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The Arts: Drama

Years 9 and 10

Below satisfactory

Production elements

Summary of task

Students studied the elements of production in a 10-week unit based on the musical Blood Brothers (1983) by Willy Russell. They explored the script with group workshops, moved readings and short performances for the class. Assessment during the unit consisted of two formative tasks that informed each other. The tasks required the students to explore the script and its production requirements to develop a directorial approach, and to design a set and two costumes for the same production.

Achievement standard

By the end of Year 10, students analyse the elements of drama, forms and performance styles and evaluate meaning and aesthetic effect in drama they devise, interpret, perform and view. They use their experiences of drama practices from different cultures, places and times to evaluate drama from different viewpoints.

Students develop and sustain different roles and characters for given circumstances and intentions. They perform devised and scripted drama in different forms, styles and performance spaces. They collaborate with others to plan, direct, produce, rehearse and refine performances. They select and use the elements of drama, narrative and structure in directing and acting to engage audiences. They refine performance and expressive skills in voice and movement to convey dramatic action.

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