Description:J. Daniel Herring of Louisvilles Stage One sets up the closing scene from a theatrical production of Frankenstein with comments on how lighting, set, and sound create important effects in a production. In the scene, Victor Frankenstein realizes he must take responsibility for creating the monster, even at the highest personal cost. The video excerpt is from the KET professional development series The Arts I: A Content Course for Teachers. The series includes three 90-minute programs designed to enhance teachers content knowledge in the arts. The program on drama uses scenes from Stage One productions to demonstrate character development, set production, staging, and directing. The other two programs focus on dance and music, with choreographer and dancer Ann Hoddap exploring diverse dance styles and Phyllis Free exploring musical elements and instrument families. The series is available from KET for $45 per tape.
- to identify and discuss elements of theater production
- to analyze elements of performance
- to use with other segments or the Stage One: Page to Stage feature to discuss acting and design
- to compare to film adaptations of Frankenstein or, in a literature class, to the novel
Lesson plans using this resource:
- Exploring Technical Elements (6-8)
Students explore the use of an element of drama in a theatrical production and collaborate to share their findings on a poster.
- Achieving Effects with Set, Lights, and Sound (9-12)
Students analyze the use of set, lights, and sound in a play and create a set, lighting, and sound design to interpret another dramatic work.
- Creating a Historical Setting (9-12)
Students analyze and evaluate how production elements can create a historical setting.
For more information:
(These links may leave the Arts Toolkit.)
About The Arts I: A Content Course for Teachers:
- Downloadable guide for Program 1, Drama
- Call KET Professional Development at (800) 432-0951, ext. 7271, or e-mail .