Enter Ophelia: Stage Directions, Promptbooks, and Film
Students review different film versions of the play, Hamlet, and compare what was presented to the actual stage directions given in the original Shakespearean version.
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Promptbook Act 2.1: Katherine vs. Petruchio
Compile a promptbook with your young theater designers using a scene from Taming of the Shrew. The lesson outlines several activities, though it doesn't provide any examples of a promptbook or text from the play. Additionally, it...
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
To Kill a Mockingbird: The Filmmaking Process
"I'll just wait for the movie version." How often have you heard that line? Transform passive viewers into active readers of visual images with an understanding of the three stages of the filmmaking process. This 28-packet packet is a...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Reel to Real: Adapting Macbeth Throne of Blood
It's a tale of life, retold by a genius, full of sound and fury. Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood takes center stage in a resource that spotlights how the director adapted the characters and themes in Shakespeare's Macbeth to Japanese...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Study Guide for The Phantom of the Opera
Immerse yourself in the beautiful, twisted world of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. A detailed lesson plan provides important details about the writing, stagecraft, music, and literary elements of the famous musical, as...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Designing the World of Film
Some jobs in film production are more obvious than others. The director directs, the cinematographer films, and the special effects people create those tricky effects. But who designs the mise-en-scene, who structures the set, and who...
9 mins 8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Alfred Hitchcock- Mini Biography
"There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it." Introduce your film buffs to Alfred Hitchcock, the master of anticipatory suspense with a mini-bio that acknowledges his importance as a director and screenwriter.
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History
This Was the Noblest Roman of Them All
High schoolers analyze the problems with staging and character using the play Julius Caesar. They summarize the final scene of the play and view film versions of the scene. Additionally, they prepare a promptbook for the final scene and...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts