Performing and responding
This chapter deals with concepts of performing and responding. When drama work is oriented towards performance for an external audience, it is fairly clear that some priorities will change. Performances can be enhanced by the use of projected backdrops, the integration of documentary-style clips into productions and the use of more intricate lighting, sound technologies and other effects. The use of PowerPoint and Prezi has the potential to enhance drama work, for example, by using slides to accompany performance work. Differences of opinion about the appropriateness of performance need to take account of the effects of technological developments. The use of digital technology within drama needs to be seen in the context of its wider impact on pupils in society. Whether drama is being used across the curriculum or taught as a separate subject, there are advantages in using video recording both as a straightforward record of work undertaken and, more elaborately, to create film.