9 - 12 Advanced Drama 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: TAHSADI.1a
Examines various theories of dramatic structure from Aristotle to present
Element: TAHSADI.1b
Uses standards of literary dramatic analysis to study theatrical production
Element: TAHSADI.1c
Constructs arguments that relate the themes of a theatre production to the enhancement of the human experience

Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
Element: TAHSADI.2a
Produces scripts based on personal experience, heritage, imagination, literature, and history
Element: TAHSADI.2b
Connects appropriate form and structure to script creation
Element: TAHSADI.2c
Applies improvisational techniques and standard theatrical conventions to producing scripts

Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
Element: TAHSADI.3a
Examines the skills and tasks associated with acting on stage
Element: TAHSADI.3b
Explores the development of an actor's skills and resources
Element: TAHSADI.3c
Creates characters using the tools and resources of acting to a variety of formal and informal performances

Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
Element: TAHSADI.4a
Engages in script analysis from the perspective of technical theatre collaborators
Element: TAHSADI.4b
Plans and creates technical elements of a theatrical production
Element: TAHSADI.4c
Collaborates with other members of a creative team to create and execute formal and informal theatrical performances

Directing by conceptualizing, organizing,and conducting rehearsals for performance
Element: TAHSADI.5a
Examines the structure of the rehearsal process
Element: TAHSADI.5b
Creates a prompt script with blocking notation for a 2-3 character scene
Element: TAHSADI.5c
Develops a rehearsal schedule to prepare a scene for performance
Element: TAHSADI.5d
Collaborates on formal and informal theatrical performances

Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
Element: TAHSADI.6a
Explores the relationship between research and theatrical production
Element: TAHSADI.6b
Engages in meaningful cultural and historical research to support formal or informal theatrical performance
Element: TAHSADI.6c
Develops and executes a presentation or lobby display that summarizes the impact of cultural and historical research on a theatrical production

Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
Element: TAHSADI.7a
Examines how theatre incorporates all art forms via a collaborative process
Element: TAHSADI.7b
Explores the relationship between theatre and other non-arts disciplines
Element: TAHSADI.7c
Synthesizes concepts and skills from other disciplines to create theatre

Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations
Element: TAHSADI.8a
Explores the historical impact of theatre on the political process
Element: TAHSADI.8b
Examines the impact of theatre on the quality of life in society
Element: TAHSADI.8c
Researches and defends the role of theatre as an educational tool

Exploring the business of theatre
Element: TAHSADI.9a
Explores careers in theatre through participation in various production roles and activities
Element: TAHSADI.9b
Articulates how participation in theatre helps to equip students for success in careers within and outside the theatre community
Element: TAHSADI.9c
Examines and critiques the structure and standard operating procedures of commercial, professional, amateur, and educational theatre organizations

Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence
Element: TAHSADI.10a
Generates and uses appropriate terminology for critiquing theatrical presentations
Element: TAHSADI.10b
Utilizes constructive criticism to identify patterns of on-stage speech and behavior that enhance or detract from a performance
Element: TAHSADI.10c
Modifies performance based on critiques
Element: TAHSADI.10d
Discerns the validity of critiques

Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member in theatre or other media experiences
Element: TAHSADI.11a
Examines the historical relationship between actor, script, and audience as basic elements of the theatrical experience
Element: TAHSADI.11b
Explains and demonstrates proper decorum as an audience member
Element: TAHSADI.11c
Explores and analyzes the "chemistry" between actor and audience

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