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Cycle Two: Compulsory program
Cycle Two: Drama optional program
Cycle Two: Drama and Multimedia optional program

Student constructs knowledge with teacher guidance.

Student applies knowledge by the end of the school year.

 

Student reinvests knowledge.

E: The letter E indicates knowledge from the elementary-level Drama program which is developed in greater depth or applied in Secondary Cycle One.

Elementary

Secondary
Cycle
One
Cycle
Two
  1. Performance
  1 2 3 4 5
  1. Characterization (Cycle One)
    Building a character (Cycle Two)

    1. Names two expressions using the body related to characters: attitude and gestures
E          
    1. Names different functions of the body (e.g. attitude, gestures, direction of gaze, rhythm, gait, actions) and the voice (e.g. range, accent, silence, vocal effects) involved in building a character
       
    1. Identifies ways of becoming familiar with the text: memorization, blocking
       
    1. Describes different uses of the body (e.g. attitude, gestures, direction of gaze, rhythm, gait, actions) and the voice (e.g. range, accent, silence, vocal effects) involved in building a character
     
    1. Compares different ways of building a character through the use of the body, the voice and becoming familiar with the text (e.g. actions and blocking, emotion and vocal effects, rhythm and silence)
     
  1. Ensemble work
    1. Identifies some characteristics of a chorus
E          
    1. Gives an example of ensemble work: crowd scene
       
    1. Identifies certain aspects of ensemble work (e.g. response to performance directions, response to visual and sound cues, adjustment of acting style to that of his/her partners, conventions concerning unified performance)
       
    1. Describes certain aspects of ensemble work
     
    1. Describes aspects of ensemble work, including choreography
     
    1. Describes aspects of ensemble work in a multimedia environment
     
  1. Body techniques and expression
    1. Distinguishes between the following body techniques: relaxation, flexibility, rhythm, levels and energy
E          
    1. Identifies certain techniques of corporal expression (e.g. exaggeration, opposition, active relaxation, energy)
       
    1. Identifies certain techniques of corporal expression including targeting of audience
       
    1. Describes certain techniques of corporal expression (e.g. exaggeration, targeting of audience, flexibility)
     
    1. Compares certain techniques of corporal expression (e.g. active relaxation and energy, exaggeration and targeting of audience
     
    1. Compares body techniques and expression used in a multimedia environment (e.g. minimalism, acting for the camera, functional or symbolic relationship with object)
     
  1. Vocal techniques (Cycle One)
    Vocal and expressive techniques (Cycle Two)
    1. Distinguishes between the following vocal techniques: breathing, posture, sound production, projection of sound, pronunciation, speed of delivery, rhythm and intonation
E          
    1. Identifies techniques of voice placement (e.g. breathing, flexibility, relaxation, projection, articulation, pronunciation, vocal techniques, dynamic range) and diction (e.g. stress, intonation)
       
    1. Gives examples of vocal and expressive techniques (e.g. voice placement, diction)
       
    1. Describes techniques of voice placement (e.g. breathing, flexibility, relaxation, projection, articulation, pronunciation, vocal techniques, dynamic range) and diction (e.g. stress, intonation)
     
    1. Compares different techniques of voice (e.g. voice and diction, levels of language and diction)
     
    1. Compares different techniques of voice associated with a multimedia environment (e.g. expressiveness and performance with a microphone, vocal composition and dubbing)
     
  1. Types of discourse (Cycle Two)
    1. Brings out the characteristics of a monologue in dramatic performance
     
  1. Playwriting ( Cycle One)
    Dramatic structure (Cycle Two)
  1 2 3 4 5
  1. Character (Cycle one)
    Emphasizing a character (Cycle Two)

    1. Names some expressive elements such as character traits and characteristics of the story
E          
    1. Names the following aspects of emphasizing a character: distinctive traits, motivation, role in the dramatic action, historical characteristics
       
    1. Identifies aspects related to emphasizing a character, including sociocultural characteristics
       
    1. Describes aspects related to emphasizing a character, including sociocultural characteristics
     
    1. Compares different aspects of emphasizing a character (e.g. intention and role in the dramatic action, distinctive traits and sociocultural characteristics)
     
  1. Playwriting methods and dramatic structure
    1. Names characteristics of continuous story development (such as : development, plot twists and ending)
E          
    1. Identifies playwriting methods (e.g. basic story line, writings for the stage, dramatic texts) and elements of dramatic structure (e.g. dramatic action, triggers)
       
