Character Study

Character Study

Description

An exercise where students observe a random stranger, who is significantly different to them in age/gender/physical build etc. They then imagine a backstory for that person. Close your eyes and imagine you are the person you studied, at home looking in the mirror. Get ready for work, make breakfast and walk to work in character. Focus on both the inner and outer life on the character. Their physicality and voice. Characters can be hot seated, by asking a range of questions about their hopes, dreams, fears, family, friends, hobbies, relationships etc.

Example

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Teaching Purpose

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Show Introduction

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Origin

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