Historical, Cultural, and Social Context:
Historical, Cultural, and Social Context
Standard 2.0 Historical, Cultural, and Social Context: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the history, traditions, and conventions of theatre, dramatic works, and other literature of the theatre.
- Compare shared attributes of characters, scenarios, and themes in plays from a variety of given cultures, historical periods, and social contexts
- Compare theatrical conventions of a variety of given cultures and historical periods
- Interpret characters, settings, and dramatic actions using information drawn from dramatic works and performances to support inferences and conclusions
- Compare the work of representative playwrights from a variety of cultures and historical periods by reading, performing, and attending selected plays
- Compare architectural characteristics of theatre spaces in different cultures and historical periods and the effects on performance conventions.
- 2. Demonstrate knowledge of relationships between past and present theatre activities
- Describe each of the traditional jobs found in the theatre (actor; playwright; producer; director; lighting, costume, and set designers; and dramaturg) evolved over time in a variety of historical periods and cultures
- Compare historically-based productions of given texts with contemporary interpretations to identify conventions and innovations
- Determine production needs of dramatic works by identifying the cultural and historical context
- 3. Develop knowledge of dramatic works by reading, performing, and attending selected plays
November 5, 2008