Theater

Twelfth Night Act 2 Sc 4

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In this video from Penn State's School of Theatre production of Twelfth Night, back at his palace, Orsino summons Feste to perform a song. In the meantime, the Duke and Viola have a conversation about a certain someone Viola (Cesario) fancies, and Orsino offers his love advice. Orsino declares he will not take “no” for an answer from Olivia, but Viola protests that love doesn’t always go according to plan. The two debate men’s and women’s capacities for love, and at the end of their exchange, Orsino orders Viola (Cesario) to return to Olivia with a love token from him.

Acting in Vocal Performance

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A young performer is preparing a well-known and challenging song in this video adapted from Broadway or Bust. She works with a coach to find a successful way to connect to the song and accommodate her type of voice and temperament. He suggests specific ideas to think about while singing and uses a scene partner to help her build the interpretation.

Raising the Bar | Cyberchase

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Harry and Bianca have new jobs at a movie theater concession stand. They compete with each other to see who can sell the most snacks, and they report their sales using bar graphs. When their graphs are compared, it appears that Harry has sold more, but Bianca is not so sure, so she takes a closer look at the scale of each graph.

The Sawyer Show | Take the Stage

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Learn about the achievements of George Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Dolores Huerta by acting them out! 

Sawyer, a student in history class, imagines himself hosting a talk show with guests George Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Dolores Huerta.  When Sawyer interviews these historical figures about their achievements, the viewers act out phrases that represent each of their legacies.

Learning Objective: 
Identify contributions of the historical figures George Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Dolores Huerta.

View the Spanish version of The Sawyer Show by clicking here.

MN Original | Northern Spark

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Alison Hiltner (Visual Artist) and Lisa Aston Philander (Curator of the University of Minnesota's college of Biological Sciences Conservatory) partner with local artists Alyssa Baguss, Julie Benda, Regan Golden, Maxwell Hoaglund, Erica Hoaglund, Terez Lacovino for the Northern Spark 2017 exhibit Ecological Futures: Speculative Biomes of the Past, Present or Future.

El Show de Gabby | Take the Stage en Español

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¡Aprende sobre los logros de George Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, el Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. y Dolores Huerta actuandolos!

Sawyer, un estudiante de la clase de historia, se imagina que presenta un programa de entrevistas con los invitados George Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, el Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. y Dolores Huerta. Cuando Sawyer entrevista a estas figuras históricas sobre sus logros, los espectadores actúan frases que representan cada uno de sus legados.

Objetivo de Aprendizaje:
Identificar las contribuciones de las figuras históricas George Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, el Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. y Dolores Huerta.

View the English version of El Show de Gabby by clicking here.

Julius Caesar, Rhetoric, and Relevance | Shakespeare Uncovered

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Learn about how Shakespeare uses rhetoric in his play Julius Caesar in two videos from Shakespeare Uncovered. After the assassination of Julius Caesar, Antony and Brutus both do what they think is best to protect Rome. This resource works best after students have read Act III, sc. 2, to ensure they are already familiar with the speeches of Antony and Brutus before Caesar’s burial. How do the two characters frame their choices through language? How do they persuade or fail to persuade their audience? This resource also addresses how Shakespeare’s use of rhetoric can inform our understanding of how rhetoric is used today. During a time when our sources of information are increasingly fractured and curated, how do we make sense of opinions versus facts? How does rhetoric operate in the realm of social media? Support materials engage students with contemporary connections through discussion questions, teaching tips, and a background essay.

Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of its celebrated hosts to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. To learn more and view full episodes, visit the Shakespeare Uncovered website and collection page.

 

Trickster Tales | Arts After School

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Students create their own trickster tales and then make a puppet show in an after-school and summer arts program at Whitley County Primary School. Teaching artists Jennifer Rose, Talleri McRae, and Alfredo Escobar collaborated on the project with special education teacher Cindy Shelley. In this video, the teaching artists offer general advice for teachers on implementing a multi-step project, from inspiring children’s creativity to making the project budget friendly. Drama students from Whitley County High School also helped in the project, and the teaching artists describe how participants learned to use their voices for dramatic performance.

Performing Gender | Great Performances: Julius Caesar

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Learn how an all-female cast performed classic Shakespearian male roles in this video from Great Performances: Julius Caesar. This resource asks students to explore gender, as well as male and female stereotypes, by thinking about how language and performance choices impact a play. Support materials further analyze gendered language and gender stereotypes through discussion questions, teaching tips, and activities.

Check out additional resources by visiting the Great Performances: Julius Caesar collection page and the Great Performances and Donmar Warehouse websites.

Children's Theater Field Trip

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Learn how to take the stage at the Ft. Lauderdale Children's Theater. Practice using body language, play in the prop room, try on amazing costumes, and act out The Three Little Pigs.

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