DRAMA MAJOR 1 MODERN AMERICAN THEATRE BY THE DECADES TOPIC: __________________

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DRAMA MAJOR 1 MODERN AMERICAN THEATRE BY THE DECADES TOPIC: __________________ Name: ______________________

SWBAT create an interactive visual project, oral presentation, and summation essay that defines, explains, analyzes, and evaluates one of the musical theatre creators, originators, writers, etc. and how the work of that person(s) influenced Modern American theatre.

PRESENTATIONS DUE: __________________ – no exceptions!

          PRE-1900: 1900-1910: 1910-1920: 1920-1930: 1930-1940: 1940-1950: 1950-1960: 1960-1970: 1970-1990: 1990-2000: The Roots (4 people) And so it begins . . the teens and WWI The Roaring 20’s The Depression WW II and after The Cold War and HUAAC The Decade of Change Outline & Research = Note Cards Presentation

TOTAL GRADING:

The Time of Materialism and Discontent Toward the New Millennium and You are Born! = = 25 points 15 points 60 points

= 100 points PRESENTATION: Power point & Oral Presentation & Summation Essay

Review presentation: Class and Individuals TOPICS TO BE COVERED: (not necessarily in this order! But all must be included!)           Definition: Who are the people? What genre(s) of theatre did they work in or develop? Historical Period and significance Important Names: playwrights, directors, producers, performers, designers, critics Important Shows: Titles & influence on Modern American Theatre Important Contributions and Influences: to American and/or World Theatre Popularity: general public, time-frame Production: How they were written, stage, performed, Pictures/Photos: productions, people, posters Examples: photos of productions, other visual and sound elements, be creative Did they sse of Aristotle’s 6 Elements – or not!

Give us a taste of what these creative people created . . . . . . what they achieved . . . why people enjoyed it . . . . . . and how they influenced American and World Drama!

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