In one or two words, name something you associate with theater?
"Many parts to creating a theatrical production"
Theater teaches teamwork and collaboration. It encourages creative problem solving. It's a great way to explore different stories and ideas!
Theater: A Fun Way to Learn!
Theater: A form of performance art in which actors, singers, or dancers present a story or a play to an audience. Dramatic Structure: A form of storytelling which builds tension and creates audience involvement. It is composed of the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and denouement. Costume Design: The art of creating clothing and accessories to represent the characters and to enhance the story being told on stage.
The longest running musical on Broadway is 'The Phantom of the Opera', having been performed for over 13,000 shows since 1988. The theater district in London, England is known as the West End and is home to some of the most prestigious theaters in the world. The world's most expensive stage production cost over $50 million and was the musical 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' in New York City.
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Work together in pairs: Describe two roles that are essential for a theatrical production to be successful.
Work together in pairs: What is one way in which theater plays an important role in society?
Brain break: Draw a fish with legs doing its grocery shopping at a supermarket.
What is the name of the area in a theater where the audience sits?
- The auditorium
- The stage
- The backstage
In theater, what is a 'matinee'?
- A daytime performance
- A nighttime performance
- 'Matinee' isn't used in theater
'Hamlet', 'Romeo and Juliet', and 'Macbeth' are examples of what type of play?
- Shakespearean plays
What is the name of the person who oversees all aspects of a theatrical production, from casting to final performance?
- Stage Manager
What is it called when an actor forgets their lines during a live performance?
A writer has his computer, typewriter, or pen and pad An artist has his canvas An athlete - His/her athletic ability A musician - the instrument or voice The actor uses himself - His voice, tone, facial expressions, and body movements
The Actor's Medium
Complete the slip of paper you were just given. Do not share what you have written with anyone. Turn it over and quietly wait for all to finish.
We will now divide into two teams. Team One to the Left. Team Two to the Right. Continue to hold your slips and not show anyone.
Each team will lay their slips face down on the front center desk. One player will draw a slip and act out the charade written on the slip. Their team will try to guess the title of the book, play, song, or movie. You have three minutes to guess correctly. The other team must sit quietly until the performing team guesses or their three minutes is up. Then the opposing team will draw a slip. Each team will be timed and tracked. The team with the shortest time wins.