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Frozen Grand Central - Improv Everywhere
- Team of 207 "undercover agents" go into Grand Central Station with synchronized watches and freeze in place at exactly the same moment for 5 min. Great video!
- Social networking service that links users to interesting audio, podcasts, television, and video resources
Ball, William. (1984).
A sense of direction: Some observations on the art of directing.
Hollywood, CA: Drama Publishers. ISBN 0-89676-082-0.
This phenomenal book (particularly Chapters 1, 2, and 5) provides unique insights into the nature of directing and acting, teaching and learning, leading and mentoring, and intuition and creativity
Drama Curriculum Resources
- Well-annotated list of links to curricular resources for the dramatic arts
Media Education Database
- Links to curricular units, lesson plans, and other resources designed to teach students to read media more critically
- Fantastic site with downloadable paper bag puppet patterns, resources, and materials
Standards: 9-12 Advanced
- This page contains the text of the National Performing Arts Standards at the advanced level. Each standard is linked to a variety of lesson plans and materials which can be used to help students meet the standard
Standards: 9-12 Proficient
- This page contains the text of the National Performing Arts Standards at the proficient level. Each standard is linked to a variety of lesson plans and materials which can be used to help students meet the standard
Unit Lesson Plans
-The following lessons are all designed to teach various aspects of the Drama curriculum through interactive activities. A partial list of activity titles follows: Fundamentals of Acting, Blocking, Character Development in Acting (
contains 10 separate lessons: Character Interviews, Characterization and Imitation, Pushing Objectives, Tactics, Exploring Emotions, Face and Body, Communication, Monologue Rehearsal, Performance, and Performance 2
), Characterization (
includes: Emotions, Vocalization, Articulation and Projection, Creating Character Habits/Traits, Exploring Movement in Communication, Character Behavior in Various Situations, Relationships, Objectives, Character History, and Giving Characters Views and Values
), Comedy as Social Commentary, Costume Construction, Creating Characters (
contains 10 separate lessons: Discover Types of Characters, Building a Character Around a Name, Creating a Character Using Costumes, Building a Character Through Movement, Creating a Character Using Props, Recognizing Character Objectives, Creating a Character’s History, Getting to Know a Character’s Home, Creating a Music Video, and Character Created
), Dramatic Structure, Improvisation, Introduction to Acting, Introduction to Directing Unit, Kabuki, Movement and Mannerisms, Scene Development, The Stage, The Structure of a Play, Theater Games, and much, much more!
- Illustrated PDF that shows how to build a fold-up puppet theater
Theater Education Database
- Phenomenal site
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