Drama GCSE: Playing with emotions

We watch the rehearsals from Cardboard Citizens’ production of ‘Three Blind Mice’.

The company works with homeless performers.

We see the actors rehearsing characters who are struggling to deal with difficult lives, trying the same scene in a number of ways to explore a range of extreme emotions that affect their physicality.

It’s based on Augusto Boal’s technique called “the analytical rehearsal of emotion”.

This is from the series: Acting around words.

Teacher Notes

Can be used to explain and explore the rehearsal technique “analytical rehearsal of emotion” to help students interpret scripts into performance work.

Also to introduce Augusto Boal as a theatrical practitioner.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Drama at KS4/GCSE in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and National 4,5 and Higher in (Scotland).

This topic appears in AQA, OCR, EDEXCEL, WJEC (Wales ), CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA (Scotland).

More from the series: Acting around words

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Drama GCSE: Playing with objectives and obstacles
Drama GCSE: Physical choices: acting techniques