Unit Length: 7 days Unit Value: 110 points
Grade Scale: C = 83 - 92 B = 93 - 101 A = 102 - 110
(12) _____ 1. Work alone or with a partner to make flashcards of the important terms associated with Theatre. Answer 4 alone or 8 with partner correctly when quizzed.
(9) _____ 2. Lecture 1 – “The evolution and purpose of Theatre.” Answer 3 teacher
(10) _____ 3. Complete the Act by Numbers worksheet. Submit and answer 3 questions.
*(10) _____ 4. Observe and write a 1-page summary of events seen at the High School Musical production. Use at least 8 vocabulary words in your summary.
(40) _____ 5. Watch the opera Carmen and
- answer 8 teacher questions about the opera in a quiz upon completion or
- design an original poster that could be used to advertise the performance or
- construct a playbill that explains the plot, highlights the characters, and breaks the performance into its various acts, scenes
(9) _____ 6. Lecture 2 – “Theatre Greats” . Answer 3 questions.
(12) _____ 7. Read the textbook selections found on the “Theatre Reading Sheet” and prepare yourself to answer 3 questions.
Note – Due by Final Day of Unit. A maximum of 95 points may be amassed between Basic and Intermediate Level.
(25) _____ 1. Choose any monologue or dialogue from a modern play or movie. Rehearse it, then act it out. Performance should last between 3-5 minutes. Give copy of script to teacher beforehand for approval.
(20) _____ 2. Opera recasting project. See worksheet.
(30) _____ 3.
Construct a set of Greek Theatre masks that display any 3 of the
following emotions (Rage, Joy, Grief, Stoicism, Lust, Boredom,
Amazement ) The website http://nyny.essortment.com
(10) _____ 4. Hoopla activity. Whole class activity.
*(15) _____ 5. Construct a poster for your own original play/opera that displays the title, composer/writer, roles and a brief plot “grabber”. Design the poster to attract an audience to the show.
(10) _____ 6. Improvisational Theatre activity. See list of possible scenes. Improv performance should convey story and fall within time constraints of 3-5 minutes in length.
Note – Due by end of Marking Period.
(25) _____ 1. Answer one of the following questions in a well-written essay of publishable quality and of length 2-3 pages.
1. Can opera still have a significant place in modern culture?
2. Can the ancient plays of Greece and Rome have any place in our world today?
(40) _____ 2. View a DVD of a complete opera and then complete the Opera Analysis sheet.
(60) _____ 3.
In a group of 4 or more, perform a retelling of a classic fairytale on
stage. Go to the webquest found at http://www.mtbaker.wednet.edu
(40)_____ 4. Theatre challenge. In a team of 4-6, students will put on a performance of the play “Furs, Fins, and Feathers.” See worksheet that provides explanation of the requirements.
(50) _____ 5. A
Classic Comes to Life”. Work in a group of 4 or more to familiarize
yourself with the Greek tragedy Oedipus. Put a modern spin on
the story by transplanting the characters onto the set of a modern day
talk show. Prepare a script that includes blocking and then perform.
Performance must last between 10-15 minutes.
Day 1: Lecture 1 - “Evolution and Purpose of Theatre”, Lecture 2 – “Theatre Greats”
Day 2: Assessment
Day 3: Opera
Day 4: Assessment
Day 5: Hoopla Activity
Day 6: Improvisational Theatre
Day 7: Assessment