Applying the techniques of Viewpoints to a scene.
performance, character work, physicality, collaboration
TH:Cr1.1.HSII a. Investigate historical and cultural conventions and their impact on the visual composition of a drama/theatre work.
TH:Pr4.1.HSII a. Discover how unique choices shape believable and sustainable drama/ theatre work.
TH:Pr6.1.HSII a. Present a drama/theatre work using creative processes that shape the production for a specific audience.
TH:Cn11.1.HSII a. Integrate conventions and knowledge from different art forms and other disciplines to develop a cross-cultural drama/theatre work.
CONTENT STANDARD 2: Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining characters in improvisations and informal or formal productions.
CONTENT STANDARD 6: Comparing and integrating art forms by analyzing traditional theatre, dance, music, and visual arts, and new art forms.
It is expected that students will have had experience with performing a scene but have little or no knowledge/experience with Viewpoints techniques.
How can Viewpoints help in performing a scene?
What are new ways to tell a story?
What does Viewpoints mean to me as an actor?
Students will understand that rehearsal and discover can occur in many different ways.
Students will know how to apply Viewpoints to strengthen oneself as an actor, strengthen a cast, and enhance a scene/play through the application of Viewpoints.
Students will be able to improve their performance abilities through the application of Viewpoints.
Lesson 1: Intro to Viewpoints
Educational Objective: The students will demonstrate their understanding of Viewpoints by presenting each term in a partnership and taking a quiz on viewpoints based on the presentations.
Lesson 2: Viewpoints of Time
Educational objective: The students will demonstrate their understanding of the viewpoints of time by applying what they learned to their movements in the activities.
Lesson 3: Three more Viewpoints—spatial relationship, kinesthetic response, shape
Educational Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of the Viewpoints of kinesthetic response, spatial relationship and shape by participating in class and group activities involving these viewpoints and discussing it afterwards.
Lesson 4—Viewpoints topography, gestures, architecture
Educational Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of the final viewpoints through activities and will write a response on what they have learned through these workshops.
Lesson 5—Applying Viewpoints to a character and relationships
Educational Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of Viewpoints by applying them to characterization and relationships.
Lesson 6—Practice their scene
Educational Objective: Students will demonstrate how to apply viewpoints to rehearsing their scene by creating an expressive movement of their scene and beginning to block the final product.
Lesson 7—Final Practice focusing on Viewpoints
Educational Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of spatial relationship in blocking their scene by pointing out a moment of spatial relationship in their scene.
Lesson 8—Preview their scene
Educational Objective: Students will demonstrate their ability to recognize the use of Viewpoints in a scene by listing the viewpoints the notice in each of their peers’ scenes.
Lesson 9—Final scene performance
Educational Objective: Students will demonstrate their ability to utilize Viewpoints in a performance of a scene by performing their scene for the class.
Viewpoints Scene Work Unit of Lessons.Jessica Johnson
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