Students will be challenged to memorize and perform two contrasting monologues to demonstrate their ability to create contrasting characters and develop advanced vocal expression. Contrast can be created through genre, use of dialect or accent, and/or subject matter. Generally, the wider the contrast, the more successful students will be with this performance.
The students will pre-assess what they know about creating a story through just movement. Students will brainstorm, create, utilize technology, and rehearse a pantomime which demonstrates appropriate stage movement and collaboration with a partner.
In this lesson students will recite, translate and act out a Shakespearian scene. Students will first read the scene as written, then break down the language into contemporary English. The lesson will conclude with the students performing the scenes for the class.
One of the primary ways students can maintain their focus and concentration on stage is using the shifting of object of attention within a scene to stay in truthful moments while sustaining a character. In this lesson, the students will pre-assess how they focus in real life, students will be introduced to examples of people using object of attention. Students will use stream of conscious speaking/writing to describe the object of attention shifting in their pre-rehearsed scene.
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