National Core Arts Standards: Theatre — Grade 8


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TH:Cn10.1a.8

Examine a community issue through multiple perspectives in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cn11.1a.8

Use different forms of drama/theatre work to examine contemporary social, cultural, or global issues.

TH:Cn11.2a.8

Research the story elements of a staged drama/theatre work and compare them to another production of the same work.

TH:Cn11.2b.8

Identify and use artifacts from a time period and place to develop performance and design choices in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr1.1a.8

Imagine and explore multiple perspectives and solutions to staging problems in a drama/ theatre work.

TH:Cr1.1b.8

Imagine and explore solutions to design challenges of a performance space in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr1.1c.8

Develop a scripted or improvised character by articulating the characters inner thoughts, objectives, and motivations in a drama/theatre work

TH:Cr2.1a.8.

Articulate and apply critical analysis, background knowledge, research, and historical and cultural context to the development of original ideas for a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr2.1b.8.

Share leadership and responsibilities to develop collaborative goals when preparing or devising drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr3.1a.8

Use repetition and analysis in order to revise devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr3.1b.8

Refine effective physical, vocal, and physiological traits of characters in an improvised or scripted drama/ theatre work.

TH:Cr3.1c.8

Implement and refine a planned technical design using simple technology during the rehearsal process for devised or scripted drama/ theatre work

TH:Pr4.1a.8

Explore different pacing to better communicate the story in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Pr4.1b.8

Use various character objectives and tactics in a drama/theatre work to overcome an obstacle.

TH:Pr5.1a.8

Use a variety of acting techniques to increase skills in a rehearsal or drama/theatre performance

TH:Pr5.1b.8

Use a variety of technical elements to create a design for a rehearsal or drama/theatre production.

TH:Pr6.1a.8

Perform a rehearsed drama/theatre work for an audience

TH:Re7.1a.8

Apply criteria to the evaluation of artistic choices in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Re8.1a.8

Recognize and share artistic choices when participating in or observing a drama/theatre work.

TH:Re8.1b.8

Analyze how cultural perspectives influence the evaluation of a drama/theatre work.

TH:Re8.1c.8

Apply personal aesthetics, preferences, and beliefs to evaluate a drama/theatre work.

TH:Re9.1a.8

Respond to a drama/ theatre work using supporting evidence, personal aesthetics, and artistic criteria.

TH:Re9.1b.8

Apply the production elements used in a drama/theatre work to assess aesthetic choices.

TH:Re9.1c.8

Assess the impact of a drama/theatre work on a specific audience.