Explorative strategies are techniques that you can use to gain a deeper understanding of characters, to explore scenes and to experiment with characterisation.
What is an explorative strategy?
A technique to explore and deepen understanding of the drama you create
The research you have to do into the world of the play
An unusual or original way of presenting ideas onstage
What is thought-tracking?
When an actor makes a list of all their character's thoughts throughout the play to understand the character better
When a character effectively 'steps out' of a scene to address the audience about how they are feeling
When music is played over the action to help the audience understand what a character is thinking or feeling
Does a narrator break the fourth wall?
Which of these explorative strategies is the most effective for exploring contrast?
What is marking the moment?
Highlighting the most important moment in a scene for an audience and drawing particular attention to its significance
Ensuring that the whole performance is memorable and making sure that it has pace and energy
Something that helps an actor know where they should stand at a given moment in a scene
Who developed the use of Forum theatre?
How is an abstract still image different to a naturalistic one?
An abstract still image is believable whereas a naturalistic image is representational of feelings or an event
An abstract image is representational of feelings or an event, whereas a naturalistic image is like a photograph of an important moment
An abstract still image is used in Physical theatre whereas a naturalistic one would only be used in naturalistic drama
Which of these is not an explorative strategy?
Which of these would hot-seating be useful for?
Helping actors to learn more about a character
Helping actors create lots of positions onstage
A cold theatre
What is cross-cutting?
Making the script shorter by editing it
Speaking in an angry tone of voice
A device to move between two or more scenes staged in the space at the same time