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Basic Stage Directions Poster

Free | 1 page (PDF)|Grades: F - 7

A poster explaining basic stage direction terminology.

Use this educational poster to display information about basic stage directions. This poster is useful for students who are studying drama in the classroom, learning about the elements of drama and the concept of ‘dramatic action’, as well as those who are learning the basics of theatre and performance skills.

The poster includes the following basic stage direction terminology:

  • Downstage
  • Upstage
  • Stage Left
  • Stage Right

You may like to use this resource in conjunction with the Detailed Stage Directions Poster.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACADRM037

    Rehearse and perform devised and scripted drama that develops narrative, drives dramatic tension, and uses dramatic symbol, performance styles and design elements to share community and cultural stories and engage an audience

  • ACADRM028

    Use voice, facial expression, movement and space to imagine and establish role and situation

  • ACADRM029

    Present drama that communicates ideas, including stories from their community, to an audience

  • ACADRM032

    Use voice, body, movement and language to sustain role and relationships and create dramatic action with a sense of time and place

  • ACADRM033

    Shape and perform dramatic action using narrative structures and tension in devised and scripted drama, including exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander drama

  • ACADRM035

    Explore dramatic action, empathy and space in improvisations, playbuilding and scripted drama to develop characters and situations

  • ACADRM036

    Develop skills and techniques of voice and movement to create character, mood and atmosphere and focus dramatic action

  • ACADRR038

    Explain how the elements of drama and production elements communicate meaning by comparing drama from different social, cultural and historical contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander drama

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