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Quality of writing
The Quality of Written Communication (QWC) here is very good. The candidate either has excellence in clarity of written expression or has, like many candidate neglect to do and result in losing QWC marks, read and re-read their answer and corrected any spelling and grammatical errors. This is a very good use of time because we tend to make involuntary mistakes when we write, without even noticing.
Level of analysis
The Level of Analysis is very good. There is an excellent explanation of three of the steps required to assume the role of a completely naturalistic actor. The descriptions are well-structured, and adhere well to what Stanislavski aimed to achieve in theatre consistently by their focus on how he wanted to create a "fresh and realistic" theatre. The candidate's commentary on emotion memory, units and objectives, and imagination all give the impression of someone who is very adept in the understanding of Stanislavskian theatre, and there is excellent evidence to suggest this candidate can write an analytical response as they begin to consider the downsides of splitting plays into sections that are treated individually rather than as one coherent unit. This is a very good way of strengthening the answer; by briefly challenging or mentioning a drawback of a theory can show that there is a good understanding not only of the theory, but also the practical elements of it.
Response to question
This is a very focused answer on the required three aspects of Stanislavskian theatre and the candidate's focus is unbroken throughout their answer. The response is a little systematic, and in turn can feel very detached and the fluency disrupted by segregated paragraph topics, but this kind of essay does not require as much cross-paragraph referencing and integration as, for example, and English essay would. The candidate covers all the aspects required to appreciate Stanislavski's system and demonstrates a good knowledge of the terminology required in order to correctly address the theories he writes of.