Theatre Appreciation

  • Final
  • Theatre
  • Theatre Appreciation
  • 3.0
  • General Course Description: This survey course will foster a student’s appreciation of theatre and the performing Arts. The course examines the duties and responsibilities of the various creative artists such as director, actor, designers, and playwrights and the process of creating live performance.

  • 112
    1. Theatre as an art form.
    2. The role of the theatre critic in the theatre experience.
    3. The role of actor, director, designers, and playwrights.
    4. Audience response and participation in a live performance.
    5. Stage vocabulary related to theatre practice.
    6. Introduction to dramatic structures and conventions.
    7. Introduction to dramatic genres.
    8. The role of the script in designing the visual world of the play.

  • At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

    1. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge about the various duties and skills applicable to the creative artists involved in live production.
    2. Evaluate and asses the difference between different genres or styles of theatrical productions and play texts.
    3. Attend and critique a live theatrical production using appropriate theatre terminology.

    1. Written performance critiques and evaluation.
    2. Tests, quizzes, essays.

    May also include group projects.

  • The Creative Spirit by Dr. Janet Arnold

    Theatre: the Collaborative Art by Wilson and Goldfarb

    Theatre: A Brief Version by Robert Cohen

    Experiencing the Art of Theatre: A Concise Introduction by Downs, Wright, and Ramsey

    Instructor handouts

  • April 13, 2012