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Presents a study of plays from the classical period to the present.
Pre-req or Co-req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.
Presents the theory and practice of comedy from the Greeks to the present.
Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.
An introduction to the principles of play construction and the vocabulary and methods of interpreting play texts for theatrical production. Required of all theatre arts concentrators.
Pre-req: ENGL.1020 College writing II, or English Majors, or Theatre Minors.
Studies the theory and practice of playwriting. Conducted as a workshop with close analysis of student work.
Pre-req: ENGL1020 College Writing II and ENGL 2270 Essay Writing/Eng Majors, or ENGL 2290 Essay Writing or ENGL 2380 Intro to Creative Writing.
A study of the significant contributions of women to the literature and art of the theatre in various periods and cultures. Topics may include: plays written by women, the progress of women in theater, the evolution of female roles, and the portrayal of feminism on the stage.
A study of such playwrights as O'Neill, Odets, Wilder, Williams, and Miller.
A study of important recent works by playwrights from around the globe.
A study of Medieval mystery cycles, morality plays, interludes, and other forms of popular and court theater.
A study of comic plays from 1660 to the mid-eighteenth century. Focus on the works of Ethridge, Wycherley, Congreve, and Sheridan.
A study of selected Continental, British and American plays of the late nineteenth century to the present.
A study of major dramatists of the Age of Shakespeare including Marlowe, Dekker, Webster, Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher, Massinger, Ford and others
A study of the history and development of African American drama, with emphasis on major aesthetic, political, and social movements in African American culture. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) and Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).
A survey of ancient to early modern theatre in its historical and social contexts, tracing changes and developments in acting styles, theatre architecture, scenic practices, dramatic literature, and the audience. The course examines how theatre both reflects and shapes the changing beliefs and priorities of a culture.
A survey of theatre in its historical and social contexts from the 19th century to the present, focusing on innovations in design and technology, the advent of the director, the emergence of modern schools of acting, and the creation of new forms of theatre to suit the changing needs of a modern world.
A study of selected histories, comedies, and tragedies. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL) and Written & Oral Communication (WOC).
A study of selected histories, comedies, and tragedies not covered in 42.243. Shakespeare I is not a prerequisite.
This course explores the arts and practices of theatre from classical to contemporary times. Students are introduced to the basic concepts and forms of theatre as well as to theories of its origins and purposes. Replaces 42.219 and 59.219; credit may not be earned for both 42/59.219 and THEA 201.
Survey of the materials, skills, and techniques of technical theatre (including scenic construction, scene painting, lighting, and sound production) through reading, lecture, and hands-on experience. Replaces 42.252; credits may not be earned for both 42/59.252 and THEA 221.
Basic principles and techniques in scenic, lighting and costume design for theatre. Replaces 42.260 and 59.386; credits may not be earned for both 42.260 and THEA 230 or for 59.386 and THEA 230.
Theory and practice of acting including exercises in the elements and methods of acting and the preparation of a public performance. Replaces 42.261 and 59.261; credits may not be earned for both 42/59.261 and THEA 261.
A hands-on introduction to a range of plays, studied as scripts intended for production. Conducted as a seminar/workshop with attention to both the critical interpretation and staging of various dramatic forms. Replaces 42.384 and 59.384; credits may not be earned for both 42/59.384 and THEA 301.
Introduction to the design and technical aspects of theatre through hands-on experience working on campus productions. Focus on basic principles of set, lighting, props, costume, makeup, and sound production. May be repeated for credit.
Study of the process of directing plays of different styles. Students will direct scenes with other members of the workshop and their work will be analyzed by the instructor and fellow students. Replaces 42.343 and 59/343; credits may not be earned for both 42/59.343 and THEA 340.
Pre-req: THEA 2610 Acting 1, or the equivalent.
A continuation of THEA 261 emphasizing techniques of scene study and characterization. Pre-requisite THEA 261 or the equivalent. Replaces 42/59.262; credits may not be earned for both 42/59.262 and THEA 262.
To discover the possibilities of you unique voice and physicality, to gain techniques to free up tension, release habitual blocks and inhibitions, and to explore creative expression through the voice and body, ultimately applying all of these elements to performance. This course uses techniques designed for voice, movement, and physical acting including Linklater, Alexander, Viewpoiints, Grotowski, Yakim and others.
Advanced study of a selected area of theatrical production, history, texts, or theory. Repeatable for credit when topics differ. Replaces 42.414 and 59.414; repeated credit may only be earned when topics differ.
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One-credit practicum in technical theatre (scenic construction, lighting, sound, costuming), consisting of work on a campus production under the supervision of Theatre Arts faculty.
Part-time, full-semester internship at a professional theatre. Program director's permission required. Replaces 42.495 and 59.495; may be repeated for credit with permission.
Supervised independent project in theatre. Instructor's permission required. Replaces 42.494 and 59.494; may be repeated for credit with permission.
Capstone-experience seminar focusing on advanced projects (in performance, dramaturgy, or design/tech) in the service of portfolio building and preparation for graduate study and/or work in the professional world of theatre. To be taken during the student's final year in the program. Instructors Consent required.