Year 11 - Drama Unit 1-2

Do you need somewhere to channel your creative energies?  Have you ideas and stories to share?  Do you love performing?

This unit has it all!

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Unit 1: DRAMATIC STORYTELLING, focuses on creating, presenting and analysing a devised performance that includes real or imagined characters, based on personal, cultural and/or community experiences and stories.

Students examine storytelling through the creation of solo and/or ensemble devised performance/s. They develop an awareness and understanding of how characters are portrayed in naturalistic and non-naturalistic performance style/ s.  Students investigate a range of stimulus material and learn about stagecraft, theatrical conventions and performance styles from a range of social and cultural contexts.

This unit also involves analysis of a student’s own performance work and analysis of a performance by professional and other drama practitioners.

Unit 2: CREATING AUSTRALIAN DRAMA, focuses on the use and documentation of the processes involved in constructing a devised solo or ensemble performance. Students create, present and analyse a performance based on a person, an event, an issue, a place, an art work, a text and/or an icon from a contemporary or historical Australian context.

Students use a range of stimulus material in creating performance and examine performance styles from a range of cultural and historical contexts. Students’ knowledge of how dramatic elements are enhanced or manipulated through performance is further developed in this unit. This unit also involves analysis of a student’s own performance work as well as the performance of an Australian work. An Australian work might:

• be written, adapted or devised by Australian writers or theatre-makers,

• reflect aspects of the Australian identity, for example the indigenous voice, the Celtic perspective, the twentieth or twenty-first century migrant experience, the refugee experience, the urban and bush perspectives.

 

MAIN ASSESSMENT TASKS

Assessment for both units consists of the following:

• Performance/Interpretation and rehearsal of play scripts
• Written reports, essays, production folio, analytical exercises, script creation
• Review of a professional play

 

COST:

The cost of these units is covered by the annual College charge, however, theatre visits are an essential component and there will be an additional cost for these.

 

Please note:

There are not prerequisites for entry to units 1 and 2; however completing Yr10 Theatre Studies and/or Yr 10 Drama Production would be advantageous.

 

 

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