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Lesson 5: Review of Stage Directions, Types and Parts of the Stage Environment

Lesson 5: Review of Stage Directions, Types and Parts of the Stage Environment

Lesson Objective: Students will review stage directions, types and stage environment by participating in a series of review activities.

Materials:
• Stage Types worksheet  Lesson 5.Stage Types Sheet

Step 1: Warm Up—Exaggerated sound and movement circle
It’s like sound and movement telephone, except you try to make the sound/movement just a tiny bit more exaggerated than the person in front of you.

Step 2: Review Stage Types
• In their groups, have the students brain storm as many of the names of the different stage types (arena stage, proscenium stage, thrust stage, end stage) as they can come up with.
• Ask for the names of the four types, write them on the board.
• Next, see if they can come up with where the audience sits on each of these stage types.
• Draw the stage Types on the board and where the audience goes.

Step 3: Stage Types Worksheet
• Give them the stage types worksheet. Tell them they’re going to try doing this all by themselves first.
• Give them a chance to talk to their groups
• Go over the sheet as a class
• Tell them to keep this until walkaway day to use it to study and then they’ll turn it in with their walkaway

Step 4: Review Stage Directions
• Draw the stage directions diagram on the board. And write the directions on the board next to it. Whose perspective are stage directions from?
• Tell the students to get out a piece of paper and try to fill out the diagram by themselves.
• As a group, compare answers.
• As a class, fill in the diagram on the board.

Step 5: Review of it all Relay
• Split the class into 3 team (right, center and left)
• Each team has a different color of marker. A team member will line up behind the first tape line on the floor in front of the desks. You will ask a question and they’ll run to the board and whoever gets the correct answer first, wins a point for their team.

Step 7: Closure
Remind them of the test, encourage them to study the two sheets they made/filled out today and the matching sheet you just handed back.