Timeroom: Fall 2021

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THDA 401 (01) - Freshman Seminar

Freshman Seminar

Credits: 1.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Credit/Fail Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 13773
This course is an introduction to being a theatre and dance major. Students will examine academic standards expected in our department as well as management skills essential for success in balancing rehearsal and practicum schedules with academic responsibilities for all classes. This course is focused on helping majors understand expectations of being a Theatre and Dance major along with ways to cope with the stress.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Only listed colleges in section: Liberal Arts
Only listed classes in section: Freshman
Only listed majors in section: THEATRE, THEATRE:ACT&DIR, THEATRE:DANCE, THEATRE:DES&TEC, THEATRE:MUSTHEA, THEATRE:SECTHED, THEATRE:YTHDRAM
Instructors: Raina Ames
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 W 4:10pm - 5:00pm PCAC M119

THDA 435 (01) - Introduction to Theatre

Introduction to Theatre

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   130  
CRN: 10552
Built-in-Books Fee: $60.00 
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.
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Nina Morrison
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 TR 9:40am - 11:00am PCAC A218
Additional Course Details: 

Questions? Nina.Morrison@unh.edu

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.

 

 

 

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: https://td.unh.edu/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=2158

THDA 436 (01) - History of Theatre I

History of Theatre I

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 10554
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.
Equivalent(s): THDA 436H, THEA 436H
Only listed colleges in section: Liberal Arts
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: David Richman
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 MWF 2:10pm - 3:00pm PCAC M223

THDA 436H (01) - Honors/History of Theatre I

Honors/History of Theatre I

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 10889
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. Writing intensive.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Equivalent(s): THDA 436, THEA 436
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Honors course, Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: David Richman
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 MWF 2:10pm - 3:00pm PCAC M223
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 F 1:10pm - 2:00pm PCAC M316

THDA 439 (M1) - In Bed with the Bard: Shakespearean Seduction from Romeo and Juliet to Leonardo and Claire

In Bed w/the Bard-Shakespeare

Course Delivery Method: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Can be taken by students who are remote.
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Half Term I (08/30/2021 - 10/15/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   18  
CRN: 15021
Introduces the imaginative process by which actors and directors bring Shakespeare's plays to life on the stage. Detailed study of eight plays.
Only listed campus in section: Manchester
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Susanne Paterson
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 10/15/2021 Hours Arranged ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

THIS CLASS WILL BE TAUGHT ONLINE (there will be no change in modality).

DESCRIPTION:

No prior experience reading or acting Shakespeare is necessary for this course; all majors are welcome.

This course offers you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with a selection of William Shakespeare’s plays through the art and mechanisms of performance. These plays were designed to be acted and watched; they were not designed to be analyzed as static works of literature on the page. Though much can be learned from literary analysis of Shakespeare’s plays, much can also be learned through watching and reading about the processes directors and actors go through to bring the plays to life on the stage.

 

The course takes you through many of the different components of performing these works. These include, but are not limited to, learning about and understanding the language Shakespeare uses; paraphrasing the original texts; using the body to express language (breath, shape, movement); using language to create meaning, character, and motivation; non-verbal communication; the use of stage space and blocking; the director’s vision; the creative process of rehearsal; and the role of the audience.

 

You will be viewing different stage or cinematic performances of the following eight Shakespeare plays: Much Ado about Nothing; Romeo and Juliet; Julius Caesar; Twelfth Night; Hamlet; Othello; Macbeth; and The Tempest. You will have access to the original Shakespearean text, as well as a modern English translation of it, allowing you to follow the performance and more fully understand both the language and the story. The plays have been selected because they provide a variety of genres to examine: history, comedy, tragedy, and the romance. Because of this diversity, we will better understand how the director’s vision and actors’ performance can shape genre and vice versa.

 

You will also be reading related texts about performance, directing, acting, speaking Shakespearean language, movement and gesture, and other related materials. These will enhance your understanding of the audio/visual materials and help you get a fuller, more detailed picture of the complex processes involved in performing Shakespeare.

 

By the time you have completed the course, your experience of watching a Shakespeare performance (or any stage/cinematic performance) will be significantly enhanced and you will have a new appreciation for the arts of acting and directing.

NO PURCHASE OF REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS IS NECESSARY. All readings will be provided in Canvas.

