Exploring Theatre, Student Edition by Jeanie Jackson and Nancy Prince

86573b09ca1ac55.jpeg Author Jeanie Jackson and Nancy Prince
Isbn 978-0078616143
File size 49 Mb
Year 2004
Pages 448
Language English
File format PDF
Category art


Nancy Prince ■ Jeanie Jackson Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Except as permitted under the United States Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher. Send all inquiries to: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill 8787 Orion Place Columbus, Ohio 43240 Student Edition: ISBN 0–07–861614–X Teacher’s Annotated Edition: ISBN 0–07–861615–8 PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 058/111 09 08 07 06 05 04 About the Authors Nancy Prince ancy Prince, with a bachelor of arts degree in drama, speech, and English from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, has over thirty years of teaching experience, ranging from early childhood to high school. She currently teaches theatre arts in the Nacogdoches Independent School District in Nacogdoches, Texas. She serves as a discipline-based theatre education facilitator at the Southeast Institute for Education in Theatre, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her program “Puppets Add Pizazz” has been featured as part of the teacher training programs at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Presently she serves as a mentor teacher for the Stephen F. Austin University Center for Professional Development and Technology in Nacogdoches, Texas, training interns and student teachers in her classroom. As a professional public speaker, puppeteer, and motivator, Mrs. Prince has traveled and given presentations throughout the nation. In 1988, for her role in the education of youth and adults, Mrs. Prince received the Texas Educational Theatre Association Secondary School Educator of the Year Award. N Jeanie Jackson eanie Jackson, with a bachelor of science degree from East Texas State University and a master of education degree from Stephen F. Austin University, is certified to teach secondary education in theatre, speech, English, and Spanish, as well as kindergarten through eighth grade. Jeanie has taught for twenty-eight years, ten of which were spent as Fine Arts Department Middle School Chair in the Lake Travis I.S.D., Austin, Texas. She is presently the Creative Drama Specialist in the Harleton Independent School District, Harleton, Texas. Mrs. Jackson is a member of numerous associations, including the Association of Texas Professional Educators, Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA), and the Creative Drama Network. She has taught numerous drama and speech workshops throughout Texas, including TETA summer workshops, TETA conventions, and The Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association State Convention. She has also given presentations at numerous national conferences such as the Educational Theatre Association National Convention in Chicago. She has served as the summer drama clinician for the Tennessee Arts Academy, Nashville, Tennessee. In 1989 Mrs. Jackson was honored as the Educator of the Year and was selected as one of the top three finalists for the Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year. In 1992, she received a Texas Educational Theatre Association Educator of the Year Award. J ■ ■ ■ ■ v Dedication To George, my friend, husband, and number one encourager; To Mother and Dad, who guided me with unconditional love; To “Sister,” my computer specialist, and Steve, who taught me to follow my dreams; and To my colleagues and friends who provided ideas and support. Jeanie Jackson To my mother and late father, Vera and Frank Olive, who first instilled in me the joy of hard work and the satisfaction of a job well done. To my family—my husband Phil, my daughters Kelly and Marty, and my sister Debbye—who lovingly supported this work in countless ways; To my friend and mentor, Kim Wheetley, who has provided unlimited opportunities for me; and To my friend and