Sunday, 26 January 2014

Drama Exam Tip- Address the Audienece

A student is marked on their ability to successfully communicate with the audience. A very simple way of making sure they pick up some marks for this is by getting each student to perform a monologue: a speech spoken by one character to another/ other character/s, soliloquy: a speech spoken by one character to themselves and/ or address the audience: when a character speaks directly to the audience. Sometimes as if the audience is playing a character in the performance.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Drama Exam Tip - Communication

One of the main areas that an examiner will be marking individuals in an exam performance  is on their communication with the audience. This is done through their use of - body language: using body position and gestures to communicate meaning, gesture: a movement made with the arms/ hands to express a feeling or communicate an emotion, their facial expressions: using their face to communicate thoughts and feelings to the audience, and how they use vocal expression: changing the tone, pitch, volume and pace of their voice to communicate meaning and how they use dialogue: speaking or speech, this also includes their use of pauses and silence.