Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of a several different acting methods and styles by completing an exam.
Advanced Drama Class
While it is possible for students to succeed in this unit without any prior knowledge or skills, it is expected and preferred that students will have some exposure to drama and acting, either in extra-curricular drama classes, or in prior drama classes in Junior High/High School.
• TH:Cr1.1.HSIII.a o Synthesize knowledge from a variety of dramatic forms, theatrical conventions, and technologies to create the visual composition of a drama/theatre work
• TH:Cr3.1.HSIII.b o Synthesize knowledge from a variety of dramatic forms, theatrical conventions, and technologies to create the visual composition of a drama/theatre work.
• TH:Pr4.1.HSII.b o Apply a variety of researched acting techniques as an approach to character choices in a drama/theatre work.
o Use and justify a collection of acting exercises from reliable resources to prepare a believable and sustainable performance.
Perspective, Reflection, Critique
• How do theatre artists comprehend the essence of drama processes and theatre experiences?
• In what ways can research into theatre histories, theories, literature, and performances alter the way a drama process or production is understood?
• Theatre artists critically inquire into the ways others have thought about and created drama processes and productions to inform their own work.
• Theatre artists reflect to understand the impact of drama processes and theatre experiences.