Theatre Part 2 provides a balanced educational experience for all students. The diversity of this course provides opportunities for the involvement of all students, regardless of experience and abilities. Theatre promotes unity, inquiry, and critical and constructive thought, as well as skills of comparison, problem-solving, interpretation, judgment, and research. Students are encouraged to investigate old and new ideas by exploring, discovering, creating, and clarifying their perceptions and knowledge. This course covers the art of character analysis and a variety of acting techniques, as well as the technical elements of theatre, such as sets, costumes, makeup, and special effects.
It is recommended that students successfully complete Theatre Part 1 or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.
Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills
an understanding of script and character analysis and the ability to implement
these skills when developing a role.
the rehearsal process.
character analysis skills by building a character using internal and external
rehearsal and backstage etiquette during the production of a play.
an understanding of the various styles of acting, including farce, commedia
dell'arte, social satire, comedy, tragedy, and so on.
appropriate theatre terminology.
Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills
various styles of movement for characterizations and the differences between
literal realistic movement, enlarged realistic movement, stylized movement, and
through performance, the basic mime principles.
through performance, an understanding of basic stage combat principles and
vocal variety and flexibility for characterization through the use of accents
auditioning and performing for the camera.
appropriate theatre/multimedia terminology, including vocabulary used in film
an understanding of the differences and similarities between a dramatic play
and other media venues, such as Reader's Theatre, film, television, and musical
Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills
an understanding of the special considerations required for directing a
musical, including aspects of selecting a script and developing a concept
the areas of scheduling, casting, rehearsing, collaborating, and closing the
production of a musical.
the basic processes of directing and producing for film, television, and
that performance art is an experimental genre that has few rules and no
appropriate theatre/multimedia vocabulary.
Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills
a working knowledge of the construction of three-dimensional set pieces, such
as trees, rocks, and other sculptural forms.
a working knowledge of stage fabrics for curtains and draperies.
projections for the stage, including lensless and lens projectors, front-screen
and rear-screen projection, and slide preparation.
an understanding of techniques used in costume construction to produce special
articles, including masks, armor, decorative jewelry, and footwear.
three-dimensional makeup techniques using nose putty, derma wax, latex, and
appropriate technical theatre vocabulary.
Theatre: Art in Action (textbook)
The Stage and the School (textbook)