Today we learned that, when we work "for" another entity, we have to cater to that boss's needs and preferences.
And you are doing a good job.
Have a great night!!
Don't forget that you have a CONTRACT with me for this marking period's grade. Check out the contract by hovering your mouse over DRAMATICS BLOG, then clicking on DRAMA CONTRACT - SEM1.
Because of this awesome document, you'll need to start reading a play. Now would be good because your marking period is ending November 2. I realize that we won't perform the Lake Street play before then, but I will have to grade you on your Lake Street play participation instead. I guess the actual performance can go on next MP.
TODAY we looked for plays in class. When you found one, you signed it out.
Tomorrow I will post a RUBRIC for you to see exactly how you will be graded.
By the end of the period, each of the two groups should have chosen TWELVE plot points as a basic map to the story you are to write.
So far, so good.
To teach the children at Lake Street, you have created two basic story lines:
We will see how this turns out in the end....
To get an idea of how to draw more shapes like we did in class today, do a Google Image search for "Draw basic body shapes". You'll be fascinated!
Be sure to have a piece of paper with you. You might need it!
Do you pay attention to others or are you simply going through life reacting to that which you think is going to happen?
This game lets us practice being in the moment. Check it out online.
Yesterday we created skits to force us to practice using our bodies to communicate a story. Each of you participated, and we saw some simple plots, each with a beginning, a middle, and an end.
TODAY, however, we didn't focus on body movement. (I hope you KEEP IN MIND that body movement ALWAYS communicates. So continue to use this in daily life, as we continue to use it in dramatics class.) TOday we focused on using our voices, but not necessarily our words, to communicate. So we created skits again, in different groups, and used ONLY NUMBERS when we spoke, forcing ourselves to slide our voices up and down to demonstrate our meaning. It sounds complicated, but it was a riot!!
Have a great weekend!!
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Don't forget that you should have handed in your chapters for Basic Drama Projects TODAY. If you get it to me by tomorrow, you can still earn an 80%.
To sit in solemn silence
On a dull, dark, dock
In a pestilential prison
With a life long lock
Awaiting the sensation
Of a short, sharp, shock
From a cheap and chippy chopper
On a big, black block
YOU DID IT!! You formed a group and recited this as ONE!! Woot!!
Tomorrow, you will work on creating silent skits.
1. Your group must first get together to figure out your story with a beginning, a middle, and a definite end.
2. You must determine who is going to be which character and how that actor will physically portray the action of the story.
3. You must perform in from of the rest of the group, being careful to fully establish, through actions only, your entire story.
4. You must be ready to give a critique of the groups that perform for you.
I can't wait. See you tomorrow.
(Enter stage left)