Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Playwriting Project - Final Draft DUE MAY 12

Thursday, May 1 - First Checkpoint (Have 2-3 play ideas - full sentences - ready for me to look at.)

Monday, May 5 - Second Checkpoint (Have ONE SOLID IDEA.  Write a short 3-5 sentence synopsis for me to see.)

Thursday, May 8 - Third Checkpoint (Have one ROUGH DRAFT.  Can be handwritten.)

Friday, May 9 and Monday, May 12 - LIBRARY.  Final typed draft (5-10 pages) due at end of day, Monday May 12.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Intro to World Theatre (Period 3 & 5)

Here's the project outline:

WORLD THEATER RESEARCH PROJECT: ____________________________________                         Yanchak
FORMATIVE – 100% (as detailed below)                                                                         Theater II

Objective: Students will work alone or in pairs to research one of the topics listed and present their work to their class in a PowerPoint presentation as detailed on the rubric.

Note: Computers will be available in the library during class periods on APRIL 9-11. They must include audio-visual points as detailed below.  Students should plan to bring in headphones/earbuds and flashdrives as needed.  Presentations will take place beginning APRIL 14 in class (not in the library), and students will be required to transport their work from their assigned laptop to the classroom’s computer.
(It can be turned in via Student Vault which is by far the easiest thing to do.)

General Information

·      Geographic location where this type of theater took/takes place
·      Year in which it began (can be estimated)
·      Is this type of theater still performed today?  Where/how/by whom?

Historical Context
  • What were the significant events of the location/time period in which it began? (Name at least three!)
  • How did this work reflect upon the time period? (Explain in detail.  Was it escapist?  Satirical?)
  • Who were the leaders/influential people in this time period/location?  Did they effect this art form?

Notable Examples
  • A short list of work performed in this style
  • Include photos, video clips, and audio clips from significant works

Brief Synopsis of Example Play/Work

  • Show title and first performance date
  • Major cast/crew
  • Synopsis: Beginning/middle/end
  • Include photos, video clips, and audio clips to help you as you narrate

Subject Matter
  • What did/does this art form primarily focus on?  (Are there specific themes at play and what are they?)
  • How has it changed over time?

Other Criteria

  • Use of photos/images throughout
    (at least 10) 
  • Use of audio/video throughout
(at least 2) –(Ms. Y can help download!)
  • Information presented in clear, logical, chronological order
  • Oral presentation shared between team members/easy to understand
  • Use of at least 5 different resources

Suggested Online Resources (you can use others!!!)