Students will demonstrate their understanding of interpretation in a personal narrative by writing a detailed narrative based on a given image and presenting their work in character.
Beginning; 50 minute class period
This short unit can be used as an introduction to a performance unit such as monologues, scenes, etc. or to get students familiar with theatre principles and performing. There is a written element to the assignment as well, serving as a simple introduction to narrative writing.
Student Prior Experience:
Students must have a basic understanding of character development and portrayal. They must be able to interpret and share their work adequately and relate it to personal meaning as well as within fine arts.
2014 National Core Arts Theatre Standards:
TH:Cr3.1.HSI.a. Practice and revise a devised or scripted drama/theatre work using theatrical staging conventions. TH:Pr4.1.HSI.b. Shape character choices using given circumstances in a drama/theatre work.
TH:Pr6.1.HSI.a. Perform a scripted drama/theatre work for a specific audience.
TH:Re7.1.HSI.a. Respond to what is seen, felt, and heard in a drama/theatre work to develop criteria for artistic choices.
TH:Cn10.1.HSI.a. Investigate how cultural perspectives, community ideas and personal beliefs impact a drama/theatre work.
Perspective, Inflection, Empathy
How does perspective influence how a story is told? How does inflection change the meaning of a message? How does empathy give more power to performance?
Key Knowledge and Skills:
Interpretation to provide meaning in translation, having perspective in context, empathizing with a character.
Authentic Performance Tasks:
Portraying a character through presenting a narrative in class.
OBECTIVE: Students will demonstrate their understanding of perspective by portraying the perspectives of the different characters in “Snow White” as well as giving a synopsis of the perspective of another character in their narrative.