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Drama II Grades 9-12

This is a performance-based course that brings together the elements of body movement, voice, and interpretation in the theatrical setting. Students enrolled in this class are expected to possess the basic skills of acting and a fundamental knowledge of theatre production. Performances and projects are advanced and require extensive rehearsal and memorization.

STANDARDS METCONTENT/SKILLSSUGGESTED ACTIVITIES
ABCD  
    Scripting 
    Create improvisations and scripted scenes based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history. 
1-5   a. Write theatre, film, television, or electronic media scripts.• See Intro to Drama and Drama I
• Write script centered around current events or issues
• Write a script for a younger audience
    Acting 
    Develop basic acting skills to portray characters who interact in improvised and scripted scenes. 
1-61, 2  a. Demonstrate artistic discipline to achieve an ensemble in rehearsal and performance.• See Intro to Drama and Drama I
• Introduce Stanislavski method
2-4 1, 2 b. Create consistent characters from classical, contemporary, realistic, and nonrealistic dramatic texts in informal and formal theatre, film, television, or electronic media productions.• Prepare audition file including dance and/or singing
    Designing 
    Develop environments for improvised and scripted scenes. 
1, 3, 4, 7   a. Consider safe construction and efficient operation of technical aspects of theater, film, television, or electronic media.• Create budget for production
• Design a theatre
• Using several different environments, design a set for the same material
1-4, 6, 7   b. Create production schedules, stage management plans, promotional ideas, and business and front of house procedures for informal and formal theatre, film, television, or electronic media production. 

* Prerequisite: Drama I or permission of instructor

STANDARDS METCONTENT/SKILLSSUGGESTED ACTIVITIES
ABCD  
    Directing 
    Organize rehearsals for improvised and scripted scenes. 
1-4, 6, 7 1, 3 a. Conduct auditions, cast actors, direct scenes, and conduct production meetings to achieve presentation goals.• See Intro to Drama and Drama I
• Direct/produce one act community performance.
• Explain and compare the roles and interrelated responsibilities of the various personnel involved in theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions
     • Collaborate with designers and actors to develop aesthetically unified production concepts for informal and formal theatre, film, television, or electronic media productions
• Collaborate with elementary students for forensics competition
    Researching 
    Use cultural and historical information to support improvised and scripted scenes. 
1, 3-71-927a. Research and describe appropriate historical production designs, techniques, and performances from various cultures to assist in making artistic choices for informal and formal theatre, film, television, or electronic media productions.• Research political and historical background of play that focuses on politics or morals

* Prerequisite: Drama I or permission of instructor

STANDARDS METCONTENT/SKILLSSUGGESTED ACTIVITIES
ABCD  
    Comparing/Integrating 
    Analyze methods of presentation and audience response for theatre, dramatic media (such as film, television, and electronic media), and other art forms. 
 1-81, 2, 4, 55, 6a. Compare several art forms in a specific culture or historical period.• See Intro to Drama and Drama I
 1-81, 2, 4, 55, 6b. Compare the unique interpretive and expressive natures and aesthetic qualities of traditional arts from various cultures and historical periods with contemporary new art forms (such as performance art).• Mix diverse media such as Power Point and mime in a performance
• Write compare/contrast paper examining formats of drama across the globe
1-6 1, 26c. Integrate several arts and/or media in theatre, film, television, or electronic media productions. 
    Analyzing/Critiquing 
    Analyze, critique, and construct meanings from informal and formal theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions. 
1, 2, 3, 583, 43, 4, 7a. Consider constructive criticism as they strive to further develop their work.• Analyze, compare, and evaluate differing critiques of the same dramatic texts and performances
    Understanding Context 
    Analyze the role of theatre, film, television, and electronic media in the community and in other cultures. 
 2-82-43, 5, 6a. Identify and compare the lives, works, and influence of representative theatre artists in various cultures and historical periods.• See Intro to Drama
• Examine figures from theatre: Greek, Elizabethan, Chekov, Ibsen, Miller, Shakespeare, Moliere, Wilde, Thornton, Wilken, Williams, Mamet, Pinter, Gilbert and Sullivan, Gershwin.

* Prerequisite: Drama I or permission of instructor

DRAMA ASSESSMENTS
• Critiques
• Rubrics
• Journaling
• Participation in class
• Reports
• Research
• Self-evaluation
• Teacher evaluation of student performance
• Video evaluation of performance
• Written tests

* Prerequisite: Drama I or permission of instructor

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