To consider how Shakespeare uses characters for different dramatic functions
To be able to write an effective introduction to your essay
Use PCM 2 and PCM 3:
Choose a character
Begin your analysis using these sheets
Complete your information on the sheets
You will feedback at the start of Wednesday’s lesson…
AN EMPTY STAGE… What will you need to consider and organise for your production to work…
The set design
Movements and gestures
How the actors will speak
Interpretation of the text
Task: Choose a short section of the play, and explain how a director might adapt it for maximum impact. Justify all your choices!
Coursework: The Introduction!
Example: THE OPENING OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S ‘ROMEO AND JULIET’ HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS ‘A MARVEL OF ECONOMY, DESCRIPTIVE POWER AND EXCITEMENT’. THE FIRST ACT COMPLETELY CAPTURES THE AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION THROUGH ROUSING ACTION, A WIDE VARIETY OF CONTRASTING CHARACTERS, THOUGHT PROVOKING THEMES AND POWERFUL LANGUAGE. IN THIS ESSAY I WILL EXPLORE WHY THE OPENING ACT HAS SUCH DRAMATIC IMPORTANCE, AND WILL CONSIDER WAYS TO ADAPT MOMENTS FROM THE PLAY TO MAXIMISE THEIR IMPACT.
Task: Try your own introduction, in your purple books…