THDA 435 (2SY) - Introduction to Theatre

Introduction to Theatre

Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   130  
CRN: 55972
Built-in-Books Fee: $30.46 
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.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

Please Note: In the online version of this course for Spring 2021, we will meet sychronously during T/Th class periods and you will work with a small group throughout in breakout rooms. You will also follow along with course content asynchronously (filmed theatre productions, short lecture videos, reading, quizzes, etc). You will be able to work with friends if you are taking the course together, or make new ones!  There may be an opportunity to see a live production in April/May in person (also will be available remotely on video). I am so looking forward to meeting and working with you!  Questions?

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 live UNH Theatre & Dance productions and filmed theatre, take part in creative assignments, 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.




There is one required book:Theatre in Your Life, 3nd Edition by Robert Barton and Annie McGregor. It is available through the Built-In-Books program, or you can buy or rent it as an e-book or in print at the University Bookstore, Durham Book Exchange, or Dimond Library reserves.

Books and Course Materials: This course section is participating in UNH’s Built-in-Books and Course Materials program which offers materials at below market rates. Information about this program can be found at this link: