Melodrama characterisation

Years 7 to 10 drama
Creative Class Drama

Discover the dramatic form and acting style of melodrama

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Jane Simmons

Learning intentions

  • define the performance style of melodrama and its characters
  • explore stock characters and how to act in a melodrama style with large emotions and gestures 
  • discover in more depth the melodrama characters of a villain and heroine
  • create an aside – a dramatic technique used in melodrama
  • perform a scripted performance.