What is Role Play? - Definition, Scenario Ideas & Activities


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Role playing differs from improvisation in that _____.

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1. When designing role-playing exercises for actors in a theater class, they should _____.

2. Role-playing scenarios should include _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Role playing is a theatrical exercise that's executed in a variety of ways. See what you know about key points such as the way role playing differs from improvisation and a strategy when designing role-playing scenarios.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following topics:

  • Things that make up a role-playing exercise
  • The actions of a person who is role playing
  • The way a role-playing scenario can be diverse

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the design and composition of role-playing exercises
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way a person who is role playing might conduct themselves
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast improvisation and role playing

Additional Learning

To learn more about role playing, you can review the lesson called What is Role Play? - Definition, Scenario Ideas & Activities. Here are some topics to consider:

  • Overview of role playing in the theater
  • Improvisation actors
  • Two main aspects of a role-playing activity
  • Examples of role-playing exercises