THDA 435 (01) - Introduction to Theatre

Introduction to Theatre

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   120  
CRN: 53371
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.
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Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Brian Avers

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 9:40am - 11:00am PCAC A218
Final Exam 5/14/2024 5/14/2024 T 8:00am - 10:00am ONLINE
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

From Hamlet to Hamilton, THDA 435 Introduction to Theatre explores highlights from theatre history, theatre now, & the theatre of tomorrow. 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?  This course also introduces all aspects of theatrical production: playwriting, acting, directing, design, technical theatre, and theatre management.  The class format combines lectures with small group discussions, projects, and experiential learning. Selections from classic and contemporary plays are explored and discussed, and attendance at two theatrical productions is required.  Special fee covers the cost of tickets to UNH Theatre & Dance mainstage productions.  There are no prerequisites for this course.  THDA 435 fulfills the Discovery requirement in Fine and Performing Arts (FPA).

Booklist

Book Details
THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE (3RD 15)
by BARTON
Required
ISBN
978128546348 3
PUBLISHER
CENGAGE L
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