Secondary Theatre - Level 3
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Core Standards of the Course
Strand: CREATE (L3.T.CR.)
Students will conceptualize, generate, develop and organize artistic ideas and work. They will complete and refine drama works (Standards L3.T.CR.1–8).
Develop imagination to create artistic ideas and work.
Create and implement a major design element for a mainstage production.
Develop and synthesize original ideas in a drama/theatre work utilizing critical analysis, historical and cultural context, research, and Western or non-Western theatre traditions.
Collaborate as a creative team to discover artistic solutions and make interpretive choices in a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.
Apply appropriate acting techniques and styles in performances of characters from a variety of dramatic genres and historical periods.
Synthesize knowledge from a variety of dramatic forms, theatrical conventions, and technologies to create the visual composition of a drama/theatre work.
Refine, transform, and reimagine a devised or scripted drama/theatre work using the rehearsal process to invent or reimagine style, genre, form, technical design, and conventions.
Generate ideas from research and script analysis to devise a performance that is believable, authentic, and relevant in a drama/ theatre work.
Strand: PERFORM (L3.T.P.)
Students will analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for performance. They will develop techniques and concepts to refine artistic work and express meaning through the presentation of drama works (Standards L3.T.P.1–9).
Develop the character, setting, and essential events in a story or script that make up the dramatic structure in a drama/theatre work.
Collaborate as a creative team to discover artistic solutions, and make interpretive choices in a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.
Observe, listen, and respond in character to other actors throughout a scripted or improvised scene.
Use body to communicate meaning through space, shape, energy, and gesture.
Use voice to communicate meaning through volume, pitch, tone, rate of speed, and vocal clarity.
Use imagination to inform artistic choices.
Evaluate artistic choices in the use of technical elements in a production.
Explore various kinds of stage spaces, stage directions, areas of the stage and blocking techniques.
Present a drama/theatre production for a specific audience that employs research and analysis grounded in the creative perspectives of the playwright, director, designer, and dramaturgy.
Strand: RESPOND (L3.T.R.)
Students will perceive and analyze artistic work and process. They will interpret intent and meaning and apply criteria to evaluate artistic work and process (Standards L3.T.R.1–8).
Attend live performances of extended length and complexity, demonstrating an understanding of the protocols of audience behavior appropriate to the style of the performance.
Articulate responses based on personal experiences when participating in or observing a drama/theatre work.
Compare and debate the connection between a drama/theatre work and contemporary issues that may affect audiences.
Demonstrate the ability to receive and act upon coaching, feedback, and constructive criticism.
Research and synthesize cultural and historical information related to a drama/theatre work to support or evaluate artistic choices.
Synthesize evidence and appropriate criteria to revise personal work and interpret the work of others when participating in or observing a drama/theatre work.
Analyze and evaluate why artistic choices are made in a drama/ theatre work.
Apply appropriate theatre terminology to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of own or the group’s work.
Strand: CONNECT (L3.T.CO.)
Students will synthesize and relate knowledge from personal and collaborative experiences to make and receive art. They will relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding (Standards L3.T.CO.1–3).
Collaborate on a drama/theatre work that examines a critical global issue using multiple personal, community, and cultural perspectives.
Justify the creative choices made in a devised or scripted drama/ theatre work, based on a critical interpretation of specific data from theatre research.
Examine contemporary social, cultural, or global issues through different forms of drama/theatre work.
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