Creating a character and using empathy to develop characterisation

In this lesson, students will take one character from their plotline and develop this character, exploring drama conventions to develop characters.

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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 stimulus?

1/5

Q2.Which of the following answers most accurately describes the structure of a story?

2/5

Q3.Which definition best describes devising?

3/5

Q4.What would be the best way to create an interesting character?

4/5

Q5.What is characterisation?

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:

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 stimulus?

1/5

Q2.Which of the following answers most accurately describes the structure of a story?

2/5

Q3.Which definition best describes devising?

3/5

Q4.What would be the best way to create an interesting character?

4/5

Q5.What is characterisation?

5/5

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Creating a character and using empathy to develop characterisation

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

Q1.Why is it important to have a backstory for your character?

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Q2.What is empathy?

2/5

Q3.What is a three-dimensional character in Drama?

3/5

Q4.Which of the following is NOT a good question for a character questionnaire?

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Q5.Why do we do 'role on the wall' in Drama?

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Quiz:

Creating a character and using empathy to develop characterisation

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

Q1.Why is it important to have a backstory for your character?

1/5

Q2.What is empathy?

2/5

Q3.What is a three-dimensional character in Drama?

3/5

Q4.Which of the following is NOT a good question for a character questionnaire?

4/5

Q5.Why do we do 'role on the wall' in Drama?

5/5

Lesson summary: Creating a character and using empathy to develop characterisation

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