Introductory Material

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Assignment 1: "On Acting"

Create a Google Doc Journal.  

Title your journal

Drama 7 Journal. Your Name

 and share it with me -

Create a Heading for these questions called "On Acting"

Watch "Sir Ian McKellan On Acting"

1. In your journal write what Sir Ian says acting is in your own words...

Watch "Orson Welles On Acting"

2. What do you think Mr. Welles means when he says acting is "undressing",  "tearing yourself apart" or "eliminating from yourself those things which will interfere with that truth"?

Watch "Jonathan Pryce on Stage Fright"

3. Explain what Pryce means when he says that stage fright is selfishness.  Why do actors need to listen to each other? 

Monologue Resources

Bible Character Monologues

His Company Christian Drama Monologues

These Aren't My Shoes

Dramatix (A great Christian drama database.  Follow the directions to search for “Monologue”)

Kids Monologues for Actors

Monologue Archive

The Monologue Database

Colin’s Movie Monologues

Shakespeare’s Monologues

Theatre History Monologues

YouthPlays Monologues


Movie Monologues Watched in Class

Miracle -

Erin Brockovich -

Glory -

Rocky Balboa -

Steel Magnolias -

Blade Runner -!

Jaws -!

Glory -

Other Great Movie Monologues

10 Things I Hate About You -

Saving Private Ryan -

The Color Purple -

Braveheart -

Remember the Titans -

300 -

Spiderman 2 -


Click on this pdf document ->


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Stanislavsky and Method Acting 

The Arrival of Method Acting on TV

Method acting made a remarkably early impact on television performance. In the 1950's stage-trained actors and theatrical productions were imported into television to be broadcast live. In one of the very first examples of the Method on television, Rod Steiger, featured here, brought the title role of Marty to life on Philco Television Playhouse May 24, 1953. Steiger trained under Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler at the Actors Studio alongside Marlin Brando.

Stanislavsky Assessments:

For both the Stanislavsky Worksheet Assignment and the Character Worksheet please copy and paste the questions into your Drama Journal Google Doc and answer the questions online. 

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 The Voice

Voice Resources

Read the "Your Speaking Voice" text and complete the related Google Doc Journal assignment outlined in the next file ->

Class exercises here ->

A Summative Test on Voice, Memorization, and Stanislavsky's Method  will follow your monologue performance.

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Monologue Performance

Use method acting, voice, and memorization skills to perform a 3-5 minute monologue.    The rubric is here ->

You will perform twice.  You should consider each monologue performance as summative, however I will record the best score as summative and the other score as formative after all monologues have been performed.  

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Monologue Reflective Response:

The Task

Write a reflective response answering three questions with at least one paragraph per question. Your responses should be submitted in your drama journal Google doc under the heading Monologue Reflection.  The questions are as follows:

1) Describe your progress as an actor so far. (Compare and contrast your skills and abilities now with 6 months ago.) Think about the areas of Voice & Breathing, Memorization Skills, Character Work (Method Acting). 

2) Identify your strengths & weaknesses as an actor.

3) What feedback (positive or negative critique) did you find most useful?


This assignment is Summative following our formative reflection in class
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Improv Activities: 
First Line and Emotion
Group Work, Shape and Space 
Physical Improv with Music (Summative - Engagement Criteria D)
Fairy Tale
Fairy Tale with a Twist (Summative - Application Criteria B)
Character Improv with Objectives (Summative Application Criteria B)

Improv Reflection: Add this reflection to your Drama Journal Google doc under the heading Improv Reflection

1. Describe one of your character improvisations

2. Look at the 6 rules for improvisation.  Describe the progress you feel you have made and demonstrated on each of the 6 rules. (The rules are on the Improvisation Intro document below.)

3. Identify your strengths & weaknesses as an improvisational actor.

4. What feedback (positive or negative critique) did you find most useful?

This assignment is Summative following our formative reflection in class
Improvisation Intro.pdf Improvisation Intro.pdf
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Reflective Response - Improv.pdf Reflective Response - Improv.pdf
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Historic Social Issues - 

Script Analysis

1. Cynthia Mercatti's To See The Stars (Click Here)

2. Susan Glaspell's Trifles 1916 (Formative) 

Read the introduction titled "The Treatment of Women in Trifles" and the script "Trifles (Glaspell)".  Then answer the analysis questions I will provide for you.

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3. William Kozlenko's Jacob Comes Home 1939 (Summative)       

Read the introduction titled "Krystallnacht and Jews in Nazi Germany" and the script "Jacob Comes Home (Kozlenko)".  Then answer the analysis questions.

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Social Issues

Choose a script from those identified on the document below.  Your script will deal with an issue facing someone in society.
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Social Issues Engagement.pdf Social Issues Engagement.pdf
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Final Performance Reflection

Please answer these questions in your Google Doc Journal under the heading "Final Performance Reflection"

1. How have you improved as an actor since the beginning of this semester?  Include a reference to method acting in your answer.

2. Explain the Social Issue or Moral that your play was all about.  How did your group help to convey this message?

3. What feedback (from your teacher, a classmate, or a member of your audience) was the most helpful to you?  How might you use this feedback next time you perform in front of an audience?

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