colleague, Lou-Ida Marsh, who taught me much about theatre and life. Nancy Prince ■ ■ ■ vi ■ Letter to the Student Dear Student, ou are about to begin a journey into a magical world—the world of theatre! This book, Exploring Theatre, will be your guidebook—and your theatre arts teacher will be your guide—as you investigate the exciting aspects of this fascinating world. As you explore, you will learn not only about theatre but also about yourself. You may find that within you there are hidden talents and creative ideas waiting to burst forth. In Exploring Theatre, the authors share what they and their network of friends in the theatre community have discovered while teaching and working in theatre. Although the book is about theatre, its focus is on your development as a total student, not just as a theatre student. Information in Exploring Theatre is organized into four units: Getting Started in Theatre, Building Your Acting Skills, Producing and Appreciating Plays, and Special Topics in Theatre. Through the lessons in these units, you will learn to become more aware of your senses, observe people and places more closely, and move expressively. You will also learn to use your talents, reinforce your self-confidence, and improve your ability to work with others. To prepare for the stage, you will be introduced to basic acting skills such as improvisation, characterization, role preparation, and stage movement. You will be guided through the production process, from selecting a play and its cast to working creatively and safely behind the scenes. You will learn the specialized vocabulary of the theatre, theatre traditions, audience etiquette, and performance evaluation criteria. You will explore career opportunities in theatre and theatre education, from playwright to drama teacher. You will read about the history of theatre, from its Ice Age beginnings 30,000 years ago to the changing theatre of today. You will try your hand at special skills such as storytelling, clowning, oral interpretation, readers theatre, and puppetry. The short lessons in Exploring Theatre are full of interesting information, skill-building exercises, cooperative activities, and thoughtprovoking quotes from famous theatre people. More than three hundred full-color photographs and drawings illustrate the concepts presented in the text. As you look through the pages, you will probably find many photographs of subjects that you recognize. Be sure to look over The Playbook. This special section at the end of the text contains more than thirty excerpts from famous plays. You can use them to practice your skills. There are passages for both male and female monologues; scenes for two females, two males, one female and one male, and various groups; and selections for readers theatre. Y ■ vii Exploring Theatre will give you a solid start in studying theatre arts— a start that the authors hope will encourage you to take more theatre courses. They hope that you will continue to participate in and appreciate the magic world of theatre all of your life. But even if you never enter a theatre again, the authors believe that once you have used Exploring Theatre, you will be more assertive and more confident in your daily life, more aware of your surroundings, more expressive in your communications, and more cooperative in your dealings with others. Sincerely, The Editors ■ ■ ■ viii ■ Acknowledgments he authors would like to thank Lynn Murray, Kim Wheetley, and Krin Brooks Perry, without whom they might not have had the opportunity to write Exploring Theatre; the many members of the Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA) who have provided innumerable ideas and suggestions over the years; Judy Matetzschk for the time, effort, and knowledge that she invested in Our Theatre Heritage; Lynda Belt, Rebecca Stockley, and Charles Pascoe for their theatre games ideas; Bob Cassel, Lynda Kessler, Carole Balach, Chrisztina Kowalski, Lee Anne Storey, John Orr, and all the people at West Educational Publishing Company who