The Golden Rules of Theatre Etiquette
Common Core Aligned
The Golden Rules of Theatre Etiquette: Preparing Students to Attend Live Theatre sets students up for successful and more meaningful theatre experiences! Discussions include: What is Theatre? What is Etiquette? The Golden Rules of Theatre Etiquette
Use this lesson to pre-teach the protocols of theatre etiquette so that your students are prepared to attend live productions with all the social graces of a regular theatre-goer! This also helps students learn appropriate social skills and gain more from their theatre experience!
I use this with 7th and 8th graders, but it can be used successfully with 5th through 12th grades. It is especially successful with students who are attending live theatre for the first time or who have never learned theatre protocol.
>Prepare students for the experience of attending live theatre
>Increase background knowledge
>Foster critical thinking
>Reinforce vocabulary about the genre of theatre
>Help students empathize with live actors and understand how the audience helps or hinders them
This 15-page product includes:
>What is Theatre?
>What is Etiquette?
>The Golden Rules of Theatre Etiquette (4 pages)
>“Keeping All Our Balls in the Air” – a kinesthetic class activity to help students empathize with what it is like to perform in live theatre
>Theatre Performance Review - a reflection sheet for students to fill in after they attend a theatre performance
>Expands background knowledge
>Builds social skills
>Challenging vocabulary is defined
>Worksheets can be completed alone, with a partner, or in a small group
>Kinesthetic activity included
>Builds discussion skills
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