THDA 435 (01) - Introduction to Theatre

Introduction to Theatre

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   230  
CRN: 50576
Special Fees: $24.00
Introduces all aspects of theatrical production: play writing, acting, directing, design, technical theatre and construction, and theatre management. Cultural and social context of theatre in our time and through the ages. Introduces major classical and modern types of theatre. Selected plays are read and discussed, and attendance at theatrical production is required.
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MF 10:10am - 11:00am MURK 115
Additional Course Details: 

From Hamlet to Hamilton, THDA 435 Intro To Theatre covers highlights from theatre history, theatre now, & the theatre of tomorrow, and fulfills the FPA DIscovery Requirement. You will see UNH Theatre & Dance productions, make your own Pop-Up Performance in Lab groups, and find out the answer to: What is theatre?  Where did it come from? Who makes it and how? What makes theatre special? How do I get free and cheap tickets?  What will be the theatre of the future?    

Students say:  I loved this project.  We all really bonded with each other and I think I made a new group of friends!  I’m glad I took this class with friends.  I’ve never taken a theatre class and never did something like this but I had a lot of fun.

Lectures MF10:10-11

Labs (choose one) W10:10-11, W11:10-12, or W12:10-1



There is one required book:Theatre in Your Life, 3nd Edition by Robert Barton and Annie McGregor. It is available as an e-book or in print at the University Bookstore, Durham Book Exchange, or Dimond Library reserves. You will also need to purchase or rent an iClicker 2.