This lesson is designed to last between 2-3 hours, depending on the amount of exploration time given per task. The lesson works through:
Theoretical background of Stanislavski
Three key Naturalistic techniques (theoretical introduction and practical exploration tasks): Emotion Memory; Given Circumstances; What If
A practical exploration task responding to an auditory stimulus
A devising task - creating a scene using Stanislavski’s techniques to deepen understanding of character
Students will also be briefly introduced to a short extract of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’
Suggestions for using this resource:
- Introduction to a theatre practitioner (A-Level Drama)
- Introduction to devising and staging techniques (GCSE / A-Level Drama)
- A one-off workshop to kick-start a SOW
- A workshop as part of a SOW introducing different practitioners and devising techniques (please see my other resources for workshops on Stanislavksi, Artaud, Physical Theatre, Choral Speech, Script Writing and Verbatim Theatre.
- In the past, this lesson has been used to kick start AQA Drama Component 2: Devising Theatre.
This lesson pack includes one PowerPoint (with a short documentary and music embedded within the PowerPoint), three resources/hand outs (one of which is differentiated for HAT/MAT/LAT students and contains a TA/Teacher ‘answer sheet’, and one lesson plan with questioning, differentiation and plenary included.