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1 Unit and 12 Lesson Plans tagged "Aristotle" for Drama Teachers.

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Aristotle's Elements

by Lea Marshall

Aristotle was a huge fan of the theatre. He philosophically believed in it and argued with other great thinkers at the time about the necessity and good results of theatrical pursuits. This makes him a great topic for a drama classroom unit.

Aristotle identified six elements that needed to be in a play for it to be worthy: plot, thought, character, diction, spectacle, and sound. This unit by Lea Marshall focuses on and offers exercises for each of Aristotle’s elements - from using fairy tales to examine plot, to re-imagining movie trailers to explore music.

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Lesson Plans

Three Philosophers Walk Into a Classroom

by Lea Marshall

To introduce students to Aristotle and his connection to theatre.

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It's Element(ary), My Dear

by Lea Marshall

To introduce students to Aristotle’s six elements.

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The Plot's the Thing

by Lea Marshall

To introduce the Aristotelian element of plot.

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Plotting Along

by Lea Marshall

To continue applying the Aristotelian element of plot.

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Thinking About Thoughts

by Lea Marshall

To introduce the Aristotelian element of Thought.

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Got Thoughts?

by Lea Marshall

To continue applying the Aristotelian element of Thought.

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Character Matters

by Lea Marshall

To introduce the Aristotelian element of Character.

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Speak the Speech

by Lea Marshall

To introduce the Aristotelian element of Diction.

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I Got the Music

by Lea Marshall

To introduce the Aristotelian element of Music.

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Spectacular, Spectacular

by Lea Marshall

To introduce the Aristotelian element of Spectacle.

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Final Project

by Lea Marshall

To have students apply what they have learned.

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Bonus Lesson: The Three Vs of Storytelling

by Lea Marshall

This can be a standalone lesson, or an add-on to the unit. It introduces the concept of the 3 V's: VIEWERS are looking for a VICARIOUS, VULNERABLE, and/or VISCERAL experience.

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