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Dramaturgy Resources


Enjoy these Model Cornerstone Assessments

Enjoy several free Model Cornerstone Assessment Units below.   

  • HS-II Accomplished MCA: Bringing Shakespeare to LIfe
    Using scenes from Shakespeare's 12th night students will analyze text and learn how to use the language of Shakespeare to guide their performance. Authors: Theatre Educator Maura Vaughn with Kristen Giroux, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • HS-III Advanced MCA: Devising Theatre for Social Issues
    Students will create a collaborative devised theatre piece by engaging in active exploration of a theme/issue/idea, preparing a dramaturgical notebook, and using research and exploration to identify ways in which space, architecture, rhythm, movement, sound, light, text and tension can deliver the message. Authors: Theatre Educator Kristie Fuller with NYC teaching artist Kate Lee


Search through model lesson plans for grades K-12 created by educators for EdTA as a part of the 2020 EdTA Lesson Plan Project.

  • Greek Theatre as a Democratic Tool
    High School Advanced lesson by Jason Robert LeClair. In this lesson, students re-imagine a scene from a Greek classical work and reflect upon the script as a tool of democratic debate and statement of protest.
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  • Fathers of Modern Realism
    High School Advanced lesson by Joel King to introduce students to the playwrights who are widely considered the fathers of modern realism in theatre. Students investigate how advancements in the study of sociology and psychology influenced the development of theatrical works created by these playwrights.
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  • Bertolt Brecht and Epic Theatre
    High School Advanced lesson by Joel King to teach students to identify the elements of epic theatre and theorize how the elements could be used in theatrical productions.
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