Looking At Plays
This process is concerned with students as formal audience. It recommends students be encouraged to approach plays thoughtfully and discriminatingly by withholding their judgments until they have enough information to respond in an informed manner. It enables students to go beyond their initial reactions to understanding what it is they've seen and how it was done. It provides them with the opportunity to express and support their personal responses and encourages discussion through which they learn that the same play can well mean different things to different people. The process is designed to help teachers guide their students to create more significance and derive greater enjoyment out of their experiences as playgoers.
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Drama/dramatics, Theater Arts, Visual Arts
Lesson plan, Unit of instruction