Verbatim Theatre has it taped

Saturday, September 1, 2018

<img src='/media/205018/dt-2018-79-ks4_uf01.jpg' alt=""/><br/> <label> </label><br/> <sec sec-type="intro"> <h2>Introduction</h2> <p>Verbatim Theatre is a form of devised drama documentary built around the literal words – word for word – of eye witnesses, reminiscences, memoirs, diaries, media reports of everything from wars to plague, old shops to long-forgotten fun fairs.</p> <p>It's a unique and fulfilling way of paying tribute to the past and drawing lessons for today. Verbatim Theatre can be risky, as drama often is, but it's a worthy experiment in social history that will expand teenagers’ performance skills in unusual settings.</p> <p>These 90-minute sessions are designed to give students confidence in creating Verbatim Theatre. This scheme of work is less a template, more a recipe book of ideas, possible routes, and a presentation of some of the challenges to be explored by teachers and students together.</p> <p>It's worth noting that some practitioners use extracts from particular plays as a form of verbatim, giving voice to a character. <i>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time</i> is a popular choice.</p> </section>

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