Students will recap over their chosen script from the ‘Investigating Texts’ scheme of work, including practical exploration of plot, characters, themes and writers’ intentions. Students will select a section of the text to perform in groups. They will practically experiment with different intentions, styles and approaches. Students will individually complete research into their chosen play, including the original intentions for the piece, target audience and historical context. This research will lead to a clear intention for their own performance. Students will explore different rehearsal techniques and learn how to create an effective rehearsal schedule, including the ability to allocate clear individual roles and tasks. By the end of this scheme of work students will have created a portfolio of notes to use when completing Unit One – Performing.
• To explore plot, structure, themes and characters within an existing script.
• To make informed decisions about which scene to perform, including artistic intentions and style.
• To complete research into the original play, including intentions and historical context.
• To create a rehearsal schedule that identifies clear roles within the group.
Focus skills – Plot, themes, structure, characterisation, genres, application of practitioners’ techniques, artistic intention, page to stage techniques, research, individual roles, rehearsal scheduling.