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Theatre Part 1
LI.ART.300507.1.MH
Course Length: 1 Semester
Has Textbook: Yes
Theatre Part 1 will familiarize the student with the historical background of theatre, as well as the basic elements of acting. Learners will also study stage lighting, sound, costume, and makeup. Students will learn to apply voice and gesture skills in pantomimed and improvised scenarios. The responsibilities of the producer and director of a theatre production will be discussed, in addition to the duties of the equipment and technical crews. Learners will create specific characters through the use of gesture, voice, motivation, and background, and will learn proper stage movements. 



Course Objectives

Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

  • Explore the historical background of theatre.
  • Develop self-awareness.
  • Execute physical warm-ups to develop relaxation, body coordination, and flexibility.
  • Apply voice and gesture skills to execute pantomimed and improvised scenarios.
  • Express an understanding of theatre performance.

Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the responsibilities and skills of the producer and director of a theatrical performance.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the responsibilities, equipment, and techniques of all technical crews.
  • Examine a variety of appropriate elements found in theatre productions.
  • Compare and contrast theatre and television productions.
  • Discover and explore theatre spaces. 

Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills

  • Demonstrate knowledge of character development by using sense and emotional memory.
  • Create specific characters through the use of gesture, voice, motivation, and background. 
  • Describe proper stage movements.
  • Explain theatre elements through movement, collaboration, and voice.
  • Practice monologues.

Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills

  • Recognize theatre genres.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the roles of the director and producer during preproduction.
  • Compose theatre promotions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the roles of the set, lighting, sound, costume, and makeup designers.
  • Apply the critical examination process of theatre through the analysis of production elements.

Course Materials

  • Glencoe Theatre: Art in Action (textbook)
  • Glencoe: The Stage and the School (textbook)