Topic outline

  • General

  • Welcome To The Theatre-Unit 1

    Unit 1

    LESSON/ACTIVITIES

    1. Welcome to Theatre –Getting to Know You
    • Student Introductions/Name Game
    • Team Building Exercises
    • Theatre Games
    • Goal Setting
    • Theatre Expectations/Audience Etiquette
    • What is Theatre?

    TEKS/OBJECTIVES

    Objective: Establish a safe environment and build group ensemble skills.  Practice listening techniques and form working relationships with others.

     TEKS: 117.64

    LENGTH OF UNIT

    1 Week 

    • Unit 2-Pantomime

      Unit 2

      Pantomime

      • Vocabulary
      • Relaxation/Posture/Movement
      • Warm-ups
      • Principles of Pantomime
      • Solo Pantomime
      • Duet Pantomime
      • Quiz/Performance

      TEKS/OBJECTIVES

      Objective: Identify basic principles of Pantomime

       TEKS: 117.64 C1C

      LENGTH OF UNIT:  2 Weeks

       

      • Unit 3: Improvisation

        Unit 3

                      Improvisation 

        • Vocabulary
        • Do’s and Don’t of Improvisation
        • Character/situation Centered Approaches
        • Establishing Character
        • Motivated Sequence of Improvisation
        • Improvisation Scenes/Games
        • Chapter Quiz/Performance

        TEKS/OBJECTIVES

        Objective:  Create characters through improvisation

         TEKS: 117.64 C2C, D

        LENGTH OF UNIT:  2 Weeks

                    

        • Unit 4: The Theatre and You

          Unit 4:  The Theatre and You 

          LESSON/ACTIVITIES:

          • Theatre tour
          • Types of Stages – Vocabulary
          • Parts of the Theatre – Vocabulary
          • Acting Areas
          • Audition Process

          TEKS/OBJECTIVES:

          Objective: Identify stage terminology and the workspace provided by each individual campus.

           TEKS: 117.64 C1E

          LENGTH OF UNIT:  1 Week

          • Unit 5: The Structure of Drama

            Unit 5:  The Structure of Drama 

            LESSON/ACTIVITIES

            • Plot Structure
            • Storytelling
            • Play Analysis/Film Study
            • Reader’s Theatre
            • Children’s Theatre

            TEKS/OBJECTIVES

            Objective: Identify the narrative essentials of drama and its structure. Recognize the varieties and the history of drama.

             TEKS: 117.64 C4AB

            LENGTH OF UNIT:  2 Weeks

             

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              Unit 6: Voice & Diction

              Unit 6 

              Voice & Diction 

              • Vocabulary
              • Vocal Warm-ups
              • Using the Voice Effectively
              • Creating a strong Stage Voice
              • Improving Diction
              • Quiz/Reading Activity

              TEKS/OBJECTIVES

              Objective: Develop a strong and effective stage voice

               TEKS: 117.64 C1D, C2A

              Objective: Develop a strong and effective stage voice

               LENGTH OF UNIT:  1 week 

              • Unit 7-Acting

                Acting 

                • Memorization
                • Characterization
                • Character Sketch
                • Role Scoring
                • Monologue/Soliloquy
                • Rehearsing/Critiquing/Performance

                Monologue Performance

                Objective: Demonstrate individual and ensemble acting skills through audition techniques, monologue and scene work, analyze and interpret scripts, identify and apply basic theatrical terminology, and use stage movement, stage positions, and basic blocking

                 

                TEKS: 117.64 C1E, C2ABCD, C3F, C5A

                Length of unit: 3 Weeks

                • Unit 8: Acting

                  Unit 8:  Acting 

                  • Blocking
                  • Communicating on Stage
                  • Rehearsing
                  • Continuing Characterization
                  • Acting Techniques
                  • Approaches to Acting
                  • Duet Scenes and Performances
                  • Performance Evaluations/Critiques
                  • Film Study/Test

                  TEKS/OBJECTIVES 

                  Objective: Demonstrate individual and ensemble acting skills through audition techniques, monologue and scene work, analyze and interpret scripts, identify and apply basic theatrical terminology, and use stage movement, stage positions, and basic blocking

                   TEKS: 117.64 C1E, C2ABCD, C3F, C5A

                  LENGTH OF UNIT:  4 weeks 

                   

                  • Unit 9: Varieties of Drama

                    Unit 9:  Varieties of Drama 

                                 Lessons 

                    • Vocabulary
                    • Tragedy/Comedy
                    • Film Study
                    • Types of Comedy
                    • Writing Comedic Scenes/Commercials/Radio Scripts
                    • Play Analysis

                    Objective: Identify the narrative essentials of drama and its structure. Recognize the varieties and the history of drama.

                     TEKS: 117.64 C4AB

                    Length of Unit:  5 weeks 

                     

                    • Unit 10: History of Drama

                      Unit 10:  History of Drama 

                      • Brief overview of theatre history
                      • Group projects and presentationsTest/Quiz

                      Objective: Identify the narrative essentials of drama and its structure. Recognize the varieties and the history of drama.

                      TEKS: 117.64 C4AB

                      Length of Unit:  2 weeks

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