It’s Alive – Drama

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“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”

― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Graciously allowing me to attend one of her drama lessons last term. Mrs Fenwick tasked a group of Year 7 students, to mime the Graveyard scene from Mary Shelley’s, Frankenstein.

In groups of 3, students assumed the roles of Dr Frankenstein, Egor and the dead body respectively. Without using dialogue, students had to convey the scene with their actions and expressions to the audience.

Drama Lesson - Frankenstein - Success Criteria
Drama Lesson - Frankenstein - Dead Body
Drama Lesson - Frankenstein - Performance

The two groups performed really well, one staying true to the original source material and the other taking a comedic direction. The most notable feedback from Mrs Fenwick was that one group didn’t angle their performance towards the audience, which is crucial in a silent play, as half the performance is through expression.

Drama Lesson - Frankenstein - Feedback 2
Drama Lesson - Frankenstein - Group Feedback 1

With at least 1 school production a year, there is always opportunities for students to showcase their talents to a bigger audience.

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