10 Fundamental Key Terminology for Greek Theatre

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

Family Portraits

This is a very simple warm up that can be used to explore a characters relationship with the rest of their family and those close to them. Depending on group sizes and the text/devised piece involved, this could be done as a whole class or in individual groups. Begin the activities by having a discussion about the family and important people in the characters life … Continue reading Family Portraits

6 Character Development Exercises to try

The Monologue In the role of your character, write, rehearse and prepare a 2-3 minute monologue that accurately portrays your character at a particular point in time within the play your studying / performing. Consider what the character is thinking and feeling at that moment. What are their fears, hopes, love and hates in life and how they relate to this moment in the play. … Continue reading 6 Character Development Exercises to try

The importance of establishing a scene

Directing notes from Proof. I’ve been working with my sixth form students today on their Unit 2 Section B group performances. Although it’s the Easter holidays it is a fantastic opportunity to spend some time with the students without the day-to-day politics of school effecting things and getting in the way. There is something lovely, relaxed and very productive about working during the holidays. One … Continue reading The importance of establishing a scene