Theatre and Drama | Appreciation of Theatre
T210 | 4617-4619 | Wainscott


Fulfills AHLA Requirements
T210 may not be counted toward a concentration requirement in Theatre
and Drama; Theatre and Drama majors should take THTR T100.

This course provides a general introduction to theatre as an art form
and is designed for the needs of exploratory students.  The goal of
the course is to prepare students to become insightful audience
members.  Through readings, class activities, discussions, viewings
of video-tapes, projects and writing assignments, and attendance at
live performances, students will have the opportunity to experience a
wide range of theatrical activity.  Specifically, the course allows
students to 1) explore the nature of theatre art and its state in the
world today; 2) examine the contributions of various artists who
collaborate in a theatre production; 3) understand the role of the
audience in theatre; 4) delve into the vast scope of theatre history;
and 5) learn about play structure and develop play-reading skills.

Huberman, Ludwig, and Pope.  The Theatrical Imagination, 2nd edition.
Jacobus (Editor).  The Bedford Introduction to Drama, 3rd edition.

1.  Plot Charts:   Students must complete one plot chart for each of
the plays read for the class.
2.  Performance Papers: Each student must see two assigned University
Theatre productions and write a 3-5 page paper on each.
3.  Project and Presentation:   Each student must complete a project
related to some area of theatre production and performance.  The
project requires a 5-6 page paper based on research and a 3-5 minutes
in-class presentation.
4.  Tests: There are two in-class exams given, one at midterm and one
during finals week.
5.  Exploratory Option: This is an experiential component where
students can either complete a Tech Option by working in the scene
shop, or else attend two additional live performances and write a 5-6
page paper on each.
6.  Class Preparation, Participation, and Performance:  Due to the
highly interactive nature of the class, attendance at and involvement
in class activities is vital and forms a significant part of the
grade.