Personal Advert

Summary

Create a personal advert to highlight the best and worst of you or your characters personality.

How Do I Play It?

Personal adverts you find in newspapers etc can provide several comical character stimuli, vocal work which can also lead to students designing their own advert.

E.g. Fit swimmer, loves reading, sings and doesn’t like spiders.

On a postcard size piece of card/paper get students to write their own personal advertisement.

You can display the postcards and decide who belongs to the advert.

Tips

This can also be used as a homework task.

Variations

Write an advert for a particular character in a play/novel e.g. Juliet.

A comical angle to this task works well. To develop characterisation in their voices, encourage students to read out their own advert, or each others, in the voice that they think best represents the character behind it.

Participants
Small Groups, Whole Group
Expertise
All
Duration
Short (5 mins or less)
Skills
Character, Voice
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Games could be a beginning starter, an introducing step during a workshop or as an end plenary. They are a platform for further development and are never meant to be the whole session on their own.

The nature of drama games is that they are shared, adapted and extended. The original author is not so important as the shared practice. You’ll find games on the site that you’ve seen before, called something different or that you even use in your own teaching toolkit.

We hope that among the known games are ideas of how to refresh old ones as well as new games to use.