This scheme of work looks at techniques developed by 3 influential practitioners of modern drama; Constantin Stanislavski, Augusto Boal and Bertolt Brecht. Students will explore each practitioner in depth, exploring and experimenting with their differing approaches to performance.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to: name and recall the approaches to performance favoured by Stanislavski, Brecht and Boal.
Most students will be able to: create performances which demonstrates an awareness and understanding of the key principles behind the practitioner’s approach to performance.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to: discuss ways of implementing the practitioner’s methods into their own performance and select appropriate techniques to fit in with the theme or mood of the stimulus. They will also be able to evaluate their own use of the approaches and comment of that of other students.
At the end of this unit the final performances will be filmed; they will then be assessed by the teacher. Students will also have an opportunity to self assess their performance and peer assess the performances of others.
How to help your child
Parents may wish to encourage their child to independently research the theatre practitioners and how they have influenced modern actors and performances.