homework below in red.
following points from the Yr 12 English Syllabus should
be remembered in relation to our stage drama study.
Students are expected to be able to :
the themes, ideas, propositions, or arguments, values
and ideologies in print and non-print texts
understanding and control of elements such as
audience, purpose, genre, structure and style
in their writing of a variety of compositions, ranging
from expository to imaginative
will also be encouraged to read widely
in a range of text areas
the historical and cultural contexts in which
a text was created
their own contexts as readers, including
the expectations, attitudes and values they bring to
be aware of the possibility of many differing
perspectives on the same issues; and
to acknowledge reflect on how their own perspectives
are being confirmed or altered by what they read.
the Yr 12 Syllabus on Stage Drama :
" In their study of each play script, students
will take into account the fact that it was written
to be performed on stage, rather than reading it solely
as a printed text.....
As with novels and short stories, the main focus in
the study of stage drama will be on helping students
to understand the themes being presented
in each text. This will lead to a consideration
of the attitudes and values underlying the themes.
Students will develop their understanding of how
the shaping of a drama text reflects its particular
attitudes and values. They will study:
the creation of characters, plots and settings,
through the use of dialogue, and structure,
as well as through and dramatic language such as sets,
costumes, lighting, music and props."
above aspects will be addresssed in part through your
claose attention to the following activities.
otherwise arranged with me, answers should be emailed
These questions will be set over time in class.
Sugar" provides a bleak picture of the lives
of Aboriginals. Discuss.
what ways does Jack Davis use language to convey
information about his characters?
the range of attitudes to aboriginals displayed
by whites in "No Sugar".
* DUE WK 5.
does stage movement, the use of space and the
playwright's (NB the correct spelling) directions
influence our understanding of the play?
issues remain relevant today? *
DUE WK 5
handout on Question 4 TEE paper 1998. Complete the numbered
evidence list, providing examples from the play of all
claims made in this essay.
non-verbal aspects of a text can be just as important
as the words in shaping its meaning and
effects. Evaluate this statement with reference
to your reading of "No Sugar".
This response is to be in ESSAY format and written
in approximately 50 minutes.
DUE WEDS WK 6
drama employs different types of spoken language
in oder to shape themes and our construction of
characters. Write a 50 minute essay showing how
this occurs in No Sugar.
DUE WK 5