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Yr10 set1 RandJ 15/4/08

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Yr10 set1 RandJ 15/4/08

  1. 1. Objectives: <ul><li>To further explore Act One Scene One of the play </li></ul><ul><li>To consider how Shakespeare uses characters for different dramatic functions </li></ul><ul><li>To be able to write an effective introduction to your essay </li></ul>
  2. 2. Use PCM 2 and PCM 3: <ul><li>Choose a character </li></ul><ul><li>Begin your analysis using these sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Complete your information on the sheets </li></ul><ul><li>You will feedback at the start of Wednesday’s lesson… </li></ul>
  3. 3. AN EMPTY STAGE… What will you need to consider and organise for your production to work…
  4. 4. Director’s considerations: <ul><li>The set design </li></ul><ul><li>Props </li></ul><ul><li>Costume </li></ul><ul><li>Movements and gestures </li></ul><ul><li>How the actors will speak </li></ul><ul><li>Interpretation of the text </li></ul><ul><li>Key speeches </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Stage positioning </li></ul>
  5. 5. Remember…
  6. 6. Task: Choose a short section of the play, and explain how a director might adapt it for maximum impact. Justify all your choices!
  7. 7. Coursework: The Introduction!
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Task: Try your own introduction, in your purple books…

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