9 - 12 Fundamentals of Theatre II 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: TAHSFTII.1a
Critiques and analyzes elements of theatrical conventions
Element: TAHSFTII.1b
Generates and uses terminology and outline for critiquing theatre presentation
Element: TAHSFTII.1c
Cites evidence of how theatre reflects life through universal themes
Element: TAHSFTII.1d
Interprets text and subtext
Element: TAHSFTII.1e
Illustrates the process of script analysis in a variety of scripts

Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
Element: TAHSFTII.2a
Critiques elements of dramatic structure
Element: TAHSFTII.2b
Recognizes realistic and conventional speech patterns within dialogue or dramatic verse
Element: TAHSFTII.2c
Identifies and distinguishes between stock and dynamic characters
Element: TAHSFTII.2d
Lists the steps in the dramatic writing process
Element: TAHSFTII.2e
Differentiates between drama and traditional literary writing
Element: TAHSFTII.2f
Incorporates dramatic elements through improvisation
Element: TAHSFTII.2g
Constructs scenes based on the elements of dramatic structure
Element: TAHSFTII.2h
Compares and contrasts dialogue from various theatrical genres
Element: TAHSFTII.2i
Interprets the objectives, decisions, and actions of characters
Element: TAHSFTII.2j
Develops and critiques various scripts
Element: TAHSFTII.2k
Creates and performs scenes for authentic audiences

Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
Element: TAHSFTII.3a
Investigates mental and emotional methods of actor for preparation
Element: TAHSFTII.3b
Demonstrates awareness of verbal elements of acting (e.g., voice, breathing)
Element: TAHSFTII.3c
Demonstrates non-verbal elements of acting (e.g., posture, facial expression, physical movement)
Element: TAHSFTII.3d
Acquires and incorporates sensory and emotional recall in character development
Element: TAHSFTII.3e
Constructs authentic characters through observation of human behavior
Element: TAHSFTII.3f
Demonstrates the goals, observations, actions, and tactics of characters
Element: TAHSFTII.3g
Differentiates between acting methods (e.g., Stanislavski, Uta Hagen)
Element: TAHSFTII.3h
Revises performance based on self-critique
Element: TAHSFTII.3i
Defends acting and character choices
Element: TAHSFTII.3j
Analyzes critiques of fellow classmates to create improved performance

Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
Element: TAHSFTII.4a
Identifies and defines the various roles of production personnel (sound/lighting, set, scenic, costume, make up, marketing, and business aspects)
Element: TAHSFTII.4b
Identifies and applies basic elements and procedures involved in the construction of props, scenery, and platforms
Element: TAHSFTII.4c
Distinguishes between effective and ineffective artistic designs
Element: TAHSFTII.4d
Infers elements of artistic design from scripts
Element: TAHSFTII.4e
Formulates a conceptualization of artistic design from scripts
Element: TAHSFTII.4f
Hypothesizes possible audiences responses to artistic elements
Element: TAHSFTII.4g
Creates product based on conceptualization
Element: TAHSFTII.4h
Demonstrates ability to plan, create, and assemble the technical elements for a scene or short play

Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
Element: TAHSFTII.5a
Analyzes the various aspects of directing
Element: TAHSFTII.5b
Recognizes directorial choices in performance
Element: TAHSFTII.5c
Describes the need for script analysis and concept development
Element: TAHSFTII.5d
Applies the process of directorial management
Element: TAHSFTII.5e
Distinguishes between effective and ineffective directorial choices
Element: TAHSFTII.5f
Formulates directorial questions (e.g., script choice, script analysis, audition and casting, planning and organizing, rehearsal, performance, evaluation
Element: TAHSFTII.5g
Defends choice of script
Element: TAHSFTII.5h
Assesses acting and design elements of various scripts
Element: TAHSFTII.5i
Formulates a plan for rehearsal
Element: TAHSFTII.5j
Articulates the appropriate relationship between the actor, director and other theatre personnel (e.g., designers, technicians, managers)
Element: TAHSFTII.5k
Applies concepts of directorial design to performance

Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
Element: TAHSFTII.6a
Defines the role of the dramaturge
Element: TAHSFTII.6b
Applies the skills of the dramaturge to various scenes
Element: TAHSFTII.6c
Interprets cultural and historical data for use in production
Element: TAHSFTII.6d
Communicates data to theatrical personnel
Element: TAHSFTII.6e
Distinguishes between important and unimportant data for use in performance
Element: TAHSFTII.6f
Evaluates artistic choices of the production team based on data

Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
Element: TAHSFTII.7a
Identifies the various art forms which may be integrated into theatre (e.g., dance, music, visual arts, graphic arts, and electronic media)
Element: TAHSFTII.7b
Recognizes the arts as an effort to interpret and intensify experiences
Element: TAHSFTII.7c
Examines the contributions of the other arts in the creation of a role or the production of drama
Element: TAHSFTII.7d
Synthesizes observation, imagination, and research to create characters, environments, and situations
Element: TAHSFTII.7e
Combines elements of other disciplines to create theatre arts

Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations
Element: TAHSFTII.8a
Analyzes plays and dramas that are representative of various historical periods
Element: TAHSFTII.8b
Identifies and analyzes plays and dramas that are culturally diverse
Element: TAHSFTII.8c
Recognizes historical events that have influenced the role of theatre
Element: TAHSFTII.8d
Recognizes theatrical events that have impacted cultural development
Element: TAHSFTII.8e
Analyzes and explains theatre conventions and traditions for different cultures and time periods
Element: TAHSFTII.8f
Analyzes and explains how universal themes in theatre transcend time and space
Element: TAHSFTII.8g
Explores the works of milestone playwrights
Element: TAHSFTII.8h
Analyzes milestone plays for dramatic elements that contribute to their lasting influence
Element: TAHSFTII.8i
Predicts which contemporary plays may endure

Exploring the business of theatre
Element: TAHSFTII.9a
Lists and defines the skill sets for the various theatre arts careers
Element: TAHSFTII.9b
Charts the skills learned in theatre arts which transfer to the workplace
Element: TAHSFTII.9c
Applies the business elements of a production (e.g., creating a portfolio or resume, printing, advertising, budgeting)
Element: TAHSFTII.9d
Demonstrates awareness of the discipline, knowledge, skills, and education required for careers in theatre
Element: TAHSFTII.9e
Collects and displays samples of theatre portfolios
Element: TAHSFTII.9f
Creates and revises a cost-benefit analysis of a production
Element: TAHSFTII.9g
Critiques sample theatre portfolios
Element: TAHSFTII.9h
Demonstrates mastery of various areas of business elements of theatre
Element: TAHSFTII.9i
Performs the tasks of business theatre personnel during productions

Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence
Element: TAHSFTII.10a
Distinguishes between constructive and destructive critiques
Element: TAHSFTII.10b
Generates and uses terminology for critiquing theatrical presentations
Element: TAHSFTII.10c
Modifies performance based on critiques
Element: TAHSFTII.10d
Utilizes constructive criticism to identify patterns of on-stage speech and behavior that enhance or detract from a performance
Element: TAHSFTII.10e
Discerns the validity of critiques
Element: TAHSFTII.10f
Creates and defends in-depth critiques of performances
Element: TAHSFTII.10g
Synthesizes various critiques to determine performance strengths and weaknesses

Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member in theatre and other media experiences
Element: TAHSFTII.11a
Demonstrates appropriate audience behaviors
Element: TAHSFTII.11b
Articulates why the relationship between the audience and performers is critical to the success of the production
Element: TAHSFTII.11c
Examines how audience relationships differ with venue and performance type
Element: TAHSFTII.11d
States and supports aesthetic judgments through experiences in diverse styles and genres of theatre

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