Students will demonstrate their understanding of playwriting principles by writing a short play.
Knowledge of stage directions
Knowledge of the Aristotelian Plot Structure
Knowledge of what objectives and tactics are
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 a. Examine how character relationships assist in telling the story of a drama/theatre work. b. Shape character choices using given circumstances in a drama/theatre work.
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
For additional learning activities to use throughout the unit, see the following lesson outlines:
Students will demonstrate their understanding of why the Aristotelian Plot Structure is important in playwriting by performing scenes without all five elements and discussing the elements in other stories.