Acting 2 (Intermediate) Remote Learning- Phase 2

  • Welcome to the Acting 2 (Intermediate) Remote Learning Phase 2 starting Monday, April 27th.

    *All assignments for Phase 2 can be found under Phase 2 Assignments. 

    If you still need to complete previous assignments, you can find them below in the Phase 1 section.

Phase 2- Assignments

  • Play Analysis-Shakespeare in Hollywood by Ken Ludwig

     We are going to spend the next could of weeks reading plays.  These aren’t random play, these are plays I’m considering for our fall play next year.  I would love your guys’ feedback.  Don’t think of reading plays like in English class (nothing against English class).  We aren’t reading these for hidden metaphors… we’re reading for “How would we costume this?” “What would the set need?” “Do we have actors capable of performing this?” “The cast is too small” “The cast is too large” “I like that the characters have emotional depth” “I like the dumb silly guy who drinks the soup, it’s funny” etc.

     On Friday at 1pm of each week, I will open a Teams meeting where we can talk about it.  If you can’t access the camera or microphone, you can type in the chat, or we can call a phone number to connect you into the teams meeting… there are lots of options.  Worst case scenario, just email me your thoughts.  J

     “But Mrs. McKinney when we read plays in English class is takes a million years…”     When you are just reading a play for quick understanding, it should only take you as long as it takes to perform… most plays last two hours… so in theory it should only take two hours to read.  ALSO there are some bootlegs all over YouTube if you would rather watch than read (just be warned there's a lot of not good versions where the acting or designs are awful… but it’s an option).

     This week: Shakespeare in Hollywood by Ken Ludwig.  Taking place behind the scenes of the REAL movie filming of the 1935 Midsummer Night’s Dream, the “real” Puck and Oberon appear and create mischief on set. 

     

     Email me if you would like in on the discussion Friday May 29th at 1pm.  Include a phone number in case we need to call you in via phone.  

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  • Play Analysis- Charley's Aunt by David Jacklin

     We are going to spend the next could of weeks reading plays.  These aren’t random play, these are plays I’m considering for our fall play next year.  I would love your guys’ feedback.  Don’t think of reading plays like in English class (nothing against English class).  We aren’t reading these for hidden metaphors… we’re reading for “How would we costume this?” “What would the set need?” “Do we have actors capable of performing this?” “The cast is too small” “The cast is too large” “I like that the characters have emotional depth” “I like the dumb silly guy who drinks the soup, it’s funny” etc.

     On Friday at 1pm of each week, I will open a Teams meeting where we can talk about it.  If you can’t access the camera or microphone, you can type in the chat, or we can call a phone number to connect you into the teams meeting… there are lots of options.  Worst case scenario, just email me your thoughts.  J

     “But Mrs. McKinney when we read plays in English class is takes a million years…”     When you are just reading a play for quick understanding, it should only take you as long as it takes to perform… most plays last two hours… so in theory it should only take two hours to read.  ALSO there are some bootlegs all over YouTube if you would rather watch than read (just be warned there's a lot of not good versions where the acting or designs are awful… but it’s an option).

     This week: : Charley’s Aunt by  David Jacklin  (click the Title for the script link).  (Possible Spoiler?) In 1890, two students at Oxford force their rascally friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil--where the nuts come from-- so they have a chaperone for their love interests to visit. 

     

     Email me if you would like in on the discussion Friday May 22nd at 1pm.  Include a phone number in case we need to call you in via phone.  

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  • Play Analysis- A Servant of Two Masters AND/OR One Man, Two Guvnors

     We are going to spend the next could of weeks reading plays.  These aren’t random play, these are plays I’m considering for our fall play next year.  I would love your guys’ feedback.  Don’t think of reading plays like in English class (nothing against English class).  We aren’t reading these for hidden metaphors… we’re reading for “How would we costume this?” “What would the set need?” “Do we have actors capable of performing this?” “The cast is too small” “The cast is too large” “I like that the characters have emotional depth” “I like the dumb silly guy who drinks the soup, it’s funny” etc.

     On Friday at 1pm of each week, I will open a Teams meeting where we can talk about it.  If you can’t access the camera or microphone, you can type in the chat, or we can call a phone number to connect you into the teams meeting… there are lots of options.  Worst case scenario, just email me your thoughts.  J

     “But Mrs. McKinney when we read plays in English class is takes a million years…”     When you are just reading a play for quick understanding, it should only take you as long as it takes to perform… most plays last two hours… so in theory it should only take two hours to read.  ALSO there are some bootlegs all over YouTube if you would rather watch than read (just be warned there's a lot of not good versions where the acting or designs are awful… but it’s an option).

     This week: A Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldini AND/OR One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean (click the Title for the script link).  (Possible Spoiler?)  The first is a Commedia del’Arte piece and the 2nd is a 1960’s version of the same thing.  Both a hilarious story of a servant who figures one pay check equals one dinner so two paychecks from two masters means two dinners.  But when one is that hungry, who can keep straight which task is for which master?  Throw in some forbidden romances and mistaken identities and you have a recipe for comedy Gold. 

     

     Email me if you would like in on the discussion Friday May 15th at 1pm.  Include a phone number in case we need to call you in via phone.  

