Daphne High School

Daphne, Alabama | 2012 National Blue Ribbon School

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Daphne High School Theater Arts
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Theater 1

Participants in this class will be introduced to the basic elements of drama, including a brief history of theater and stagecraft techniques used in production. Students will develop skills in interpretation, appreciation, and evaluation through the reading of and participation in scenes, plays, and performances. The course will culminate with a short theatrical performance which incorporates those skills and techniques emphasized in this class.

Theater II

This class will focus on the aspects of play production including the following: elements of playwriting; technical requirements such as lighting, sound, set building, costuming; promotion, direction, performance of a production, and management.

Theatre III

This class will focus deeper into the aspects of play production including the following: elements of playwriting; technical requirements such as lighting, sound, set building, costuming; promotion, direction, performance of a production, and management.

Theater IV

This class will focus on advanced levels of script writing, directing, and the performance of a production. Students are required to work cooperatively in a group setting, yet are able to maintain their independence and identity throughout the process. Possession of a solid theatre background, maturity, dependability, analytical skills, self-discipline, self-motivation, and focus are required characteristics. 
 
IB Theatre SL
 
International Baccalaureate Theatre Arts programme aims to help students understand the nature of the theatre; to understand it by making it as well as studying it; to understand it not only with their minds but with their senses, their bodies and their emotions; to understand the form it takes in cultures other than their own; and through this understanding better to understand themselves, their society and their world. The course involves the development of performance skills through working on devised and scripted scenes, some of which must be presented to an audience. Students will also study drama from the point of view of the director and will investigate methods of turning a play script into performance. Practical exploration of theatre from different cultures is also a key element in the course. A theatre production - a collaborative exercise animating a broad spectrum of talents and skills in which the principles and practices of theatre are explored by the students - is the high point of their practical and theoretical studies.
 
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