for 8th Grade Intro to Theatre Arts
Now it is your turn to show us what you found most influencial to theatre as we know it today.
"What device, person and event was most influencial to the art of Theatre?"
Using the resources below
determine what you find most important to the shaping of the performing
arts. Take notes as you go through this webquest.
Step 1: Explore history
This website shows you an interactive timeline to see when in history different tools were introduced. What time periods were booming for the growth of theatre?
Step 2: Technical Advancements
This article will help, along with your notes, to give insight
into major technical aspects of theatrical culture. What advancements
surprise you? How far back do some of these advancements date?
Step 3: Influencial People
In the timeline there is a category for just people. Go
through and see what playwrights, actors and craftsmen contibuted. Do
you recognize any of these people? What contributions were most
frequent? Have you ever read or performed any of the pieces from the
Step 4: Significant Events
This website will help break down when events happened and the
effect they had in the future. What time period did most events occur?
Have any events repeated themselves?
Step 5: Reasoning
Lastly, you will have to explain why these contributions were
necessary and how they changed the view of theatre as we see it now.
Give examples of historical devices that you see used in modern film or
theatre. How would things be differernt without these people or events?
Describe to the learners how their performance will be evaluated. Specify whether there will be a common grade for group work vs. individual grades.
Beginning 1 Developing 2 Accomplished 3 Exemplary 4 Score Collection of notes and exploration
Collection of notes and exploration
diving into the history of the theatre, you will see that there are
many components that lead to the stage as we see it today. In 200 years
from now people will see another improvement with the performing arts.
Maybe you could be the next great thing to happen to the stage.