Students will demonstrate their understanding of acting foundations by application to an informal performance of a contemporary scene with a partner.
This acting unit is intended for a beginning-level theatre class with eighty-minute class periods.
Students are expected to have only limited experience with play production. Basic knowledge regarding characters, scripts, and movement are introduced in this unit.
Creating 1.1.I; Performing 4-6.1.I; Responding 7.1.I; Connecting 11.2.I
Content Standard 1: Script writing by improvising, writing, and refining scripts based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history.
Content Standard 2: Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining characters in improvisations and informal or formal productions.
Content Standard 4: Directing by interpreting dramatic texts and organizing and conducting rehearsals for informal or formal productions.
character development, communication, movement
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Students will show their ability to synthesize confidence, creativity, and honesty by reading a short, original poem to their classmates.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Students will demonstrate their understanding of stage directions and blocking by writing basic blocking into a short scene.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Students will demonstrate their ability to develop a character by composing a character’s circumstances journal.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Students will show their ability to write proper objectives and tactics by completing a basic scoring of objectives and tactics into their scripts.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Students will demonstrate their understanding of the rehearsal process by completing a peer evaluation.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Students will demonstrate their ability to react and listen to a scene partner by participating in improvisation exercises and rehearsal.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Students will show their ability to apply acting foundations to their performance by presenting their final scenes to the class.
Foundations of Acting Unit of Lessons.Ashlyn Anderson
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