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Puppet Show Rumpelstilskin (elementary)

Last changed: 05/28/2019 12:30pm
PK , K , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
Theatre English
Grade Level Program Access
1 60 min
In-School Performance In-School Performance (intended for the entire grade level to experience together)
All year
$10 60
no Email
We will bring puppets, set and sound system.
We need 2 banquet sized tables for our puppet stage.
Minimum performance area: 14’ wide x 10’ deep. We recommend arranging the stage at the same level as the audience. We do not recommend a raised stage or an auditorium with seats. Our experience has been that our shows are better received when children have closer contact with puppets and action on stage. Children should be seated on the floor 2-3 feet away from stage area. Set up time: 2 hours. Strike time: 1 hour. We will need a standard electric outlet for our sound system.
I CAN tell what a puppet theatre is and of what elements it consists of.
I CAN retell details about the story’s plot and characters.
I CAN discuss with friends about the story and how this was presented by the artists.
Rumpelstilskin is a puppet show featuring five tabletop puppets brought to life by two masterful puppeteers. The show follows the well-known and enchanting Brothers Grimm fairy tale starring five characters: the bragging Miller and his daughter, a King with empty treasury coffers, an odd and mysterious gnome who spins straw into gold, and a bumbling watchman. The characters are strongly portrayed by the puppets’ visual characterization and performing traits. The show engages its audiences emotionally and intellectually. Children are inspired and motivated to think, ask, and answer the questions about the story. The stylized format of the show supports inspiration and the development of imagination. Simplified “Bunraku” or “tabletop” styles of the puppets used in the show with both puppeteers and puppets visible for the audience provide ample opportunity to discuss theatrical styles and to learn about visual, aural, oral, and kinetic elements of the performance. Students with the help of the teacher will enjoy examining how ideas, motives and emotions are expressed in the show, as they will have a chance to compare the means of expression present in the puppet show with expressive elements of other arts.
The recommended audience size is up to 150 children. Minimum # of students: 60. We are also available for two shows in a row. We recommend that children are introduced to the story prior watching the show. It is also beneficial to familiarize children with puppet theatre and theatre manners. During the presentation, the teachers and students will witness a theatrical interpretation of the fairy tale, gaining experience and acquiring knowledge which will inspire, motivate, and enrich classroom discussions and teaching.
Parents are welcomed, but this is not required. During the show teachers and parents become important role models as spectators.

Grade PK

Grade PreK: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details # 1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Grade PreK: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details # 3: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in the story.
Grade PreK: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work. A. With prompting and support, explore preferences in dramatic play, guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama), or age-appropriate theatre performance.
Grade PreK: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work. B. With prompting and support, name and describe characters in dramatic play or a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).

Grade K

Grade K: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details # 1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Grade K: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details # 3: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in the story.
Grade K: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work. A. With prompting and support, identify preferences in dramatic play, a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama), or age-appropriate theatre performance.

Grade 1

Grade 1: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details # 1: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Grade 1: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #3: Describe Characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Grade 1: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work. A. Explain preferences and emotions in a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama), or age-appropriate theatre performance.
Grade 2: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work. A. Explain how personal preferences and emotions affect an observer’s response in a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama), or age-appropriate theatre performance.

Grade 2

Grade 2: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details # 1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Grade 2: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details # 3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Grade 2: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work. A. Explain how personal preferences and emotions affect an observer’s response in a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama), or age-appropriate theatre performance.

Grade 3

Grade 3: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details # 1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of the text, referring explicitly to the text as a basis for the answers
Grade 3: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details # 3: Describe characters in a story (e.g. their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Grade 3: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work. A. Consider multiple personal experiences when participating in or observing a drama/theatre work.
Grade 3: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work. B. Consider multiple ways to develop a character using physical characteristics and prop or costume design choices that reflect cultural perspectives in drama/theatre work.

Grade 4

Grade 4: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details # 2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Grade 4: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details # 3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g. a character’s thoughts, words or actions).
Grade 4: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work. A. Compare and contrast multiple personal experiences when participating in or observing a drama/theatre work.
Grade 4: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work. B. Compare and contrast the qualities of characters in a drama/theatre work through physical characteristics and prop or costume design choices that reflect cultural perspectives