interaction:

Community and Service: reflecting on issues and themes in the wider community and, through a realistic style performance, inform people of these issues.

Health and Social Education: understanding social norms and behavior during Shakespeare’s time. The students will be performing scenes from the Bard’s plays showing an appreciation for the acting conventions dictated by Elizabethan society.

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