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LESSON PLAN IN ARTS 8

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OBJECTIVES
At the end of the lesson, the students will be able to:
A. Identify the roles and characters in Chinese Peking Opera.
B. Appreciate the importance of every role in the Chinese Peking Opera and
its relationship to their daily living.
C. Express themselves through the roles and characters in the Chinese

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Peking Opera.
SUBJECT MATTER
Chinese Peking Opera Roles and Characters
MATERIALS
Pictures
PROCEDURE
A. PREPARATION
Greet the students and ask them to pick up pieces of paper. Once the
classroom is clean, ask them to take their seats.
B. MOTIVATION
Ask them to identify their favorite teleserye, the actors or actresses and
their roles in the said teleserye.
C. LESSON PROPER
Sheng refers to any male role in the Chinese Peking Opera.
Xiaosheng actors are often involved with beautiful women by virtue
of the handsome and young image they project.

Wusheng is a martial character for roles involving combat. They are


highly trained in acrobatics, and have a natural voice when singing.

Laosheng is a dignified older role, these characters have a gentle

and cultivated disposition, and wear sensible costumes.


Dan refers to any female role in the Chinese Peking Opera.
Laodan is an old woman.
Wudan is a martial woman.
Daomadan are young female warriors.
Qingyi are virtuous and elite women.
Huadan are vivacious and unmarried women.
Jing is a painted face male role who plays either primary or secondary
roles. This type of role entails a forceful character, which means that a
Jing actor must have a strong voice and be able to exaggerate gestures.
Chou is a male clown role. The Chou usually plays secondary roles whose
name also means "ugly". It reflects the traditional belief that the clown's
combination of ugliness and laughter could drive away evil spirits.
D. ACTIVITY
Let the students identify a person that they personally know which reflect
the character in the Chinese Peking Opera.
E. GENERALIZATION
In every theatrical play, there are roles and characters. Each character
reflects a personality that the audience can relate to. In the Chinese

Peking Opera, the roles and characters reflect tradition and culture of the
Chinese. Each role is equally important.
F. EVALUATION
Get a one fourth sheet of paper; write your complete name, grade level
and section. Identify the role or character that is being described. Wrong
spelling is wrong.
1. It refers to any male role.
2. It is a martial character for roles involving combat.
3. These actors are often involved with beautiful women by virtue of the

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handsome and young image they project.


4. These are the virtuous and elite women.
5. They are the young female warriors.
6. This type of role entails a forceful character.
7. It is a dignified older male role.
8. It is a male clown role.
9. A martial woman.
10. It refers to any female role.
ASSIGNMENT
In a one half sheet of paper, identify a person that you consider as your Chou.

Reference: Learning Module in Grade 8 Music and Arts, page 296 299.

Prepared by:
Noralie B. Morales