Theater Lesson| Talk Like a Pirate Day Plus Radio Play Script

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Grade Levels
8th - 9th
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64 pages
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Sea Shanty anyone? Celebrate Talk like a Pirate Day in September or anyday! This two-day lesson gives the students an opportunity to learn about acting by studying dialects and accents. Finish the lesson by performing (in class) a radio theater play, The Frozen Pirate. You'll be feeling your pirate self by the time the lesson is over!

The product includes:

  • letter to teacher
  • two warmup exercises--MY versions of these popular exercises
  • teacher's script--what I say and how I say it!
  • procedure for two days
  • two lessons full of cooperative learning
  • history of Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • history of radio theater
  • a short biography of the author of A Frozen Pirate
  • pirate and nautical words and phrases
  • A Frozen Pirate radio play script (adapted for the classroom) complete with music and sound cues
  • radio theater terms
  • music suggestions for radio play
  • sound suggestions materials for radio play
  • floor plan for blocking a radio play performance
  • radio theater synopses
  • video clip links, sources
  • and more!

Created by an award winning drama teacher and director of thirty-eight years, this unit is a winner!

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Total Pages
64 pages
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2 days
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