Improvisation has got to be one of the most universal, accessible and immediate rehearsal and drama tool in the box. But how can you use improvisation to help students understand the structure a performance? Continue reading How improvisation can help students to understand the structure of a performance.
Protagonist: The leading character in a story Antagonist: The leading villain of a story Tragedy: A play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending, especially one concerning the downfall of the main character Comedy: A play characterized by its humorous or satirical tone and its depiction of amusing people or incidents, in which the characters ultimately triumph over adversity. In Greek Theatre Comedy … Continue reading 10 Fundamental Key Terminology for Greek Theatre
Image: http://www.vroma.org/images/mcmanus_images/actors.jpg The Ancient Greek drama, is a theatrical culture that flourished in ancient Greece from c. 700 BC. Athens Drama Festival originated from the Great Dionysia, a festival where people would take part in performances that explored great issues in their society. The earliest tragedy that survives, is Aeschylus Persai, dates from 472 The festivals were attended by all Athenian citizens (women as well … Continue reading 20 Facts About Greek Theatre
This was a play I was introduced to at a teacher conference several years ago by someone who said it was a brilliant GCSE text. They said it was brilliant, that it had revolutionised their approach to text based performances and had got excellent marks for it. To be honest it was the last bit about excellent marks that got me interested it in! It … Continue reading Two by Jim Cartwright
This is an excellent little warm up that I’ve found on improvencyclopedia. Description Everyone in a circle. There are 3 things a player can be: An alien: hold you index fingers up next to your head, as little antenna`s and say `Bleeb bleeb`, bending inwards into the circle; A cow: bend forward, hold your right hand on your tummy and go `Moooo` A tiger: push … Continue reading Alien, Cow, Tiger
DARTS This is a very simple but fun Drama Game that encourages spontaneous improvisation without the students really thinking about it and before they know it everyone is acting along, laughing with everyone else and thoughts of embarrassment are forgotten. Standing with all the students in a circle explain that a student will cross the space to another student. Once the student has reached the … Continue reading 2 quick fire warm ups