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HELP
3 years ago

HELP ME PLS HOW DOES SILENCE ADD TENSION

musadiq
5 years ago

what do you say about the Repitition in Drama?

Amoding Rinah
8 years ago

types of dramatic silence?

Fatemeh
14 years ago

Hi…I’m a theater student from Iran. There are not enough refrences here and I have a project about The meaning of Silence in Dram. If every one here can help me please send me message: [email protected]
Thanks a lot.

15 years ago

Craig,

There is no particular exercise I use in Drama/Theatre classes for student performers to use silence.

I just get them to see enough professional theatre themselves and to observe stillness and silence in performance by others. We then analyse this via discussion back in the classroom. Once they see the value of silence in performance, I then encourage them time and time again to use it in their own dramas at school.

I agree with you student performers sometimes have a fear of using silence. Indeed, it is the more confident ones that are usually able to experiment with it first and then successfully integrate this technique into their own performances.

It is a bit like student performers using a symbol in their dramas. As with stillness and silence, some get it, while others struggle with it and never seem to fully understand its value.

Justin

15 years ago

Very valuable insight.

Student performers often have a fear of silence, particularly when nerves take over. Are there any particular exercises/techniques you use to encourage such moments?