Woman in Black

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1.The Woman in Black
What does the title suggest?
Using the next slide as
inspiration improvise a short
play.
Freeze frame.
He is mine. Why should I not have what is mine? He
shall not go to strangers. I shall kill us both before
I let him go. What else can I do?
Homework
• Write a short story about yourself in a
recent event.
• Include dialogue where it is appropriate.
2.The Woman in Black
The opening scene.
A play within play.
Narration
Role play
You have written a story based on a true
event and you have an actor who will act this
story out for you.
Improvise an improvisation based on this
scenario.
What would you need to know as the actor?
How could you help the actor to play you?
Themes
Characters
Feelings
Location
The Woman in Black
First Thoughts
Time
Issues
Style
Endings
What was your first
response/impression
of the play?
Which character do
you remember the
most?
Why?
What is it about?
When is it set?
Who wrote it?
The Woman in Black
3.The Woman in Black
For a ghost play how would you show the
following:
Atmosphere?
Suspense?
Fear?
Tension?
Rhythm/pace/tempo?
What is
Atmosphere?
Observer
recognition
Symbols
Time
Place
Objects
Observer belief
Creates an emotional and
meaningful experience for
the audience.
Sound
Light
Music
Colour
Pace
Expression
Movement
Intonation
Character emotion
and motives.
Story
4.The Woman in Black
• Split Screen
• Climax/anti-climax.
• The use of movement, mime and/or
gesture
• Thought tracking
• Hot-seating
• Homework: Write a letter in the
character of Kipps to his fiancé while he
is at Mrs Drablow’s house.
• Research the fashion of the time in the
play and draw a costume for a character
from The Woman in Black..
5.The Woman in Black
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Contrasts
Symbols
Stage
Sound
Lighting.
ARRGH!
6.The Woman in Black
Objectives
• To demonstrate performance skills that
are consistently high and make good use
of voice, movement, characterisation,
pace, style and timing, as well as staging.
• To communicate the intentions of the
playwright.
• To analyse drama in performance, using
appropriate language and theatre
vocabulary to suggest improvements
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