National Core Arts Standards: Theatre — Grade 11


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TH: Re7.1a.I

Respond to what is seen, felt, and heard in a drama/theatre work to develop criteria for artistic choices.

TH: Re7.1a.II

Demonstrate an understanding of multiple interpretations of artistic criteria and how each might be used to influence future artistic choices of a drama/theatre work.

TH: Re7.1a.III

Use historical and cultural context to structure and justify personal responses to a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cn10.1a.I

Investigate how cultural perspectives, community ideas and personal beliefs impact a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cn10.1a.II

Choose and interpret a drama/theatre work to reflect or question personal beliefs.

TH:Cn10.1a.III

Collaborate on a drama/theatre work that examines a critical global issue using multiple personal, community, and cultural perspectives.

TH:Cn11.1a.I.

Explore how cultural, global, and historic belief systems affect creative choices in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cn11.1a.II

Integrate conventions and knowledge from different art forms and other disciplines to develop a cross cultural drama/theatre work.

TH:Cn11.1a.III.

Develop a drama/theatre work that identifies and questions cultural, global, and historic belief systems.

TH:Cn11.2a.I

Research how other theatre artists apply creative processes to tell stories in a devised or scripted drama/theatre work, using theatre research methods.

TH:Cn11.2a.II

Formulate creative choices for a devised or scripted drama/theatre work based on theatre research about the selected topic.

TH:Cn11.2a.III

Justify the creative choices made in a devised or scripted drama/theatre work, based on a critical interpretation of specific data from theatre research.

TH:Cn11.2b.I

Use basic theatre research methods to better understand the social and cultural background of a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cn11.2b.II

Explore how personal beliefs and biases can affect the interpretation of research data applied in drama/theatre work.

TH:Cn11.2b.III

. Present and support an opinion about the social, cultural, and historical understandings of a drama/theatre work, based on critical research.

TH:Cr1.1a.I

Apply basic research to construct ideas about the visual composition of a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr1.1a.II

Investigate historical and cultural conventions and their impact on the visual composition of a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr1.1a.III

Synthesize knowledge from a variety of dramatic forms, theatrical conventions, and technologies to create the visual composition of a drama/ theatre work.

TH:Cr1.1b.I

Explore the impact of technology on design choices in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr1.1b.II

Understand and apply technology to design solutions for a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr1.1b.III

Create a complete design for a drama/theatre work that incorporates all elements of technology.

TH:Cr1.1c.I

Use script analysis to generate ideas about a character that is believable and authentic in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr1.1c.II

Use personal experiences and knowledge to develop a character that is believable and authentic in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr1.1c.III

Integrate cultural and historical contexts with personal experiences to create a character that is believable and authentic, in a drama/theatre work

TH:Cr2.1a.I

Explore the function of history and culture in the development of a dramatic concept through a critical analysis of original ideas in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr2.1a.II

Refine a dramatic concept to demonstrate a critical understanding of historical and cultural influences of original ideas applied to a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr2.1a.III

Develop and synthesize original ideas in a drama/theatre work utilizing critical analysis, historical and cultural context, research, and western or non western theatre traditions.

TH:Cr2.1b.I

Investigate the collaborative nature of the actor, director, playwright, and designers and explore their interdependent roles in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr2.1b.II

Cooperate as a creative team to make interpretive choices for a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr2.1b.III

Collaborate as a creative team to discover artistic solutions and make interpretive choices in a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr3.1a.I

Practice and revise a devised or scripted drama/theatre work using theatrical staging conventions.

TH:Cr3.1a.II

Use the rehearsal process to analyze the dramatic concept and technical design elements of a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr3.1a.III

Refine, transform, and re-imagine a devised or scripted drama/theatre work using the rehearsal process to invent or re-imagine style, genre, form, and conventions.

TH:Cr3.1b.I

Explore physical, vocal and physiological choices to develop a performance that is believable, authentic, and relevant to a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr3.1b.II

Use research and script analysis to revise physical, vocal, and physiological choices impacting the believability and relevance of a drama/ theatre work.

