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Drama/Theater

Exploratory 6 Speech and Drama (semester class):
The main goal in Drama is to overcome our fear of getting up in front of others and to become more confident speakers. Activities include: the study of pantomime moving on to public speaking activities to improve vocal projection and expression, eye contact, and body position. We will improve oral reading by reading plays aloud in class, study the history of movies with a unit on Charlie Chaplin, and read and write monologues and dialogues.

Speech and Drama 7 (semester class):
The main priority is to overcome the fear of getting up in front of others and to become more confident speakers. Activities include: Pantomime acting, public speaking activities, reading plays and writing dialogues and monologues, and a study of the famous authors who created famous "monster" characters such as the Frankenstein monster, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dracula, the Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Phantom of the Opera plus the actors who played these characters in film and on the stage. The first semester classes will be involved in the yearly Veterans Day assembly in November.

Speech and Drama 8 (semester class):
The goal is to overcome fear of speaking in front of others and to become more confident speakers. Activities include: Pantomime, public speaking activities, reading and writing dialogues and monologues, reading a famous American play (OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder) and doing scenes from OUR TOWN, as well as a unit on the life and writing of William Shakespeare (ROMEO AND JULIET and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.) If the class chooses to do so, the students may put on a class play during the school day. The first semester classes will be involved in the yearly Veterans Day assembly in November.