9 - 12 Acting III 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: TAHSAIII.1a
Engages in script analysis and study as a means of actor preparation
Element: TAHSAIII.1b
Utilizes evidence provided by the script to support decisions in characterization
Element: TAHSAIII.1c
Uses script analysis in the development of presentation of formal and informal theatre performances

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

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

Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
Element: TAHSAIII.4a
Examines the appropriate relationship between the actor, designers, and technical crew
Element: TAHSAIII.4b
Explores the effects of set designs, costume, and lighting on an actor's performance
Element: TAHSAIII.4c
Plans and creates technical elements of a theatrical production
Element: TAHSAIII.4d
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: TAHSAIII.5a
Identifies the responsibilities and tasks of an actor in the preparation and performance of theatrical pieces
Element: TAHSAIII.5b
Explores and articulates the appropriate relationship between actors and the director
Element: TAHSAIII.5c
Collaborates on the development and presentation of formal and informal theatrical performances

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

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

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

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

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

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

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