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Character Analysis

by Matt Webster

The Drama Two Curriculum has been developed to expand and deepen the students’ skills as actors. In this unit, students will use open scenes to generate characters and scenarios. They will then explore the ideas of “objective,” “tactics,” and “status.” The unit culminates with students applying learned character analysis techniques to classroom generated open scenes.

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Writing Open Scenes

by Matt Webster

Students​ ​will​ ​write​ ​open​ ​scenes​ ​to​ ​generate​ ​materials​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Character​ ​Analysis​ ​Unit.

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Objectives

by Elisabeth Oppelt

Students will create a character objective using correct objective phrasing.

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Tactics

by Elisabeth Oppelt

Students will be able to create a list of fifteen tactics based on what they have learned about tactics.

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Status Monkeys

by Anna Porter

Students will understand how status influences characterization and character actions by participating in “Status Monkeys” and other interactions based on status.

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Culminating Project: Performing Scenes

by Matt Webster

Students will link together two blank scenes to create a single, unified scene that justifies the characters’ actions and dialogue through character analysis.

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Character Analysis - Musical Theatre Version

by Annie Dragoo

Use this lesson plan as a response activity connected to viewing a video of a musical in class. For example: At the end of semester or if you need a lesson plan during tech week - watch the musical and then do the exercise.

After viewing a musical, students will exhibit their ability to analyze a specific character from a musical by creating a visual character profile.

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Character Analysis – Play Version

by Annie Dragoo

Use this lesson plan as a response activity connected to a play that you are studying in class.
After reading the play, students will exhibit their ability to analyze a specific character from a play by creating a visual character profile.

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