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Stagecraft

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The house lights dim, the curtain parts, lights slowly come up, revealing the stage. Before the actors appear, before a word is spoken, the audience is drawn in by the lighting, by the colors, by lines of the set, by the props, and...
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A Charlie Brown Christmas

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Charlie Brown may not feel the Christmas spirit this year, but your elementary students can use the season to practice important cross-curricular skills! A set of worksheets and activities based on A Charlie Brown Christmas guide apply...
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The Snow Queen Study Guide

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Your students may be more familiar with Disney's Frozen than its source material, "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen, but after a theater lesson on the story's characters, author, and adaptation to the stage, they'll understand...
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The Snow Queen Study Guide

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Even the kindest friends can become selfish and tyrannical in Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen." Class members complete story-themed exercises in language arts, social studies, and even physical science.
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Much Ado About Nothing: Staging It

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover a classic comedy about two characters tricked into confessing their love for one another. Using an engaging resource, scholars select their favorite clips to create an original version of Act I, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's Much Ado...
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Macbeth: Staging It

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When Macbeth sees a vision of a dagger floating in midair, is he afraid, confident, or excited? Using an interactive online resource, scholars get their say! Pupils direct their own scene from Act 2, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's Macbeth....
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Staging It

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Lights, camera, action! Using the interactive module, scholars become stage directors and produce their own Shakespeare scenes. Pupils choose from a range of video clips to create their own twist on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. 
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Developing Theater Literacy

For Students K - 12th Standards
The second lesson plan in a five-lesson plan theatre arts unit focuses on developing a grade level appropriate understanding of dramatic text elements, of theater history, and of the purposes of theater performance.
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Theater Making: Acting

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Theater comes alive for actors of all ages through the activities packed in a dynamic dramatic arts resource. Lessons for early elementary learners focus on creative play and improvisation. Middle school lessons focus on vocal and...
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Six tasks make up a lesson plan designed to reinforce comprehension and language skills using the poem "The Pied Piper" by Robert Browing. Scholars discuss and define unknown words, identify adjectives and onomatopoeia, review complex...
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Set and Prop Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What's the difference between set dressing and a prop? Between a costume accessory and a personal prop? As part of their study of set and prop design, class members engage in a series of activities that prepare them to design a prop for...
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Stage-Space Awareness

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce scenic designers to stage-space awareness with three fun activities that demonstrate how placement on the nine stage areas convey emphasis and clarify relationships.
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Creating a Design Concept

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Putting together information gained from their script analysis, their readings, and their research, groups create a conceptual design statement for their assigned scene. The statement explains how their scenic design creates the mood and...
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Putting Ideas Together

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As part of their study of set design, theater arts young scholars put together what they have learned so far and create a thumbnail sketch of a set that they feel captures the style and mood they want to project. 
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Scavenger Hunt

For Students 9th - 12th
Young theatre artists engage in a scavenger hunt to acquaint themselves with set design. The challenge is to search the site and match a separate maquette with each of the 24 clues.
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From Start to Strike: A Lesson Plan for the Whole Theatre Experience

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce young thespians to all aspects of the theater. A syllabus for a one-semester drama course provides lessons that take learners from the history of drama to the many facets of play production.
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Create a Set Design

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Groups create a set for a play or story they select, build a model, and share their stage with the class. The team explains the rationale for their choices and the mood they feel their staging creates.
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Emergency Lesson Plans for Theatre Teachers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Emergencies happen. Be prepared. Have a script all set for an understudy in the form of an step-by-step lesson plan for the substitute for your drama classes. As part of a playwriting unit, class members reflect on the role playwrights...
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Drama

For Teachers 5th Standards
Ten drama lessons are the perfect addition to your language arts or theater class. With a focus on script elements, plot development, and parts of a dramatic story, the lessons guide young playwrights through the steps of telling a story...
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Analyzing Atmosphere: Macbeth Murder Scene and Dagger Speech

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Shakespeare's Macbeth (Act II, Scenes I and II) lacks explicit details of the murder of King Duncan, yet the author creates an atmosphere that allows us to visualize the event. Readers interpret the "Dagger Speech" by writing stage...
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Promptbook Act 2.1: Katherine vs. Petruchio

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Compile a promptbook with your young theater designers using a scene from Taming of the Shrew. The lesson plan outlines several activities, though it doesn't provide any examples of a promptbook or text from the play. Additionally, it...
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ESL Network: Tezen, A Haitian Folktale

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders brainstorm various types of friendships prior to reading "Tezen," a tale about a young girl's friendship with a fish. After writing story reviews, they work in small groups to create dramatic skits based on the text and...
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Teaching Guide: Set Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The task of creating a set for a theater production may leave theater arts students asking where to begin. Set their minds at ease with a packet that not only provides information about the elements of design, but also guides them...
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Writing Drama-Trying Your Hand at being a Playwright

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders chart the elements of drama. In this performing arts lesson plan, 5th graders discuss the role of a playwrite, practice doing some Reader's Theatre scripts, write a paragraph about a problem between two people, and perform...