    1. Identifies the following playwriting methods: basic story line, dramatic texts, components of the work
       
    1. Describes the following playwriting methods: basic story line, dramatic texts, components of the work
     
    1. Compares playwriting methods (e.g. basic story line and dramatic text, triggers and resolution)
     
    1. Compares playwriting methods (e.g. synopsis and scenario, sequence and ellipsis)
     
  1. Types of discourse
    1. Identifies the following types of discourse: aside, stage directions, dialogue
       
    1. Distinguishes asides from stage directions
       
    1. Describes the following types of discourse: aside, stage directions, dialogue
     
    1. Describes the role of the monologue and compares the following types of discourse: aside, stage directions, dialogue
     
    1. Describes narration and advertising, and compares the following types of discourse: aside, stage directions, dialogue
     
  1. Genres
    1. Distinguishes comedy from drama
       
  1. Conventions
    1. Names two types of playwriting conventions: treatment of time and treatment of space
       
    1. Lists three types of playwriting conventions: treatment of time, space and action
       
    1. Describes types of playwriting conventions (e.g. treatment of time, space and action)
     
    1. Describes the different types of playwriting conventions
     
  1. Dramaturgical forms
    1. Compares the following dramaturgical forms: children’s theatre, youth theatre, street theatre, guerrilla theatre
     
    1. Compares the following dramaturgical forms used in a multimedia environment (e.g. audio drama and video drama, radio play and photo play)
     
  1. Aesthetic traditions
    1. Describes the characteristics of the following aesthetic traditions: classical, realist, symbolist, surrealist, absurd
     
  1. Theatricality (Cycle One)
    Theatrical structure (Cycle Two)
  1 2 3 4 5
  1. Costuming, stage set, lighting, sound environment, performance space and theatrical space (Cycle One)
    Visual and sound elements (Cycle Two)
    1. Distinguishes playing area from the performance area
E          
    1. Names aspects to consider in developing costume accessories: function, use
       
    1. Names aspects to consider in developing elements of scenery: function and use of objects, visible set changes
       
    1. Names some elements of performance space (e.g. wings, proscenium arch, downstage, backstage)
       
    1. Names some characteristics of lighting (e.g. function and use of lighting, simple lighting effects), sound environment (e.g. function and use of sound, sound effects) and theatrical space (e.g. stage/audience relationship)
       
    1. Describes aspects to consider in developing costumes: function and use of costume and costume accessories 
       
    1. Describes the organization and division of the performance space
     
    1. Describes some aspects to consider in developing stage sets (e.g. function and use of objects, visible set changes, stage/audience relationship), lighting (e.g. use, simple effects) and sound environment (e.g. use, effects)
     
    1. Compares some aspects to consider in developing visual and sound elements associated with theatrical structure (e.g. lighting and sound environment, transition and rhythm, function of makeup and costume)
     
    1. Compares aspects to consider in developing visual and sound elements associated with a multimedia environment (e.g. function of light and sound setting, staging choices and visual environment)
     
  1. Stage directing, ensemble work
    1. Identifies some aspects of staging (e.g. blocking, response to performance directions, response to visual and sound cues, adjustment of acting style to that of his/her partners, conventions concerning unified performance)
       
    1. Identifies aspects of ensemble work: blocking and conventions concerning unified performance
       
    1. Describes aspects pertaining to ensemble work: blocking, conventions concerning unified performance
     
  1. Production techniques, multimedia theatrical space
    1. Describes the following production techniques: round-table discussions, blocking, sound or image recording
     
    1. Describes the following characteristics of the multimedia space: relationship with medium, plan of playing areas
     
  1. Style of theater (Cycle One)
    Theatrical techniques (Cycle Two)
    1. Names the elements of shadow theatre techniques (such as:  distance, body position, shadow, special effects)
E          
    1. Lists the following styles of theatre: performance in masks, body shadows, marionettes, clown performance, black theatre
       
    1. Identifies the following theatrical techniques: performance in masks (e.g. neutral masks, larval masks, commedia dell’arte masks), body shadows, marionettes, clown performance, black theatre
       
    1. Describes the following theatrical techniques: performance in masks (e.g. neutral masks, larval masks, commedia dell’arte masks), body shadows, marionettes, clown performance, black theatre
     
    1. Compares theatrical techniques (e.g. neutral mask and commedia dell’arte mask, black theatre and body shadows)
     
  1. Drama repertoire and cultural references
  1 2 3 4 5
    1. Types exerpts 1
E          
    1. Names dramatic works from the Québec theatre repertoire and from the repertoire of other cultures
       
    1. Identifies the cultural dimension of certain references that can be used in the theatre (e.g. commedia dell’arte masks that reference the Italian theatre)

       
    1. Names the following aesthetic traditions: classical, realist, symbolist, surrealist, absurd
       
    1. Associates theatrical works with dramatic genres
     
    1. Associates cultural references with Québec culture or with other cultures (e.g. the fleur-de-lis is the emblem of Québec; the kimono refers to Japanese culture)
     
    1. Names works and authors from different aesthetic traditions
     
    1. Names different types of theatre (e.g. light comedy, environmental theatre, street theatre, theatre of images, theatre of objects, experimental theatre, invisible theatre)
     
    1. Names multimedia creators and some of their works
     
    1. Describes the function of the cultural reference as used in theatre (e.g. indications of the period conveyed to the audience)
     
1.  Since these elements are evident in action, they are included in the Applications of Knowledge section.

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