Villains and Heroes in Melodrama
Never fear! Melodrama is here!
The Year 7 students have been working hard in Drama class as they explore the exciting world of Melodrama.
Emerging from the world of Victorian England, Melodrama told simple stories of ‘good triumphing over evil’ using simple stock characters.
Our students have been exploring this by playing villains, heroes and heroines using exaggerated vocal and movement skills.
The have also been learning how to be dramatic, rescuing innocent citizens from dangerously high cliffs, oncoming trains and piranha-filled seas. They did a wonderful job learning their lines, and working with dedication, humour and exaggeration.
Characters such as Barry the Brave, Egor the Evil, Felicity the Faithful and Danny Dogood were loved by all and the students created them with relish!