“If you build it,
they will come…”:
During this unit, you will learn about the different types of stages used in
theatrical productions. One of the best ways to understand the construction of a
structure is to have a visual representation of it to look at. As a result, you have a chance
to earn 50 extra credit points by building a replica of one of the structures we have (or
will) talked about this year. You may use any material you feel is appropriate for building
the stage (Popsicle sticks, toothpicks, paper mache, cloth materials, clay, etc) and it may
be any size you choose (as long as it is able to illustrate the required elements as outlined
below). This assignment is due December 1st, 2008. Please adhere to the
requirements listed below:
1) Your theater MUST be an accurate representation of the type of structure you
plan to depict.
2) You structure MUST be made of material that is durable and will last (no theaters
made out of ginger bread).
3) The size of your theater MUST be appropriate to accurately depict the stage.
My requirements are vague so that you can be creative in the assembly of your structure.
However, I do hold the right to not grant all of the fifty extra credit points if the model
structure does not accurately depict your type of structure, etc. You will be graded on the
rubric on the back of this page. **Note: Rubric will be adjusted according to structure
Remember: ACCURATELY DEPICT YOUR STRUCTURE! ANYTHING LESS
The options for the structure construction are below:
50 pts.: 1) Arena Stage 100pts: 1) Florence Cathedral Dome
2) Proscenium Arch Stage and Bapistry
3) Thrust Stage 2) The Villa Rotunda
75Pts: 1) Noh Theater Stage 3) St. Paul’s Cathedral
2) Kabuki Theater Stage 4) Versailles
3) Globe Theater 5) Monticello
4) The Met 6) Falling Water
5) The Pantheon