Mime – Rhinegold Publishing



This scheme of work explores the use of mime, slapstick and physical theatre as well as learning lazzi routines from commedia dell’arte. The purpose of the scheme is for students to learn how to communicate without dialogue as well as focus on physical comedy.

It is intended to be delivered to KS3 and KS4, the overall objective being that students will have a basic knowledge of theatre and film history from the physical comedy genre. Students will devise and perform their own comedy play using the skills taught from the scheme of work.

Learning objectives
By the end of this scheme students will have learnt:
  • To explore comedy and mime
  • To demonstrate an understanding of how humans communicate without speech
  • To know and understand the genres of mime, physical theatre and commedia dell’arte
  • To demonstrate skills through a devised comedy play
  • To understand and demonstrate how to develop own and others’ work
  • To assess own work and work of others.

Number of lessons: 6

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