Creating Characters: Voice
Students compare two characters in a story and say the same phrases while pretending to be the different characters.
- Different characters would say the same things in different ways.
- Voice and facial expressions help create characters in drama.
- Drama: performance elements (speaking, acting)
- Drama: performing using literary and performance elements
- Drama and Language Arts: character development
Open: Read The Good Little Girl in Now We Are Six by A.A. Milne. Discuss what is expected of Jane. Discuss how you know whether a character is good or not when you read a story or watch a play.
View: The Two Gals.
Discuss: Differences between the two girls. List descriptive words to define each character.
Expand: Students role-play the different ways each sister in the story would say the same words. Possible phrases for this exercise: This is mine, Im tired, Give it to me, and I will help. Discuss how actors use voice and facial expressions to help create different characters.
Author: Mary Henson