Drama B

Welcome to Drama B! This will be the hub for assignment help and resources throughout the semester. Here you will find a calendar, assignments, and information. Please check this page if you missed class before asking Mr. Eatherton.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach me at teatherton1@dcsdk12.org.

What is Drama B?

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Drama A (must achieve '4' in Content Knowledge and Work Habits, or a '3' in either with instructor approval.)

Description: In this class, students will continue to refine their dramatic skills to perform more sophisticated work and build upon previously learned skills to portray more compelling characters and complex scenes. . Students will use various creative drama techniques to build ensemble, stimulate imagination, movement, and role-play with an emphasis on stage presence. They will understand and follow stage directions, and use proper techniques for body and voice control. Students will learn and discuss the basic elements of drama to better understand and analyze characters and scripted material. Students will be taught to direct their focus, intent, and motivation to create and sustain a character. Students will learn and use drama and theatre vocabulary in class discussions and the activities will address the promotion and reinforcement of students' literacy skills. Topics covered in this class can include, but are not limited to: Shakespeare, Classic Russian Theatre, Methods in Drama, Stage Combat, historical perspective, monologue and scene work. Students will exhibit and reinforce their skills through individual and group presentations, performances, and script and journal writing.