A2 Drama Paper - Structure for Section A

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(a) Ways of exploring extracts:

Non-verbal: Pace, Posture, Proxemics, Movement, Gait, Gesture, Mime, Exits and entrances

Verbal: Pitch, Pace, Pause, Tone, Accent, Emphasis, Volume, Intonation

Structure:

1. Topic sentence:

In rehearsal, as a director, one of the ways I would outline for my performers to explore..... in the extract would be....

2. Choose a non-verbal way e.g. Movement, pace, posture

3. Give a reason how/why it explores e.g. This would explore how they would exit the stage

4. Give 2 opposite examples e.g. The pairs could use traditional dance which would show.... or they could use contemporary dance which would show...

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5. Choose a verbal way e.g. Pitch, pace, pause

6. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for point 5

(b) Consider three appropriate rehearsal techniques:

EXAMPLES: spontaenous/summaritive still images, objective work, leading with body parts, balance board, chair magnets 

WARNING! DO NOT USE THE SAME REHEARSAL TECHNIQUES IN QUESTION B AND C. YOU MUST USE DIFFERENT ONES TO GAIN MARKS SO QUICKLY PLAN OUT EACH QUESTION BEFORE YOU START

1. Topic Sentence:

In rehearsal, as a director, one rehearsal technique I would use to explore......would be........

Always start with this topic sentence at the beginning of your B and C question

2. Choose a rehearsal technique, linking to the question:

e.g. In rehearsal as a director, one rehearsal technique I would use to explore the relationship between the men and women in the extract would be off text improvisation.........

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