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Fundamentals and Essentials of Theatre

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megan parker

on 2 October 2014

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Transcript of Fundamentals and Essentials of Theatre

Why teach this?
Assessment of student's launching point in the program.
A "surveying" lesson.
Differentiation between what students thrive in what areas
Students can explore all the different areas.
Overview Lesson of all the different things we will cover this semester.
Each lesson is a taste!
Lesson 2
Pantomime, Physicality, and Stage Position
Objective: Students will be able to show emotions and convey meaning through their bodies and move onstage as directed using stage directions.

Standards Being Met: B.C.1.1 Use non-verbal expression to illustrate how human emotion affects the body and is conveyed through the body.

Tentative Activities: Notes on Physicality, Pantomime and Stage Position, Stage Position Activity, Group pantomime production and presentation.
Lesson 3
Theatre History
Objective: Students will be able to use theatre practices throughout time and different cultures on stage.

Standards Being Met: B.CU.1.1 Use theatre arts to explore concepts in world history and relate them to significant events, ideas, and movements from a global context.

Tentative Activities: Introductory notes on Theatre History (No theatre, puppetry, Moscow, Shakespeare, ect.), visual examples of masks, and Video representation.

Lesson 5
Objective: Students will be able to produce scenes and character on stage without previous preparation.

Standards Being Met: B.C.2.1 Use improvisation and acting skills, such as observation, concentration, and characterization in a variety of theatre

Tentative Activities: Note of Improv (5 Rules),
Park Bench, Party Quirks, The Bean Pot.
Lesson 6
Vocab, Articulation, Projection, & Stage Presence
Objective: Students will be able to be seen and heard on stage with confidence and clarity.

Standards Being Met: B.CU.2.2 Use acting conventions, such as stage presence, subtext, style, and ensemble work, to perform formal or informal works.

Tentative Activities: Vocab, Tounge Twisters, Projection Exercises, Articulation Exercises.
Lesson 1
Ensemble Building & Theatre Etiquette
Objective: Students will be able to conduct themselves in an ensemble respectfully and efficiently.

Standards Being Met: B.C.1.2 Apply vocal elements of volume, pitch, rate, tone, articulation, and vocal expression.

Tentative Activities: Toe to Toe, Flow/Trust Counting, Moving Day, Notes on Theatre Etiquette
Fundamentals and Essentials
of Theatre

Unit Standards Being Met
NC Essential Standards:

B.AE.1 Understand how to design technical theatre components, such as costumes, sets, props, makeup, lighting, and sound.

B.CU.2.1 Illustrate appropriate theatre etiquette as a member of an
audience, as a performer,
and as a technician.

Essential Question
Lesson 4
Technical Theatre
Objective: Students will be able to identify the major design elements of theatre and explain how the design elements work together in a production

Standards Being Met: B.AE.1.1 Understand the major technical elements, such as sound,
lights, set, and costumes, and their interrelationships.

Tentative Activities: Notes on Tech Elements: Lights, Sound, Set, Stage Management, and Costume, Tour of Technical Elements and brief tutorial, Relay Race to make Stage Manager Kit
What is theatre and what are the ways that I can fit into the theatre world?
Students will be able to conduct themselves on stage in a manner which they can be seen and hear, and feel confident.
Students will be able to conduct themselves as an audience member in a way that is respectful and allows them to gain something from the performance.
Students will understand basic theatre practices over time, around the world, and within the department.
Stage Directions
Create and display characters using voice and body
Create an ensemble
Conduct oneself on stage
Conduct oneself in audience
Be seen clearly on stage
Be heard clearly on stage
Participate in improv activities
Participate in Pantomime
Understand and utilize ancient theatre practices
Understand technical elements
Speak knowledgeably about theatre
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