Students are given the choice of working alone on a solo piece, extracted from a well-known play script or novel; working in partnership with another student to develop a duologue or choosing the combined exam which means presenting one monologue and a duologue. The pieces are presented from memory to a visiting LAMDA-appointed examiner who then asks a series of questions which test the knowledge and understanding of the candidates on their chosen pieces. Successful students are awarded with an attractive certificate and a detailed written report which focuses on their strong points but also identifies areas in which they can improve their performance. Preparation for the LAMDA exams include carefully-chosen fun games, team-building ensemble activities and Drama exercises which aim to give the students an in-depth understanding of the characters in their situations. Students are particularly encouraged to research the back ground to their characters and read the whole play or novel from which their piece originates. Particular emphasis is given to the development of movement and physical theatre skills as well as the different elements of voice production.
This year’s Primary results were matched by equally successful outcomes for the Secondary students. By attending on Saturday mornings students have also been fund-raising for Women with a Mission, one of the Regents’ longest-standing Round Square community partners. A cheque for the grand total of 15000baht was presented to the joint CEO of Women with a Mission, Ms Rosanne Diamente at the Assembly held on Friday 3rd June.
LAMDA goes from strength to strength at the Regents’ International School, so well, done to all this year’s excellent students in Primary who took part.
Mr Michael Thomas
Secondary Drama Teacher