Year 9 Drama
Drama is a unique and ancient art form. You can find a tradition of drama in every culture in the world. Drama has been used to entertain, educate, challenge, understand, record and celebrate events for thousands of years. Learning in drama helps us to learn about the world we live in by allowing us to ‘step into someone else’s shoes’, creating imaginary worlds and situations where we can behave as if things were different. By pretending to be someone other than ourselves, we explore ideas and feelings that may be different from our own, experiment with ways of behaving and their consequences, and try out new ways of expressing ourselves and sharing ideas. Drama offers opportunities to have our voices heard.
The Year 9 program aims to develop students understanding of the history of theatre and develop their key performance skills. The topics covered in Year 9 include History of Theatre, Stagecraft, Documentary Drama and Epic Theatre.
The lessons and topics in this unit are designed to inspire the students through play and exploration of a variety of drama concepts.
The Year 9 course is designed to develop students’:
- artistic and imaginative skills, with particular emphasis on the creation of theatre pieces in a number of styles and conventions, including image theatre, symbols, mask-based theatre, epic theatre, Greek theatre, Commedia Dell’arte, Shakespearean drama and Pinter’s modern theatre.
- Critical and aesthetic appreciation for the ideas, forms and theatre of other cultures both past and present, and for the techniques used by contemporary innovators
- Effectiveness as contributors to both individual and group ‘work in progress’ through critical analysis of workshop activities to build on and improve skills and understandings
For more information please contact Miss Mel Heirdsfield (Drama Teacher) via the College.