THEA 101(F) Introduction to Theatre
Introduction to Theatre is intended to prepare students for future courses in acting, directing, dramatic literature, performance studies, and design by introducing them to critical thinking about theatre as a constructed performance. The course is organized to emphasize historical and theoretical connections between plays. Examples would be: looking at Aeschylus' The Oresteia (5th century BCE), and Charles L. Mee's Orestes 2.0 (1992); comparing the staging of gender in A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen (1879) and Fences by August Wilson (1985).
There are two sections of this course. Section 01 will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday; Section 02 will meet on Wednesday and Thursday. Both sections will meet on Wednesday for the entire lab period. This is a lecture/discussion course on Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesday will be centered on group presentations and guest lectures. Format: lecture/discussion. Students are responsible for participating in group presentations, in-class and Blackboard discussions, a midterm and a final. No prerequisites. Enrollment limit: 35 per section (expected: 20 per section). First-years and sophomores strongly preferred, juniors and seniors by permission of instructor only.