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


  • varying use of voice, for example, projection, dynamics, pace, pause and pitch, to create and communicate characters’ intentions (Skills: Personal and Social Capability)
  • trialling different ways to move in character and situations)
  • Considering viewpoints - evaluations: For example - How did the performers use the elements of drama and design elements effectively? For what purposes did they make drama? What evidence supports your judgment about the drama? (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • adjusting the weight (heaviness or lightness of movement), speed, use of stillness, levels and movement through space to focus on character and situation and create dramatic action (Skills: Numeracy, Personal and Social Capability)
  • altering voice and movement to show change in mood and atmosphere, and to create images, effects and an engaging delivery (Skills: Personal and Social Capability)
  • rehearsing, interacting and negotiating with others in interpretation of scripts to create characters and their relationships (Skills: Personal and Social Capability)

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