What are some of the different forms of theater and how can I develop the skills to participate?
Theater has been called the ultimate art form. It combines speech, drama, art, music, movement, and special effects into one grand aesthetic whole. It is
storytelling at it’s best! In this live, interactive fine arts course we’ll explore several different aspects of theater. We’ll delve into the origins of drama, explore key periods of theater history, learn to analyze and perform Shakespeare, and discover the many different jobs in the theater. If you love to act, enjoy watching plays, or just want to get a taste of what theater is all about, jump aboard. This course is for you!
|Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5||Unit 6||Unit 7|
|What are the origins of theater?||What is the history of theater?||What is puppetry?||How can I understand and perform Shakespeare?||What are the jobs in the theater?||How can I participate in theater?||How does theater relate to personal leadership?|
|Why and how do we tell stories?||How did formal theater emerge in ancient Greece?||How are puppets theater?||Who was William Shakespeare and what contributions did he make to the theater?||What do producers, directors and stage managers do?||How can I participate in theater in my community?||How do I represent myself well?|
|What are mime and pantomime?||What is it like to perform ancient Greek drama?||How are puppets different around the world?||How can I play a role in A Midsummer Night’s Dream?||What is a creative team?||How can I prepare for an audition or application for the theater?||How can I share my talent and skills?|
|How can I be a good storyteller?||How did theater evolve during the middle ages?||How can I create a character with a puppet?||How can I perform a monologue by Shakespeare?||What do designers do?||How can I perform a successful audition monologue?||What can an experience in theater teach me about myself and how can it enrich my life?|
|How can improvisation help me with storytelling?||What was Commedia dell’Arte?||How do I produce a puppet play?||How can I polish my monologue by Shakespeare?||How can I be a good collaborator?||How can I polish my audition monologue?||What have I learned about theater this semester?|
Texts and Materials Students Must PurchaseThese texts and materials are from the 2016–2017 academic year and are subject to change. The 2017–18 Texts and Materials will be finalized and published by June 15, 2017.
|Various||Reading Packet||Provided by WA|
- Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman), 10th (Sophomore), 11th (Junior), 12th (Senior)
- Prerequisites: None
- Versions & Estimated Weekly Hours: 3-4
- Format: Live
- Credits: 0.5