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Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level III
All Resources: 9
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 9
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
1.) Create characters, situations, and events based on personal experience, literature, historic events, or research to introduce tension and suspense in a theatrical production.

•  Demonstrating exercises for physical and vocal conditioning
•  Performing pantomimes or improvisations using voice, blocking, and gesturing to depict characters and tell a story
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level III
All Resources: 9
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 9
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
2.) Demonstrate an understanding of characterization and scene work through a group performance.

•  Analyzing a scene from a play read in class to adequately portray a character or action
•  Demonstrating understanding of subtext and emotion through vocal and physical work
•  Demonstrating a relationship to other characters in a scene through interaction with and reaction to other characters in the scene
•  Memorizing a scene
•  Performing a scene accurately, including actions designed during the rehearsal process
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level III
All Resources: 8
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 8
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
3.) Create a video that tells a story or depicts an overall theme, including the effective use of modern technology.

•  Using various artistic camera shots, framing techniques, and digital photography to enhance a video
•  Using a storyboard to plan a scene and develop plot, character, and theme
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level III
All Resources: 5
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 5
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
4.) Interpret directional goals in scenes and plays from a variety of playwrights.

•  Analyzing the form and structure of scripts and scenes to identify theme, plot, character functions, subtext, setting, and dialogue
•  Choosing the appropriate acting style for a scene or play
Examples: classical, high comedy, low comedy

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level III
All Resources: 6
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 6
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
5.) Describe the impact various components of technical theatre have on a dramatic production, including lighting, sound, scenery, props, costumes, makeup, and hairstyling.

•  Identifying how technical theatre elements can be effectively used to communicate mood, character, and location in a formal and informal scripted or improvised production
•  Using computer graphics or models for theatrical design
Examples: designing sets, preparing lighting plots

•  Comparing different performance spaces, including arena, proscenium, thrust, and informal venues such as sidewalks and classrooms
•  Comparing stage acting to acting before a camera
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level III
All Resources: 7
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 7
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
6.) Describe theatrical experiences using theatre vocabulary, including genre, style, acting values, themes, and designs.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level III
All Resources: 5
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 5
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
7.) Critique theatre productions to determine the effectiveness of verbal and nonverbal interpretation, director's intent, audience response, and technical elements.

•  Identifying strengths and weaknesses of one's personal acting voice as well as the voices of other actors
Examples: articulation, volume, dialect, vocal quality, tone, resonance

•  Differentiating between positive and negative responses to criticism
Examples:

- positive--agreeing with the critic, probing for clarification, compromising;

- negative--being antagonistic, ignoring criticism

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level III
All Resources: 6
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 6
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
8.) Describe the impact of audience behavior on cast performances and the impact of cast performances on audience behavior.

•  Clarifying how production space impacts both the audience and cast members
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level III
All Resources: 5
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 5
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
9.) Describe the impact history and theatre have upon each other.

Example: medieval period impacting morality plays

•  Comparing dramatic texts to historic texts for accurate portrayal of cultural, social, and political ideas and events
•  Depicting cultural environments and historical periods through settings, props, costumes, and makeup
Examples: depiction of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century England by William Shakespeare, reflection of Japanese culture through Kabuki

•  Recognizing the influence of a historic event on the work of a playwright
Example: impact of the French Revolution on Victor Hugo's Les Miserables

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level III
All Resources: 4
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 4
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
10.) Identify major writers of theatre.

•  Comparing scripts of various major writers
Examples: Sophocles' Antigone, Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, David Auburn's Proof

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level III
All Resources: 7
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 7
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
11.) Identify ways in which theatre originating in different times and cultures can reflect the same theme.

Example: parent-child relationship as depicted in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and in the movie Steel Magnolias

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Theatre: Level III
All Resources: 6
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 6
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
12.) Compare the fundamental elements used to communicate in dance, music, theatre, dramatic media, and visual arts.

•  Defending theatre as a synthesis of all arts disciplines
Example: identifying the use of scenery, music, and dance in a production