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Title: Incorporating Theatre History into the Theatre I Curriculum


1
Incorporating Theatre History into the Theatre I
Curriculum
  • Sara Ranzau - Center Point HS - Center Point ISD
  • Amy Moeller - Stevens HS - Northside ISD

2
Why incorporate?
  • Theatre history is often hard for teachers to
    teach
  • Students tend to dislike theatre history because
    it reminds them too much of regular history class
  • How do you get kids interested in all male
    actors, theatre run by the church and politics
    thrown into the theatrical mix?
  • Who and what do Theatre I students really need to
    know anyway?

3
TEKS involved
  • All of Them!

4
Year Long Curriculum Outline Based on 6 week
breakdown
  • Greeks and Roman - Oedipus Rex - Sophocles
  • Medieval - Everyman
  • Renaissance - Faustus - Marlowe Macbeth -
    Shakespeare
  • Commedia del Arte/Resoration - The Misanthrope -
    Moliere The Imaginary Invalid - Moliere
  • Absurdist/Post-Modern - Rhinoceros - Eugene
    Ionesco End Game - Samuel Beckett Caucasian
    Chalk Circle - Bertholdt Brecht The Lesson -
    Eugene Ionesco
  • Early American - Vaudeville, Musicals Silent Film

5
Unit added to existing curriculum Based on 6 week
breakdown
  • Greek/Roman - Oedipus - Sophocles
  • Renaissance - Faustus - Marlowe Midsummer
    Nights Dream - Shakespeare (or any comedy)
  • 19th - early 20th Century (Absurdist Realism
    Early American) - The Importance of Being Earnest
    - Oscar Wilde A Dolls House - Henrik Ibsen
    Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett

6
Incorporated as a Unit
7
In One 6 or 9 Week Period!
  • Read two plays
  • Have students create research projects in groups
  • Have students complete one MAJOR activity

8
The Research Projects! These are the same for
year long
  • Students will choose groups and one period to
    research
  • You can keep track of their research on a wiki or
    traditional paper and print outs
  • Each group can either choose a section of their
    chosen period or can research all

9
The Research Projects!
  • Suggested Research Topics - students may present
    in any way they like, but must provide a handout
    for you and their peers
  • Costuming
  • Purpose of Theatre
  • Staging
  • Who to Know (give them a starting point)
  • Politics/Life
  • Student Choice

10
The Activities!
  • Students get some great choice here -
    Differentiated Instruction at its best!
  • Group - Scene(s) from the play in appropriate
    style and costume
  • Group - write a script
  • Individual - build a scale set or full costume
  • Individual - career connection (great for those
    who are super shy)
  • Anything else you can think up!

11
Year Long Curriculum
  • 1st 6 Weeks
  • Greek/Roman (Ancient Theatre)
  • Read a play from the period
  • Group research projects, break into sections
    (costumes, purpose of theatre, etc)
  • Create a theatrical poster for the play read
  • Perform scenes in appropriate costumes and with
    appropriate style

12
Year Long Curriculum
  • 2nd 6 Weeks
  • Medieval Theatre (Religious Theatre)
  • Read a play from the period
  • Group research projects, break into sections
  • Create a theatrical poster for the play read
  • Build a model pageant wagon
  • Perform scenes from play read OR create and
    perform a modern morality play

13
Year Long Curriculum
  • 3rd 6 Weeks
  • Renaissance Theatre (Elizabethan)
  • Read a play from the period
  • Group research projects, break into sections
  • Create a theatrical poster for the play read
  • Perform scenes from the play OR
    soliloquies/monologues
  • Speaking in verse

14
Year Long Curriculum
  • 4th 6 Weeks
  • Commedia del Arte/Restoration
  • Read a play from the period
  • Group research projects, break into sections
  • Improv
  • Mask making (character
  • representation symbolism)
  • Create a Commedia script

15
Year Long Curriculum
  • 5th 6 weeks
  • Absurdist/Post-Modern
  • Read a play from the period (fairy
  • tale plays are good too!)
  • Group research projects, break into sections
  • Politics of the period
  • Create a backdrop/costume/makeup design for the
    play OR childrens play (fairy tales again!)

16
Year Long Curriculum
  • 6th 6 Weeks
  • Early American Theatre
  • Group research projects, break into sections (add
    choreography, composers, etc.)
  • Watch a silent film OR musical
  • Cartoons and story telling - have students bring
    in a cartoon that has retold a classic
  • tale
  • Career Connections
  • Musical Revue

17
People to Know
  • Ancient Greeks/Roman - Thespis, Sophocles,
    Aristotle, Plautus (Roman), Terrance (Roman),
    Dionysus, Eurpidies, Aristophanes
  • Reniassance - William Shakespeare, Christopher
    Marlowe, Queen Elizabeth I, Richard Burbage, Lord
    Chamberlains Men, Ben Jonson
  • Commedia del Arte/Restoration - King Charles II
    (England) Moliere Commedia Characters
    (Pantalone, Il Dottore, Harlequin, Columbina, Il
    Capitano, Punchinello)
  • Absurdist/ Post-Modern - Eugene Ionesco, Samuel
    Beckett, Bertholdt Brecht
  • Early American - George M. Cohan Rogers and
    Hammerstein Leonard Bernstein George Ira
    Gershwin David Garrick

18
Career Connections
  • Students need to connect with people in the field
    of theatre (not just you!)
  • Students create an article about a chosen theatre
    career (design, stage management, directing,
    playwright, acting, lighting/sound, teacher,
    etc.)
  • Have students research and actually talk to
    someone in the field
  • Contact people you know and as if they will allow
    you to give your email to students to contact
    (see a list of some we suggest on your CD)

19
Medieval Lesson Example
  • Direct Teach focusing on historical accuracy
  • Social discussion of church and government
    expectations
  • Students adapt a morality tale and create their
    own version of a modern morality play
  • Create Pageant wagon model

20
Absurdist Lesson Example
  • Read a play and have students create absurdist
    designs for the play.
  • Discuss and evaluate absurdist play and the
    politics behind the story

21
On Your CD
  • This PowerPoint
  • Musical Theatre Lecture PowerPoint
  • Medieval Lecture PowerPoint
  • Greek/Roman Lecture PowerPoint
  • Absurdist Lesson Outline
  • Medieval Lesson Outline
  • Career Connections Lesson Outline with Expert
    contacts
  • Vaudeville Filmstrip
  • Burlesque Filmstrip
  • Minstrel Show Filmstrip

22
Resources
  • www.theatrehistory.com
  • http//www.crystalinks.com/greektheater.html
  • www.historyforkids.org
  • http//www.win.net/kudzu/history.html - Dr.
    Brocketts site
  • www.luminarium.com - Anthology of English
    Literature
  • www.ibdb.com
  • www.broadway.com
  • http//www.artslynx.org/Theatre/thechron.htm

23
Contact Us!
  • Sara Ranzau - Center Point High School - Center
    Point ISD - ranzau_at_cpisd.net
  • Amy Moeller - Stevens High School - Northside ISD
    - amy.moeller_at_nisd.net
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