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Truely gifted students?

Discussion in 'Drama and performing arts' started by keith_burt, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. <font face="tahoma" size="2">How often do you come across a student who
    is truely gifted in drama or the performing arts? </font>So much so, that you would consider them to be
    considerably ahead of their age (e.e taking GCSE in Year 7 or A Levels in Year
    10 or drama school at 12)?

    What do you do with students such as this?
     
  2. Tell them to ignore your spelling, for a start. Truly.
     
  3. Acting isn't just about raw talent. It's also about demonstrating an understanding of facets and dimensions of humanity - about knowing WHAT to communicate rather than just how to do it. A gifted student in Year 7/Year 10 still needs to accumulate experience of life and maturity, and should therefore be given opportunities to develop their talent in extra curricular drama, but otherwise should just be treated like any other student, I feel.
     

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