Take 5: Four Scripts and an Improvisation
Take 5: Four Scripts and an Improvisation is a collection of scripts for reading and performance about subjects which should interest and motivate junior secondary students.
There are four scripts, and one improvisation or simulation which will develop imagination and experience. Each script has a helplines section with suggestions for performing the play and tips for directors and follow up activities.
There are also practical teaching ideas, with photocopiable worksheets.
- Using the Scripts
- Getting Started
- Forming Groups and Directing Rehearsals
- Pace, Projection and Performance
- Using a Director
- General Tips for Directors
- Looking at Other People's Work
A comedy. Very easy to read and easy to act in voice only. An ideal start for beginners, but more demanding - even for experienced players – if fully staged
MATCH OF THE DAY
A light hearted play about children and adults staging a community occasion. Easy to read and fairly easy to stage.
THE HUNTER TRIAL
A fantasy in which a fox-hunter is put on trial before a jury of animals and humans. Light in treatment but serious in content. Possible for beginners but best for players with some experience. Challenging but rewarding to perform.
A serious little play about a family trying to cope with an apparently paranormal experience. Best saved for experienced players.
WAR IN URPEVIA
A thought-provoking simulation game with a performable outcome. A disparate group of characters is caught up in a South American civil war. No script, but a wealth of information upon which they base their plays.
|Year Level||Year 7, Year 8, Year 9|
|Date of Publication||2005|