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Brecht and Grotowski, a practical exploration

Brecht and Grotowski, a practical exploration

This pack introduces drama students to the theatre practitioners Bertolt Brecht and Jerzy Grotowski. Students will develop a practical understanding of the ideas of Brecht and Grotowski through the exercises here, in addition to refining their own ideas about the nature of theatre. Brecht and Grotowski developed forms of theatre that urged a response from the spectator: Brecht encouraged the spectator to take political action to change society whereas Grotowski wished to induce psychological change on an individual level. Brecht spent much of his adult life in exile from Germany during the Nazi period (1933-1945). Grotowski grew up in a Poland first occupied by the Nazis, then dominated by the Soviet Union, where free speech was highly restricted. In response to these politically charged times, both practitioners chose to use a montage scene structure in which episodes are cleverly juxtaposed to create the maximum shock. Brecht and Grotowski were influenced by the moral message and the stylized movement of Japanese Noh Theatre and this is considered in detail through practical tasks. Through the exercises in this resource, students will gain a detailed knowledge of the philosophy of the two practitioners. The following areas will be explored in detail: how the audience is affected by the performance, how to stage a play and the role of the performer. Students will be encouraged to refine and develop their own theatre practice by means of regular reflection exercises that will serve to organise their thoughts, while also proving a record of the learning experience when it comes to exam revision. Knowledge and subject specific vocabulary will be expanded in preparation for the written exam. As well as considering the value of the work of Brecht and Grotowski, students will appraise their own work in progress and in performance, increasing their maturity as thinking performers.
auriel
Artaud and Stanislavski, a practical exploration

Artaud and Stanislavski, a practical exploration

This pack introduces students to the theatre practitioners Antonin Artaud and Konstantin Sergeievich Alexeiev (Stanislavski). Students will develop a practical understanding of the ideas of Artaud and Stanislavski through the exercises provided, in addition to formulating their own ideas about the nature of theatre. Artaud and Stanislavski epitomise performing skills vital for all drama students: physical theatre, realism and character analysis. Through the exercises in this pack, students will gain a detailed knowledge of the philosophies of these two contrasting practitioners. The following areas will be explored in detail: how the audience is affected by the performance, different ideas about how to stage a play and the role of the performer. Through their study of Artaud and Stanislavski, students will be encouraged to refine and develop their own theatre practice by means of regular feedback sheets which serve to organise their thoughts. The feedback sheets will prove a valuable record of the learning experience when it comes to formulating ideas in written work. Knowledge and subject specific vocabulary will be expanded. As well as considering the value of the work of Stanislavski and Artaud, the students will appraise, analyse and criticise their own work in progress and in performance, increasing their maturity as thinking performers.
auriel
150 x Drama Starters Settlers Wordsearches Crosswords IDEA Alphabet GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Lesson

150 x Drama Starters Settlers Wordsearches Crosswords IDEA Alphabet GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Lesson

150 x starter activities with the theme of Drama (KS3/GCSE). Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. There are at least: 30 x Wordsearches 30 x Crosswords 30 x Anagram Sheets 30 x IDEA (Identify, Describe, Explain, Analyse) Analysers 30 x Alphabet Brainstormers (for some there's more than one activity so there's more than 150 altogether) Themes/topics are (in no particular order): 1. Approaching A Script, 2. Using The Space, 3. Using Your Body, 4. Using Your Voice, 5. Developing Characters, 6. Drama Elements, 7. Improvisation, 8. Staging A Scene, 9. Structure Of A Play, 10. Famous Plays & Performances 11.Acting 12. Common Mis-spellings 13. Costume 14. Genres 15. Masks 16. Mime 17. Musical Theatre 18. Pantomime 19. Specialisms 20. Media 21. Communication 22. Conflict 23. Dramatic Irony 24. Emotions 1 25. Emotions 2 26. Gesture 27. Key Terms (ABC) 28. Language 29. Lighting 30. Theatrical Expressions Includes suggested extension activities, which can take 10 minutes or a whole lesson depending on detail given. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
30 x Drama IDEA Analysers Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Settlers Brainstorm

30 x Drama IDEA Analysers Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Settlers Brainstorm

30 starter-style I-D-E-A (Identify, Describe, Explain, Analyse) starters covering 10 topics and themes. Students complete the ones they are comfortable with (eg lower ability complete 'Identify' where they simply can list their thoughts, higher ability complete 'Explain' and 'Analyse' where more detail and sentences can be used. Some of the next one can then be completed based on what they thought, to push them a little further. Themes are: 1. Approaching A Script, 2. Using The Space, 3. Using Your Body, 4. Using Your Voice, 5. Developing Characters, 6. Drama Elements, 7. Improvisation, 8. Staging A Scene, 9. Structure Of A Play, 10. Famous Plays & Performances 11.Acting 12. Common Mis-spellings 13. Costume 14. Genres 15. Masks 16. Mime 17. Musical Theatre 18. Pantomime 19. Specialisms 20. Media 21. Communication 22. Conflict 23. Dramatic Irony 24. Emotions 1 25. Emotions 2 26. Gesture 27. Key Terms (ABC) 28. Language 29. Lighting 30. Theatrical Expressions Includes suggested extension activities, which can take 10 minutes or a whole lesson depending on detail given. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
30 x Drama Alphabet Analyser Brainstorm Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Settlers

30 x Drama Alphabet Analyser Brainstorm Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Settlers

