Here’s some words that fit the season. They’re surprisingly useful and common.
vignette avant garde baffle (n) cameo deux ex machina ensemble farce thespian typecasting double take wings upstage (v) denouement heavy (n) impresario lampoon marquee overture pratfall reprise schtick slapstick grip (n) libretto green room
here’ s a great resource for theatre terms: http://upstagereview.org/Glossary.html
- An accurate meaning that goes beyong the dictionary definition, and can be shared with the audience.
- An entertaining skit or presentation that dramatizes the words.
- An activity using the words, led by the presenting group, that everyone can enjoy.
SCORING BY PEERS
Presenting group members names_________________________________
Please respond to the following with one of these: I Agree – I somewhat agree – I somewhat disagree – I disagree
1. The meanings of the words are clear and accurately explained in clear voices.
2. The skit/dynamic portion of the presentation uses the words in ways that make sense. The skit itself helps to clarify and illustrate the use of the words.
3. The activity is engaging, helps to reenforce the words and their uses.
4. The group shares duties among members equally
5. The group is prepared knows exactly what they are doing.