Acting it out
We have started using our role-play area to act out some scripts that were written for homework last week. The theme of the scripts is “wisdom” and each role-play is supposed to show wisdom in action, people becoming more wise or some other issues related to wisdom.
These is some of the advice that I gave the students after watching them today:
- Don’t be yourself when acting, really act like someone else. This shows your ability to empathize and take your role seriously
- Don’t make role-plays with serious messages funny or ridiculous as, when you do, people completely miss your message
- Be ready to change and adapt your script if people are absent or involved in another role-play
- Be very careful when you use humour. Humour can be very powerful, but it can also destroy a drama.