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.
Survey of representative theatre and performance from Western and non-Western traditions from ancient times to the late 1700s. Prereq: 2100, 2100H, or 2101H.
An intermediate acting studio exploring the Stanislavski basic acting technique of given circumstances, intentions, obstacles and strategies, in exercises, scenes and discussion. Prereq: 2811 (280). Not open to students with credit for 2812 or 380.
The fundamentals of acting through song. Prereq: 2811.
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.
Study of theatre history at an intermediate level with emphasis on writing skills. A critical analysis of a wide variety of television programs through viewing, discussing, reading, and writing. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv, and Soph, Jr, or Sr standing. Not open to students with credit for 2367.xx (367.xx) or ArtEduc 2367.03 (367.03). GE writing and comm course: level 2 and diversity soc div in the US course. Cross-listed in ArtEduc.
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.