Creating a character using devising techniques

In this lesson, students will take one character from their plotline and develop this character, exploring drama conventions to develop characters. They will write a monologue for their character and annotate this with ideas of how to perform it. This lesson includes some physical activity. We recommend checking with a trusted adult before starting or doing the lesson with the trusted adult nearby.

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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 monologue?

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Q2.What is a still image?

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Q3.What skills do we use in a still image?

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Q4.What is the title of the poem we are using for our stimulus?

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Q5.Which of these colours are all mentioned in the poem?

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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 monologue?

1/5

Q2.What is a still image?

2/5

Q3.What skills do we use in a still image?

3/5

Q4.What is the title of the poem we are using for our stimulus?

4/5

Q5.Which of these colours are all mentioned in the poem?

5/5

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Quiz:

Creating a character using devising techniques

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

Q1.What is the definition of a cyclical narrative?

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Q2.What is the definition of a linear narrative?

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Q3.What is the definition of a fractured narrative?

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Q4.Why do we use hot seating in Drama? (Tick two answers).

Select two (2) boxes

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Q5.Which answer gives good advice for improvising?

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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:

Creating a character using devising techniques

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

Q1.What is the definition of a cyclical narrative?

1/5

Q2.What is the definition of a linear narrative?

2/5

Q3.What is the definition of a fractured narrative?

3/5

Q4.Why do we use hot seating in Drama? (Tick two answers).

Select two (2) boxes

4/5

Q5.Which answer gives good advice for improvising?

5/5

Lesson summary: Creating a character using devising techniques

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Time to move!

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Move around:
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