Group Recital

Purpose of the Qualification

LAMDA Group Recital examinations are designed to develop the skills necessary for creating and performing a programme of material for performance in a recital.

Learners who prepare themselves appropriately will develop:

1 Interpretive skills
2 Technical skills
3 Interactive skills.

Broad Objectives of the Qualifications

1 Interpretive skills

The learners will be required to:

  • engage imaginatively with the thought, emotion, style and form of a text.

2 Technical skills

The learners will be required to:

  • develop skills in voice, diction and audience communication.
3 Interactive skills

The learners will be required to:

  • share responsibility for the performance in order to communicate the recital as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Entry Grade examination in Group Recital is designed to introduce learners to basic skills in group speaking and performance. Learners will perform a recital from memory consisting of one verse selection, one prose selection and links (an introduction, a linking statement and a conclusion). They will perform audibly and clearly. They will interact with each other, demonstrating rhythmic awareness and fluency.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this grade the learners will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: create and perform a recital as a group.

Technique

LO2: use appropriate technical skills.

Interaction

LO3: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 1 examination in Group Recital is designed to enable learners to develop basic skills in group speaking and performance. Learners will perform a recital from memory consisting of two verse selections, one prose selection and links (an introduction, two linking statements and a conclusion). The recital will be based on creative engagement with the material and careful preparation. Learners will speak audibly and clearly. They will interact with each other and communicate with their audience.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this grade the learners will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: create and perform a recital as a group.

Technique

LO2: use appropriate technical skills.

Interaction

LO3: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 2 examination in Group Recital is designed to enable learners to develop basic skills in group speaking and performance. Learners will perform a recital from memory consisting of one verse selection, two prose selections and links (an introduction, two linking statements and a conclusion). The recital will be based on creative engagement with the material and careful preparation. Learners will speak audibly and clearly. They will interact with each other and communicate with their audience.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this grade the learners will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: create and perform a recital as a group.

Technique

LO2: use appropriate technical skills.

Interaction

LO3: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 3 examination in Group Recital is designed to enable learners to develop basic skills in group speaking and performance. Learners will perform a recital from memory consisting of one verse selection, one prose selection, an original scene of the group’s own devising and links (an introduction, two linking statements and a conclusion). The recital will be based on creative engagement with the material and careful preparation. Learners will speak audibly and clearly. They will interact with each other and communicate with their audience.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this grade the learners will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: create and perform a recital as a group.

Technique

LO2: use appropriate technical skills.

Interaction

LO3: interact as a group.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a limit to the number of learners in a group?
For Group Recital examinations, the group must consist of at least three learners but there is no upper limit.

“Getting distinctions for LAMDA exams when I was quite little gave me the confidence to attend auditions for professional acting jobs.”

Theo Stevenson

Theo Stevenson, actor