2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Jul 10, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

THR 135 - Introduction to the Theater

THE 1100.
Description: Development of theatre in Europe and America from ancient Greece to present. Integrated approach to theatre including playwriting, architecture, acting, production and criticism, particularly in historical settings.

Prerequisites: ENG 101  or ENG 103 . Reading Proficiency.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Overview: theatre crafts--acting, directing, playwriting, and design
  2. Foundations: magic, dance, ritual, religion
  3. Theatre history: Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and Shakespeare, Social Theatre, Romantic, Realistic, and Contemporary
  4. Connections to society, economy, and other arts
  5. Theater analysis and critique

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Classify historical and stylistic concepts and artifacts of the theater. (1-3) 
  2. Analyze historical, religious, economic and cultural influences on the development of theater as an art form. (2-4)
  3. Examine and critically analyze significant and representative dramatic productions. (1, 5) 
  4. Identify, compare and critique major contributors and contributions to theater. (3, 4)

Required Assessment:
Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 1500 words of monitored writing.