Terms in this set (37)
Assists through historical research and textual analysis; the process of making meaning in the drama event.
Elements of drama
-Language and texts
Principles of design
Provides designs for the appearance of characters on stage and plans costume changes during a drama event. Considers the directors requirements and practical issues.
Interprets and presents the text by adopting role or character through action to create the drama event.
Provides design for aural support for mood, action, context and transitions in a drama event.
Sound is used to add realism, create mood/atmosphere and create time/setting.
It aims to add dramatic emphasis, establish background factors, supply essential sounds and create mood and atmosphere.
A collection of sound effects are sourced or recorded, and then edited to create the ambience or impression of a particular setting.
Provides the design for illumination, focus, mood and atmosphere through lighting technologies in a drama event.
It aims to help visibly, light actors, add dramatic emphasis and establish time, place, weather and mood.
Provides design for the stage setting to create the sensory environment and layout of a performance space for a drama event.
Various influences, pressures and stimuli in a period or era that borough about change or maintained community.
Technique developed by Brecht whereby the actor presents a physical action that signals both the internal state of the character and also an indication of attitude or manner in the play.
-Representational, realist theorist
-Circles of attention
-Objectives and motivations of a character (breaking into beats)
-Psychological gesture (an extended gesture performed to achieve a particular outcome)
Movement and non-verbal communication
-Dynamic physical vocabulary
-Posture and body alignment
Collaborative group work processes
-Delegation of roles
-Developing an agreed approach
Drama conventions for representational, realist texts
-Techniques for engaging the audience through suspension of disbelief.
-Linear narrative structure
-performance and audience behaviours
Drama conventions for presentational, non-realist texts
-Techniques for connecting with an audience through imaginative, political or polemical engagement.
-Juxtaposition in role, character, space, time, form and/or styles.
-Leaps of time
-Fragmented and cyclical structures
-Audience behaviours and participation
Conventions of interpreting a script for representational, realist texts
-Circles of attention
-Psychological gestures refined through improvisation
Conventions of interpreting a script for presentational, non-realist texts
-Engaging with the audience
Exploring in performance and responses to drama the role of human senses in making meaning and creating emotional or other experiences.
The study that explores the role of audience in drama as well as techniques, skills and processes used by actors and non-actors to shape audience relationships.
A way of analysing and viewing social, cultural or dramatic elements in terms of its impact on particular members of society.
The creation of a clear image of how a drama event will be presented to a particular audience. Includes approaches to acting, aesthetics, design and dominant themes.
Refers to the genres/types of drama and the structure of drama, where the aesthetic principles and practical choices shape the drama.
Also known as 'selective realism'. The process of selecting a single object to stand in for a complete setting.
-fragmented time= breaking into parts that shift in non-chronological order but still piece together.
-leaps of time= shifts in dramatic action, ignoring logicla sequence.
-linear narratives= beginning to end.
-non-linear narratives= disrupted or discontinuous sequence-flashback, flash forward, circular.
The perceptions and control of movement within the performance space as well as audience space. Helps an actor to move about efficiently and effectively onstage.
The distinctive identifying elements of particular dramatic elements- historical, performance and personal.
The distinctive use of language, approaches to subject matter, themes, characterisation and dramatic action that can be linked to particular times and contexts.
Refers to the ways of approaching dramatic text in performance- representational and presentational.
The distinctive use of voice, posture, gesture and body that can be associated with a particular actor or director.
Text based approaches
An approach to drama making that starts with the construction of a text that has meaning alone. These texts explore ideas, themes and critical theories experimenting with conventions and relationships between audience and the elements of drama.
The principles and ideals that individuals or groups use when enacting decisions about functions of society. These relate to the actions of the individual or group and not necessarily their views or ideologies.
A collection of perpecitves through which artworks can be explored and interpreted.
-rhythm and variety
-connection between mind and body.
-Influenced by grotowski
-group improv- natural response