Exploration of plays – Lesson 2
Preparation for a performance of a Scripted Extract.
Last time we explored Edna Walsh’s Chatroom this week, we will look at Girls Like That by Evan Placey and Blackout by Davey Anderson.
Girls Like That
Now that you have read the summaries for both plays you will either explore Girls Like That (female cast) or Blackout (male cast).
After reading one of these plays you will need to write your thoughts, feeling and opinions using the following questions:
- What is the play about?
- Who are the main charaters? What are their names? Age? What are their Personalities like? What is their role within the play? What do they want to achieve?
- What do you think of this play? Do you like it? What do you like about it? If not, why?
- If you were to perform this play as part of your final scripted performance, who would you play and why?
- What advice would you give yourself when performing this role? Think about the physical and vocal skills you would use? What is the impact of these for your audience i.e. what will this tell them?
Remember to write in FULL sentences including as much detail as possible; this well help remind you about the play when you come to decide with your teacher on the most suitable play to perform as part of your final assessment/performance.
Watch the following performance to see how you could present Girls Like That.
Watch the following performance to see how you could present Blackout.
We will be exploring either Bouncers or Shakers by John Godber.