The group of four forms two pairs. One pair plays Salieri and Salieri’s thoughts. One pair plays Constanze and Constanze’s thoughts.
The drama should proceed with dialogue being spoken, then thoughts being spoken and then dialogue picked up again.
This will require a little practice at the beginning but it should be interesting to compare what people SAY and what they THINK or would LIKE TO SAY.
This type of structure can be applied to more than four people eg. Leopold Mozart, Constanze and Wolfgang at home in Vienna, but obviously the more people you include the more skillful the participants have to become in LISTENING skills and DIALOGUE skills.
EXTENDED DRAMA WORK AIMS: To examine the possible effects of contemporary patronage
Notes for the Teacher
The learning area for this practical work is to examine the effects of patronage. The tasks presented are suggestions for a starting point or entry into a piece of extended drama work. Individual teachers may find that their groups can find alternative starting points for themselves.
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