Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Theatre Arts C.5.D
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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Theatre Arts
HS 117.317 LIII - Critical evaluation and response

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C.5.D compare communication methods of theatre with those of art, music, dance, and other media.

Musical Theatre

by Anna Porter

Musical Theatre has two components that separate it from straight plays: song and dance. This unit gives students the opportunity to try out both. In musical theatre, music signifies heightened emotion. We can’t express ourselves with just words, we need music (and through extension, song and dance) to take it further.

This unit includes three lesson plans:

1. Acting the Song - “Musical Tactics”
2. Acting the Song - “Textual Analysis”
3. Introduction to Dance

A solo performance assignment is also included, and the unit includes assessment tools - rubrics, reflections, and self-evaluations.

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