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  1. Thank you so much for posting this article, it’s helping me to study for my exams and I need all of the help that I can get.
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  2. What scripts did you use with this? I have a year 8 class of predominately boys and would welcome any suggestions of good scripts to work with! Thanks.

    1. I tend to mix the scripts around a bit from year to year for this task. Unfortunately, when I do seek out a suitable script, I’m searching for female roles as I teach all-girls. The best type of script for this topic is one with little or no stage directions. I then get the students to add stage directions themselves. Student-written scripts would work well, also. Set the boys up with a topic or theme familiar to them, get them to write a five-minute play script about it, then they add realistic stage directions at a later stage to match the written student-written script, then rehearse with their own directions, refine, and perform. Simple is best. – Justin

  3. i think it makes a clear outline of the skills that actors should be closely associated with and pay close attention to them,so i would ‘big ups” good work

  4. And so if that is the case, then I think our goals should include something which stretches us. We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.

    1. that’s not true, it takes work to make your character completely believable. Both forms of drama are “real”, it depends on a person’s taste. Can you honestly say somebody is a bad actor because they are into realism?

    2. Realism like Non-naturalism is a theatre style, designed to reflect changes and their effects on society. It has its own set of conventions which can be just as entertaining in drama as Non-naturalism. Although your actual preference for the styles is entirely up to you, it is incorrect to say that realism is easier to act.
      Realism requires good actors in order to effectively deals with real problems and concerns of people. Realism would’t be real if the actors were not believable.

      Furthermore, Realism requires the washing away of all exaggeration – all gestures and expressions should be natural. Many average actors will tend to exaggerate, making their performance less realistic.

    3. Realism is Drama, it is a more creative and imaginative way to portray the scene rather than doing Non- Naturalism all the time. I do a lot of Realism and I can act- so please don’t insult people like me.