THDA 444A (H01) - What's Old Becomes New: Dramatic Adaptations

Hon/What's Old Becomes New

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16729
To what degree does updating theatrical themes contribute to societal norms and relevant commentary? This course will examine how enduring dramatic ideas evolve by comparing plays that are written in reaction to or as an extension of a provocative piece, both carrying on similar themes but told in updated ways. Students also will investigate the role these adaptations play in theatre history, why they are done and whether they are justified as quality art.
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Honors course, Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Nina Morrison
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm PCAC M119
Additional Course Details: 

This course will examine the methods, intentions, and impact of dramatic adaptation. Contemporary playwrights frequently adapt classic plays from Ancient Greek theatre, Medieval morality plays, Shakespeare, and even classics of early 20th century realism, absurdism, and magical realism: deconstructing, refreshing, and reworking structure, characters, and themes to fit the writers’ new sociopolitical context. This seminar will examine both the original and updated works. 

Theatre has the potential to make visceral connections with the audience through universal themes. But what is different about the audience’s experience of productions of original texts versus contemporary adaptations of these plays? Why and how do writers use classic stories as a template for something new? How can a production of an adapted play benefit from dramaturgical analysis and contextualization? Are there “classics” that have been excluded from the canon whose time has come for reexamination and adaptation?

Students will investigate the role dramaturgs, directors, and designers play in preparing an audience to see a classic or contemporary adaptation of a classic play. Students will also develop their own analytical questions such as: what makes the original worthy of adaptation, what types of techniques a writer may employ in adaptation and why, how theatrical themes evolve, and what is relevant to consider about the context in which each play was written.

This course fulfills the Discovery requirement in the category of Fine and Performing Arts. It also fulfills Writing Intensive, and Inquiry requirements.

As a Fine and Performing Arts Discovery, students will develop an understanding and appreciation of theatre as an artform by reading and watching plays from a range of historical periods, develop skills in creative writing  including dramaturgy, which is a kind of research writing that combines academic research with applied creative writing, and produce art in the theatre in ongoing in-class staged readings, and as part of the final project. As a Writing Intensive course, it requires both high- and low-stakes writing, and offers practice in the planning and revision of creative and academic prose. As an Inquiry course, it emphasizes the formation and investigation of complex, open-ended questions.

There are no prerequisites and students do not need to have any prior theatre experience.

Examples of texts under consideration for the fall: Antigone by Sophocles adapted by Don Taylor,Twelfth Night by Shakespeare and Thrive by LM Feldman, Richard III and Teenage Dick by Mike Lew, A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansbury and Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch and Indecent by Paula Vogel. Please see the Durham Book Exchange or UNH Bookstore to purchase the required and recommended books.

THDA 444B (01) - Famous Dancers of the 20th Century

Famous Dancers - 20th Century

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 14833
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the dancers of the twentieth century whose contributions to the art form have made dance an important cultural necessity. This includes examining how their style of dance and unique personalities has had a major influence on our perceptions of dance and how they have had an effect on society. Writing intensive.
Section Comments: Open only to new freshman in June. Continuing students who will be freshmen or sophomores in the fall may register when Webcat registration re-opens in mid-July.
Only listed classes in section: Freshman, Sophomore
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Gay Nardone
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 TR 9:40am - 11:00am PCAC M118

THDA 458 (01) - Costume Construction

Costume Construction

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   6  
CRN: 10555
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. Special fee.
Instructors: Victoria Carot
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 MW 11:10am - 12:30pm PCAC CSHP

THDA 458 (L01) - Costume Construction

Costume Construction Lab

Credits: 0.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   6  
CRN: 10753
Special Fees: $10.00
Study and development of costuming techniques, including hand and machine sewing, pattern drafting, alterations, and fabric manipulation. Emphasis on demonstrated understanding. Special fee.
Instructors: Victoria Carot
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 F 11:10am - 12:30pm PCAC CSHP

THDA 458 (L02) - Costume Construction

Costume Construction Lab

Credits: 0.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   6  
CRN: 14899
Special Fees: $10.00
Study and development of costuming techniques, including hand and machine sewing, pattern drafting, alterations, and fabric manipulation. Emphasis on demonstrated understanding. Special fee.
Instructors: Victoria Carot
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 F 9:40am - 11:00am PCAC CSHP