The students will demonstrate their ability to communicate certain traits of a character through the design of a costume by designing a costume for a Shakespearean character.
costume design, characterization, script analysis, presentations
Content Standard: 3: Designing and producing by conceptualizing and realizing artistic interpretations for informal or formal productions
Content Standard: 5: Researching by evaluating and synthesizing cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
Content Standard: 7: Analyzing, critiquing, and constructing meanings from informal and formal theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions
Content Standard: 8: Understanding context by analyzing the role of theatre, film, television, and electronic media in the past and the present
Students will learn basic costume design techniques such as color, texture and pattern and will use that knowledge to show character in the design of a Shakespearean character’s costume.
Lesson 1: Understanding what costuming can communicate The students will demonstrate an understanding of clothing communicating character by participating in a discussion and using clothes to create a character.
Lesson 2: Understanding HOW costuming communicates Students The students will demonstrate their understanding of how to communicate with clothing (using color, texture and shape) by creating a design rendering for a specific character.
Lesson 3: Picking a play/characters and doing an analysis Students will demonstrate their understanding of costuming characters by coming up with a costume rendering for a Shakespearean character of their choosing.
Lesson 4: Time to Share The students will demonstrate knowledge of conceptualizing characters through costumes by presenting the designs that they created to the class.
Characteristic Costume Design Unit of Lessons.Alison Sundwall
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