• DRAMA II
     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION;

    Introduces the art of theatre through reading, viewing and participating in theatre activities. Acting, improvisation and scene analysis lead to character development and performance. Through acting, voice and movement exercises students build a foundation that allows them to explore the characters of Shakespeare and today. Participation in co-curricular theatre productions (PLAYS) are expected of all advanced Drama students.
     
    COURSE OBJECTIVES;
     
    This course will focus on the art of acting, rehearsing and performing plays. The student will learn the acting technique of Michael Shurtleff and explore the characters of William Shakespeare. The students will audition, rehearse, design and perform a modern One Act Play and a One Act version of a William Shakespeare play.
     
     ASSIGNMENTS
    All assignments are done in class with the exception of memorization for plays. Please review lines at home. 
     
    MAJOR TOPICS TO BE COVERED
     
    1st quarter - Auditions, rehearsal technique, vocal technique, acting technique, play design.
    2nd quarter - Scene study, character relationships, cold readings and performance of a play
    3rd quarter - Shakespeare, Poetry, speaking poetry, rehearsal and performance of a Shakespeare play
    4th quarter - Playwriting, rehearsing and performance.
     
Last Modified on September 4, 2014