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    Frames and distance


    • In drama, a frame is a situation or position of importance given to a person, and distance relates to how engaged the frame makes the group.

      For example:

      Dorothy Heathcote created the idea of frames and distance. These concepts can be applied to thinking about a target group and how willing they would be to interact with the drama. A younger child is more likely to want to become part of the action, unlike a teenager who is more likely to want to observe and comment on the action.



      • A reporter would be furthest away from the action as they would be a spectator, reporting on events.
      • A soldier or policeman would be in the action, and is actually within the drama, being closest.
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