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Theatre

  • The IB DP theatre course is multifaceted and gives students the opportunity to actively engage in theatre as creators, designers, directors and performers.
  • It emphasizes working both individually and collaboratively as part of an ensemble.
  • The teacher’s role is to create opportunities that allow students to explore, learn, discover and collaborate to become autonomous, informed and skilled theatre-makers.
  • Students learn to apply research and theory to inform and to contextualize their work.
  • Through researching, creating, preparing, presenting and critically reflecting on theatre, they gain a richer understanding of themselves, their community and the world.
  • Students experience the course from contrasting artistic and cultural perspectives.
  • They learn about theatre from around the world, the importance of making theatre with integrity, and the impact that theatre can have on the world.
  • Explore theatre in a variety of contexts and understand how these contexts inform practice (theatre in context)
  • Understand and engage in the processes of transforming ideas into action (theatre processes)
  • Develop and apply theatre production, presentation and performance skills, working both independently and collaboratively (presenting theatre)
  • Understand and appreciate the relationship between theory and practice (theatre in context, theatre processes, presenting theatre).
  • Theatre in context
  • Theatre processes
  • Presenting theatre
  • KNOWLEDGE QUESTIONS

    • What moral responsibilities do theatre-makers have?
    • To what extent is imagination a fundamental requirement for participation in theatre?
    • What do the different subjects that make up the arts have in common?
    • How can the subjective viewpoint of an individual contribute to knowledge in the arts?
    • How do artistic judgments differ from other types of judgment such as moral judgments?
    • Why might we be more concerned with process rather than product in the search for knowledge?
    • What is the social function of theatre?
  • PAPERS

    Solo theatre piece
    Create and present a solo theatre piece (4–8 minutes) based on an aspect(s) of theatre theory

    Director’s notebook
    Develop ideas regarding how a play text could be staged for an audience.

    Research presentation
    Deliver an individual presentation (15 minutes maximum) that outlines and physically demonstrates research into a convention of a theatre tradition

    Collaborative project
    Collaboratively create and present an original piece of theatre (lasting 13–15 minutes) for and to a specified target audience.

VIDEO RESOURCES
SUBJECT RESOURCES
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