If you ever find yourself trying to explain what theatre is to students, or wish there were a concise unit introducing theatre to uninitiated students, then you have come to the right place. This unit is for theatre, drama, acting, English or Language Arts teachers, or anyone who wants to provide students with a succinct introduction into the art form of theatre.
In this one week unit, the fundamentals of theatre are laid out in five short lessons: What is Theatre?, Why is Theatre Important?, Forms Of Theatre And Theatre Personnel, Theatre Spaces, and Actors And The Theatre. Also included are links to helpful online articles and videos that can supplement each lesson, a unit test with answer key, a live theatre response form, and four full color original theatre quote posters for your classroom.
I hope you enjoy teaching this short but thorough introduction to the world of theatre.