Acting from the Outside In



This lesson explores the use of the body to convey emotions using poses and gestures. It incorporates the acting style of melodrama, specifically the technique of Francoise Delsarte to demonstrate the power of the body to convey meaning for the actor.

Lesson Time

Hooks/Set - Disembodiment
15 Minutes
Group Work - Emotional Garden
30 Minutes
Group Work - Mirror, Mirror
15 Minutes
Lecture - Strike a Pose!
20 Minutes
Group Work - Try It Out
15 Minutes
Demo/Modeling - Melodramatic Movie
10 Minutes
Projects - Silent Movie
50 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
    • Performing Arts
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

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