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Drama

Year 8 Drama

“We must all do drama to find out who we are and discover who we could be” – Augusto Boal

Drama is central to the cultural life at Thorpe House School, with pupils in all year groups given the chance to perform, be involved as a stage technician or as a member of the audience. We believe that Drama supports the learning of all students across all aspects of the curriculum and provides our boys with essential life skills they can utilise in school and beyond. 

Lessons are taught practically, allowing boys to experiment, explore and work together to create performances and understand texts. Whilst it is important that the students do improve and hone their performance skills we place a lot of emphasis on the students developing skills for life, our main five being; Creativity, Communication, Empathy, Independence and Confidence. Theoretical work is designed to both support and extend the practical side of the subject and develop the boy’s ability to analyse and evaluate their work and that of others.

Facilities

Drama is taught by a specialist teacher in our hall. All classes benefit from a full lighting rig and sound equipment.

Autumn Term

Augusto Boal

Life & Beliefs
Warm-Up Games
Image Theatre - Freeze Frame, Thought Tracking, Role Play
Forum Theatre
Legislative Theatre

Shakespeare

Iambic Pentameter
Paraphrasing
Insults
Sonnets - R&J Prologue
Romeo & Juliet
Sword Fighting
The Supernatural - Macbeth

Spring Term

Stage Combat

Tension & Conflict  
Hair Pull x3
Slap
Block & Knee
Jab x 2
Kick
Face Smash
Connecting Choreography with Dialogue

Summer Term

Devising - Hillsborough

Understanding Stimuli
Research 
Exploration Through Theatrical Devices -
Freeze Frame
Hot Seating
Split Stage
Cross Cutting
Role Play
Symbols & Semiotics
Marking the Moment
Forum Theatre

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