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Arts Toolkit: Drama Video Clips




J. Daniel Herring of Louisville’s 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.

Suggested Uses:

  • 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

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About The Arts I: A Content Course for Teachers:

  • description
  • Downloadable guide for Program 1, “Drama”
  • Call KET Professional Development at (800) 432-0951, ext. 7271, or e-mail .


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