• How can we prepare and present a traditional holiday Mummer's tale combined with contemporary elements?
• How can we mix the traditional text with our own ideas?
• How do teachers support and create appropriate guidelines that encourage thoughtfulness but do not hamper spontaneous Middle School notions?
8th grade students present a production of Saint George and the Dragon, a Catlin tradition since 1947.
Script writing: Students develop an understanding of traditional Mummer's tales, write and incorporate contemporary scenes. This would include consideration of: plot, characters music, movement/staging, costumes and makeup
*Perform full-scale mummer's play
*Audition, rehearse and perform in theater
*Develop understanding of parts of the play: plot, characters, songs, movement/staging, costumes and makeup
*Students watch a video and discuss and write about their performance
Old scripts and new ideas developed and written by the students
*Whole class and individual conversations about cultural appropriateness of topics and ideas