Introduction to Theatre Arts: A 36 Week Action Handbook

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566080903
  • Publisher: Meriwether Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/2/2008
  • Edition description: Student
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 591,259
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1 Getting Started 1
The Theatre Family 3
Student Information 4
Getting to Know You Bingo 5
Expectations 6
Rehearsal and Performance Expectations Poster 7
Rehearsal, Performance, and Classroom Expectations Worksheet 8
Bell Work 9
Drama Syllabus 10
Section 2 Evaluation 13
Evaluation Bell Work 15
Understanding Evaluation 19
Performance Evaluation 22
Performance Evaluation 2 23
Peer Performance Evaluation 24
Self-Improvement Plan 25
Movie and Play Evaluation 26
Script Report 27
Evaluation Test Review 29
Section 3 Scene Work 31
Scene Work Bell Work 33
Understanding Scene Work 37
Learning to Memorize 38
Whole-Part Memorization Practice 39
Part-Whole Memorization Practice 40
Creating an Introduction 41
Introduction Practice 42
Rehearsals and Performances 43
Scene Work Cut-N-Paste 44
Lab Scene #1 Casey 45
Lab Scene #2 Joey 48
Lab Scene #3 Fatima 51
Lab Scene #4 Nick 54
Lab Scene #5 Jasper and Candy 57
Lab Scene #6 Alix and Sam 62
Lab Scene #7 Tam and Mira 67
Section 4 Acting 75
Acting Bell Work 77
Acting 81
The Actor's Voice 82
Understanding the Actor's Voice 84
Articulation Activities 85
Breathing Activity 86
The Actor's Body 87
Warming Up 89
Basic Play Terminology 92
Mock Audition 93
Rehearsal Terminology 94
Basic Acting Terminology 95
Acting Terminology Crossword Puzzle 97
The Art of Timing 99
Crazy Clock 101
Script Scoring 102
The Stage 103
Acting Review 104
Section 5 Characterization 109
Characterization Bell Work 111
A Well-Defined Character 115
You as a Cartoon Character 116
Characterization Study Activity 117
Role Scoring 118
Characterization Study Projects 121
Section 6 Publicity and Other Production Business 123
Publicity Bell Work 125
Publicity 129
Local Media 130
Creative Publicity 131
News Release Form 132
Publicity Checklist 133
Designing Your Poster 134
Designing Your Program 136
Program Worksheet 137
Designing Flyers, Tickets, and More 138
Publicity Projects 139
Section 7 Play Production 141
Production Bell Work 143
What Makes a Production? 147
The Production Staff 148
Creating Mood 149
Creating Mood Practice 150
Stage Makeup Basics 151
Finding, Making, and Buying Props 152
Costuming 153
The Set 154
Lights and Sound 155
Producing Plays in Non-Traditional Settings 156
Section 8 Theatre History 157
Theatre History Bell Work 159
The First Performances 163
Ancient Greek Theatre 164
Roman Theatre 166
Early Theatre Review 167
Medieval Theatre 168
Renaissance Theatre 170
Elizabethan Theatre 172
Renaissance and Elizabethan Theatre Review 174
The English Restoration and Later Theatre 175
American Theatre 176
Eastern Theatre 177
Restoration and Later, American, and Eastern Theatre Review 178
Theatre History Test Review Crossword Puzzle 179
Theatre History Projects 181
Section 9 Games and Improvisation 183
Games and Improvisation Bell Work 185
Improvisation 189
Understanding Improvisation 190
Games and Activities 191
Improvisation Projects 199
Section 10 Planning for the Future 201
Planning for the Future Bell Work 203
Planning for the Future 207
Theatre Jobs 208
Acting Opportunities 210
Non-Theatre Jobs 211
Working as an Actor 212
Resumes and Headshots 213
Resume Form 214
Sample Resume 215
Sample Headshot 216
Career Projects 217
Your Future in Theatre Crossword Puzzle 218
Section 11 Phone Book and Calendar 219
Phone Book 220
Calendar 223
Bibliography 229
About the Author 230
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