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Pacing Guide and Syllabus

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INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE

PACING  &  PLANNING GUIDE:  2015- 2016

 

SC DRAMA STANDARDS

 

I. Story Making/Playwriting. (Scriptwriting) Script writing by the creation of improvisations and scripted scenes based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history.

STUDENTS WILL:

C. Work individually or in groups to create and perform short plays that are based on familiar story plots and/or current events.

 

II. Acting.   Acting by developing basic acting skills to portray characters who interact in improvised and scripted scenes.

STUDENTS WILL:

A. Demonstrate acting skills such as memorization, sensory recall, concentration, breath control, effective vocal expression, and control of isolated body parts.

B. Compare and demonstrate various classical and contemporary acting techniques and methods.

C. Analyze the physical, emotional, and social dimensions of characters found in a variety of dramatic texts.

D. Use a range of emotional, psychological, and physical characteristics and behaviors to portray complex, believable characters in improvised and scripted monologues, scenarios, scenes, and plays

E. Act in an ensemble to create and sustain characters that communicate with an audience.

 

III. Designing/Stage Craft.    Designing by developing environments for improvised and scripted scenes.

STUDENTS WILL:

A.  Explain the basic physical and chemical properties of technical theatre (e.g., light, color, electricity, paint, and makeup).

C.  Construct designs that use visual and aural elements to convey environments that clearly support the text.

D. Design coherent stage management, promotional, and business plans.

                                                        

IV. Directing.  Directing by organizing rehearsals for improvised and scripted scenes.

B. Explain and compare the roles and interrelated responsibilities of the various personnel involved in theatre, film, television, or electronic media productions.

 

V. Researching.  Researching by using cultural and historical information to support improvised and scripted scenes.

STUDENTS WILL:

A.  Apply research from printed and nonprinted sources to plan writing, acting, designing, and directing activities.

 

VI. Connecting.   Comparing and incorporating art forms by analyzing methods of presentation and audience response for theatre, dramatic media (such as film, television, and electronic media), and other art forms.

STUDENTS WILL:

A. Integrate the vocabulary of theatre into classroom discussions, planning, and informal and formal performances.

 

VII. Valuing and Responding.   Analyzing, evaluating, and constructing meanings from improvised and scripted scenes and from theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions.

STUDENTS WILL:

A. demonstrate audience etiquette during theatrical performances.

B. Construct and analyze social meaning from theatre performances and dramatic texts.

D. Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate criteria to be used in critiques and develop personal criteria for evaluating a performance (live or electronic) and dramatic texts in terms of artist intent and final achievement.

E. Analyze, critique, and respond to artworks in areas other than theatre.

 

VIII. Historical/Cultural.   Understanding context by analyzing the role of theatre, film, television, and electronic media in the community and in other cultures

STUDENTS WILL:

A. Identify theatrical contributions from a variety of historical periods and cultures for use in informal and formal productions.

C. Analyze and explain theatre as an expression of the social values, cultural precepts, and accomplishments of a civilization.

D. Identify ways in which theatre practitioners in different cultures and historical periods have used concepts, motifs, and themes that remain appropriate and prominent today.

 

 

 

SC Standards & Unit

Order & (Time length)

Adopted Text and Resources

Acting:

STANDARDS I,II, IV, VI, VII, VIII

  • movement
  • mime
  • characterization
  • voice
  • blocking
  • stage direction
  • acting styles
  • Stanislavski method
  • melodrama
  • stage combat
  • sword play
  • improvisation
  • directing
  • performance
  • critique

Day 1 - 30 (30 days)

Assessment:

Participation/effort

In-class performance

Quizzes, essays

 

 

Text: Stage and School

 Teacher generated resources

“Morning Mime Time”

“Mime Time”

“Storybook Theatre”

“Radio Plays I”

“Radio Plays III”

Video - Princess Bride

Video - Stardust

Video - Peter Pan

Theatrical Makeup:

STANDARD III

  • Special effects
  • wounds
  • burns
  • bruises
  • cuts
  • insertions
  • old age
  • fantasy
  • facial hair

Day 31 - 50 (20 days)

Assessment:

In-class makeup projects

 

 

Teacher generated resources

Educational Makeup videos

Photos and PowerPoint of past student work

Production:

STANDARDS  I, III, IV

  • production
  • vocabulary
  • resources
  • program design

Days 51 - 55 (5 days)

 

Test date(s): day 55

 

 

Text: Stage and School

 Teacher generated resources

contracts of past shows

Origins of Drama:

STANDARDS VII, VIII

  • Dance pre-done
  • Pre Greek drama
  • Classical Greek drama

Days 56-61 (6 days)

Test date(s): Day 61

Text: Stage and School

 Teacher generated resources

“Oedipus Rex”

Origins of Drama:

STANDARDS I, VII, VIII

  • Medieval drama
  • Morality plays

Days 62 - 66 (6 days)

Test date(s): Day 66

Text: Stage and School

 Teacher generated resources

“Everyman”

Video - The Seventh Seal

Origins of Drama:

STANDARDS VII, VIII

  • Renaissance drama
  • Commedia dell’arte
  • Stock characters

Days 67 - 71 (5 days)

Test date(s): Day 71    

 

Text: Stage and School

 Teacher generated resources

Videos - Looney Tune Cartoons, Gilligan’s Island

Origins of Drama:

STANDARDS VII, VIII

  • Shakespearean theatre

Days 72 - 75 (4 days)

Test date(s): Day 75

Text: Stage and School

 Teacher generated resources

Selected excerpts of videos Romeo and Juliet  and  Shakespeare in Love

Set Design:

STANDARD I, III

  • levels
  • planes
  • colors
  • line
  • planning
  • build a miniature set

Days 76 - 88 (13 days)

Test date(s): Day 88

 

 

Text: Stage and School

 Teacher generated resources

Photos and PowerPoint of past student work

 

Review

Day 89 (1 day)

 

Final exam

Day 90 (1 day)