9 - 12 Fundamentals of Theatre I Version: 2010-2011

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Theatre Arts

Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media
Element: TAHSFTI.1a
Critiques elements of theatrical conventions
Element: TAHSFTI.1b
Generates and uses terminology and outline for critiquing theatre presentation
Element: TAHSFTI.1c
Cites evidence of how theatre reflects life through themes
Element: TAHSFTI.1d
Identifies stage terminology

Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
Element: TAHSFTI.2a
Critiques elements of dramatic structure
Element: TAHSFTI.2b
Recognizes realistic and conventional speech patterns within dialogue or dramatic verse
Element: TAHSFTI.2c
Identifies and distinguishes between stock and dynamic characters
Element: TAHSFTI.2d
Lists the steps in the dramatic writing process
Element: TAHSFTI.2e
Differentiates between drama and traditional literary writing
Element: TAHSFTI.2f
Incorporates dramatic elements through improvisation

Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
Element: TAHSFTI.3a
Investigates mental and emotional methods of actor preparation
Element: TAHSFTI.3b
Observes and incorporates details of common human activity
Element: TAHSFTI.3c
Demonstrates awareness of verbal elements of acting (e.g., voice, breathing)
Element: TAHSFTI.3d
Demonstrates non-verbal elements of acting (e.g., posture, facial expression, physical movement)

Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
Element: TAHSFTI.4a
Identifies and defines the various roles of production personnel (sound/lighting, set, scenic, costume, makeup, marketing and business aspects)
Element: TAHSFTI.4b
Recognizes and applies the basic elements and procedures involved in the construction of props, scenery, and platforms

Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
Element: TAHSFTI.5a
Analyzes the various aspects of directing
Element: TAHSFTI.5b
Recognizes directorial choices in performance
Element: TAHSFTI.5c
Describes the need for script analysis and concept development
Element: TAHSFTI.5d
Applies the process of directorial management

Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
Element: TAHSFTI.6a
Defines the role of the dramaturge
Element: TAHSFTI.6b
Applies the skills of the dramaturge to various scenes
Element: TAHSFTI.6c
Interprets data for use in production

Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
Element: TAHSFTI.7a
Identifies the various art forms which may be integrated into theatre (e.g., dance, music, visual arts, graphic arts, and electronic media)
Element: TAHSFTI.7b
Integrates various arts forms into a cohesive theatre performance
Element: TAHSFTI.7c
Recognizes the arts as an effort to interpret and intensify experiences

Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations
Element: TAHSFTI.8a
Analyzes plays and dramas that are representative of historical periods
Element: TAHSFTI.8b
Identifies and analyzes plays and dramas that are culturally diverse
Element: TAHSFTI.8c
Recognizes historical events that have influenced the role of theatre
Element: TAHSFTI.8d
Recognizes theatrical events that have impacted cultural development

Exploring the business of theatre
Element: TAHSFTI.9a
Lists and defines the skill sets for the various theatre arts careers
Element: TAHSFTI.9b
Charts the skills learned in theatre arts which transfer to the workplace
Element: TAHSFTI.9c
Applies the business elements of a production (e.g., creating a portfolio or resume, printing, advertising, budgeting)

Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence
Element: TAHSFTI.10a
Differentiates between constructive and destructive critiques
Element: TAHSFTI.10b
Generates and uses terminology for critiquing theatrical presentations
Element: TAHSFTI.10c
Utilizes constructive criticism to improve performance

Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member in theatre and other media experiences
Element: TAHSFTI.11a
Demonstrates appropriate audience behaviors
Element: TAHSFTI.11b
Articulates why the relationship between the audience and performers is critical to the success of the production
Element: TAHSFTI.11c
Examines how audience relationships differ with venue and performance type

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