Drama KS3 / KS4: Exploring character types

We see a range of the different character types that feature in the musical I Know Me, and students are encouraged to describe the musical's different types of character.

The different character types are depicted on visually descriptive, on-screen picture cards.

We see a group of children getting into tableaux that represent different character types.

We see the group in an exercise in which they gradually transform from one character type into another.

Students are encouraged to try the exercise themselves, experimenting with creating tableaux representing different character types to support the development of their skills as performers.

This clip is from the series Make a Musical.

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used to explore character types through discussion and a structured exercise to support performance skills.

The musical I Know Me was devised and written to provide young people with learning difficulties, and their teachers, an accessible but musically challenging production to stage as a school musical.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Drama.

This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC KS3, KS4/GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA 2nd Level, 3rd Level and National 4 in Scotland.

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