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Drama (Formerly 42.210)

Description

Presents a study of plays from the classical period to the present.

Prerequisites

Pre-req or Co-req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Comedy (Formerly 42.218)

Description

Presents the theory and practice of comedy from the Greeks to the present.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Play Analysis (Formerly 42.233)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL.1020 College writing II, or English Majors, or Theatre Minors.

Creative Writing: Playwriting (Formerly 42.304)

Description

Studies the theory and practice of playwriting. Conducted as a workshop with close analysis of student work.

Prerequisites

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.

Women in Theatre (Formerly 42.344)

Description

A study of the significant contributions of woman 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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Modern American Drama (Formerly 42.348)

Description

A study of such playwrights as O'Neill, Odets, Wilder, Williams, and Miller.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Contemporary World Drama (Formerly 42.359)

Description

A study of important recent works by playwrights from around the globe.

Medieval & Renaissance Theater (Formerly 42.360)

Description

A study of Medieval mystery cycles, morality plays, interludes, and other forms of popular and court theater.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Restoration Comedy (Formerly 42.361)

Description

A study of comic plays from 1660 to the mid-eighteenth century. Focus on the works of Ethridge, Wycherley, Congreve, and Sheridan.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Modern Drama (Formerly 42.362)

Description

A study of selected Continental, British and American plays of the late nineteenth century to the present.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

English Renaissance Drama (Formerly 42.363)

Description

A study of major dramatists of the Age of Shakespeare including Marlowe, Dekker, Webster, Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher, Massinger, Ford and others

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

African American Drama (Formerly 42.364)

Description

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).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Theatre History I: Ancient Greece through the 18th Century (Formerly 42.382)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Theatre History II: Nineteenth Century to the Present (Formerly 42.383)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Shakespeare I (Formerly 42.423)

Description

A study of selected histories, comedies, and tragedies. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL) and Written & Oral Communication (WOC).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Shakespeare II (Formerly 42.424)

Description

A study of selected histories, comedies, and tragedies not covered in 42.243. Shakespeare I is not a prerequisite.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Introduction to Theatre (Formerly THEA 201)

Description

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.

Stagecraft (Formerly THEA 221)

Description

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.

Foundations of Theatrical Design (Formerly THEA 230)

Description

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.

Acting 1 (Formerly THEA 261)

Description

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.

Acting 2 (Formerly THEA 262)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: THEA 261 Acting 1, or the equivalent.

Voice and Movement (Formerly THEA 265)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: THEA 261 Acting 1, or the equivalent.

Working with the Playscript (Formerly THEA 301)

Description

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.

Play Production (Formerly THEA 311)

Description

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.

Directing Workshop (Formerly THEA 340)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: THEA 261 Acting 1, or the equivalent.

Topics in Theatre (Formerly THEA 401)

Description

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.

Performance Practicum (Formerly THEA 490)

Description

There is currently no description available for this course.

Technical Theatre Practicum (Formerly THEA 492)

Description

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.

Practicum in Theatre (Formerly THEA 493)

Description

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.

Directed Study in Theatre (Formerly THEA 494)

Description

Supervised independent project in theatre. Instructor's permission required. Replaces 42.494 and 59.494; may be repeated for credit with permission.