Text-Based Performance Activity Pack for GCSE Edexcel Drama

To support Component 2: Performance from Text

From selecting texts to the final performance, address all aspects of creating a text-based performance with this exciting pack!

Five progressive chapters:
  1. Selection and exploration of texts
  2. Selection, exploration and interpretation of key extracts
  3. Character development
  4. Staging and design
  5. Final performance preparation

24 practical and non-practical activities for use with any text will enthuse and engage students and ensure they get the most from every line and stage direction.

  • Stimulating exercises fuel creativity and energise students’ performances:
    • Bring out characters’ inner beasts with transformative tasks
    • Experience the sights and sounds of the play through installations and soundscapes
    • Banish pre-performance nerves using ‘what if…?;’ techniques
  • Use as whole lessons, or to provide focus in a student-led rehearsal session
  • Fully matched to all requirements of Component 2: Performance from Text
  • Handy overview grid with key activity information – for quick and easy planning!
  • Ready-to-use student worksheets – minimal preparation needed!
Activities include: Top 10 ✪ Group Collage ✪ Stereotype Opinions ✪ Timeline ✪ Emotional Graphs ✪ Exaggerated Emotions ✪ Inside Out ✪ Lead with Your Body ✪ Animal Characteristics ✪ How to Get What You Want ✪ Lights, Camera, Action! ✪ Dressing the Part ✪ Lighting the Frame ✪ Soundscapes ✪ What If ✪ Focus In ✪ Speeding Through ✪ Pass the Stick
The content is of a high quality… I will begin delivering this component in January/ February 2017 and would be happy to use this resource as an introduction to text in performance E Haynes, Drama Teacher and Independent Reviewer