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MODERN THEATRE
Name___________________________
Period 1 2 3 4
7th Grade Drama Notes Part Three pages 1-3
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Continental Theatre 19 Centuries
React to the image above. Comment, connect, construct.
This image shows (what do you think it’s about):
Words to watch for (academic language):
ROMANTICISM
REALISM
FARCE
OPERETTA
SOCIAL REFORM
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Why did players “do” theatre in the 18th & 19th centuries?
Emotional escape (romanticism)
Mid 19th C: Realism led by Russian
influence
Who did performances in the 18th & 19th centuries?
Ibsen, Wilde, Shaw, Gilbert &
Sullivan, Chekov
How were performances and culture related in this time?
Acting took on new respectability
Acting families formed: Booths,
Barrymores, Baldwins. Society
more mobile, traveling troupes
Adventure, beauty wit
What was the performance space like for 18th and 19th
century theatre?
Rise of theatrical criticism:
Goethe’s principals
Restoration Era –style theatres
Elaborate
What secondary elements were used in the 18th & 19th
centuries?
What do I most remember about this lesson? (Make
connections to prior learning or note something that will
help you remember this later)
Lights, sound effects, make up,
historically accurate costumes,
elaborate sets and scenery
What were performances like?
More like what we expect at live
theatre today.
Acting technique receives more
emphasis- Illusion of reality
continues to build
What’s the biggest idea from this section?
2
7th Grade Drama Notes Part Three pages 3 - 5
Name___________________________
Period 1 2 3 4
th
Colonial Theatre & 19 Century
America
React to the image above. Comment, connect, construct.
Words to watch for (academic language):
SHOWBOATS
STOCK COMPANIES
ACTING FAMILIES
MINSTREL SHOWS
BLACKFACE
VAUDEVILLE
MELODRAMA
3
Why did people “do” theatre in colonial America?
Entertainment
Expose societal concerns
Self-Expression
Who did performances the Colonies?
Professional and amateur
companies
Royal Tyler The Contrast (1787)
first truly American play
What secondary elements were used by Colonial
theatres?
after 1880, incandescent lighting
(electric)
Costumes, props, scripts, make up,
music, dance, sound effects, Sets
What were performances like?
How were performances and culture related in the
Colonial times?
Initially, theatre was illegal in the
colonies (Puritans in charge)
Bold and adventurous
Theatre and culture in America
blossomed after the Revolutionary
War
What was the performance space like in Colonial
America?
At first, coffeehouses ,courtrooms,
then playhouses built with smaller
auditoriums, box settings
What do I most remember about this lesson? (Make
connections to prior learning or note something that will
help you remember this later)
What’s the biggest idea from this section?
Touring shows – moved from town to
town
Showboats – Boats with theatres on.
Up and down Mississippi River
Minstrel shows – Racist jokes and skits.
Developed appreciation for AfricanAmerican arts: tap, softshoe, blues, jazz
Vaudeville- family-friendly variety
shows
Melodrama – racist comedy. No more
4
Name___________________________
th
7 Grade Drama Notes Part Three pages 6 - 11
Period 1 2 3 4
American Theatre
th
20 Century and Beyond!
React to the image above. Comment, connect, construct.
Words to watch for (academic language):
ABSURDISM
BROADWAY
REGIONAL THEATRE
FAMILY REALISM
OFF-BROADWAY
COMMUNITY THEATRE
SOCIAL REFORM
BLACKFACE
REGIONAL THEATRE
5
Why do modern Americans “do” theatre?
How are performances and culture related in the modern
era?
Emotional connection and identity,
Anything goes. No rules, trying
entertainment, historical
new things, pushing limits
relevance, societal illumination
Who does performances the modern American theatre?
(See page 7)
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Sutton Foster
Nathan Lane
Idina Menzel
Lea Michelle
Kristin Chenoweth
Matthew Broderick…
What secondary elements are used in modern theatres?
Everything. Lights, sounds, music,
dance, acrobatics, pyrotechnics,
costumes, props, illusions, all
things spectacular
What are performances like?
Everything from traditional drama
to circus-type performances.
Musical theatre on the rise.
Impressionism
Epic theatre
Absurdism
Musical comedy
What are the performance spaces like in America?
Restoration Era elaborate theatres,
store front spaces, theatre-in –thepark, whatever
What do I most remember about this lesson? (Make
connections to prior learning or note something that will
help you remember this later)
Broadway is NOT a
theater! It’s a street in
New York.
What’s the biggest idea from this section?
Broadway is the live theatre big
time.
Regional theatre thriving,
community theatre big
6
Name___________________________
7th Grade Drama Notes
Period 1 2 3 4
American Playwrights
Playwright
Eugene O’Neill
Style/Themes
Titles
Realism & expressionism
Examines the human condition
Our Town
Tennessee Williams
Neuroses and desperation
A Streetcar Named Desire
Arthur Miller
tragedy of common citizens
Death of a Salesman
Neil Simon
Comedy, family realism
The Odd Couple
Exploitation, potentially
destructive force of the American
drama
Political correctness, racial identity
Glengarry Glen Ross, American
Buffalo
Thornton Wilder
David Mamet
Rebecca Gilman
Lorraine Hansberry
August Wilson
Charles Fuller
David Henry Hwang
Migdalia Cruz
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Racial segregation, civil rights,
sexual freedom
Black experience in 20th Century
America
Injustice, prejudice
Asian American Identity
Gender issues
Latino history, personal experience
of growing up in the South Bronx
The Latin American experience
Immigrants and the American
dream
7
Spinning into Butter, Boy Gets Girl,
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
A Raisin in the Sun, The Sign in
Sidney Brustein's Window, The
Drinking Gourd
The Pittsburgh Cycle
A Soldier’s Story, Zooman & the
Sign
The Sound of a Voice
Golden Child
Song for NY: What Women Do
While Men Sit Knitting, Miriam’s
Flowers
Hamilton
In the Heights
Name___________________________
7th Grade Drama Notes Part Three pages 12 -15
Period 1 2 3 4
Latin American Theatre
React to the image above. Comment, connect, construct.
Words to watch for (academic language):
OUTDATED THEATRE
BOURGEOIS THEATRE
NATIONALISTIC PLAYS
COLLECTIVE WORK
8
INVISIBLE THEATRE
Why do Latin Americans “do” theatre?
Entertainment
Maintain culture
Highlight and illuminate social /political
issues
Incite thought
How are performances and culture related in the Latin
Theatre?
During the world exploration period (17th &
18th centuries) Latin American theatre
progressed from primitive performances to
mimic the theatre of the European explorers’
cultures.
National identity increased and Latin theatre
took on a unique and individual quality
Who does performances the Latin American theatre?
Men and women
What secondary elements are used in Latin American
theatres?
All: scenery, lights, sound, costumes, props,
make up…
What are the performance spaces like in Latin America?
A range from outdoor performances, cart
stages, and contemporary theatres.
What do I most remember about this lesson? (Make
connections to prior learning or note something that will
help you remember this later)
Innovators in the use of virtual scenery and
projection
What are performances like?
Singing, acting, dancing, drama, comedy
What’s the biggest idea from this section?
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