Eye contact, proxemics and movement

The objective for this lesson is to understand how, as actors, we can combine the use of eye contact, proxemics and movement and blocking on a stage to bring a character from a script to life and successfully communicate their character to an audience. Students will have the opportunity to add more terminology to their growing 'toolbox' of physical and vocal skills. 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 does the key term pace mean?

1/5

Q2.What do actors call the process of creating a character?

2/5

Q3.What does the key word pause mean?

3/5

Q4.What key word do we use to describe the emotion in your voice?

4/5

Q5.What key word do we use to describe why a character does something on stage?

5/5

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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 does the key term pace mean?

1/5

Q2.What do actors call the process of creating a character?

2/5

Q3.What does the key word pause mean?

3/5

Q4.What key word do we use to describe the emotion in your voice?

4/5

Q5.What key word do we use to describe why a character does something on stage?

5/5

Video

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Quiz:

Eye contact, proxemics and movement

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

Q1.What does the key word eye contact mean?

1/5

Q2.What key word do we use to describe how we use the space between two characters to communicate to an audience?

2/5

Q3.What does the proxemics between two characters standing 3 meters apart with their backs to each other most likely to suggest?

3/5

Q4.What key word do we use to describe the emotion in your voice?

4/5

Q5.What key word do we use to describe why a character does something on stage?

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:

Eye contact, proxemics and movement

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

Q1.What does the key word eye contact mean?

1/5

Q2.What key word do we use to describe how we use the space between two characters to communicate to an audience?

2/5

Q3.What does the proxemics between two characters standing 3 meters apart with their backs to each other most likely to suggest?

3/5

Q4.What key word do we use to describe the emotion in your voice?

4/5

Q5.What key word do we use to describe why a character does something on stage?

5/5

Lesson summary: Eye contact, proxemics and movement

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Time to move!

Did you know that exercise helps your concentration and ability to learn?

For 5 mins...

Move around:
Climb stairs

On the spot:
Chair yoga

This was the final lesson in the unit Approaching text: Bringing it to life.

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