Rehearsal Techniques

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Characterisation Rope Work (physical skills)
Experiment with the use of ropes to explore tension between characters, this means actors will understand relationships between character's better.
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Characterisation Animalisation (physical skills)
Move through a series of stages from 1-10 changing characteristics from human to the sort of animal which the character might inhabit. The actors then gain a clear physical sense of the shape of a character
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Characterisation BOAL Columbian Hypnosis (physical skills)
Mirroring exercise designed to synthesise movement between characters
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Characterisation TRESTLE Masks/moulding (physical skills)
Isolate body parts/use masks/tension states to find the physical pitch of a character and where it changes
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Characterisation STANISLAVSKI Inner life - gesture (physical skills)
Super-Objective - units and objectives - through lines in order to create specific actions
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Characterisation LeCoq Grommelot (vocal skills)
Use nonsense language to translate the text and find nuances of pitch and tone
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Characterisation CICELY BERRY Punctuation Pause (vocal skills)
Change direction in the space at every punctuations mark - experiment with pace and volume.
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Characterisation PATSY RODENBERG Breathe Control (vocal skills)
Breath control - use walls and partners to mark the location of tension in the body and voice
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Characterisation CICELY BERRY Use of Accents (vocal skills)
Experiment with a range of accents in order to explore the tensions in the dialogue.
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Ensemble Skills LeCoq Shoal of fish
cast members move together as one in order to create group energy and tension
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Ensemble Skills Laban Group movement
Group explore movement dimensions - each character adopts one quality which changes on a beat
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Ensemble Skills Brecht He said/She said
translate text into 3rd person
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Ensemble Skills Essence Machine
Group works together to create a machine
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Ensemble skills Trestle leading body parts
Group asked to lead from a specific part of the body
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Use of space Artuad The Plague
Group works together from a circular shape to chart the stages of the impact of the plague on a group - director as narrator
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Use of space count to 20
Group counts to 20 moving a step at a time towards one another
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Use of space Threstle Use of levels in relation to cards
Actors choose a card and adopt a position and level in the space which designates their status
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Use of space Silence to explore space and rhythm
Actors reduce text to gesture and movement to explore meaning
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Characterisation Physical
Movement
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Move through a series of stages from 1-10 changing characteristics from human to the sort of animal which the character might inhabit. The actors then gain a clear physical sense of the shape of a character

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Characterisation Animalisation (physical skills)

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Mirroring exercise designed to synthesise movement between characters

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Isolate body parts/use masks/tension states to find the physical pitch of a character and where it changes

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Super-Objective - units and objectives - through lines in order to create specific actions

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