Develop your pupils’ skills at portraying different characters through movement with this lesson devised by drama staff at Clacton Coastal Academy, which draws on the ‘Italian Commedia Dell’Arte’ form of theatre.
The lesson is designed to develop students’ knowledge, skills and understanding of movement within characterisation.
So, after studying basic improvisational and mime skills, young people will laern that drama and acting are about much more than the soap operas and Netflix that they are glued to each evening.
With the freedom to experiment, the students can make direct links to the importance of Italian theatre and its influences on modern day entertainment. This is a fun and playful lesson, which encourages high levels of student engagement and doesn’t inhibit ability.
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