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A message from Kyle … 

Hi Orsinos & Tempests! For today’s lesson, you will need a piece of paper and a pen, as we are going to be looking at ‘The 7 States of Tension.’ These are - 

1. Exhausted or catatonic. 
2. Laid back.
3. Neutral 
4. Alert or Curious 
5. Suspense or the Reactive 
6. Passionate 
7. Tragic 

You are going to be writing a monologue today, imagining you are in the shoes of a character from your favourite TV show or Film. The monologue is going to take place 10 years after the end of the TV show / Film and something major has happened to them. Within your monologue, your character must go through the 7 states of tension - this can happen in any order. Please also consider naturalistic acting - I’m looking for this to be real. I hope you have fun doing this and I really look forward to seeing your videos. Get them back to nicci@arielct.co.uk using the WeTransfer link below. 

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A message from Ryan … 

Hello Orsinos & Tempests! In my lesson today, we are going to be working on ways in which you can approach Shakespearean and classical texts. Now - don’t let that opening sentence put you off! Feeling comfortable and confident in approaching these texts is an important skill and will help you in other all aspects of performance. This site (https://www.sparknotes.com/ ) will be your best friend for my lesson. Let’s delve into the glorious world of classical text - there’s a lot to discover! Please send your speeches to nicci@arielct.co.uk in your Ariel uniform, using the WeTransfer link below. 

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A message from Kyle … 

Hi Orsinos & Tempests! For your drama task today, I’d like you to listen carefully to my video, where you will find a short story I have written. You are going to write a monologue, responding to my story, picking up where I have left off, discussing in character what happens next. You have total creative freedom here! Please build on the mysterious atmosphere I have created. I really look forward to seeing your work so please send your videos to nicci@arielct.co.uk in your Ariel uniform, using the WeTransfer link below. 

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A message from Chloe … 

Hello Orsinos and Tempests. For your drama lesson today, we’re going to be putting our own twist on Shakespeare’s most famous characters. 

This will take a little bit of research from you initially, as I would like you to find a Shakespeare character and familiarise yourself with their story arc (there are good character summaries online - I’m not expecting you to read the entire play!) What you are then going to do is play around with the way their story progresses and create your own narrative for your chosen character. I would like you to write a contemporary monologue in that characters voice which tells the audience how their narrative changed. 

There’s lots of scope here for you to get really creative so I’m so much looking forward to what you do! Get your Ariel uniforms on and send your videos to nicci@arielct.co.uk using the WeTransfer link below. 

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A message from Tom and Adam … 

Hello Orsinos & Tempests! Welcome to your drama lesson! Today, we’re going to be taking a look at performing duologues and looking at the technologies we can use to stay creative and connected during lockdown. All will become clear during the video but everyone can get involved with this lesson - you can either get in touch with an Ariel friend and record like we have OR you can work with someone in your household OR you can record both parts yourself! We have included some sample duologue scripts and a step-by-step guide to tackling a duologue, so please follow our video and send your scenes in to nicci@arielct.co.uk using the WeTransfer link below. Don’t forget to wear your Ariel uniforms. 

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A message from Kyle … 

Hello Orsinos and Tempests. What I’m going to ask you to do today is think about the art of subtlety and how this can be used in performance to give our audience a wider understanding of the relationships between the characters on stage. 

For today’s task, I would like you to write a monologue, imaging you are on a date with someone who is incredibly clingy and this monologue is letting them down gently. Throughout your monologue, you need to give subtle hints as to why you are breaking up with them, without ever telling them your true feelings. Keep your monologues to under 2 minutes please and send them over to nicci@arielct.co.uk in your Ariel uniform. I’m really looking forward to your break-up monologues! 

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A message from Nicci … 

Hello Orsinos & Tempests. It’s so lovely to connect with you today!  

My lesson is on the importance of words. How messages can be communicated - whether physically or verbally - and often most effectively with music. Now sometimes, when the music is so powerful, we can lose the message of the song. Before you think of the words lyrically, think of them as poetry and you’ll be surprised by the message. When you take away the rhythm of the song, it becomes a story and therefore a monologue. What I’d like you to do is take a song and strip it back, take it back to the story and message. If you want to take it to the next level, once you’ve said it to me, then record yourself singing it to me. Enjoy this task and make the most of connecting to material at a new level. 

Please send your videos, in your Ariel uniform, over to me at nicci@arielct.co.uk using the WeTransfer link below. Really looking forward to your videos! 

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A message from Tom … 

Hi there Orsinos and Tempests. Today, we are going to be delving into how we can build suspense in performance - that magic thing that keeps your audience in the palm of your hand and on the edge of their seats. In my video I have given you some tools and tips on how to do this. Your task is to find a monologue or poem and using what I discuss in my lesson, I would like you to add suspense to it - thinking about pace, pause and your volume. 

Get your Ariel uniforms on and send your videos to nicci@arielct.co.uk using the link below. I really can’t wait to see your work. 

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