Pace, pause and tone

The objective for this lesson to is understand how, as actors, we can use pause, pace, and tone 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.

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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 characterisation?

1/4

Q2.What key word refers to the basic information about a character?

2/4

Q3.What does the key word motivation mean?

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 characterisation?

1/4

Q2.What key word refers to the basic information about a character?

2/4

Q3.What does the key word motivation mean?

3/4

Q4.What are vocal skills?

4/4

Video

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Worksheet

These slides will take you through some tasks for the lesson. If you need to re-play the video, click the ‘Resume Video’ icon. If you are asked to add answers to the slides, first download or print out the worksheet. Once you have finished all the tasks, click ‘Next’ below.

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Quiz:

Pause, pace and tone

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

Q1.When you change your voice to sound more angry, would you be changing the tone of your voice or the pace of your voice?

1/6

Q2.What key term refers to the speed of your voice when you talk?

2/6

Q3.What is characterisation?

3/6

Q4.What does the key word pause mean?

4/6

Q5.What key word refers to the basic information about a character?

5/6

Q6.What key word do we use to describe why a character does something on stage?

6/6

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:

Pause, pace and tone

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

Q1.When you change your voice to sound more angry, would you be changing the tone of your voice or the pace of your voice?

1/6

Q2.What key term refers to the speed of your voice when you talk?

2/6

Q3.What is characterisation?

3/6

Q4.What does the key word pause mean?

4/6

Q5.What key word refers to the basic information about a character?

5/6

Q6.What key word do we use to describe why a character does something on stage?

6/6

Lesson summary: Pace, pause and tone

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