2DRAA
This course requires 1 option.

Level 2 Drama - Power Play, Political Theatre - Semester A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Bianca Till

Students will explore Shakespeare and Brecht scripts as political theatre. Discovering social ideologies, power dynamics and status in Shakespearean and Epic theatre. Student knowledge will be applied in performance, including performing at the Otago University Shakespeare Sheilah Winn competition at Mount College.
Students will learn how to incorporate the drama components of elements, conventions, techniques, and technologies into performance work within a range of opportunities.
Students will attend at least three live theatre performances during the year.
Students will have the ability to select some optional/alternative standards, including Dance standards.
It is possible for students to achieve UE Literacy in reading and writing in Level 2 Drama.
It is expected that students will develop skills in all areas but will complete between 8 and 12 credits for assessment. Not all skills taught will be assessed. Students may achieve 8-12 credits without acting.

Pathway

UE Literacy

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Cost:$150 for trips to live performances. Can be paid by AP to the school. $20 course costs.


Recommended Prior Learning

Minimum of 14 credits at Level 1 Drama.
Due to the group nature of all of the internal standards in this course, students who have a poor attendance record or choose to take a subject that requires major learning off campus may find it difficult to complete all group performance assessments.


Credit Information

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91213 v2 Drama 2.1 - Apply drama techniques in a scripted context
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91215 v3 Drama 2.3 - Discuss a drama or theatre form or period with reference to a text
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91217 v2 Drama 2.5 - Examine the work of a playwright
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91218 v2 Drama 2.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production
2
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91219 v2 Drama 2.7 - Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91221 v2 Drama 2.9 - Direct a scene for drama performance
2
I
4
Y
4r
Total Credits
4
25
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Pathway Tags

Performer, Theatre maker, Stage manager, Arts administrator, Drama teacher, Drama therapist, Television production assistant, Radio presenter, Theatre director, Youth & community worker, Personnel manager, Social worker, Journalist, Marketing manager, Charities administrator, Script Writer, Critic, Editorial Assistant, Entrepreneur, Teacher, Human resources, Retail Management, Customer service, Sales and Communications, Project Manager, Event Management.,