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Drama Class 10 ICSE CISCE Topics and Syllabus

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CISCE Syllabus For Class 10 Drama: Knowing the Syllabus is very important for the students of Class 10. Shaalaa has also provided a list of topics that every student needs to understand.

The CISCE Class 10 Drama syllabus for the academic year 2023-2024 is based on the Board's guidelines. Students should read the Class 10 Drama Syllabus to learn about the subject's subjects and subtopics.

Students will discover the unit names, chapters under each unit, and subtopics under each chapter in the CISCE Class 10 Drama Syllabus pdf 2023-2024. They will also receive a complete practical syllabus for Class 10 Drama in addition to this.

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CISCE Class 10 Drama Revised Syllabus

CISCE Class 10 Drama and their Unit wise marks distribution

CISCE Class 10 Drama Course Structure 2023-2024 With Marking Scheme

100  Drama as Art 
200  Technical Aspects of Drama 
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100 Drama as Art

Six questions shall be set in this Section. Candidates will be required to evaluate and analyse material as part of a drama process. Resource material would be provided in each question in the form of extracted pieces from plays, themes, situations or printed visual sequences. The resource materials are expected to form stimuli that would be used by candidates to answer the question. Answers can be in the form of a written commentary and may be accompanied by sketches, diagrams and notes as required. Candidates would be permitted to creatively add dialogue to the stimuli provided for each question.

Candidates will be expected to have an appreciation of the following elements:

1. Use of people, space and conflict in drama.

2. The function of the director.

3. The actor – basic technique (Stage positions; Body positions used by actors - in relation to the audience and to other actors; Turns and gestures; Movement and approaches; Entering and exiting; Handling of properties), body, voice and role.

4. The stage – its various parts and different types of staging (proscenium arch theatre, central staging, street theatre, folk theatre, puppetry).

5. Composition, picturisation, movement, rhythm, dramatisation.

6. Literature: no specific texts are prescribed, but candidates need to have studied some extracted pieces as examples, which may include Pygmalion, Galileo, A Doll’s House, Antigone and improvise

200 Technical Aspects of Drama

Four questions shall be set in this Section. Candidates will be expected to have working knowledge of the technical skills used by directors, actors, and designers (sets, costumes, make-up, lighting and sound). Questions will be set using resource material as a basis for technical design – candidates will be permitted to use sketches, notes and diagrams as part of their answers.

Candidates will be expected to have an appreciation of the following elements:

1. Use of the stage and emphasis through set design, positions, compositions and movement; Blocking and its relation to the composition.

2. The production process; Rehearsals.

3. Equipment - from auditorium to backstage; Sets (including parts of stage equipment used in a set); Properties.

4. Lighting and sound – equipment and design.

5. Costumes and make-up (including design).

6. Stage management.

7. Different types of staging (as given in Section A) and their effect on technical aspects of a production.

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