9 - 12 Theatre Literature 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: TAHSTLI.1a
Interprets the meaning of dramatic literature as a reflection of the human experience
Element: TAHSTLI.1b
Identifies how the elements of dramatic literature convey meaning
Element: TAHSTLI.1c
Compares and contrasts printed dramatic literature to filmed/recorded dramatic literature

Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
Element: TAHSTLI.2a
Compares and summarizes scripts from different times in history and from different cultures
Element: TAHSTLI.2b
Examines and outlines the steps involved in the creation of a dramatic work
Element: TAHSTLI.2c
Develops scripts using dramatic and/or literary improvisational techniques

Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
Element: TAHSTLI.3a
Analyzes the character relationships
Element: TAHSTLI.3b
Compares and analyzes the character interaction and motivation
Element: TAHSTLI.3c
Examines the character role and significance to the meaning of the play

Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
Element: TAHSTLI.4a
Explains the basic physical and chemical properties of the technical aspects of theatre (e.g., light, color, electricity, paint, and makeup)
Element: TAHSTLI.4b
Analyzes a variety of dramatic texts from cultural and historical perspectives to determine production requirements
Element: TAHSTLI.4c
Designs visual and aural elements to convey the environment suggested by the text
Element: TAHSTLI.4d
Applies technical knowledge and skills to collaboratively and safely create functional scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costumes, and makeup

Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsal for performance
Element: TAHSTLI.5a
Develops multiple interpretations and production choices for a given script and selects the most effective combination
Element: TAHSTLI.5b
Justifies selection of text, interpretation, visual, aural, and artistic choices
Element: TAHSTLI.5c
Conducts auditions, casts actors, directs scenes, and conducts production meetings to achieve production goals

Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
Element: TAHSTLI.6a
Traces the development of theatre from early storytelling to contemporary performance art
Element: TAHSTLI.6b
Identifies and summarizes contributions made to the development of the theatre by different cultures and traditions
Element: TAHSTLI.6c
Researches and explains how cultural and historical factors have influences theatre practitioners of various generations

Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
Element: TAHSTLI.7a
Identifies the elements, influences, and contributions of other art forms to theatre
Element: TAHSTLI.7b
Appraises the life experiences of selected playwrights and how they have influenced the playwright's work/s
Element: TAHSTLI.7c
Considers how theatre has been influenced by other content areas

Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations
Element: TAHSTLI.8a
Traces the development of theatre
Element: TAHSTLI.8b
Compares theatrical styles and histories from different cultures
Element: TAHSTLI.8c
Examines theatre as a reflection of political and social movements

Exploring the business of theatre
Element: TAHSTLI.9a
Analyzes the needs and costs associated with a theatre production in ten years
Element: TAHSTLI.9b
Defines ways to streamline responsibilities involved in media production
Element: TAHSTLI.9c
Creates a 21st century marketing plan for a media production

Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence
Element: TAHSTLI.10a
Develops a set of comprehensive criteria to assess a dramatic work
Element: TAHSTLI.10b
Analyzes the effectiveness of a dramatic work
Element: TAHSTLI.10c
Compares and contrasts the written work to live/film performances

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