Starting with Scripts: Dramatic Literature for KS3 & KS4

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Nelson Thornes, 2002 - 188 páginas
Starting with Scripts offers an exciting introduction to dramatic literature for students aged 11-16. Fully revised and updated, this text complements Script Sampler to form a comprehensive Drama resource written by an experienced and widely-respected author.
 

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Section one How are plays different from novels Introduction Reading for story The plot Setting the scene Special strategies
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Chorus Dramatic irony
2
Section two The language of plays 8 Voicing the lines 9 Dialogue 10 And now for the news 11 Direct address 12 Rhythm
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Rhythm in conversation 14 Whats my line 15 First impressions 16 Moody moments 17 Genre 18 Style
30
Positioning the audience 20 Playing with the illusion 21 Stage screen and radio
31
Section three Understanding stage directions 22 If in doubt read the instructions 23 Directions in the dialogue 24 Addressing the actor 25 Addressing...
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Directions for lighting 27 Directions for sound 28 Music 29 Putting it all together
93
Section four Dramatic characters
116
Cameos
142
Character development
144
Bodies in space
146
Casting
150
Costume mask and makeup
153
Using the whole stage
160
The onstage audience
163
Section five Experiencing the production
168

First impressions
118
Subtext
125
Finding the motive
129
Characters in action
130
Whats in a name?
133
Stereotypes
136
Personification
139
Functional characters
141
Attention seeking
169
Just the ticket
172
Gut reactions
173
Making a critical comment
175
Reviewing the reviews
178
Glossary
182
Acknowledgements
187
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