Drama Content

Unit 1: Foundations and Physical Theatre
Script: The Three Marys (liturgical drama)
Script: The York Plays: Adam and Eve (pageant plays)
Link: Pageant Play Simulation
Powerpoint: Medieval
Powerpoint: Greek
Powerpoint: Mime
Video clip: “The Lion Tamer” (Marcel Marceau)
Video clip: From “Les Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde” tv show (Les Bubb)
Video clip: “The Invisible Drum Kit” (Rowan Atkinson)

Unit 2: Building Character
Character comparison video clip: “Mr. Bean at the Swimming Pool” (Rowan Atkinson)
Character comparison video clip: Scene from Love Actually (Rowan Atkinson)
Character comparison video clip: Interview with Rowan Atkinson
Video clip (just for fun!): “In Your Arms” (Kina Grannis)
Video clip (just for fun!): The Making of “In Your Arms” (Kina Grannis)
Mask video clip: Scene from I, Claudia (Kristen Thomson)
Improvisation clips: Clips from Whose Line is it Anyway?
Monologue video clip: Hamlet (Laurence Olivier)
Monologue video clip: Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh)
Monologue video clip: Rick’s Rant (Rick Mercer)
Romeo and Juliet Trailer 1: Franco Zeffirelli (1968)
Romeo and Juliet Trailer 2: 1968 remake with modern music
Romeo and Juliet Trailer 3: Baz Luhrmann (1996)
Powerpoint: Speaking Shakespeare

Unit 3: Theatre History
Powerpoint: Renaissance England (Shakespeare)
Video clip: Anonymous movie trailer
Video clip: Scene from Shakespeare in Love
Powerpoint: Commedia dell’Arte
Powerpoint: Noh
Video clip: About Noh
Powerpoint: Restoration
Video clip: Oliver Cromwell and Charles II
Powerpoint: Realism & Staging

Unit 4: Technical Theatre
Powerpoint: Intro & Costume Design
Powerpoint: Set Design
Powerpoint: Directing & Stage Managing

Unit 5: Musical Theatre & Playwriting
Powerpoint: History of Musical Theatre
Video clip: Modern Major-General (operetta)
Video clip: I Could Have Danced All Night (Golden Age)
Video clip: Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats (mega-musical)
For clips from our social action musicals, just look up the songs from your worksheet on Youtube!
Powerpoint: Playwriting


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