Drama

Drama

$180 for 6 weeks

 

Teacher

Marlene Liotti

Ages

14 - 18 years old

   

Sessions

 

Session 1: Shakespeare Background

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will see the difference between Shakespearean comedy and tragedy.

Students will learn the characteristics of drama and read the synopsis of the play.

HOMEWORK

Read Romeo and Juliet: Act 2 Scene 2

Session 2: Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 2

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will become further familiar with stage terminology.

Students will observe how dialogue tells us more about the character.

Students will analyze characters according to conflict type.

Students will learn to decipher and summarize Shakespearean dialect.

HOMEWORK

Read Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Scene 3

Session 3: Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Scene 3 

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will examine theme and symbolism

Students will examine the characters.

Students will learn the differences in comedy and tragedy.

Students will analyze a plot diagram to examine the falling action and conclusion of the play.

Students will also look at the characters and dramatic irony.

HOMEWORK

Summarize, in your own words, what Act 2 and Act 5 of Romeo and Juliet were about. Also, do you know of any modern stories that are similar to Romeo and Juliet?

Session 4: Moscow Art Theater & Globe Theater

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will examine the similarities and differences in the Globe Theater and the Moscow Art Theater.

Students will analyze the advantage of theatrical plays as opposed to reading.

HOMEWORK

Which theater would you want to visit and why? Answer in essay form with complete sentences. 

 

Session 5: Julius Caesar Act 3 Scene 1

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will look at character, setting, and plot.

Students will discover how the layout of the theater effects the actions of the play.

Students will examine characters, monologue, soliloquy, and summarizing as ways to make sense of Shakespearean language.

HOMEWORK

In your own words, write a summary about Julius Caesar Act 3 Scene 1.

Session 6: Theatrical Theatrics

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will be introduced to farce as a form of drama.

Students will learn the proper terminology for stage directions.

Students will look at how dialogue is used to develop character.

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