Characterisation

The objective for this lesson is to understand the process of characterisation when creating a strong and believable character. Students will have the opportunity to learn and apply the key terminology of given circumstance, interpretation and motivation to bring to life the character in a script. Students will add more terminology to their growing ‘toolbox’ of physical and vocal skills.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is a character?

1/4

Q2.What is a monologue?

2/4

Q3.Which term relates to planning where actors enter and exit a stage, as well as where they will stand?

3/4

Q4.What are vocal skills?

4/4

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is a character?

1/4

Q2.What is a monologue?

2/4

Q3.Which term relates to planning where actors enter and exit a stage, as well as where they will stand?

3/4

Q4.What are vocal skills?

4/4

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Worksheet

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Quiz:

Characterisation

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What to actors call the process of creating a character?

1/5

Q2.What are given circumstances?

2/5

Q3.When interpreting the character for yourself, what do you use to help you?

3/5

Q4.What is a long speech that a character says on their own?

4/5

Q5.What are vocal skills?

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Characterisation

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What to actors call the process of creating a character?

1/5

Q2.What are given circumstances?

2/5

Q3.When interpreting the character for yourself, what do you use to help you?

3/5

Q4.What is a long speech that a character says on their own?

4/5

Q5.What are vocal skills?

5/5

Lesson summary: Characterisation

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