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.
Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills
the historical background of theatre.
physical warm-ups to develop relaxation, body coordination, and flexibility.
voice and gesture skills to execute pantomimed and improvised scenarios.
an understanding of theatre performance.
Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills
knowledge of the responsibilities and skills of the producer and director of a
knowledge of the responsibilities, equipment, and techniques of all technical
a variety of appropriate elements found in theatre productions.
and contrast theatre and television productions.
and explore theatre spaces.
Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills
knowledge of character development by using sense and emotional memory.
specific characters through the use of gesture, voice, motivation, and
proper stage movements.
theatre elements through movement, collaboration, and voice.
Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills
knowledge of the roles of the director and producer during preproduction.
knowledge of the roles of the set, lighting, sound, costume, and makeup
the critical examination process of theatre through the analysis of production
Theatre: Art in Action (textbook)
The Stage and the School (textbook)