produced such a beautiful book; and the people at Federal Express who helped us meet the strictest deadlines. Nancy Prince would also like to thank the 1995 and 1996 TAPS classes, Sandi Elsik, Jean Ferraro, Jennifer Franklin, Gigi Bollinger, and Melissa Bahs. Jeanie Jackson would also like to thank George Edna Hooten Wallace, Marilyn Swinton, Becky Chenevert, and Becky Kasling. The authors would also like to thank the following theatre arts teachers for their valuable comments and suggestions during the development of the Exploring Theatre manuscript. T Reviewers Cynthia Allen Alief I.S.D. Houston, Texas Jean Danna Cypress Fairbanks I.S.D. Houston, Texas Mary Bill Richardson I.S.D. Richardson, Texas Vicki Dickerson Aldine I.S.D. Houston, Texas Mary Bowles Fort Worth I.S.D. Fort Worth, Texas Sandra S. Fitzhugh Ysleta I.S.D. El Paso, Texas Diane M. Brewer Eanes I.S.D. Austin, Texas Darla Howard Northside I.S.D. San Antonio, Texas Beverly Burnside North East I.S.D. San Antonio, Texas Professor Judith Kase-Polisini University of South Florida Tampa, Florida Ann Crofton Carrollton/Farmers I.S.D. Carrollton, Texas Peter D. Kinser Alvin I.S.D. Alvin, Texas Marla Crowe Klein I.S.D. Spring, Texas Donna Lampman Northside I.S.D. San Antonio, Texas Judy Matetzschk Zachary Scott Theatre Center Project InterAct Austin, Texas Carol Mize Austin I.S.D. Austin, Texas Sheila Rinear North East I.S.D. San Antonio, Texas Mike Storey Corpus Christi I.S.D. Corpus Christi, Texas Paulette Van Atta Plano I.S.D. Plano, Texas Cynthia Winters Austin I.S.D. Austin, Texas ■ ■ ■ ■ ix Contents in Brief 1 Getting Started in Theatre 2 CHAPTER 1 Welcome to Theatre! 4 Exploring Theatre Time Line 20 CHAPTER 2 You and Theatre 28 CHAPTER 3 Developing Your Personal Resources 50 CHAPTER 4 Creative Drama 66 2 CHAPTER CHAPTER CHAPTER CHAPTER CHAPTER 5 6 7 8 9 3 CHAPTER 10 CHAPTER 11 CHAPTER 12 CHAPTER 13 4 CHAPTER 14 CHAPTER 15 CHAPTER 16 CHAPTER 17 CHAPTER 18 Building Your Acting Skills 80 Developing Your Voice 82 Improvisation 107 Characterization 121 The Play and Your Part 136 Taking the Stage 149 Producing and Appreciating Plays 168 The Production Process 170 Behind the Scenes 189 Theatre Appreciation 225 Your Future in Theatre 246 Special Topics in Theatre 266 Mime, Pantomime, and Clowning 268 Interpreting Literature 286 Storytelling 315 Readers Theatre and Radio Theatre 329 Puppetry, Shadow Play, and Masks 345 x ■ Contents Getting Started in Theatre 2 1 CHAPTER LESSON LESSON 1 1 2 Welcome to Theatre! 4 Getting to Know You 5 An Introduction to Theatre 7 Curtain Call! 19 Exploring Theatre Time Line 20 CHAPTER LESSON LESSON LESSON LESSON CHAPTER LESSON LESSON LESSON LESSON LESSON 2 1 2 3 4 3 1 2 3 4 5 You and Theatre 28 Believing in Yourself 29 Working with a Group 34 Artistic Discipline 42 Evaluation 45 Curtain Call! 49 Developing Your Personal Resources 50 Imagination 53 Concentration 54 Observation 56 Sensory Awareness 59 Movement 60 Curtain Call! 65 ■ xi CHAPTER LESSON LESSON LESSON 4 1 2 3 LESSON LESSON LESSON LESSON LESSON CHAPTER LESSON LESSON LESSON CHAPTER What Is Creative Drama? 67 Narrative Pantomime 70 Story Dramatization 75 Curtain Call! 79 Building Your Acting Skills 80 2 CHAPTER Creative Drama 66 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 7 Developing Your Voice 82 Relaxation and Breathing 83 Quality, Pitch, and Flexibility 90 Articulation and Pronunciation 93 Volume and Rate 98 Projection 101 Curtain Call! 106 Improvisation 107 Improvisation 108 Role-Playing 117 Point of View 118 Curtain Call! 120 Characterization 121 LESSON 1 Stock Characters and Stereotypical Characters 122 LESSON 2 3 Creating Original Characters 124 LESSON Writing Original Monologues 131 Curtain Call! 135 xii ■ CHAPTER LESSON LESSON CHAPTER LESSON LESSON LESSON 8 1 2 9 1 2 3 The Play and Your Part 136 The Structure of Plays 137 Preparing Your Part 141 Curtain Call! 148 Taking the Stage 149 Types of Stages 150 Stage Terminology 154 Acting Technique 157 Curtain Call! 167 ■ xiii 3 Producing and Appreciating Plays 168 CHAPTER 