Live Theatre Review: Frozen – Lesson 3

Live Theatre Evaluation of Disney’s Frozen at the Hyperion Theatre in 2017.

Lesson 3

This lesson you will be Describing, Explaining and Evaluating the performance from a Design point of view.

Your first task is to select a scene from the Production, this MUST be different from the scene chosen for Question 1 when you looked at the performance from an acting point of view.

Top Tip:

Make sure that you choose a scene that has a lot of set design elements to discuss in your answers, for example:

Opening Scene:

There are a number of changes within the first few minutes of the play starting. Initially we are presented with a Proscenium Arch stage with an apron that extends out into the audience and a backdrop which is decorated in red with pale leaves.As Anna and Elsa enter we see that three doors positioned upstage centre cascade down onto the acting area.

Opening Song

When Anna and Elsa begin singing, snowflakes start to fall down onto the area within the arch.

As the song continues…

We see snowy mountain tops entering the acting backstage and downstage left and right which depicts a snowy environment.

This is a great scene to discuss as there is do much visually going on, you can also comment further on the design elements such as the decoration on the door, the door handles; what does this tell the audience about the lead characters and where they live?

Once you have chosen your scene you are ready to start answering Questions 6-9.

Question 6-

This question is worth 5 marks. You should aim to write 3-5 lines spending 5-10 minutes.

Here is an example of how to structure your answer.

Question 7-

This question is worth 10 marks. You should aim to write 7-10 lines spending 10-15 minutes.

Here is an example of how to structure your answer.

Question 8

This question is worth 10 marks. You should aim to write 7-10 lines spending 10-15 minutes.

Here is an example of how to structure your answer.

Question 9

This question is worth 5 marks. You should aim to write 3-5 lines spending 5-10 minutes.

Here is an example of how to structure your answer.

Once you have completed your work, read back through it to check the following:

  1. Have you written in clear, full sentences?
  2. Have you used key words?
  3. Have you checked for and spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors?

Here is a list of the key words which you could include in your writing.

Key Words

Once you are happy with your work, you should send it to your Drama teacher in the usual way.

Next Time

You will explore the production through a technical point of view.