CONTENT STANDARD 5: Researching by evaluating and synthesizing cultural and historical information to support artistic choices.
CONTENT STANDARD 6: Comparing and integrating art forms by analyzing traditional theatre, dance, music, and visual arts, and new art forms.
CONTENT STANDARD 7: Analyzing, critiquing, and constructing meanings from informal and formal theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions.
Theatre Class with 80-minute long classes. This unit is very extensive but includes detailed lecture notes, worksheets, quizzes, and handouts. Teachers can modify the unit by picking and choosing elements they would like to cover.
Lesson 1: Purpose and Product Students will gain a fundamental understanding of the purpose of theatre in an educational setting, how they can utilize it to their full advantage and how theatre is used to communicate a message by reading the included short story and mapping out the plot structure.
Lesson 9: 19th Century Theatre Students will demonstrate their understanding of 18th and 19th century theatrical practices by creating and performing a commedia dell arte piece and working on constructing group presentations on 19th century plays and playwrights.