GCSE / National 5 Drama: The big performance (pt 8/8)

Alice Levine has reached the end of her journey to become an actor and all that's left is rehearsals.

She works with War Horse director Andy Brunskill, who helps her get to grips with her lines and understand Annie as a character.

She has a run through with the other actors and brings together all the skills she's learned before it's time for her to actually perform.

Teacher Notes

Students could take on the role of a director. They could have a clear aim for the scene considering what they want to portray to the audience and the impact they intend to have upon them.

When taking on the role of a director they could encourage their cast to experiment with voice and movement.

Reflecting upon the performance, the directors could consider how successfully they have communicated their vision.

Students could discuss the directors vision of other performances they have seen and evaluate how this was communicated to the audience.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be useful for teaching Drama, particularly performance skills at Key Stage 4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and National 4/5 in Scotland. It could also be useful for people of any age preparing for an acting role.

More from Alice's Journey to Wonderland

Developing a character (pt 1/8)
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Using your voice (pt 2/8)
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Set and costume (pt 3/8)
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Improvisation techniques (pt 4/8)
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Working with multimedia (pt 5/8)
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Working with a Director (pt 6/8)
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Preparing for a role (pt 7/8)
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