Decoding Meaning on Stage

Decoding Meaning on Stage

This scheme of work and 6 lesson plans are designed to introduce students to the different performance devices and explorative strategies, that can be used in performing and analysing a piece of text.

In this set of lessons students will be looking at a scene that is cut up into lines, they need to reorder the lines of the scene. Analyse how the lines of a scene intentionally progress to build tension.

 

They then use specific moments in the text creatively to form dramatic tension. They will then go on to decide which role they will take, discuss their text to establish character relationships and decide where and when the scene takes place. They will then rehearse their scene for assessment. For this scheme you can use any scene from any play. 

Full scheme of work suggested level Year 9 KS3

  • Full scheme of work

    Lesson Objectives & Activities:

     

    Lesson 1: Reorder the lines of a scene. Analyse how the lines of a scene intentionally progress to build tension. Activities - Warm-up Listening, question and answer. Reorder scenes to make a narrative. Decision making. Use specific moments in the text creatively to form dramatic tension.

     

    Lesson 2: Decide which role they will take. Discuss their text to establish character relationships. Decide where and when the scene takes place. Discuss brecht vs naturalism Activities - Warm-up Listening, question and answer. Discussion & Decision making. Establish relationships, geography and chronology of the scene. Listening / practical.

     

    Lesson 3: To Construct their scene. Manipulate their scene. Rehearse their scene. Activities - Warm-up Listening and Question and Answer. Discussion, Q&A, Discussion of what props / set they may need. Practical rehearsal.

     

    Lesson 4: Rehearse their scene Perform to peers. Activities - Warm-up Performance of scenes to peers. Peer evaluation.

     

    Lesson 5: To rehearse their devised scene for assessment. Activities - Rehearsal of scenes. Peer evaluation. 

     

    Lesson 6: To Perform their devised scene for assessment Activities - Performance of scenes to peers. Peer evaluation Teacher assessment. Decision making. Use specific moments in the text creatively to form dramatic tension.

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