NCEA Drama TECHNIQUES
Terms in this set (31)
Body: Facial expression
Variety / Intensity / Appropriateness to role / Showing emotions clearly / Communicating the message or intention clearly / Indicating clearly the relationship with others.
Demonstrating intention to warn, beckon, disapprove or greet / Conveying the mood and role / Showing a relationship to others / Controlled (uncluttered, precise, clear) / Movement of any part of the body.
WHERE you are going
HOW you move
Movement: Ensemble awareness
Moving as part of a group.
Movement: Moving with others
In a unified way, where everyone is doing the same thing at the same time / In a complementary way, where the movement links with the way others are moving / In a contrasting way where the movement clashes with how others are moving / Movement shows the audience an imagined space / Awareness of the audience in body positioning..
WHEN you move
The rate at which words are spoken
Where sound stops, how often and for how long
The highness or lowness of a sound
Enables audience to hear the voice
The feeling or emotion in the voice
How softly or loudly the words are spoken
Low, medium, high
Space: Personal space
Your own space, the bubble immediately around your body, how you use this space
Space: General space
All other space in the room, how you use this space.
The physical structures of the space you are in and within the space, how you use and interact with these structures
The amount of distance or space between actors, the amount of space between actors and audience
Techniques: Body: Posture
Stance, way of standing
Body: Body awareness
Ability to select appropriate use of body on stage, choosing to use the whole body, or isolated parts of the body expressively
Body: Eye contact
Establishing eye contact with another actor or the audience
The pattern of movement you create in the space, e.g curved, straight or zig-zag pathways
Repeating a movement or recycling a movement for emphasis
Clarity of voice
When to speak
The rise and fall of a voice
Particular to a country/society/culture
To allow a controlled use of voice, to convey a feeling e.g a sigh or gasp
Repeating a sound or words for emphasis
Choosing to stress particular words to convey meaning
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