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SKELETON CREW: THEATRE TEKS

Theatre, Level I

[117.315]

Foundations

(1)  Foundations: inquiry and understanding. The student develops concepts about self, human relationships, and the environment using elements of drama and conventions of theatre. The student is expected to:

(E)  analyze characters by describing attributes such as physical, intellectual, emotional, and social dimensions through reading scripts of published plays;

(F)  demonstrate a working knowledge of the language of theatre such as stage terminology, elements of theatre, or theatrical conventions;

(G)  analyze and describe the interdependence of all theatrical elements;

(H)  define the roles of and appreciate the collaborative relationships between all artistic partners such as playwrights, composers, directors, actors, designers, technicians, and audience;

Historical & Cultural Relevance

(4)  Historical and cultural relevance. The student relates theatre to history, society, and culture. The student is expected to:

(C)  identify the impact of live theatre, film, television, and electronic media on contemporary society;

Critical Evaluation & Response

5)  Critical evaluation and response. The student responds to and evaluates theatre and theatrical performances. The student is expected to:

(A)  analyze and apply appropriate behavior at various types of live performances;

(B)  recognize theatre as an art form and evaluate self as a creative being;

(D)  evaluate live theatre in written and oral form with precise and specific observations using appropriate evaluative theatre vocabulary such as intent, structure, effectiveness, and value;

Theatre, Level II

[117.316]

Foundations

(1)  Foundations: inquiry and understanding. The student develops concepts about self, human relationships, and the environment using elements of drama and conventions of theatre. The student is expected to:

D)  analyze dramatic structure and genre;

(F)  relate the interdependence of all theatrical elements;

Historical & Cultural Relevance

(4)  Historical and cultural relevance. The student relates theatre to history, society, and culture. The student is expected to:

(C)  analyze and evaluate the impact of live theatre, film, television, and electronic media in contemporary society;

Critical Evaluation & Response

(5)  Critical evaluation and response. The student responds to and evaluates theatre and theatrical performances. The student is expected to:

(A)  evaluate and apply appropriate audience etiquette at various types of performances;

(B)  analyze theatre as an art form and evaluate self as a creative being;

Theatre, Level III

[117.317]

Foundations

(1)  Foundations: inquiry and understanding. The student develops concepts about self, human relationships, and the environment using elements of drama and conventions of theatre. The student is expected to:

(D)  analyze and evaluate dramatic structure and genre;

(F)  evaluate the interdependence of all theatrical elements;

Historical & Cultural Relevance

(4)  Historical and cultural relevance. The student relates theatre to history, society, and culture. The student is expected to:

(C)  employ and evaluate the impact of live theatre, film, television, and other media in contemporary society;

Critical Evaluation & Response

(5)  Critical evaluation and response. The student responds to and evaluates theatre and theatrical performances. The student is expected to:

(A)  compare behavior at various types of performances and practice appropriate audience etiquette;

(B)  recognize theatre as an art form and evaluate self as a creative being;

(C)  apply the concepts of evaluation to performances and evaluate theatre, film, television, and other media with depth and complexity using appropriate vocabulary;

Theatre, Level IV

[117.318]

Foundations

(1)  Foundations: inquiry and understanding. The student develops concepts about self, human relationships, and the environment using elements of drama and conventions of theatre. The student is expected to:

(F)  evaluate the interdependence of all theatrical elements;

Historical & Cultural Relevance

(4)  Historical and cultural relevance. The student relates theatre to history, society, and culture. The student is expected to:

(C)  employ and evaluate the impact of live theatre, film, television, and other media in contemporary society

Critical Evaluation & Response

(5)  Critical evaluation and response. The student responds to and evaluates theatre and theatrical performances. The student is expected to:

(A)  evaluate and practice appropriate audience behavior at various types of performances;

(B)  defend theatre as an art form and value self as a creative being;

(C)  apply evaluation concepts to performances, and compare and contrast literary and dramatic criticism of theatre, film, television, or other media