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Stage Direction Terminology Posters

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A set of 2 posters explaining stage direction terminology.

Use these educational posters to display information about stage directions. These posters are 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 posters included the following stage direction terminology:

Basic Stage Directions

  • Downstage
  • Upstage
  • Stage Left
  • Stage Right

Detailed Stage Directions

  • Downstage Left (DSL)
  • Downstage Centre (DSC)
  • Downstage Right (DSR)
  • Centre Stage Left (CSL)
  • Centre Stage (CS)
  • Upstage Left (USL)
  • Upstage Centre (USC)
  • Upstage Right (USR)

  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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