by Ashlyn Anderson, Jennifer Ansted, Nichole Clarke
Proficient—Drama 1 students
Nine 80-minute lessons
Students will demonstrate their ability to interpret and respond to artistic mediums and their understanding of physical viewpoints by creating, rehearsing, and performing a 2-3 minute silent group scene in response to an artistic work.
Students have already completed units on improvisation and vocal viewpoints before beginning this physical viewpoints unit. They have a basic knowledge of group scene work and rehearsal.
2014 National Core Arts Theatre Standards:
TH:Cn10.1.I.a. Investigate how cultural perspectives, community ideas and personal beliefs impact a drama/theatre work.
TH:Re8.1.I.c. Justify personal aesthetics, preferences, and beliefs through participation in and observation of a drama/theatre work.
TH:Pr5.1.I.a. Practice various acting techniques to expand skills in a rehearsal or drama/theatre performance.
TH:Cr3.1.I.a. Practice and revise a devised or scripted drama/theatre work using theatrical staging conventions.
Connecting: Theatre artists explore the way different people respond to the same work of art.
Responding: Theatre artists’ interpretations of art are influenced by personal experiences and aesthetics.
Creating: Theatre artists refine their work and practice physical choices through rehearsal.
Connecting: Theatre artists allow awareness of interrelationships to influence and inform their work in rehearsal.
Performing: Theatre artists make strong performance choices to effectively convey meaning.
Connecting: What happens when theatre artists allow an understanding of themselves and the world to inform perceptions about theatre and the purpose of their work?
Responding: How can the same work of art communicate different messages to different people?
Creating: How do theatre artists transform and edit their initial ideas?
Performing: Why are strong choices essential to interpreting a drama or theatre piece?