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Drama

Explorative strategies

Thought-tracking

Thought-tracking helps inform an audience about a character. You see it in action when:

  • a character speaks out loud about his/her inner thoughts at a particular moment in the drama
  • a character speaks out loud about his/her inner thoughts during a freeze frame/still-image

Why give a thought-track? What does it add to a drama?

Sometimes in daily life we would like to know what someone thinks at important moments. We really want to know how people have been affected by a situation. When we know more of what they are feeling, we understand them better. In drama, too, when we know more of what a character thinks or feels, the drama is deepened and the audience becomes more involved.

Activity

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