In this course, we will delve into the history of theatre from 1780 to the present. Attention will be paid to global contexts, theatrical texts, as well as the history of the crafts of theatrical design, directing, and acting. Prereq: 2100, 2100H, or 2101H.
BA Theatre Major Requirement
Advanced study of theatre and performance strategies used for social change and community engagement which includes Theatre for Development, and Augusto Boal's theory and practice.
Introduction to basic lighting design elements for the stage including research, collaboration, basic electrical practice, color theory, drafting, and lighting stage work. Prereq: 2211. Not open to students with credit for 221.
Introduction to basic design elements for the stage including research, sketching, color theory, model building, drafting and stagecraft. Prereq: 2211. Not open to students with credit for 220.
An introductory acting class exploring the basic techniques of imagination, concentration, character development, and script analysis through work on monologues, scenes, and plays. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 280. GE VPA course.
A study of the art and profession of theatre, with an emphasis on evaluating and appreciating live performance, theatre's cultural importance, and its relationship to issues of social diversity. Students study performance conventions, texts, & spaces from ancient times to present day. While not an acting class, students get firsthand experience in the collaborative process of theatre creation. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 2100H or 2101H. GE VPA and diversity soc div in the US course.
Survey of representative theatre and performance from Western and non-Western traditions from ancient times to the late 1700s. Prereq: 2100, 2100H, or 2101H.