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Exploring Theatre Ц Interactive Student Edition (2005)

 
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Exploring Theatre focuses on the development of the total student, which includes developing personal resources, self-confidence, the ability to work well with others, and a life-long appreciation of theatre; learning to bolster self-concepts, build an ensemble, observe people and places more closely, move expressively, and become more aware of the senses; learning basic acting skills such as improvisation, characterization, role preparation, and stage movement; exploring a range of career or avocational opportunities in theatre and theatre education; understanding the various aspects of the production process; and studying special topics such as storytelling, oral interpretation, readers theatre, and puppetry.
This text is an ideal introductory theatre text for both middle and high school.
 
CONTENTS

UNIT 1: Getting Started in Theatre
CHAPTER 1: Welcome to Theatre!
- LESSON 1: Getting to Know You
- LESSON 2: An Introduction to Theatre
CHAPTER 2: You and Theatre
- LESSON 1: Believing in Yourself
- LESSON 2: Working with a Group
- LESSON 3: Artistic Discipline
- LESSON 4: Evaluation
CHAPTER 3: Developing Your Personal Resources
- LESSON 1: Imagination
- LESSON 2: Concentration
- LESSON 3: Observation
- LESSON 4: Sensory Awareness
- LESSON 5: Movement
CHAPTER 4: Creative Drama
- LESSON 1: What Is Creative Drama?
- LESSON 2: Narrative Pantomime
- LESSON 3: Story Dramatization

UNIT 2: Building Your Acting Skills
CHAPTER 5: Developing Your Voice
- LESSON 1: Relaxation and Breathing
- LESSON 2: Quality, Pitch, and Flexibility
- LESSON 3: Articulation and Pronunciation
- LESSON 4: Volume and Rate
- LESSON 5: Projection
CHAPTER 6: Improvisation
- LESSON 1: Improvisation
- LESSON 2: Role-Playing
- LESSON 3: Point of View
CHAPTER 7: Characterization
- LESSON 1: Stock Characters and Stereotypical Characters
- LESSON 2: Creating Original Characters
- LESSON 3: Writing Original Monologues
CHAPTER 8: The Play and Your Part
- LESSON 1: The Structure of Plays
- LESSON 2: Preparing Your Part
CHAPTER 9: Taking the Stage
- LESSON 1: Types of Stages
- LESSON 2: Stage Terminology
- LESSON 3: Acting Technique

UNIT 3: Producing and Appreciating Plays
CHAPTER 10: The Production Process
- LESSON 1: Selecting the Play
- LESSON 2: Selecting the Cast
- LESSON 3: The Rehearsal Process
- LESSON 4: The Performance
CHAPTER 11: Behind the Scenes
- LESSON 1: Theatre Safety
- LESSON 2: The Production Team
- LESSON 3: The Stage Crew
- LESSON 4: The Prop Crew
- LESSON 5: The Costume Crew
- LESSON 6: The Makeup Crew
- LESSON 7: The Sound Crew
- LESSON 8: The Light Crew
- LESSON 9: The Publicity Crew
- LESSON 10: The House Crew
CHAPTER 12: Theatre Appreciation
- LESSON 1: Theatre Conventions
- LESSON 2: Audience Etiquette
- LESSON 3: Comparing Theatre with Other Media
- LESSON 4: Evaluating Theatre and Other Media
CHAPTER 13: Your Future in Theatre
- LESSON 1: The Next Step
- LESSON 2: Playwrights and Actors
- LESSON 3: Producers and Directors
- LESSON 4: Designers
- LESSON 5: Other Careers

UNIT 4: Special Topics in Theatre
CHAPTER 14: Mime, Pantomime, and Clowning
- LESSON 1: Mime and Pantomime
- LESSON 2: Clowning
CHAPTER 15: Interpreting Literature
- LESSON 1: Selecting and Preparing the Material
- LESSON 2: Developing and Presenting the Selection
- LESSON 3: Evaluating the Selection
CHAPTER 16: Storytelling
- LESSON 1: Storytelling Techniques
- LESSON 2: Finding Stories to Tell
- LESSON 3: Preparing to Tell a Story from a Text
CHAPTER 17: Readers Theatre and Radio Theatre
- LESSON 1: Readers Theatre
- LESSON 2: Radio Theatre
CHAPTER 18: Puppetry, Shadow Play, and Masks
- LESSON 1: Making a Puppet
- LESSON 2: Bringing a Puppet to Life
- LESSON 3: Writing a Puppet Show
- LESSON 4: Producing a Puppet Show
- LESSON 5: Shadow Play
- LESSON 6: Masks

The Playbook
Glossary
Index
Credits



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