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Madison Metropolitan School District

Theatre Arts 3


This course builds on skills from Theatre Arts 2. This course focuses on directing. Each student will direct a one-act play for Fine Arts Week in May. Students will work on script analysis, character development, and acting techniques and read articles written by the people who created those techniques. Auditions, casting, and rehearsal time will be required outside of class time.

Student Performances include: preparing and performing two contrasting monologues, a total of four minutes in length for use in university theatre auditions, and a 10-15 minute scene.

Written Work includes: written critiques of each class monologue and scene, a 10-page scene study and a 20-page prompt book.

Readings include: The Great Acting Teachers and Their Methods by Richard Brestoff, On Acting by Sanford Meisner, as well as a large number of one-act plays and 4-5 full-length plays that the class will study or see performed.

Performances: The class will attend three plays. Students will write a critique of each, concentrating on particular aspects of theatre.

  • Recommended Grades: 12
  • Course Number: THR7035
  • Credits: 1/2 credit
  • Note: Elective
  • Prerequisite Recommendation: Theatre Arts 2