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Arts and culture

Grade 6

Critical and creative reflection

Module 12

Drama: different types of drama

Activity 1:

To find out about different types of drama:“the child in the shop”

In this section we are going to explore the different types of drama found in South Africa. This is going to be an adventure I am sure you will enjoy. There is also a practical activity, which is going to be great fun! Enjoy!

  • Before we start on our journey of discovery, let’s look at some of the types of drama we find in South Africa.

Drama genres in South Africa (types of drama)

Drama – situation that is highly emotional, tragic or turbulent

Story telling narration of incidents

Political/protest theatre - dramas created to protest against injustice

Farce and comedy humorous play based on improbable situations

Musicals song, dance and drama in one performance

Pantomime play performed during Christmas time, characterised by farce, music, lavish sets and topical jokes

Genres:

Discuss each of these genres in class.

Homework

Look for examples of each of these genres as homework – names of plays or productions, playwrights, etc.

Choose three genres – any three – identify the similarities and differences between these three types of drama, e.g.

Drama Comedy Musical
seriousactors speak funnyactors bump into doors serious and funnyactors sing and dance
.................................... ............................................ ..................................................
.................................... ............................................ ..................................................
.................................... ............................................ ..................................................
.................................... ............................................ ..................................................

Practical

Select THREE genres you would like to explore. The class will be divided into groups. Each group will be assigned a genre. All groups have to use the following story line for the scene:

A child goes to the shop to buy sweets, but when (s)he wants to pay (s)he suddenly realises that his/her purse is gone….

Use the following criteria for the scene:

  • all the learners in the groups have to portray a role in the scene
  • the characters have to have a motivation in the action
  • dialogue is optional
  • music, singing or dancing can be used
  • props can be used
  • adhere fully to the genre
  • the given line can be the beginning, middle or end
  • there has to be a climax
  • the scene must not exceed five minutes

Perform the scenes for the rest of the class.

Class Discussion

Discuss the following aspects after the performance:

  • Did the different groups adhere to the genres?
  • Could the genres be identified during each performance?
  • How could each scene be improved?

Reflection

Complete the questionnaire.

1. Which part of the activity did you enjoy the most: the research or the practical? Why?

2. Which type of drama was the most interesting? Why?

3. Which type of drama did you enjoy watching most? Why?

4. Which type of drama would you like to know more of? Why?

Assessment

Learning Outcomes(LOs)
LO 2
REFLECTION The learner will be able to reflect critically and creatively on artistic and cultural processes, products and styles in past and present contexts.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
DANCE
2.1 researches the historical background of dances done by their elders in terms of social or cultural contexts, purpose and unique characteristics;
DRAMA
2.2 finds out about different types of drama in the country and makes connections between some of them in terms of origins and similarities;
MUSIC
2.3 listens to and discusses the use of repetition as an organising principle in African music;
2.4 selects a repertoire of songs that are used in various cultural environments, describes what cultural events they are drawn from, explains what the message of the lyrical content is and what the songs are used for;
VISUAL ARTS
2.5 identifies the main purposes and design features of artworks in the home, the community and public places in terms of theme, subject and scale;

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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Source:  OpenStax, Arts and culture grade 6. OpenStax CNX. Sep 08, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11007/1.1
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