Professional Development Courses and curriculum for California VAPA Standards (2001).
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3.2 History of Theatre - Role and Cultural Significance of Theatre - Differentiate the theatrical traditions of cultures throughout the world, such as those in Ancient Greece, Egypt, China, and West Africa.
5.2 Careers and Career-Related Skills - Identify career options in the dramatic arts, such as cinematographer, stage manager, radio announcer, or dramaturg; and research the education, training, and work experience necessary in that field.
3.1 Role and Cultural Significance of Theatre - Describe the ways in which American history has been reflected in theatre (e.g., the ways in which the Industrial Revolution and slavery were portrayed in the minstrel show, the melodrama, and the musical).
3.2 History of Theatre - Identify and explain how technology has changed American theatre (e.g., how stage lighting has progressed from candlelight to gaslight to limelight to electrical light to digital light).
1.2 Comprehension and Analysis of the Elements of Theatre - Identify and analyze recurring themes and patterns (e.g., loyalty, bravery, revenge, redemption) in a script to make production choices in design and direction.
3.1 Role and Cultural Significance of Theatre - Design and create masks, puppets, props, costumes, or sets in a selected theatrical style drawn from world cultures, such as Javanese shadow puppets or Kabuki masks.
3.2 History of Theatre - Compare and contrast various theatre styles throughout history, such as those of Ancient Greece, Elizabethan theatre, Kabuki theatre, Kathakali dance theatre, and commedia dell'arte.
1.2 Comprehension and Analysis of the Elements of Theatre - Identify dramatic elements within a script, such as foreshadowing, crisis, rising action, catharsis, and denouement, using the vocabulary of theatre.
5.1 Connections and Applications - Use theatrical skills to communicate concepts or ideas from other curriculum areas, such as a demonstration in history social science of how persuasion and propaganda are used in advertising.
1.2 Comprehension and Analysis of the Elements of Theatre - Document observations and perceptions of production elements, noting mood, pacing, and use of space through class discussion and reflective writing.
1.1 Development of the Vocabulary of Theatre - Use the vocabulary of theatre, such as action/reaction, vocal projection, subtext, theme, mood, design, production values, and stage crew, to describe theatrical experiences.
5.1 Connections and Applications - Create projects in other school courses or places of employment, using tools, techniques, and processes from the study and practice of theatre, film/ video, and electronic media.
5.2 Careers and Career-Related Skills - Demonstrate the ability to create rehearsal schedules, set deadlines, organize priorities, and identify needs and resources when participating in the production of a play or scene.
4.2 Critical Assessment of Theatre - Draw conclusions about the effectiveness of informal and formal productions, films/videos, or electronic media on the basis of intent, structure, and quality of the work.
3.3 History of Theatre - Perform, design, or direct theatre pieces in specific theatrical styles, including classics by such playwrights as Sophocles, Shakespeare, Lope de Vega, Aphra Behn, Moliere, and Chekhov.
2.1 Development of Theatrical Skills - Make acting choices, using script analysis, character research, reflection, and revision to create characters from classical, contemporary, realistic, and nonrealistic dramatic texts.
2.2 Creation/Invention in Theatre - Improvise or write dialogues and scenes, applying basic dramatic structure (exposition, complication, crises, climax, and resolution) and including complex characters with unique dialogue that motivates the action.
5.3 Careers and Career-Related Skills - Demonstrate an understanding of the professional standards of the actor, director, scriptwriter, and technical artist, such as the requirements for union membership.