In this eleven-page lesson, students learn about different genres and practice various acting styles based on theatrical, cinematic and television genres. Analyzing different genres promotes cognitive development giving students an opportunity to study the differentiating characteristics of various forms of performance.
Best suited for ages 12 and up, but can be adapted for younger students by narrowing the list of genres.
- 2 pages of lesson instructions (enough for a week-long unit)
- List of theatre, movie and television genres on one-page
- List of theatre genres with definitions
- List of film genres with definitions
- Lists of theatre, movie and television genres ready to print and cut apart to put in a hat (for improv and performance games)
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