|Subject Area||M/J Theatre 2 & 3|
|Grade Level||7th and 8th|
|Week #||April 20 to May 1|
|Unit of Instruction||Director/Playwright Project|
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 a Director or Playwright.
Student will create a presentation about that specific Director or Playwright.
Hello Advanced Theatre Students!
Once you have finished the Shakespeare Assignments, we are doing the traditional Director/Playwright project. You all have done the Actor project in Theater 1. Same project different person and added questions about their style. Have fun with it!
“Famous Director/Playwright” Proposal for 4th quarter project Drama 2/3:
Student Name: __________________________________________________________
Director/Playwright Selected: ____________________________________________________
What is the Proposed Project? (circle your pick)
Questions to answer about the selected Director/Playwright:
Important Due Dates: (For your information.)
Finished Project deadline: Friday, May 1 (Finished project turned in to Mrs. Stewart.)
Short List of potential Directors and Playwrights:
Directors and Playwrights:
Alfred Hitchcock Stephen Spielberg Tim Burton George Lucas
Peter Brook Sam Mendes Julie Taymor Harold Prince
Bertolt Brecht Konstantin Stanislavski Harold Prince Leigh Silverman
Edward Albee William Shakespeare Neil Simon Eugene O’Neill
Caryl Churchill Tennessee Williams Lillian Hellman Moliere
(These are just a few. Please try to choose a director of the THEATRE, but if you feel strongly about a movie director, you may choose that person. It needs to be a VERY famous movie director like those on the top line of ideas!!)
(You may choose any other playwright you would like. Please make sure they have had productions done of their work—more than one. And hopefully have been published.)