Presentation on theme: "1.The Woman in Black What does the title suggest? Using the next slide as inspiration improvise a short play. Freeze frame."— Presentation transcript:
1.The Woman in Black What does the title suggest? Using the next slide as inspiration improvise a short play. Freeze frame.
He is mine. Why should I not have what is mine? He shall not go to strangers. I shall kill us both before I let him go. What else can I do?
Homework Write a short story about yourself in a recent event. Include dialogue where it is appropriate.
2.The Woman in Black The opening scene. A play within play. Narration Role play You have written a story based on a true event and you have an actor who will act this story out for you. Improvise an improvisation based on this scenario. What would you need to know as the actor? How could you help the actor to play you?
Characters Themes The Woman in Black First Thoughts Time Issues Style Location Feelings Endings
What was your first response/impression of the play? Which character do you remember the most? Why? What is it about? When is it set? Who wrote it? The Woman in Black
3.The Woman in Black For a ghost play how would you show the following: Atmosphere? Suspense? Fear? Tension? Rhythm/pace/tempo?
What is Atmosphere? Creates an emotional and meaningful experience for the audience. Observer belief Observer recognition Symbols Time Place Objects Character emotion and motives. Story Sound Light Music Colour Pace Expression Movement Intonation
4.The Woman in Black Split Screen Climax/anti-climax. The use of movement, mime and/or gesture Thought tracking Hot-seating Homework: Write a letter in the character of Kipps to his fiancé while he is at Mrs Drablow’s house. Research the fashion of the time in the play and draw a costume for a character from The Woman in Black..
5.The Woman in Black Contrasts Symbols Stage Sound Lighting. ARRGH!
6.The Woman in Black Objectives To demonstrate performance skills that are consistently high and make good use of voice, movement, characterisation, pace, style and timing, as well as staging. To communicate the intentions of the playwright. To analyse drama in performance, using appropriate language and theatre vocabulary to suggest improvements
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