|Subject Area||M/J Theatre 1 & 2|
|Grade Level||6, 7 and 8th grade|
|Week #||Quarter 4: Digital Lessons April 13-May 1|
|Unit of Instruction||Putting it all together|
Big Idea TH.68.H: Historical and Global Connections;
Enduring Understanding 1: TH.68.H.1; Through study in the arts, we learn about and honor others and the worlds in which they live(d).
TH.68.H.1.3: Identify significant contributions of playwrights, actors, and designers and describe their dramatic heritage.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will research an actor. (Theater 2 students will select a Director or Playwright.)
Student will create a presentation about that specific actor. (Theater 2 students will select a Director or Playwright.)
Digital Lesson #4: “Famous Actor/Actress” project:
This is one of Mrs. Stewart’s favorite projects! You will pick an actor or actress from the list below or your choice of actor/actress with prior approval from Mrs. Stewart. (If you are a Theater 2 student in a Theater 1 class, you will pick a Director or Playwright. Some are listed below.) You may choose what type of project you are doing from the following list. Questions to answer are listed below. If you need a copy of the questions and project list, there is a downloadable file for you at the top of the page. (Famous Actor Project 2020).
What is the Proposed Project?
Questions to answer about the selected actor/actress:
Important Due Dates: (For your information.)
Project Proposal: Please text or email Mrs. Stewart your choice of actor/actress.
Finished Project deadline: Friday, May 1
Again, if you a Theater 2 student in Period 2, 4, or 6 (Ruari, Jade, Katelyn, Joey, Ava), you pick a director or playwright to research. Use the same questions listed above, but also include the Question: What is the director or playwright’s style of direction/writing?
Famous Actor Project due–Wednesday, April 22 to Friday May 1 (If in Theater 2–Famous Director or Playwright)
List of Actors and Actresses Appropriate for Famous Actor/Actress Project: (If you are interested in a actor/actress not listed here, please check with Mrs. Stewart.)
Johnny Depp Jack Nicholson Clint Eastwood Sean Connery Matthew McConaughly
Arnold Schwarzenegger Sylvester Stallone Christian Bale Bradley Cooper
Ryan Gosling Robin Williams Hugh Jackman Bill Murray Anthony Hopkins
Ryan Reynolds Dwayne Johnson Chris Pratt Adam Sandler Keanu Reeves
Ian McClellan James Dean Gene Kelly Vin Diesel Jim Cary John Travolta
Forrest Whitaker Nicholas Cage Heath Ledger Eddie Murphy Don Cheadle
Antonio Banderas Marlon Brando Brad Pitt Will Smith Leonardo DiCaprio
Tom Hanks Harrison Ford Robert DeNiro Tom Cruise Morgan Freeman
Al Pacino Matt Damon Robert Downey Jr. Samuel L. Jackson Denzel Washington
George Clooney Ben Affleck Bruce Willis Humphrey Bogart Clark Gable
Daniel Day-Lewis Sidney Poitier Gregory Peck Spencer Tracy Gary Grant
Lawrence Olivier James Stewart Bruce Lee Henry Fonda Andrew Garfield
Julia Roberts Katheryn Hepburn Jessica Lang Meryl Streep Cate Blanchett
Bette Davis Glenn Close Emma Thompson Elizabeth Taylor Jane Fonda
Kate Winslet Dame Judi Dench Michelle Pfeiffer Sigourney Weaver Jodi Foster
Dame Maggie Smith Julianne Moore Susan Saradon Kathy Bates Naomi Watts
Whoopi Goldberg Regina King Emma Watson Carrie Fisher Julie Andrews
Emma Stone Naomie Harris Lucy Liu Jennifer Connelly Gweneth Paltrow
Tilda Swinton Amy Adams Jennifer Garner Keira Knightley Winona Ryder
Uma Thurman Scarlett Johansson Faye Dunaway Viola Davis Nicole Kidman
Annette Bening Diane Wiest Ellen Burstyn Diane Keaton Renee Zellweger
Jessica Chastain Sissy Spacek Sally Field Sandra Bullock Jennifer Lawrence
Geena Davis Helena Bonham Carter Helen Hunt Natalie Portman Greta Garbo
Kristin Scott Thomas Anne Hathaway Meg Ryan Angelina Jolie Amanda Bynes
Short List of Directors and Playwrights for Theater 2 Students:
Alfred Hitchcock Stephen Spielberg Tim Burton George Lucas
Peter Brook Sam Mendes Julie Taymor Harold Prince
Edward Albee William Shakespeare Neil Simon Eugene O’Neill
(There are MANY more…..so you may pick your own director or playwright.)