“Exit Stage Right”
Stage Types, Areas, and Stances
In a creative, fun and hands-on way, students will be introduced to stage types and will explore the use of stage areas and stage stances. Students will be able to:
•Identify a proscenium arch stage, a thrust stage, and
a “theater-in-the-round” stage; explain what a “raked”
stage is and where the term came from;
•Identify the nine stage areas: center, left, right, up center, up
left, up right, down center, down left, and down right.
•Identify stage right and stage left.
•Identify four stage stances: full back, full front, quarter turn
left, and quarter turn right.
After discussing the different stage types and demonstrating stage areas and stances, students will be divided into groups to create, rehearse, and perform a scene or an activity that demonstrates the use of all nine stage areas and all four stage stances.
Lesson Plan includes:
Objectives for unit
Outcomes for unit
Introduction to unit
Activity One: Demonstration of stage areas and stances
Activity Two: Student performances
Group performance planning packet
Diagrams with explanations of stage types
Evaluation sheet for performances
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