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Role on the wall

When you're developing characters, you need as much information as possible about them. This can help you get into your role.

In this Revision Bite, you'll learn how to tease out this information, using a 'role on the wall' diagram.

What's a 'role on the wall' diagram?

A 'role on the wall' diagram is usually just an outline of a person with information written on it - either inside the outline, or round the edge. It represents the character you're exploring.

While your 'role on the wall' diagram isn't likely to be part of your Documentary Response, often the work you do on it leads to good ideas for scenes, so be sure to point this out in your Documentary Response written work.

Tip: if you're having trouble imagining your character, try hot-seating [hot-seating: To question an individual while they remain in character ] - you'll soon get the ideas flowing!

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