‘You could cut the air with a knife …’ Atmosphere makes or breaks drama and is achieved by using lights, music, effects or performance. This scheme develops students’ atmosphere-creating skills when presenting drama in order to help their characters develop, improve their story-telling and their presentation confidence, without relying on lights and sound. It also looks at using different performance settings to harness atmospheres.
By the end of this scheme, learners will have:
- Explored a range of atmospheres in response to stimuli
- Considered spaces for staging a scene to maximise audience reaction
- Developed characterisation to tell a story through appropriate proxemics and to inform/inspire audiences.
Number of lessons: 6