This basic template created in Microsoft Word can be used as a starting point for your next script. Sam Graber will show you how to create styles and templates so that your script has that look. Fun and laughs included.
Ideas, Plans, Themes for Drama Teaching May 23rd, Comments Off on Ideas, Plans, Themes for Drama Teaching After many years of drama teaching to British high school students Key StagesI have started to put together some of the ideas, themes, warm-ups, games, productions that I have worked through with students.
Some are articles published at Suite Some will be unique articles published here. These are the Suite articles on drama teaching, so far: Using Masks as a Creative Teenage Drama Tool First published on Suite24 September The mask as a device to support teaching of theatre history, culture diversity and improvisation techniques in Key Stage 4 agesis second to none.
The mask is a versatile object. For protection industry; fencingfor prevention infectionfor disguise or grotesque effect to amuse or terrifyfor replication humour, satire, identificationit has many forms.
It helps narrate tales, sets chilling scenarios, heightens comedy. Teenage girls often dislike some kinds of masks, notably clown faces and heads.
Many of both sexes dislike the claustrophobia of masking, so a simple, symbolic mask on a stick serves some of the learning potential. Masks for History Masks have been around for thousands of years, evidenced in wall paintings, pottery and ancient documents, often embedded deep in ritual.
Studying Greek and Roman theatre history as origins of western tradition, for instance, is enhanced by simple masks. Japanese Noh theatre masks are generally neutral in expression.
Ancient Egyptians used mummy masks, with the death mask becoming a physical representation of the belief that the soul needed a safe journey into the afterlife.
Similar cultural tradition is found in Ghana and Zambia. They are widespread across the history of peoples in both North and South America. Theatrical links with religion are proved in most cultures, from Egyptians, Celts, Greeks, Slavs. Both pagan and Christian roots are evident in many festivities.
Halloween, witchcraft trials, Mardi Gras, Notting Hill Caribbean festival have easily accessible images for young people. Character disguise or dramatic effect are fundamental to drama and a creative opportunity. A mask does not have to be thought to embody a spirit, but it will always transform the wearer, psychologically or in a spiritual sense.
The impact on audience, either the class or a full one, is incalculable. The shock that an Artaud style treatment gives a performance piece, is magnified if the group wear appropriate masks. In simple terms, pose the questions: Why do we hide behind masks?
Highwaymen and thieves, rapists, terrorists, kidnappers, the disfigured, the robotic, the psychologically disturbed, the clinically insane, Ku Klux Klan, executioners, purveyors of magic and dreams are all well served by masking.
Toby Wilshire of Trestle Theatre Company said: There is a difference between controlling the mask and being controlled by it. Students should grasp that. They have to work harder physically to convey expression and meaning when masks take away their facial and vocal communication.
Masks for Devising Drama Teaching has a simple starter student mask lesson. A Trestle schools mask workshop uses the following or related exercises.Creator of the book Young Playwrights and the course Introduction to Playwriting, Jonathan Dorf is available as a script consultant. Table of Contents The Play's the Thing and Types of Plays.
A twenty lesson scheme planned for year 8 but easily to differentiate to suit any KS3 group. All lessons have a PowerPoint with levelled outcomes, a lesson plan and are fully resourced.
EXAMPLE SCRIPT: STAGE PLAY FORMAT The following is laid out in the way we like to have all scripts sent to us. Here are a few Do’s and Don’ts Do: 1. Use Microsoft Word or equivalent text document 2.
Use a popular font type such as Arial and 12 point size 3. Single line spaced. It is based on The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. It is very short, pupils can then complete the mini discussion activity to help them think about the structure/5(33).
Important 'sight' words Essential words 1 people words he she we you being and doing words was went is got had whereabouts words in on up to there with. A play script is a piece of writing written for the stage. Your child will learn the following facts about the play scripts they read, write and perform: A play script will include a list of characters (at the very beginning).