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Year-8 Drama

Year-8 Drama

Autumn

Behind the scenes

Introduction to different roles within the stage

Creating sound effects

Costume development

Stage design

Pantomime

Following a script

Understanding genre

Learning lines

Role play

To understand how set and sound create atmosphere and mood

Spring

Comedy and melodrama

Explore genre

To introduce students to the process of production

To develop stock characters

To explore exaggeration and communication

To develop team building

A Midsummer  Night’s Dream

Introduction to the world of the play

Process drama

Devicing

Improvising

Summer

It was terrifying

Facilitate understanding of how space, body language and expression communicate meaning

Use still pictures to structure narrative

Monologue

group work and presentation skills

Haunted and hunted

Use of picture stimulus

Story-telling

Ways of creating atmosphere and communicating without dialogue

Understanding and application of soundscapes

Movement and mime skills as a form of communication

How vocal tone, sound, rhythm and pace convey meaning

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