30 starter-style alphabet brainstorm analysers on the theme of Drama. Themes are: 1. Approaching A Script, 2. Using The Space, 3. Using Your Body, 4. Using Your Voice, 5. Developing Characters, 6. Drama Elements, 7. Improvisation, 8. Staging A Scene, 9. Structure Of A Play, 10. Famous Plays & Performances 11.Acting 12. Common Mis-spellings 13. Costume 14. Genres 15. Masks 16. Mime 17. Musical Theatre 18. Pantomime 19. Specialisms 20. Media 21. Communication 22. Conflict 23. Dramatic Irony 24. Emotions 1 25. Emotions 2 26. Gesture 27. Key Terms (ABC) 28. Language 29. Lighting 30. Theatrical Expressions Includes suggested extension activities, which can take 10 minutes or a whole lesson depending on detail given. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
30 x Drama Anagram Sheet Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Anagrams Settlers

30 x Drama Anagram Sheet Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Anagrams Settlers

30 starter-style anagram sheets on the theme of Drama. Themes are: 1. Approaching A Script, 2. Using The Space, 3. Using Your Body, 4. Using Your Voice, 5. Developing Characters, 6. Drama Elements, 7. Improvisation, 8. Staging A Scene, 9. Structure Of A Play, 10. Famous Plays & Performances 11.Acting 12. Common Mis-spellings 13. Costume 14. Genres 15. Masks 16. Mime 17. Musical Theatre 18. Pantomime 19. Specialisms 20. Media 21. Communication 22. Conflict 23. Dramatic Irony 24. Emotions 1 25. Emotions 2 26. Gesture 27. Key Terms (ABC) 28. Language 29. Lighting 30. Theatrical Expressions Includes suggested extension activities, which can take 10 minutes or a whole lesson depending on detail given. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
30 x Drama Crosswords Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Crossword Settlers

30 x Drama Crosswords Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Crossword Settlers

30 starter-style crosswords on the theme of Drama. Themes are: 1. Approaching A Script, 2. Using The Space, 3. Using Your Body, 4. Using Your Voice, 5. Developing Characters, 6. Drama Elements, 7. Improvisation, 8. Staging A Scene, 9. Structure Of A Play, 10. Famous Plays & Performances 11.Acting 12. Common Mis-spellings 13. Costume 14. Genres 15. Masks 16. Mime 17. Musical Theatre 18. Pantomime 19. Specialisms 20. Media 21. Communication 22. Conflict 23. Dramatic Irony 24. Emotions 1 25. Emotions 2 26. Gesture 27. Key Terms (ABC) 28. Language 29. Lighting 30. Theatrical Expressions Includes suggested extension activities, which can take 10 minutes or a whole lesson depending on detail given. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
30 x Drama Wordsearches Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Wordsearch Settlers

30 x Drama Wordsearches Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Wordsearch Settlers

30 starter-style wordsearches on the theme of Drama. Themes are: 1. Approaching A Script, 2. Using The Space, 3. Using Your Body, 4. Using Your Voice, 5. Developing Characters, 6. Drama Elements, 7. Improvisation, 8. Staging A Scene, 9. Structure Of A Play, 10. Famous Plays & Performances 11.Acting 12. Common Mis-spellings 13. Costume 14. Genres 15. Masks 16. Mime 17. Musical Theatre 18. Pantomime 19. Specialisms 20. Media 21. Communication 22. Conflict 23. Dramatic Irony 24. Emotions 1 25. Emotions 2 26. Gesture 27. Key Terms (ABC) 28. Language 29. Lighting 30. Theatrical Expressions Includes suggested extension activities, which can take 10 minutes or a whole lesson depending on detail given. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
50 x Drama Starters #3 Wordsearches Crossword Alphabet Brainstorm GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover

50 x Drama Starters #3 Wordsearches Crossword Alphabet Brainstorm GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover

50 x starter activities with the theme of Drama (KS3/GCSE). Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. There are at least: 10 x Wordsearches 10 x Crosswords 10 x Anagram Sheets 10 x IDEA (Identify, Describe, Explain, Analyse) Brainstormers 10 x Alphabet Brainstormers (for some activities there's more than 1 so there's more than 50 altogether) Themes/topics are (in no particular order): 1. Communication 2. Conflict 3. Dramatic Irony 4. Emotions 1 5. Emotions 2 6. Gesture 7. Key Terms (ABC) 8. Language 9. Lighting 10. Theatrical Expressions Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
10 x Drama IDEA Analysers #3 Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover Plenary

10 x Drama IDEA Analysers #3 Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover Plenary

10 starter-style I-D-E-A (Identify, Describe, Explain, Analyse) starters covering 10 topics and themes. Students complete the ones they are comfortable with (eg lower ability complete 'Identify' where they simply can list their thoughts, higher ability complete 'Explain' and 'Apply' where more detail and sentences can be used. Some of the next one can then be completed based on what they thought, to push them a little further. Themes are: 1. Communication 2. Conflict 3. Dramatic Irony 4. Emotions 1 5. Emotions 2 6. Gesture 7. Key Terms (ABC) 8. Language 9. Lighting 10. Theatrical Expressions Includes suggested extension activities, which can take 10 minutes or a whole lesson depending on detail given. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
10 x Drama Alphabet Analysers #3 Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Brainstorm

10 x Drama Alphabet Analysers #3 Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Brainstorm

10 starter-style Alphabet Brainstorm Analysers covering 10 topics and themes. Themes are: 1. Communication 2. Conflict 3. Dramatic Irony 4. Emotions 1 5. Emotions 2 6. Gesture 7. Key Terms (ABC) 8. Language 9. Lighting 10. Theatrical Expressions Includes suggested extension activities, which can take 10 minutes or a whole lesson depending on detail given. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean