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PRU HOMEWORK: DUE MON 18TH DEC

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PRACTICE ESSAY – TIMED (1 HOUR)

As an actor, describe five strengths and/or weaknesses of a character in your selected text. (You must use textual references from the play to help you justify your answer.) Explain, in detail, five acting concepts you would use to show these strengths or weaknesses in performance. (These need to be related to the first part of this question.)

Use the PowerPoint below for guidance if you need to –

PRU STRENGTH_WEAKNESS EXAMPLES

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PRU HW: MON 27TH NOV

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Your first attempt at linking KNOWLEDGE OF TEXT + ACTING CONCEPTS to a specific SQA QUESTION!

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Here’s your structure, with an example underneath for each…

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ANY PROBLEMS, SEE ME IN CLASS!

NAT 5 SECTION A HELP

Some hints and tips for Section A that you will be completing in class tomorrow…

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QUESTION 1A: Think about a drama you were involved in within the production team. Explain clearly your overall performance concept for the production.

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QUESTION 1B: What range of emotions did you want the audience to have when they were watching the performance? Link specifically to your production role.

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QUESTION 2A: Describe one practical activity you took part in to prepare for this performance. Evaluate the effectiveness of this practical activity.

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REMEMBER THIS REFERS TO REHEARSAL ONLY.

 

QUESTION 2B: Evaluate the effectiveness of your own final performance. Give a minimum of two evaluative comments. If you were in a production role you should include comments on design concepts, mood and atmosphere created and impact on audience.

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REMEMBER THIS REFERS TO PERFORMANCE ONLY.

REPEAT THAT X 4 FOR FULL MARKS!

QUESTION 3A: Think about another person you worked with during the rehearsal process. Outline and evaluate their contribution to the rehearsal process.

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REMEMBER THIS REFERS TO REHEARSAL ONLY.

REPEAT THAT X 4 FOR FULL MARKS!

 

QUESTION 3B: Evaluate the effectiveness of this other person’s final performance. Give a minimum of two evaluative comments. If they were in a production role you may include comments on design concepts, mood and atmosphere created.

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REMEMBER THIS REFERS TO PERFORMANCE ONLY.

REPEAT THAT X 4 FOR FULL MARKS!

 

HIGHER PRU HW: DUE MON 13TH NOV

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This week we are exploring character traits and looking at ANALYSING quotes to support our comments.

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FOLLOW THIS TECHNIQUE TO TRY AND DEVELOP YOUR ANSWER FURTHER;

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YOU NOW HAVE THE DEPTH OF INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR A HIGHER ANSWER;

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NB: YOU WILL NEVER HAVE THE TIME TO WRITE THAT MUCH IN YOUR EXAM!!!

BUT IF WE START WITH THE MOST INFORMATION WE CAN NOW, WE CAN CONDENSE AS WE GO AND BECOME MORE CONCISE.

WE ARE ALSO EQUIPPING OURSELVES WITH EXTRA INFORMATION SHOULD THE EXAM QUESTION NOT BE AS EXPECTED!

DUE DATE: Monday 13th November.

Any questions please see me!

HIGHER DRAMA: DRAMA SKILLS

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Congratulations to our Higher Drama pupils who presented their Drama Skills performance today.

Using the stimulus ‘Belief or Disbelief’ they each created their own scenes for a site specific performance at The Clootie Well in Culloden Woods.

Many members of the public stopped to observe, and were very impressed at the professionalism demonstrated by the performers. The National 5 pupils attended as audience and loved the atmosphere that was created. They are completely inspired for doing their own Higher Drama Skills next year.

Well done everyone!

Now, FINISH YOUR WORK BOOKLETS!!!

 

NATIONAL 5 EVALUATION

Here are the guidance notes for your evaluation. I’ve had some problems getting it emailed to those who asked for a digital copy. Download the word document here –

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For those of you who started your holiday early, please ensure that these are submitted on the first day back; Monday 23rd October. 

 

MUSICAL PRODUCTION 2018

There has been a change to our musical production this year.

We are pleased to announce that we will now be staging…..

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

We are also thrilled to announce our wonderful cast as the following;

BELLE – Catherine Cameron

MAURICE – Callum Gray

BEAST – Mark Green

GASTON – Adam Crichton

LEFOU – Ewan Robertson

LUMIERE – Ross Halkett

COGSWORTH – Corey Macleod

MRS POTTS – Heather Davidson

BABETTE – Courtney Leigh McShane

MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE – Ishana Graham

CHIP – Tyler McLeod-Taylor

 

PRODUCTION DATES:

THURSDAY 14TH JUNE

FRIDAY 15TH JUNE

SATURDAY 16TH JUNE (both matinee and evening performances)

Tickets will be available in the New Year.

 

FILM OPPORTUNITY!

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Applications are now open for a BFI Film Academy Highlands course in partnership with Eden Court from Monday 9th October to Tuesday 17th October.

Over a 9 day residential during the October school holidays, you will gain intensive training in; storytelling, directing, production, sound recording, editing and camera with the final aim of devising, shooting and producing a plot driven narrative short film.

Working with key organisations and individuals within the Film Industry, you are provided with an understanding of the commercial industry, cultural knowledge of the film value chain and the skills you need to help make a career in film a reality.

An information sheet and/or application form is available from Miss Wallace in room 70.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are open now and will close at 5pm on Friday 28th September

 

HIGHER & NPA THEATRE TRIP

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Some of our Higher and NPA Drama students travelled to Edinburgh last week to attend a production called ‘Flight’ by Vox Motus Theatre Company, which was part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Pupils were seated in their own personal booths with speech and music conveyed through their own headphones. The action was shown through hundreds of beautiful, hand crafted models that moved in front of the audience. A truly unique and ground-breaking style of theatre.

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Pupils were left ‘speechless’ by the powerfully moving piece.

Pupils were also very fortunate enough to be given a post show discussion with Candice Edmunds, Co Director of the company. Candice told us all about the process of writing and creating, and about taking risks with new, original ideas. The pupils were very inspired by this and we hope it will help them as they come to develop their own dramatic work as part of their upcoming coursework.

Check out the website for more info here….

http://www.voxmotus.co.uk/flight/

You can also find Vox Motus on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram so check them out!