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Non-Realism Performance Style Poster

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A poster explaining the dramatic performance style of Non-Realism.

Use this educational poster to display information about the dramatic performance style of Non-Realism. 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 information about:

Non-Realism
Drama in a non-realistic style can include dramatic action that looks like…

  • Freezeframes: Freezeframes are like creating photographs using our own bodies. They can be used to start and finish scenes, or used halfway through to emphasise an important moment.
  • Exaggerated characterisation (language, voice, movement): The way you create a character using voice and movement can be used to emphasise certain attributes of that character.
  • Mask and costume: Masks and non-realistic costumes can be used to help create characters and communicate ideas too.
  • Direct address: Direct address is when a character speaks directly to the audience.
  • Movement or mime: Movement or mime can be used at any time to emphasise an important moment or an important idea.
  • Song and dance: Singing and dancing can help to tell stories and create dramatic meaning.

You may also like to use this resource in conjunction with the Realism Performance Style 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

  • 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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