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Mode of writing for Section A of Unit 4 (EdExcel Drama & Theatre Studies)

Discussion in 'Drama and performing arts' started by KateWhitt, May 14, 2012.

  1. I'm confused about the mode of address that students should adopt for Section A of Unit 4 (the rehearsal bit of the paper).
    It's clear that Section B will largely consist of 'I would intend my vision to convey...' (first person), and that Section C is also first ('in the production of 'King Lear' that I saw at...'etc.).
    However, if it's the case in Section A that the writer has to ADDRESS the performers - I thinking of such questions as 'explain to your performers how you intend to explore non-verbal communication' - does this need to be in the second person - as if the reader is writing an instruction directly to the performers? It seems a bit strange that it should be in the 2nd person... 'I want you to convey a sense of subtext' - but if this is what is called for, I'll teach it!
    I've been dropped in at the deep end a bit with this paper. Think we've nailed everything, just about (!), save for this - any thoughts from experienced colleagues would be massively appreciated.
    All best wishes for the final few pre-exam weeks to you all :)
    Katya


     
  2. I'm confused about the mode of address that students should adopt for Section A of Unit 4 (the rehearsal bit of the paper).
    It's clear that Section B will largely consist of 'I would intend my vision to convey...' (first person), and that Section C is also first ('in the production of 'King Lear' that I saw at...'etc.).
    However, if it's the case in Section A that the writer has to ADDRESS the performers - I thinking of such questions as 'explain to your performers how you intend to explore non-verbal communication' - does this need to be in the second person - as if the reader is writing an instruction directly to the performers? It seems a bit strange that it should be in the 2nd person... 'I want you to convey a sense of subtext' - but if this is what is called for, I'll teach it!
    I've been dropped in at the deep end a bit with this paper. Think we've nailed everything, just about (!), save for this - any thoughts from experienced colleagues would be massively appreciated.
    All best wishes for the final few pre-exam weeks to you all :)
    Katya


     
  3. As far as I understand both modes are acceptable. I believe first person writing is absolutely fine and often indicates a high band answer - although not the rule. If the student would prefer to speak in the 2nd person that is also acceptable.
     
  4. Okay; will run with that. Thanks so much for your help. I guess, ultimately, that if there ideas are good (and suitably expressed, with terminology etc.) that's what counts.
     

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