Expanded thinking about the impact of Shakespeare’s works and performance practices of the past and present
The development of analytical and performance tools to help effectively understand and perform Shakespeare
The process of creating a unified, polished piece
By creating and performing a monologue or scene for a Shakespeare performance showcase
Beginning and Intermediate Theatre Classes
Introductory experience with Shakespeare history and texts
Advanced knowledge of acting terms, and experience in their application
2014 National Core Arts Theatre Standards
Use the rehearsal process to analyze the dramatic concept and technical design elements of a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.
b. Use research and script analysis to revise physical, vocal, and physiological choices impacting the believability and relevance of a drama/ theatre work.
Identify essential text information, research from various sources, and the director’s concept that influence character choices in a drama/theatre work.
Develop detailed supporting evidence and criteria to reinforce artistic choices, when participating in or observing a drama/theatre work.
Research and synthesize cultural and historical information related to a drama/theatre work to support or evaluate artistic choices.
Explore how cultural, global, and historic belief systems affect creative choices in a drama/theatre work.
Lesson Objective: Students will demonstrate understanding of how clear diction, and voice work enhance the performer’s experience as well as the audiences’ of Shakespeare works by participating in Shakespeare Slam and doing a worksheet.
Lesson Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of how Prose, Rhyme, Verse and Scansion function within Shakespeare’s works by working in a small group to translate a Shakespeare piece into modern day ‘English’ and perform it for the class.