IT’S ALMOST SUMMER!!! Everyone knows what that means right?? No not time break out the shades and sun block yet. It’s time to register for classes. But, before signing up for classes, you might want to know a bit about what they’re like and if you’re thinking about theatre and/or film you’re in the right place.
Calling all theatre people! Mr. Ford has two theatre classes that are currently studying Shakespeare, theatre one and theatre two-three. Theatre one class study Shakespeare in a traditional way with textbooks and worksheets, while theatre two-three class is studying the writer in a project form by making their own version of Shakespeare’s fammed works and presenting them as a test grade. However, if you want to be in theatre one next year but do not like book work, fear not as this was just a temporary experiment that Mr. Ford wanted to try to prove that kids retain information better while doing project based learning activities, which he personally prefers. After completing this unit his class will move into studying stage combat and to finish off the year theatre one class will start to work on scenes and monologues and the theatre two-three class will be putting on children’s theatre productions.
Film is one of the most popular classes in the school, it usually fills up very fast and here’s why. The film class studies and does a lot of fun things such as, at the moment, they are studying acting and actors and are about to begin studying the Academy Awards which involves the class participating in a moc Academy Awards. After their own mini-award season, they will begin to study blockbuster movies and how the directors of those movies budget for them.
Mr. Ford has certain reasons for choosing what to do with his classes. When choosing what to do with the theatre classes Mr. Ford wanted to do Shakespeare before scene studies because while the students study Shakespeare they will also be learning the history of theatre from the mid-sixteenth century and on while writing their own scenes. As for the film class, he has chosen to to study blockbusters right now because blockbuster season is coming up in the summer. While film is studying blockbusters, that will be the same time that the theatre class will be doing children’s theatre and Mr. Ford wanted to do that at the end of the year because, hopefully, at the end of the year the classes will be able to go perform them for younger elementary students at different schools in the county.
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