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,” “I’m 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