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    COMMUNICATION

    Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings.

    1. Use non-verbal expression to illustrate how human emotion affects the body and is conveyed through the body.

    1. Use non-verbal expression to illustrate how human motivations are prompted by physical and emotional needs.

    1. Use non-verbal expression and physical self-awareness to communicate movement elements and characterization, including size, weight, and rate of movement.

    1. Use non-verbal expression and physical self-awareness to communicate movement elements and characterization, including differentiation between multiple characters.

    2. Apply vocal elements of volume, pitch, rate, tone, articulation, and vocal expression.

    2. Apply vocal elements of volume, pitch, rate, tone, articulation, and vocal expression appropriately to theatrical texts, such as monologues and scenes.

    2. Apply vocal elements of volume, pitch, rate, tone, articulation, and vocal expression to develop characters.

    2. Use voice to create character dialects.

    3. Understand how to read and write scripts that communicate conflict, plot, and character.

    3. Produce scripts based on literature texts.

    3. Create original works, such as monologues, scenes, or performance pieces.

    3. Use constructive criticism to improve original works both written and read orally.

    Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings.

    1. Use improvisation and acting skills, such as observation, concentration, and characterization in a variety of theatre exercises.

    1. Use improvisation and acting skills, such as observation, concentration, and characterization, to demonstrate given situations.

    1. Use improvisation and acting skills, such as observation, concentration, and characterization, to create extended scenes.

    1. Use improvisation and acting skills to perform for a formal audience using prompts provided by the audience.

    2. Interpret various selections of dramatic literature through formal and informal presentations.

    2. Interpret scenes through formal and informal presentations.

    2. Interpret monologues through formal and informal presentations.

    2. Interpret scripts through formal and informal presentations.

           

    ANALYSIS

    Analyze literary texts and performances.

    1. Interpret the plot structure and the thematic, technical, and dramaturgical elements within scenes from plays.

    1. Analyze the plot structure and the thematic, technical, and dramaturgical elements within plays.

    1. Analyze full-length plays in terms of plot structure, pacing, given circumstances, and character development.

    1. Differentiate the plot structure, pacing, given circumstances, and character development within plays from a variety of theatre genres.

    2. Analyze informal or formal theatre productions in terms of the emotions or thoughts they evoke, characters, settings, and events.

    2. Evaluate the works of theatre artists for strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions for improvement.

    2. Distinguish the evolution of written texts to theatrical performances.

    2. Critique performances of written texts based on a set of given criteria.

           

    AESTHETICS

    Understand how to design technical theatre components, such as costumes, sets, props, makeup, lighting, and sound.

    1. Understand the major technical elements, such as sound, lights, set, and costumes, and their interrelationships.

    1. Use technical knowledge and design skills to formulate designs.

    1. Analyze design concepts for aesthetic impact of technical elements.

    1. Use technical knowledge and design skills to formulate designs for a specific audience.

    2. Explain how the major technical elements, such as sound, lights, set, and costumes, are used to enhance formal or informal productions.

    2. Use the major technical elements, such as sound, lights, set, and costumes, for formal or informal audiences.

    2. Apply working knowledge to solve problems in the major technical elements, such as sound, lights, set, and costumes, for formal or informal audiences

    2. Use the knowledge and skills associated with technical roles, such as lighting operator, prop master, or stage manager, in an appropriate and effective manner.

           

    CULTURE

    Analyze theatre in terms of the social, historical, and cultural contexts in which it was created.

    1. Use theatre arts to explore concepts in world history and relate them to significant events, ideas, and movements from a global context.

    1. Use theatre arts to explore concepts of civics and economics, such as systems, functions, structures, democracy, economies, and interdependence.

    1. Understand the role of theatre arts in United States history as a means of interpreting past eras within an historical context.

    1. Interpret theatre arts from personal, cultural, and historical contexts.

    2. Exemplify history, culture, geography, economics, civics, and government from a global perspective through the creation of theatrical works.

    2. Exemplify the concepts of civics and economics through the creation of theatrical works.

    2. Exemplify the concepts of United States History through the creation of theatrical works.

    2. Exemplify a variety of theatrical forms, such as puppetry, musical theatre, and pantomime, from Non-Western cultures and a variety of historical periods through the creation of theatrical works.

    Understand the traditions, roles, and conventions of theatre as an art form.

    1. Illustrate appropriate theatre etiquette as a member of an audience, as a performer, and as a technician.

    1. Understand theatre etiquette that is appropriate for a variety of theatrical spaces, styles, and genres.

    1. Understand how the rules of audience etiquette originated, how they have evolved, and for what purpose.

    1. Design strategies to encourage appropriate audience etiquette.

    2. Use acting conventions, such as stage presence, subtext, style, and ensemble work, to perform formal or informal works.

    2. Use production conventions, such as blocking or style, as given by directors or as indicated by playwrights.

    2. Analyze the interrelationships of theatre roles.

    2. Integrate conventions and structures of theatre when creating formal or informal theatre productions.

     

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