Here are three high-energy short scripts to use when teaching melodrama!

If you are working with a group of more reserved students, introducing melodrama could help them become more animated while having fun!

Melodrama is an exaggerated form of drama, where the storylines are enhanced in order to play on the sensibilities and emotions of the audience. They focus on extraordinary plots that revolve around tragedy, unrequited love, loss, heightened emotion, and feature good characters attempting to overcome impossible odds.

Here are three one-page scripts in which students must exaggerate gesture and emotion!

Included are:

  • Hero and Heroine Scene
  • Town Gossip and Society Lady Scene
  • Villain and Heroine Scene

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Also, check out the entire
Melodrama Lesson Plan!
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