History of Theater
the major authors, periods, movements, and issues in drama and theater.
- Interpret themes and issues addressed in dramatic works and
compare them to personal experiences or historical events.
- Apply historical information to the critique of artistic work.
English prose with clarity, style, and artistic purpose.
- Use dramatic narrative conventions to write and perform
monologues, scenes, and plays that are based on personal experiences, real or
improvised situations, or historical events.
- Apply vocabulary from dance, music, and visual arts, to discuss
the visual, aural, or kinesthetic elements of a theatrical production.
- Demonstrate mastery of one or more aspects of the theater
including, but not limited to: acting, directing, design (sets, lighting,
costumes, sound, props, makeup), playwriting, dramaturgy, criticism,
scholarship, administration, and management.
- Use selected forms, themes, conflicts, and action to create improvised and scripted dramatic works.
collaboratively on group projects, effectively drawing from all members'
- Describe each of the traditional jobs found in the theater (actor; playwright; producer; director; lighting, costume, and set designers) and how they evolved over time in a variety of historical periods and cultures.
and illustrate ways in which the script, properties, scenery, costumes,
lighting, and sound are manipulated to communicate dramatic elements in
- Formulate, apply, and communicate criteria for evaluating personal performances and the performances of others.
- Identify the major authors, periods, movements, and issues in drama and theater.