Interestingthings students have done in the past on their Theatre History presentations& scenes:
· playedperiod music under parts of presentation
· introducedthemselves and the characters they will be playing
· presentedequal parts of presentation
· explainedwhy they were serving the food they chose
· brieflytold us the plot of the play and what has happened just before the scene begins
· presenteddefining elements on big, easy to read poster cards with definitions
· showedus significant clip from Changing Stages video and clarified the clip -telling us why the clip is important
· recaphistory of period in terms of theatre events while other members pantomime theaction of the events - making the history interesting and engaging
Solicitvolunteers, have the remainder of the class make sound effects & use thismini-melodrama as your audience participation element:
“TheRent” or “Curses Foiled Again”
A melodramafor 2 men and 2 women plus a director
PARENTENTERS: coughs and sighs.
LANDLORDENTERS: Time to pay the rent.
MOTHER ANDDAUGHTER: We can't pay the rent!
LANDLORDPOINTS TO DOOR.
WOMENPREPARE TO OBEY.
DAUGHTERFEARS FOR SICK MOTHER.
LANDLORD(to daughter): Unless---youpay the rent.
MOTHERPULLS DAUGHTER TO THE DOOR, OPENS IT.
STORMDRIVES THEM BACK.
DAUGHTERIMPLORES THE LANDLORD TO SPARE THEM FROM BEING CAST OUT INTO THE STORM.
MOTHERRISES AND STAGGERS FORWARD TOWARDS THE DOOR AGAIN.
LANDLORDADVANCES TOWARDS HER IN AN EVIL FASHION.
HERO LOOKSIN, IS HORRIFIED.
HERO PAYSTHE RENT.
LANDLORDSLINKS OFF STAGE.
MOTHER(NEAR COLLAPSE): OH!