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Black Actors in American Cinema
Learners examine the contributions of a few African American actors. After watching different films, they work together to recreate the film and the struggles faced by the actors. In groups, they compare and contrast the acting style of the different actors.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
Poetry Through the Eyes of An Actor
Learners examine the ways poetry has been used by actors. After reading a poem, they discuss the characters and the differences in how the male and female students view them. In groups, they read a few of Shakespeare's sonnets and write an outline about who they believe Shakespeare is speaking to.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Drama: A Warm-up Routine
Eighth graders design a warm-up routine for performing artists. In this performing arts lesson, 8th graders devise a warm-up routine to be used to relax actors before a performance. They write and present a written script and a performance based on Popular Culture Popstar Idols.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 37 Downloads
Literary Terms: Take Me to the Theater!
Take your class to the theater! First graders will examine characters that actors play such a villians and heroes. Then participate in creating plays and performing in them. They will also research what it takes to create scenery, props and costumes and take a unit assessment.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 97 Downloads
Casting Doubt: "Color-blind" and Nontraditional Casting Decisions
In his article about color-blind casting entitled, "Willy Loman Is Lost, Still Looking for Stimulus Plan and Some Dignity," Charles Isherwood quotes August Wilson as saying, "To mount an all-black production of a 'Death of a Salesman' or any other play conceived for white actors as an investigation of the human condition through the specifics of white culture is to deny us our humanity, our own history.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Students explore stock characters and pantomime. In this comic theater lesson, students examine an ancient Greek statuette depicting a comic actor and an ancient Roman lamp decorated with a comic mask. Students pantomime short scenes and create a comic theater mask.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 16 Downloads
Rowan Atkinson: Famous People, ELL Assignment
This 13-page assignment was designed for English language learners. It includes a one-page reading on the comedic actor Rowan Atkinson and 10 activities/exercises that focus on listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, and more.
6th - Higher Ed Language Arts 18 Views 291 Downloads
Learners of all ages discover the importance of reading fluently by viewing celebrities reading children books and telling about their personal paths to fluency. They participate in a fluency reading routine that connects them with a partner who times, evaluates, and films their readings (repeated) of the same book.
4th - 9th Language Arts 8 Views 89 Downloads
Voice and Body Communication
Learners examine the various ways actors and actresses communicate by using not only their voice, but body language. In groups, they practice some of the same techniques in front of the class. They complete a worksheet to end the instructional activity.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 28 Downloads
ENDOWING SUPPORT ELEMENTS
Students demonstrate how an actor might engage sensate reaction using 3 sets of stage props. They imagine and use as many sense reactions as they can to make the props become endowed with a reality. They use one table and chair to support the use of the props.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Final Performance of a Play
Second graders study theatre by designing a play, studying actors, and work in partners to create a story to perform. In this theatre study lesson, 2nd graders discuss theatre as live theatre, television, film, and radio. Students act out their own Reader's Theatre.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Describing Vocabulary for Cinema, Movies, and Stars
Students name their favorite actors and actresses, and then use adjectives to describe them. They go through a list of actors and actresses and discuss the adjectives they used to decribe them. As an extension, they can write about a film.
6th - 8th English Language Development 3 Views 6 Downloads
Demonstrating Acting Skills
Class members demonstrate their mastery of acting skills by rehearsing and performing a scene from a play. Actors perform as a character in an ensemble, a play, or duet. A detailed Acting Skills Rubric is provided.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 22 Downloads