9 - 12 Acting II Version: 2010-2011


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Theatre Arts

 
TAHSAII.1
Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media
Element: TAHSAII.1a
Engages in script analysis and study as a means of actor preparation
Element: TAHSAII.1b
Utilizes evidence provided by the script to support decisions in characterization
Element: TAHSAII.1c
Uses script analysis in the development of presentation of formal and informal theatre performances
 

 
TAHSAII.2
Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
Element: TAHSAII.2a
Examines theatre practices regarding the development, structure, layout, and format of scripts
Element: TAHSAII.2b
Uses improvisation, personal experiences, heritage, imagination, literature, and history to develop scripts
Element: TAHSAII.2c
Performs formal and informal monologues and scenes based on published and original scripts
 

 
TAHSAII.3
Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
Element: TAHSAII.3a
Examines the voice, body, and imagination as tools of the actor
Element: TAHSAII.3b
Explores observation, research, cultural development, and personal experience as potential resources available to the actor
Element: TAHSAII.3c
Implements the tools and resources of acting in the development and presentation of formal and informal monologues and scenes
Element: TAHSAII.3d
Researches and assesses the development of skills for character creation and performance
 

 
TAHSAII.4
Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
Element: TAHSAII.4a
Examines the appropriate relationship between the actor, designers, and technical crew
Element: TAHSAII.4b
Explores the effects of set design, costume, and lighting on an actor's performance
Element: TAHSAII.4c
Plans and creates technical elements of a theatrical production
Element: TAHSAII.4d
Collaborates with other members of a creative team to create and execute formal and informal theatrical performances
 

 
TAHSAII.5
Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
Element: TAHSAII.5a
Identifies the responsibilities and tasks of an actor in the preparation and performance of theatrical pieces
Element: TAHSAII.5b
Explores and articulates the appropriate relationship between actors and the director
Element: TAHSAII.5c
Collaborates on the development and presentation of formal and informal theatrical performances
 

 
TAHSAII.6
Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
Element: TAHSAII.6a
Explores the use of cultural and historical information in character development
Element: TAHSAII.6b
Examines research methods used by professional actors and actresses
Element: TAHSAII.6c
Implements meaningful research efforts in developing formal and informal theatre performances
 

 
TAHSAII.7
Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
Element: TAHSAII.7a
Examines the relationship between actors and other collaborators in a theatrical production
Element: TAHSAII.7b
Assesses the relationship between an actor's life experience/knowledge and the actor's development as a creative artist
Element: TAHSAII.7c
Synthesizes concepts and/or skills from other disciplines to create a role or theatre piece
 

 
TAHSAII.8
Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations
Element: TAHSAII.8a
Examines theatrical performance conventions from a variety of historical periods
Element: TAHSAII.8b
Explores cultural influences on acting, theatre, and human interaction
Element: TAHSAII.8c
Applies appropriate historic and cultural data during the performance of a character in formal and informal theatrical pieces
Element: TAHSAII.8d
Researches and applies historical movement and acting technique to character development
 

 
TAHSAII.9
Exploring the business of theatre
Element: TAHSAII.9a
Examines how talent and training impact careers in acting
Element: TAHSAII.9b
Assesses the effectiveness of various strategies in pursuing an acting career
Element: TAHSAII.9c
Investigates how an actor's preparation might have an impact on career development outside the theatre community
Element: TAHSAII.9d
Determines and demonstrates effective audition etiquette and technique
 

 
TAHSAII.10
Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence
Element: TAHSAII.10a
Develops and utilizes meaningful, structured criteria for assessing the work of an actor
Element: TAHSAII.10b
Participates in juried rehearsals and performances to develop individual skills in characterization and performance
 

 
TAHSAII.11
Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member in theatre or other media experiences
Element: TAHSAII.11a
Examines the relationship between actor and audience in history
Element: TAHSAII.11b
Explores the impact of various acting styles (e.g., historical and contemporary) on the actor/audience relationship
Element: TAHSAII.11c
Analyzes and discusses the "chemistry" between actors and audience
 

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