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The use of costume, mask and/or make up

Medium

The use of space and/ or levels

Medium

The use of set and/ or props

Medium


The use of movement, mime and/ or gesture

Medium

The use of spoken language

Medium

The use of voice

Medium

The use of lighting

Medium

The use of sound and/ or music

Medium

Action/plot/content

Element


The story, the characters and/ or the theme(s) of the drama

Rhythm/pace/tempo

Element


The rate at which the action moves along and the extent to which this changes

Contrasts

Element


For example:


Stillness vs activity


Silence vs noise

Characterisation

Element


The means used to portray a role using vocal and physical skills

Symbols

Element


The representational use of props gestures, expressions, costume, lighting, and/ or setting. For example: blue lighting to represent night-time , a white costume to represent innocence

Conventions

Element


Using techniques such as slow motion, freeze-frame, audience asides, soliloquy, establishing one part of the space as one location and a different part of the space as another location

Climax/anti-climax

Element


Building and/ or releasing tension in the drama and/ or a sense of expectation

Forms

Element


The way a story is told, the characters are portrayed and/ or the themes are depicted

Still image/ tableaux

Explorative strategy


One person acts as a sculptor and creates images by positioning individuals in the group in relation to one another to create a still image.


Hot seating

Explorative strategy


A technique used to deepen an actor's understanding of a role. The individual sits in a "hot seat" and has questions fired at them that they have to answer from the point of view of the role they are enacting

Cross- cutting

Explorative strategy


Creating a scene or scenes and then reordering the action by cutting forwards and backwards to different moments

Forum theatre

Explorative strategy


A scene is enacted and watched by the rest of the group. At any point observers or actors can stop the action to ask for help or refocus the work. Observers can step in and add a role or take over an existing one.

Marking the moment

Explorative strategy


Having created a piece of drama work, individuals identify a significant moment in the piece. This can be done in discussion, marked by freezing the action, using captions, inner thoughts spoken out loud,using lighting to spotlight the moment ETC... The moment will represent significance for the individual in terms of revealing an understanding, an insight or evoking a feeling about the issue or idea being explored

Role play

Explorative strategy


An individual pretends to be someone else, by putting themselves in a similar position and imagining what the person might say, think and feel

Narrating

Explorative strategy


Providing a spoken commentary, that accompanies stage action, or a story being related by a character

Thought tracking

Explorative strategy


Stopping individuals during an in-role activity and asking them to reveal their inner thoughts at a particular moment