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  1. Theatre Unit 1: Stage basics Personal experience Monologue

  2. Day 1 • Classroom procedures • Units of study-Web • How to write a journal

  3. Day 2 • Objectives: • Identify components of play evaluation. • Determine what skills make for good acting Bell work: Write a ¾ -to 1 page journal who you think is the best actor or actress and why they are the best!

  4. Play evaluation Questions • Describe the setting of the play or musical. • Discuss the plot of the play or musical • Discuss the over performance of the actors in the play or musical. • Discuss the set • Discuss the blocking • Discuss lighting,sound, and costume plot

  5. Evaluation Continued • All students must attend two play productions during the semester of the class. After attending a production, students will write a 2-3 page typed paper evaluating the production. The paper must be turned in with a program and ticket stub in order to receive full credit. It is fine to see plays or musicals at other schools

  6. Day 3 • Objectives: • Introduce Personal Experience story telling assignment. • Identify stage basics Bell Work #2: Write a journal that explains why you are in this class. Describe your experience in theatre

  7. Personal Experience Story • 1-2 minutes • Blocking • Use of a foil • Memorized • Standard stage conventions • May use a chair and desk • 50 point grade Due Monday 1/30

  8. Lecture: Stage basics • Please take quality notes as all of this information will be quizzes and tests including the final examination in January

  9. Blocking • Determining the basic movements of actors during a play.

  10. Center stage • Literally, the space at the very center of the stage.

  11. Downstage • The part of the stage that is closest to the audience.

  12. Upstage • The part of the stage that is farthest away from the audience

  13. Entrance • The act of coming onto the acting area during a performance

  14. Exit • The leaving of the acting area by an actor.

  15. Stage right • The right side of the stage from the actors perspective when facing the audience.

  16. Stage left • The left side of the stage from the actors perspective when facing the audience.

  17. Cross • A stage direction meaning to move from one place to another on the stage.

  18. Hot Spot • An area downstage right that is an especially good focal point.

  19. Day 4 • Objectives: • Understand basic theatre terminology • Introduce the activity bus stop Bell work #3: Write a journal about a personal experience you have had in as much detail as possible. This is to help you with the story telling assignment

  20. Freeze • To remain motionless on stage

  21. Cheat • To turn the body out, partially toward the audience, while appearing to talk directly to another character on stage.

  22. Upstaging • Standing upstage of another actor, forcing him or her to face away from the audience to exchange dialog.

  23. Fourth Wall • The invisible wall of a set through which the audience sees the action of the play.

  24. Apron • The area of the stage in front of the curtain line.

  25. Mark • A direction for the actor to go to a certain place on the stage.

  26. On stage • When an actor is in sight of the audience

  27. Off stage • When an actor is out of sight of the audience.

  28. Sight lines • Imaginary lines from the audience to the stage.

  29. Day 5 • Objective: • Understand basic theatre terminology • Develop improvisational skills Bell work: #4 Complete the stage diagram worksheet you have been provided

  30. Proscenium Arch • The picture frame from which an audience watches a play.

  31. Wings • The are off stage where actors wait to enter the stage.

  32. House • The seating area of a theatre.

  33. Stage Direction • Notes added to the script of the play, that provide blocking or directions for effects

  34. Acting Area • The space set aside for the performance of a play

  35. Back stage • The area behind the set that is not seen by the audience. This may include the wings

  36. House • The seating area of the theatre

  37. Quiz over stage basics on 2/1 • Personal monologues due 1/30