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whats the best way to cast?

Discussion in 'Drama and performing arts' started by catnipbon, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. catnipbon

    catnipbon New commenter

    I have 10 in my GCSE class. I am going to do 2 plays for unit 3, 5 in each. I am interested in some advice regarding casting the plays (I'm not going down the devising route). Should I put my top 5 in one group an the rest in another group, or mix them up? I know the benefits of both, but I'm tempted to have one excellent play and one average play. Thoughts?
  2. Personally I would mix them up. I only put all the unreliable, disruptive ones together as a damage control measure as I am sick of parents moaning at me one is ruining the group etc etc.
  3. I mix them up. I have tried doing it based on ability before and I don't find that the most able do any better than they would do in a mixed group, but I do find that the middle ability suffer a lot. Last year a couple got As and A*so on practical who I never would have expected, but they were just pulled up by others in the group. I tend to try and put an A*, A, B, C, D, etc in each group. I don't usually have more than one or two who are absent a lot and I try and split those up.
  4. catnipbon

    catnipbon New commenter

    Thanks, mix up it is then!

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