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Theatre 3,4 (P) (1425, 1426)

Grade Range:
 Theatre 1,2 with a grade of C or better, or instructor’s permission
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Visual and Performing Arts
 UC subject area satisfied:
 f - Visual and Performing Arts
Course Description:
 This is the second course in a sequential series of standards-based theatre courses designed for the high-school level. This intermediate-level class continues to develop the skills introduced in Theatre 1,2. Additional areas of study include a more in depth experience in technical theatre and design, exploration of world theatre history and performance, and practice in dramaturgy and playwriting. Students are expected to perform in both formal and informal settings, participate in leadership roles as well as work in collaborative, problem-solving teams. Students reflect on their own creative process, demonstrate understanding of others’ aesthetic choices, compare traditional and nontraditional interpretations of theatrical material, and write critiques. Students identify how film, theatre, television, social, and electronic media influence society and culture. Time is also devoted to exploring career paths and professional standards in the industry.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Theatre 3,4 Instructional Guide and Key Assignments.
Taylor, Theatre: Art in Action, Glencoe, 1999.
Schumacher, Drama for Reading and Performance, Collections 1 and 2, Perfection Learning, 2000.
SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.