Actively Watching & Analysing Performance

Curriculum support20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
Key questions to consider when you watch live performances.
How to actively watch a live performance.
How to make notes and seek meaning post-performance.
Niamh McEnhillHost: Niamh is a professional actor, writer and tutor with vast experience in tutoring and facilitating lessons in Drama and English.

Do you want to get the most out of watching live performances and be able to relay your observations for exams or teacher assessments? This class will help students engage with live performances in order to produce their own notes and analyse effectively.

Students will learn how to adapt their approach to viewing live performance in a more critical way, considering what to look out for in order to develop a better understand of what they are watching - the skills learnt in this class can be utilised across Drama studies as well as in certain aspect of English lessons.

What to watch next: Creating a Research Resource for Live ProductionCharacter StudyHow Performers use Their VoiceCreating a Study Guide for a Text/Play


Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, especially those in Year 10-11 or S4-S5 studying Drama or those who have an interest in live performance.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
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