Advanced Stagecraft: Set Design Remote Learning- Phase 2

  • Welcome to the Advanced Stagecraft: Set Design 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 Advanced Stagecraft Construction 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

Advanced Stagecraft: Set Design Remote Learning- Phase 1

  • Welcome to the Advanced Stagecraft: Set Design 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

2A Advanced Stagecraft: Set Design- Ms. Mckinney

  • Advanced Stagecraft Set Design

    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.

     

    Listening Log Newsies (2A Only)

    Below is a link to the blank form of the listening log.  The Live stage version of Newsies is on Disney +, if you do not have disney plus...  Here is a link to the You Tube version that you can rent  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_DjRPDoTfo.  I don't want you to have to pay for anything though, so if you can't find a free bootleg... let me know and we'll figure out an alternate show for you to reflect on.  

    listening Logs-Newsies construction

     

    work logs 1-7

    These are the paper documentation of the work students physically did in class.  Students write a statement of what they worked on and then graded themselved=s out of 10 for each day then these were collected at the end of the week.  I always told the kiddos that I reserve to right to change thier score if they were too easy or too hard on themselves.  These are one of those assignments where if you feel like you would like a chance at a better score we're going to need to get creative. There are two ways these might need to be mad-up.

    • If you have a 0: This means you simply did not turn in your work log or it was a no-name that was never claimed.  All you have to do is email me what you worked on and score yourself out of 10 points for each day.  I understand this far removed you might not remember specifically what you worked on for each individual day.  So if you make a statement and think back to in general what you worked on I'll accept it.  Ex. I know my group worked on the coral cluster for two weeks, I mostly carved pool noodles then stapled filters.  I would give myself 9/10 for that work.  LEt me know if you have any quesiotns  You may do one work log to cover as many as you need, be as specific as possible.
    • If you have a 4/10 (for example) and would like a chance at a better grade: This is where we need to get creative.  To "re-do" this assignment I'd like a one page response reflecting on why you think you got the score that you did, and what you could have done differently to get a higher score.  Be as detailed and specific as possible.  Email me the response and I'll raise the grade.

     

    Little Mermaid Projects

    I was really happy with how every single project turned out.  Everyone recieved full points for the final outcome of these projects.  

     

    Flat Pop Quiz (2A Only)

    Attached is a picture of a flat.  Label the five terms, take a picture of your work and email it to me for a higher grade.  

    flats quiz