Hodder Education
AQA A Level Drama Play Guide: The Glass Menagerie
Annie Fox
AQA A Level Drama Play Guide: The Glass Menagerie
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This Play Guide is specifically written for A Level students who are studying The Glass Menagerie as part of the AQA A Level Drama & Theatre specification. It provides structured support for Component 1: Section A - Drama and theatre. / This book is divided into three sections: How to explore a text for A level Drama and Theatre, with vocabulary-building sections on acting, directing and design; An extended exploration of the play to enrich students' understanding and response to the text; Targeted examination preparation to improve writing and test-taking skills. / Fully supports the written examination and helps students develop their key knowledge and understanding of key A Level drama & theatre skills. / Knowledge and understanding of the play are developed with a synopsis, character and scene studies, contextual and practical exploration. / Includes a wide range of practical drama tasks, activities, and research and revision exercises. / Advice on how to interpret and prepare for exam questions with examples of effective responses.

Title Page
What is assessed
How to use this book
Section 1: How to explore a play for A Level Drama and Theatre
How you will be assessed
What does a director do?
What do performers do?
What do designers do?
What is context?
How to explore a scene
Section 2: Set play: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Character studies
Relationships between characters
Character revision
Context: Tennessee Williams
Historical context
Cultural context
Social context
Form and structure
Style, language and conventions
Researching context, genre and style
Practical rehearsal exercises for exploring context
Applying contextual detail to your performance
Applying contextual detail to your design
Scene studies
How to annotate your script
Noting your rehearsal discoveries
Acting choices
Character interpretations
The director’s concept or vision
Stage space
Relationships and interactions
Using tension in the play
Creating mood and atmosphere
Conventions of the genre
Set design
Costume and make-up design
Sound and lighting design
21st-century interpretations and how they were received
Having an effect on your audience
Creating a cohesive concept: acting, directing, design
Extending your creativity
Checking your preparation
Section 3: Writing skills for your exam
What to expect in your Component 1 exam
Troubleshooting common problems
Making a plan
Checking your work
Sample practice questions
Final preparations
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