TH:Cr3.1b.III

Synthesize ideas from research, script analysis, and context to create a performance that is believable, authentic, and relevant in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr3.1c.I

Refine technical design choices to support the story and emotional impact of a devised or scripted drama/ theatre work.

TH:Cr3.1c.II

Re-imagine and revise technical design choices during the course of a rehearsal process to enhance the story and emotional impact of a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr3.1c.III

Apply a high level of technical proficiencies to the rehearsal process to support the story and emotional impact of a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

TH:Pr4.1a.I

Examine how character relationships assist in telling the story of a drama/theatre work.

TH:Pr4.1a.III

Apply reliable research of directors styles to form unique choices for a directorial concept in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Pr4.1b.I

Shape character choices using given circumstances in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Pr4.1b.III

Apply a variety of researched acting techniques as an approach to character choices in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Pr5.1a.I

Practice various acting techniques to expand skills in a rehearsal or drama/theatre performance.

TH:Pr5.1a.II

Refine a range of acting skills to build a believable and sustainable drama/theatre performance.

TH:Pr5.1a.III

Use and justify a collection of acting exercises from reliable resources to prepare a believable and sustainable performance.

TH:Pr5.1b.I

Use researched technical elements to increase the impact of design for a drama/theatre production.

TH:Pr5.1b.II

Apply technical elements and research to create a design that communicates the concept of a drama/theatre production.

TH:Pr5.1b.III

Explain and justify the selection of technical elements used to build a design that communicates the concept of a drama/theatre production.

TH:Pr6.1a.I

Perform a scripted drama/theatre work for a specific audience.

TH:Pr6.1a.II

Present a drama/theatre work using creative processes that shape the production for a specific audience.

TH:Pr6.1a.III

Present a drama/theatre production for a specific audience that employs research and analysis grounded in the creative perspectives of the playwright, director, designer, and dramaturg.

TH:Re8.1a.I

Analyze and compare artistic choices developed from personal experiences in multiple drama/theatre works.

TH:Re8.1a.II

Develop detailed supporting evidence and criteria to reinforce artistic choices, when participating in or observing a drama/theatre work.

TH:Re8.1a.III

Use detailed supporting evidence and appropriate criteria to revise personal work and interpret the work of others when participating in or observing a drama/ theatre work.

TH:Re8.1b.I

Identify and compare cultural perspectives and contexts that may influence the evaluation of a drama/theatre work.

TH:Re8.1b.II

Apply concepts from a drama/theatre work for personal realization about cultural perspectives and understanding

TH:Re8.1b.III

Use new understandings of cultures and contexts to shape personal responses to drama/theatre work.

TH:Re8.1c.I

Justify personal aesthetics, preferences, and beliefs through participation in and observation of a drama/theatre work.

TH:Re8.1c.II

Debate and distinguish multiple aesthetics, preferences, and beliefs through participation in and observation of drama/theatre work.

TH:Re8.1c.III

Support and explain aesthetics, preferences, and beliefs to create a context for critical research that informs artistic decisions in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Re9.1a.I.

Examine a drama/ theatre work using supporting evidence and criteria, while considering art forms, history, culture, and other disciplines.

TH:Re9.1a.II.

Analyze and assess a drama/theatre work by connecting it to art forms, history, culture, and other disciplines using supporting evidence and criteria.

TH:Re9.1a.III

Research and synthesize cultural and historical information related to a drama/theatre work to support or evaluate artistic choices.

TH:Re9.1b.I.

Consider the aesthetics of the production elements in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Re9.1b.II.

Construct meaning in a drama/theatre work, considering personal aesthetics and knowledge of production elements while respecting others interpretations.

TH:Re9.1b.III

Analyze and evaluate varied aesthetic interpretations of production elements for the same drama/theatre work.

TH:Re9.1c.I.

Formulate a deeper understanding and appreciation of a drama/ theatre work by considering its specific purpose or intended audience.

TH:Re9.1c.II.

Verify how a drama/theatre work communicates for a specific purpose and audience.

TH:Re9.1c.III

Compare and debate the connection between a drama/theatre work and contemporary issues that may impact audiences.