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Drama and Theatre Arts Academic Standards

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Drama and Theatre Arts - State Standards

  • “The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.” --Oscar Wilde
  • “Too often, we glimpse the outlines of a scene and fail to notice the details that fill it in, making it truly interesting and unique.” --Eric Booth

Theatre Arts are Important to Life and Learning. Theatre arts are a universal force in the everyday life of people around the world. This force connects each new generation to those who have gone before. Students need theatre arts to make these connections and to express the otherwise inexpressible. Theatre, the imagined and enacted world of human beings, is one of the primary ways children learn about life – about actions and consequences, customs and beliefs, and others and themselves. (Read more about the Colorado Drama and Theatre Arts Standards.)

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