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THDA 436 (01) - History of Theatre I

History of Theatre I

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 10457
The history of theatre and its drama is introduced through close study of the world's greatest plays from the Greeks through the end of the 17th century -- How these plays were performed then, how they are performed now, their political, social, and cultural urgencies.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): THDA 436H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Nina Morrison
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm PCAC M119
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Course Description

 

This course examines the history of theatre through close study of the world's greatest plays from ancient theatre from Greek tragedy through the 17th century. Theatre has the potential to make visceral connections with the audience through universal themes. How were these plays performed then, and how are they performed now?  What are their political, social, and cultural urgencies in each context? We will closely read the play texts as well as watch filmed theatre productions.

Putting our study of history into practical application, students will investigate the role dramaturgy plays in preparing an audience to see a classic play. What makes a play a “classic”? What makes a classic play worthy of a contemporary production? What research is relevant and reliable? What is relevant to consider about the context in which each play was written? How can a production of a classic play benefit from dramaturgical analysis and contextualization? What research aids theatre makers and audience members alike?

This course fulfills the Discovery requirement in the category of Fine and Performing Arts. It also fulfills Writing Intensive requirements. There are no prerequisites and students do not need to have any prior theatre experience.

THDA 442 (01) - Introduction to the Art of Acting

Intro to the Art of Acting

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   12  
CRN: 15345
Special Fees: $24.00
Designed for non-THDA major students interested in the art of acting. Students broaden and deepen their own creativity, gain a deeper understanding of human behavior and interaction, and strengthen analytical skills through class work and projects. Focuses on the basic skills of acting: the ability to effectively communicate, to gain access to the full spectrum of human emotions, and increase spontaneity. Important innovators and theorists in the field of theatre and acting are covered, such as Sanford Meisner, Constantine Stanislavski, Bertolt Brecht, Jerzy Grotowsky, Agusto Boal, and Jacques Lacoq. Additional topics include contemporary plays and playwrights, an historical perspective of the art of acting, and the current state of live theatrical performance. Theatre majors not allowed.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): THDA 551
Majors not allowed in section: THEATRE, THEATRE:ACT&DIR, THEATRE:DES&TEC, THEATRE:MUSTHEA, THEATRE:SECTHED, THEATRE:YTHDRAM
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Aimee Blesing
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm PCAC M118

THDA 455 (01) - Musicianship and Beginning Vocal Techniques for Musical Theatre

Musicianship/Vocal Tech for MT

Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 14463
This course is a combination course designed to help musical theatre students develop the appropriate musicianship skills as well as beginning vocal techniques. Musicianship skills include melodic and rhythmic sight reading, harmony reading and singing, basic piano skills, as well as key signature and interval recognition. Beginning vocal techniques include breath management, strengthening vocal fold closure, releasing tension and creating space in the acoustic chamber (throat and mouth). These skills will help musical theater students develop the ability to overlap strong vocal work with strong musicianship specifically for industry standard auditions and performances in Musical Theatre.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Only listed majors in section: THEATRE, THEATRE:ACT&DIR, THEATRE:DANCE, THEATRE:DES&TEC, THEATRE:MUSTHEA, THEATRE:SECTHED, THEATRE:YTHDRAM
Instructors: Melissa Manseau
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 TR 3:40pm - 5:00pm PCAC M213

THDA 458 (01) - Costume Construction

Costume Construction

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 10458
Special Fees: $24.00
Study and development of costuming techniques, including hand and machine sewing, pattern drafting, alterations, and fabric manipulation. Emphasis on demonstrated understanding.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Instructors: Victoria Carot
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 MWF 11:10am - 12:30pm PCAC DB05

THDA 458 (02) - Costume Construction

Costume Construction

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 14464
Special Fees: $24.00
Study and development of costuming techniques, including hand and machine sewing, pattern drafting, alterations, and fabric manipulation. Emphasis on demonstrated understanding.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Instructors: Victoria Carot
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 MW 11:10am - 12:30pm PCAC DB05
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 F 9:40am - 11:00am PCAC DB05

THDA 459 (01) - Stagecraft

Stagecraft

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   45  
CRN: 10459
Special Fees: $24.00
Elements of play production: basic building components, tools, and materials for producing the scenery; equipment and shop layouts supporting all of the areas of the set, lighting, and costume designs; and consideration of various stage spaces and theatrical venues. Practical application on University theatre productions. Lab.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Lih-Hwa Yu
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 TR 9:40am - 11:00am PCAC D201

THDA 459 (02) - Stagecraft

Stagecraft

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   45  
CRN: 10460
Special Fees: $24.00
Elements of play production: basic building components, tools, and materials for producing the scenery; equipment and shop layouts supporting all of the areas of the set, lighting, and costume designs; and consideration of various stage spaces and theatrical venues. Practical application on University theatre productions. Lab.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Lih-Hwa Yu
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm PCAC D201

THDA 459 (L01) - Stagecraft

Stagecraft Lab

Credits: 0.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 14204
Elements of play production: basic building components, tools, and materials for producing the scenery; equipment and shop layouts supporting all of the areas of the set, lighting, and costume designs; and consideration of various stage spaces and theatrical venues. Practical application on University theatre productions. Lab.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Lih-Hwa Yu, CJ Sneath
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 M 10:10am - 12:00pm PCAC D217

THDA 459 (L02) - Stagecraft

Stagecraft Lab

Credits: 0.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 14205
Elements of play production: basic building components, tools, and materials for producing the scenery; equipment and shop layouts supporting all of the areas of the set, lighting, and costume designs; and consideration of various stage spaces and theatrical venues. Practical application on University theatre productions. Lab.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Lih-Hwa Yu, CJ Sneath
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 M 1:10pm - 3:00pm PCAC D217

THDA 459 (L03) - Stagecraft

Stagecraft Lab

Credits: 0.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 14206
Elements of play production: basic building components, tools, and materials for producing the scenery; equipment and shop layouts supporting all of the areas of the set, lighting, and costume designs; and consideration of various stage spaces and theatrical venues. Practical application on University theatre productions. Lab.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Lih-Hwa Yu, CJ Sneath
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 M 3:10pm - 5:00pm PCAC D217