Drama

Drama

Explorative strategies

Narrating

Narrating is what you do when you’re giving a spoken commentary on the action taking place during a drama. It’s a useful technique when you want to inform the audience of what is happening.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/drama/activities/narrating/narrating.shtml

Topics

Exploring
Explorative strategies, drama medium, elements of drama and drama texts
Responding
Documentary response, activities and examples
Performing
Devised performance, scripted performance, performance support and tips
Galleries
Image galleries for costume, wigs, make-up, expressions and characters
Drama WJEC
Devised performance, performance from a text, written paper, galleries

Drama – Explorative strategies

Your drama practical work and Documentary Response will require you to demonstrate a variety of explorative strategiesto show that you have fully explored the character, scene or stimuli you’ve been working on.

This Revision Bite will define the eight explorative strategies you should know.

Video examples of each explorative strategy can be found on each page of this Revision Bite.

Exemplar answers

Why a still image? What does it add to a drama?

Just like a photograph, a still image can be examined closely, and the audience can note body language, facial expressions orproxemics to give clues as to the situation or the people within the situation at that moment.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/drama/activities/still_image/still_image.shtml

Thought-tracking

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/drama/activities/thought_tracking/thought_tracking.shtml

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