10 The Production Process 170 LESSON 1 Selecting the Play 171 LESSON 2 Selecting the Cast 174 LESSON 3 The Rehearsal Process 177 LESSON 4 The Performance 184 Curtain Call! 188 CHAPTER 11 Behind the Scenes 189 LESSON 1 Theatre Safety 190 LESSON 2 The Production Team 192 LESSON 3 The Stage Crew 194 LESSON 4 The Prop Crew 200 LESSON 5 The Costume Crew 203 LESSON 6 The Makeup Crew 208 xiv ■ LESSON LESSON LESSON LESSON 7 8 9 10 The Sound Crew 213 The Light Crew 215 The Publicity Crew 220 The House Crew 221 Curtain Call! 224 CHAPTER 12 Theatre Appreciation 225 LESSON 1 Theatre Conventions 226 LESSON 2 Audience Etiquette 230 LESSON 3 Comparing Theatre with Other Media 234 LESSON 4 Evaluating Theatre and Other Media 238 Curtain Call! 245 CHAPTER 13 Your Future in Theatre 246 LESSON 1 The Next Step 247 LESSON 2 Playwrights and Actors 249 LESSON 3 Producers and Directors 254 LESSON 4 Designers 256 LESSON 5 Other Careers 261 Curtain Call! 265 4 Special Topics in Theatre 266 CHAPTER 14 Mime, Pantomime, and Clowning 268 LESSON 1 Mime and Pantomime 269 LESSON 2 Clowning 279 Curtain Call! 285 ■ xv CHAPTER 15 Interpreting Literature 286 LESSON 1 Selecting and Preparing the Material 288 LESSON 2 Developing and Presenting the Selection 293 LESSON 3 Evaluating the Selection 297 Curtain Call! 314 CHAPTER 16 Storytelling 315 LESSON 1 Storytelling Techniques 317 LESSON 2 Finding Stories to Tell 319 LESSON 3 Preparing to Tell a Story from a Text Curtain Call! 328 CHAPTER 17 LESSON LESSON 1 2 CHAPTER 18 LESSON LESSON LESSON LESSON LESSON LESSON 1 2 3 4 5 6 Readers Theatre and Radio Theatre 329 Readers Theatre 331 Radio Theatre 338 Curtain Call! 344 Puppetry, Shadow Play, and Masks 345 Making a Puppet 347 Bringing a Puppet to Life 352 Writing a Puppet Show 357 Producing a Puppet Show 359 Shadow Play 366 Masks 370 Curtain Call! 373 The Playbook 375 Glossary 427 Index 433 Credits 445 xvi ■ 323 Our Theatre Heritage features in each chapter are interesting summaries of major theatrical developments throughout history. You can find them on the following pages: ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ The Beginning of Theatre 13 Greek Theatre 35 Roman Theatre 44 Theatre of the Middle Ages 58 Eastern Theatre Traditions 72 The Italian Renaissance 88 Commedia dell’arte 116 The Elizabethan Age 126 Shakespeare 142 The English Restoration: Theatre Returns from Exile 180 Theatre in the 19th Century 206 Modern Theatre and Realism 231 Naturalism 239 Stanislavski and The Moscow Art Theatre 253 Early Theatre in the United States 262 Musical Theatre 276 Symbolism 281 Theatre of the Absurd 295 The Off-Broadway Movement 313 Hispanic-American Theatre: El Teatro Campesino 319 The American Regional Theatre 322 Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956) 336 African American Theatre 340 Contemporary Theatre: A World and a Theatre of Change 354 Puppetry and Masks 364 ■ 1 1 Getting Started in Theatre CHAPTER 1 ◆ Welcome to Theatre! 4 CHAPTER 2 ◆ You and Theatre 28 CHAPTER 3 ◆ Developing Your Personal Resources 50 CHAPTER 4 ◆ Creative Drama 66 2 ■ ■ 3

Author Jeanie Jackson and Nancy Prince Isbn 978-0078616143 File size 49 Mb Year 2004 Pages 448 Language English File format PDF Category Art Book Description: FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrDiggMySpaceShare 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 theater; 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 theater and theater education; understanding the various aspects of the production process; and studying special topics such as storytelling, clowning, oral interpretation, readers theater, and puppetry. This text is an ideal introductory theater text for both middle and high school.     Download (49 Mb) Becoming a Choral Music Teacher: A Field Experience Workbook The Pina Bausch Sourcebook: The Making of Tanztheater The Serious Game: Ingmar Bergman as Stage Director The Art of Clowning Thinking Through Art: Reflections on Art as Research Load more posts

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