Pertains to: Demonstrate the ability to form and support, in writing, coherent positions on issues relevant to primary texts (plays)
A score of 1 indicates: a total lack of proper grammar and punctuation; basic sentence structure lacks coherency and does not communicate an understanding of the written assignment.
A score of 2 indicates: limited use of proper grammar and punctuation, some glaring mistakes in sentence and paragraph structure, a cursory attempt to respond to a full production.
A score of 3 indicates: a sufficient ability to communicate via the written word utilizing correct grammar, punctuation and sentence and paragraph structure; still needs some polishing work.
A score of 4 indicates: exemplary command of proper grammar, punctuation and sentence structure. The organization is all inclusive of the criteria for the written assignment.
pertains to: Aesthetic Perspectives
A score of 1 indicates: lack of a clear understanding, reflection and analysis of the theatrical process.
A score of 2 indicates: a primitive understanding and analysis of the theatrical process; includes cursory statements of at least two major elements (acting, design: costume, set, props, lights, marketing, direction, choreography, singing, tech) but little analysis or critical thinking about these elements.
A score of 3 indicates: a sufficient understanding of the theatrical process; includes three or more of the major elements and has sufficient ability to demonstrate critical thinking, reasoning and analysis of these major elements in the final theatrical event.
A score of 4 indicates: exceptional understanding and probing of the theatrical process; includes a deeper level discussion, analysis, critical thinking and reasoning of four or more elements. Demonstrated self-evident pondering of both the technical and artistic levels in said production.
pertains to: Demonstrate the ability to use, in speaking and writing, the forms of reference and the manners of discourse appropriate to the particular discipline
A score of 1 indicates: a lack of adequate exploration of any of the different elements, styles and idioms in a theatrical production and their purposes.
A score of 2 indicates: a primitive exploration and lack of thoughtful organization of three or less of the different elements, styles and idioms.
A score of 3 indicates: sufficient identification of a minimum of four elements and a conclusive discussion of the style of the production.
A score of 4 indicates: a superior, clearly stated understanding of at least five of the theatrical elements, style and idioms used in the production. Demonstrates the connection/synthesis of these identifiers concluding in a well thought-out analysis of the various elements.
pertains to: The ability to see primary texts as cultural descriptions as well as individual creation
A score of 1 indicates: a lack of a basic understanding of the creative process, i.e. what the problem is to be solved and how the production solved various problems. Terminology used is not appropriate.
A score of 2 indicates: an overly simplified explanation of the creative process, no in-depth analysis or perusal of analysis or conceptual understanding.
A score of 3 indicates: a sufficient use of theatre terminology and an adequate concept that shows critical thinking and application supported by making appropriate references to designer, actor or director choices but which may fall short of full discussion inclusive of all three.
A score of 4 indicates: a clearly articulated knowledge of the role of the artist, i.e. actor, designer, director, in an original theatrical piece, communicates original insights/ ideas and understanding or emotional response to said final project using appropriate theatre terminology.
IDENTIFY PLAY CONTEXT:
pertains to: Demonstrate the ability to comprehend primary texts
A score of 1 indicates: a total lack of mention of the play’s context within at least one of the historical, political or social arena.
A score of 2 indicates: includes at least one of the play’s contexts, however there is little to no analysis of this context.
A score of 3 indicates: inclusion of at least two of the three contexts in a solid discourse, demonstrating an understanding of different contexts from which the play is viewed, but may fall short of fully understanding this connection and how it effects the overall meaning and interpretation.
A score of 4 indicates: an advanced understanding and analysis of at least two of the three identifiers with pertinent research, and direct examples from the production to back up discussion; a clear demonstration of the effectiveness of playing a play within specific contexts.
All students in THEA 120 are assessed every spring semester.