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Freeze Frames/ Tableaux To help with posture and positioning. To be able to define your
character with a position. To decide upon the focal point/ key to each scene or the play as a
Chorus/ Soundscape Create atmosphere, envelope the audience with sound, create a
visceral reaction, present lines in an alternative way. Sound is often more powerful than
vision as we attach strong memories to particular sounds.
Proxemics Character relationships and motivations.
Conscience Alley To explore the Good and Evil within the character to better understand
their motivation or objective in a scene.
Shoaling/Flocking A whole group forms together to create one character, to dissect the
characters inner thoughts and intentions. To improve ensemble scenes and physical theatre
Role Reversal To explore the dynamics of relationships and power and status within a
Levels To explore and establish status, hierarchy, power.
Off Text Improvisation To have a better understanding of the character and see how
they would behave in alternative circumstances.
1-10 Exaggeration of Comedy Know how to treat the comical scenes. To work on mime
and precision of movement.
Mime/ Silent Movie To work on intricate and detailed movement.
Emotional Memory Imagine a moment or event from your past in order to simulate the
same emotions on stage to make your performance real and gain a particular reaction from
Abstract Theatre Techniques such as "The Essence Machine" using your body to present
a physical representation of an emotion. To pinpoint the concept and style of acting of the
Forum Theatre To create more in-depth characters, understand how they will be
presented, what they are really thinking and thus how you want the audience to react and
respond to them.
Passing the Mask creating exaggerated theatre, reducing a character to their bare
element, identity raw emotion in the scene.
Clowning Techniques To explore the circus theme and enhance slapstick comedy.
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Speed Run/Play in a Minute To confirm plot, reaffirm intentions, motivation and
Vocal Exercises such as "Ha, Ha, Ha's", tongue twisters"Peter Piper picked a peck of
pickled peppers. How many peppers did Peter Piper pick? A peck!" or "Maaaaa...
Mayyyyyy... Meeeeeee... Mowwww... Moooooo." To enhance pronunciation, tone, pitch,
pause etc and emphasise particular words for enhanced meaning.…read more