In various guises (translation, revision, revival, recycling, burlesque, travesty, parody, adaptation, theft) the stage has long been a site of mythological and textual reiteration. The course examines the ways in which a select group of texts have found their ways onto the English-speaking stage again and again. The course contextualizes adaptation as a theatrical practice elemental to cultures. Prereq: Permission of instructor.
An exploration of methods for interpreting, performing, and teaching Shakespeare. Emphasis on Stand Up for Shakespeare technique, the work of John Basil, John Barton, and the Lessac voice system. Students will develop exercises and lessons intended for K-12 students. Prereq: 2831 (383), or permission of instructor.
Practical application of theories and techniques of costume/clothing construction. Includes setting collars, sleeves, application of closures. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 651.
Exploration of methods and techniques of design as applies to costumes.\ Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 656.
Basics of film/video production through lectures, analysis, and projects. Camera, sound, lighting, and editing techniques are practiced in collaborative and individual settings. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 634.
An exploration of scenic graphics and presentation software generally recognized as industry standards in the theatre.
Principles, practices, and techniques of theatre management and a survey of modern management techniques. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 601.
Study of the professional theatre as a business; contracts, unions, the theatre marketplace; preparation of resumes, portfolios, audition pieces, interview. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 600.
Further investigation of theatre design techniques for production. Comprehensive research for a play; collaboration with a guest director. Advanced preparation of design and technical materials. Prereq: 5211.
Principles, techniques and practices of advanced stage directing with an emphasis on text analysis, research and process. Prereq: 3111 (310). Not open to students with credit for 610.