ERIC Number: ED238067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Theatre I & II Instructional Guide.
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.
By taking a two-semester course in theatre, students in grades 10 through 12 can gain a better understanding of drama. Theatre I provides an overview of the field of theatre and serves as a prerequisite to all further theatre courses. Upon completion of the first course, students should be able to (1) respond aesthetically to theatre; (2) recognize theatre as a reflection of human needs; (3) perform first independently and then as a member of a group; (4) consider the various possibilities for careers within the theatre arts; (5) solve problems creatively through the application of the techniques of relaxation, imagination, concentration, and sense memory; (6) convey attitude and emotion through a variety of verbal and nonverbal behaviors; (7) demonstrate a knowledge of theatre terminology; (8) identify the characteristics of various forms of dramatic literature and styles of production; and (9) demonstrate an understanding of the relationship among artist, theatre, audience, and society. After completion of Theatre II students should be able to perform basic tasks of technical theatre; demonstrate appropriate stage and acting techniques; perceive the relationship between a period of history and the theatre it produced; assume the identity of a specified character, based upon a thorough analysis of a script; read and interpret a play for possible class performance; and identify career opportunities in acting and technical production. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.