When you stage a performance, identify the purpose of your work and the target audience. Choose a suitable style and stage layout. Remember that rehearsals allow you to fine tune your piece.
What is a stimulus?
Anything which is a starting point for creating drama, such as a poem, piece of music or object
The act of devising original work
A recurring theme or idea explored onstage
What is meant by narrative?
A type of drama which uses a narrator
Drama based on a true story
A storyline that runs through the work
Why is research important when devising drama?
In order to have detailed information for the programme notes
To check if anybody has already used your idea
So that you have a good understanding of the world of the play and any themes or issues in it
What is a fourth wall?
The back of the stage
The invisible wall between actors and audience
A play which has a difficult fourth scene
What type of stage is shown here?
A traditional stage
A proscenium arch stage
A traverse stage
What type of stage shape is this?
What are the difficulties of performing work in the round?
Not all of the performances onstage can be seen clearly by all of the audience
The audience might get dizzy
There are no entrances or exits so the cast must remain onstage throughout
What is meant by a linear structure?
The events are not dramatised in order and the action moves about in time
Events are dramatised in chronological order
The storyline is communicated through the lines actors speak, not physical work
What is the movement from one scene to the next called?
A scene shift
What were Jerzy Grotowski's ideas about staging theatre?
It should use as many technical elements as possible
It should all be mime and physical work
An actor needs nothing onstage but themselves