Explores the components, methods, and history of theatrical production. Subject areas may include but are not limited to acting, directing, and technical theatre.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
This course is designed to foster an awareness of the theatrical components extant in Western Culture.
- Historical Periods.
- Play Structure.
- Play Production.
- Play Design.
- Identify the difference between “play” as script and “play” as production.
- Analyze the capabilities of scene design, lighting, acting, directing, and costuming.
- Describe the basic requirements for acting and directing, and their basic relationship to each other.
- Describe the historical significance of theatrical production techniques.
- Organize and prepare a theatrical scene.
- Identify the major structural components of a play.
- Write critical reviews of theatrical productions.*
- Write analytical papers about theatrical subjects.*
- Identify the major ideological influences of Western theatre.*
Assessment and Requirements
- Objective tests.
- A midterm.
- A final.
- Play review.
- A research paper.
- A memorized and rehearsed scene from a play presented in class.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Determined by department