Theatre practitioners and theatre skills: Brecht, Stanislavski and Trestle masks
The scheme of work aims to teach students that drama and theatre techniques stem from theatre practitioners who have certain beliefs. The beliefs of these practitioners have then provoked ideas, techniques and theories. The scheme of work focuses on two theatre practitioners: Bertolt Brecht and Konstantin Stanislavski.
The practitioner lessons aim to explore Epic Theatre and Naturalism including the drama techniques that are embodied within these two theatre forms. Furthermore, the scheme explores the different beliefs of these practitioners. In terms of theatre skills, the scheme focuses on the techniques involved in using Trestle masks effectively. The scheme consists of five lessons. At most, two lessons are assigned to each topic; this enables the students to learn about and explore the key elements behind each practitioner and skill. This specific scheme structure works extremely well as the lessons are jam-packed and essential learning is taking place.
- For the students to learn, understand and apply Brechtian techniques
- For the students to learn, understand and apply Stanislavski’s techniques
- For the students to learn and apply mask work techniques and to use them within a performance
- For the students to know and understand the meaning of Epic Theatre and Naturalism
- For the students to understand the different beliefs of Brecht and Stanislavski
- For the students to become familiar with the story and main themes of The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Brecht
Number of lessons: 5