Topic outline

  • General

    Theater I Q1

    During this course you will complete sections dedicated to History of the Theatre, Script and Plot Analysis, basic Material Selection, using the instruments of Voice and Body and Audition Advice. In our daily lives we all experience theatrical elements. These elements are evident in political campaigns, holiday celebrations, sports events, religious ceremonies, children's make-believe, as well as in the dances and rituals of primitive peoples. However, most of us do not consider these events to be theatrical in nature. This course will demonstrate that these events are directly linked to theatre and performance. Get ready to explore the structure of a script and the importance of plot analysis. What does it mean to classify a script as male or female? Have you ever wanted to audition but weren't sure how to begin the process? This course will teach you the basics of a successful audition and how to avoid making common mistakes with voice and pronunciation. Let's get started...everyone, break a leg!

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    •  Theater Q1 Moodle Course File
  • Topic 1

    Why Should I Take Theatre Arts?

    •  READ: What is Theatre Arts? Page
    •  WATCH: Theatre- A Branch of the Performing Arts Page
    •  READ: What will this class do for me? Page
    •  READ: Course Requirements Page
    •  READ: How Can You Be Successful in This Course? Page
    •  READ: Course Outline Page
    •  READ: What is the Final Project? Page
  • Topic 2

    Beginning History - Greece

  • Topic 3

    Greek Theatre vs. Modern Theatre

    •  READ: Relating Greek Theatre to Modern Perception Page
    •  WATCH: Theatre of Ancient Greece Page
    •  READ: Drama and Social Values Book
    •  WATCH: Ancient Greek Theater's Page
    •  LISTEN: Ancient Greek Rap Page
  • Topic 4

    Exploration of Greek Tragedy

  • Topic 6

    Comedy and Aristophanes

    •  WATCH: Greek Comedy Page
    •  WATCH: Who is Aristophanes? Page
    •  READ: Aristophanes and Comedy Book
    •  WATCH: History of Comedy Page
    •  WATCH: Aristophanes The Birds part 1 Page
    •  WATCH: Dance based on The Birds Page
    •  WATCH: The Clouds Page
  • Topic 7

    African Theatre

    •  WATCH: African Dance Defined Page
    •  READ: African Theatre Book
    •  WATCH: Traditional Storytelling Page
    •  WATCH: African Theatre Page
    •  WATCH: Zulu Dance Page
    •  WATCH: African Dance Page
  • Topic 8

    Japanese Theatre

  • Topic 9

    William Shakespeare-Beginning Exploration

    •  READ: Who is Shakespeare? Page
    •  WATCH: William Shakespeare Page
    •  WATCH: Learning Iambic Pentameter...the Fun Way! Page
    •  LISTEN: Iambic Pentameter Rap Page
    •  EXPLORE: Synopsis of Shakespears' Plays Page
    •  EXAMPLE: Example of Play Selection Page