CBSE introduces Theatre Studies as elective subject for Class 11

CBSE introduces Theatre Studies
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi has decided to introduce Theatre Studies as one of the elective subject in class 11 from the coming academic year 2014-15.

 

The subject is being introduced as a pilot course on first-come-first-served basis in CBSE affiliated schools in class 11 from the coming academic session.

It can be offered as an elective subject with any combination of three other electives and a language. It will have a 70 marks theory paper with 30 marks for case study- based project and viva voce.

"Theatre is one of the strongest mediums of expression we have. It is as old as mankind and has manifested itself in countless forms all over the world," said Vineet Joshi, chairperson, CBSE.

"Theatre can also play an important role in reinforcing and furthering the learning of other academic subjects which are taught in conventional ways," says the document.

Adding to that, "It concretizes issues that would otherwise remain abstract and difficult for children to grasp. It puts life back into bookish learning." Students will pick up a variety of theatre-skills and "experiment in different ways of responding to and performing drama".

As part of the theatre theory, students will study the works of Vijay Tendulkar, Mohan Rakesh, Dharmveer Bharti, Badal Sarkar, Shankar Shesh, Girish Karnad, Chandrashekhar Kambar, Rabindranath Tagore and Bhartendu Harishchandra. They will also "review" Indian theatre organizations such as National School of Drama and Sangeet Natak Academy.

CBSE expects teachers to use the course to tackle problems that do not have easy solutions and to discuss and analyse issues around them. Students will be asked to work on various projects and will also be taught the basics of various dramatics theories.

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