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The drama medium


When using your voice during your drama, think about:

  • Tone - does your voice sounds appropriate - perhaps harsh or soft, angry or happy? Is it suitable for the character you're playing?
  • Volume - have you got the loudness or quietness of your speech right? Can everyone in the audience hear you?
  • Pitch - does your character speak with a high or low pitched voice? If you were playing a hanging judge, would a squeaky voice sound right?
  • Pace - how quickly do you say your lines? Too fast, and the audience won't keep up, too slow and they might get bored. Can you alter the pace according to what's happening in the drama? (Ask friends for feedback!)
  • Clarity - have you practiced speaking very, very clearly? It's crucial!


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