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  • Play Analysis- Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

     We are going to spend the next could of weeks reading plays.  These aren’t random play, these are plays I’m considering for our fall play next year.  I would love your guys’ feedback.  Don’t think of reading plays like in English class (nothing against English class).  We aren’t reading these for hidden metaphors… we’re reading for “How would we costume this?” “What would the set need?” “Do we have actors capable of performing this?” “The cast is too small” “The cast is too large” “I like that the characters have emotional depth” “I like the dumb silly guy who drinks the soup, it’s funny” etc.

     On Friday at 1pm of each week, I will open a Teams meeting where we can talk about it.  If you can’t access the camera or microphone, you can type in the chat, or we can call a phone number to connect you into the teams meeting… there are lots of options.  Worst case scenario, just email me your thoughts.  J

     “But Mrs. McKinney when we read plays in English class is takes a million years…”     When you are just reading a play for quick understanding, it should only take you as long as it takes to perform… most plays last two hours… so in theory it should only take two hours to read.  ALSO there are some bootlegs all over YouTube if you would rather watch than read (just be warned there's a lot of not good versions where the acting or designs are awful… but it’s an option).

     This week: Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward (click the link for the script).  (Possible Spoiler?) This is about a man and his friends who bring in a “Psychic” to a party as a joke.  She accidently brings the ghost of his previous wife into the house and only he can see her.  She decides the only way they can live happily ever after is if she kills him so they can be together in the afterlife, but then hilarity ensues as she accidentally kills his current wife… and now he’s being haunted by his two bickering late wives. 

     

     Email me if you would like in on the discussion Friday May 8th at 1pm.  Include a phone number in case we need to call you in via phone.  

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Phase 2- Additional Info

  • Welcome to the Acting II (Intermediate) Remote Learning page! During Phase 2 of the West Ada Remote Learning Plan (April 27- June 2, 2020), new material will be introduced.  Nothing will be entered into the gradebook that will lower your grade.   

    To the left you will find links to NEW assignments and assessments from your teacher.

     

    Teacher email:

    mckinney.anna@westada.org

     

    District Tech help: 208-350-5300

     

    PHASE 2

    NEW LEARNING!!!!  YAY!!!  Keeping in mind, not everyone will actively choose to participate… We’re very lucky that in theatre a) we do anything theatre related and we automatically hit like 7 of the essential standards and b) these are intended to be low stress, fun ideas because lets face it, life is stressful right now and math is hard.  So if you find yourself stressing over what I have here: stop, take a deep breath, and don’t panic.  Remember I’m just an email away and happy to help!  Remember, at this point the only thing that will go in the gradebook are things that will raise your grade.  What have you got to lose?  😊  Phase 2 should only take you 1-2 hours per WEEK per CLASS.


  • All information below is from Phase 1

Acting 2 Remote Learning- Phase 1

  • Welcome to the Acting 2 Remote Learning page! During Phase 1 of the West Ada Remote Learning Plan (April 13-24, 2020), every student will have the opportunity to improve their grade by reviewing and revisiting past assignments. Students are able to improve their grade by completing missed assignments and redoing assignments and/or assessments that did not meet proficiency.

    Below you will find links to assignments and assessments from January 21-March 13, 2020 from your teacher.

     

     

    Teacher email:

    mckinney.anna@westada.org

     

    District Tech help: 208-350-5300

MCKINNEY

  • PHASE 1

    Below you will find list of what is in the gradebook and how you can make up that assignment remotely.  Due to the nature of so much of the class being live, participating in rehearsal/work/discussion/etc and curtain deadlines, some assignments have been altered for digital learning.

     

    Stage Manager Shorthand

    These links are examples of various stagemanager's shoerthands.  Everyone has thier own fine tuning but you'll see there are some terms that are pretty universal.

    Stage Manager Blocking Shorthand descriptions

    Stagemanager Blocking shorthand examples

     

    This link is to a blank form.  Please pick a random script you might have access too.  Shakespeare is free everywhere so when in doubt, find shakespeare online.  Fill out a Stage manager key for this play.  you should have stage directions, character names, and major set directions coded.  This should be done by hand since alot of the symbols are custom and you wont find them in any fonts.  If you cannot print the blank form, you can re-creat it on any blank piece of paper.  ON THE BACK code the following stage directions (we did this all together in class but I'm ecditing it to fit whatever potential play you might have chosen) (you will have to fill in some blanks):

    1. ____name____ crosses to the chair downstage left.

    2. ____name____ and ____name____ dance upstage right.

    3. ____name____  goes up stairs and sits on bench.

    4. ____name____ crosses to table and ____name____ countercrosses to the base of the stairs. 

    5. ____name____ kneels at table and ____name____ stands up. 

    Take a picture of your finished key and the coded stage directions and email it to me.  

    Blank Shorthand form

     

    Method Acting Notes

    This is the Power Point of the 8 major Methods of Acting.  Please keep in mind, the term "method acting" gets a bad rep becasue it's usually ever mentioned when poeple are taking it too far, but these are all legitimate methods of acting to study that focus on different ways to be "real".  Email me a picture of your notes from the power point.  

    8 Acting Methods

     

    Method Acting Presentation

    In class we teamed up into groups, each group researched on of the 8 Main Methods and then presented on it.  You will need to pick one and research it on your own.  Create a power point for me.  Your research/power point should cover: A brief bio on the person associated with it's development, a brief overview about the method, and a list of recognizable names who follow that method.  email me your power point.

     

    Points of Focus and Relationship Study

    Everyone was either exempted or earned full points

     

    Relationship Study 2

     Everyone was either exempted or earned full points

     

    Story Board Practice

    Everyone was either exempted or earned full points