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Winterim 2017

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THE101 - Introduction to Theatre

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces literature, history, production practices, and musical theatre components of theatre arts.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Distinguish between theatre and drama by watching live and videotaped plays, reading
plays on the reserve reading list and writing 250-word reaction papers.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of periods of theatre history and genres of plays by reading
chapters from the textbook, attending lectures and scoring a grade of 70% or higher on two
comprehensive unit exams.
3. Demonstrate monologue skills as a dynamic form of theatre communication by delivering
a memorized dramatic monologue.*
4. Demonstrate their understanding and appreciation of the theatrical experience by choosing
from an acting, designing or writing assignment for a final project. A precise rubric will be assigned per
category by instructor. Students to be graded by final paper, script analysis, or ground plans/model and

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
I. Dramatic Structure and Genre
a. Tragedy
b. Comedy
c. Melodrama
d. Musical Theatre

II. Historical Theories of Dramatic Production
a. Classical
b. Medieval
c. Neoclassic
d. Elizabethan
e. Realism
f. Non-realism
g. Modernism
h. Musical Theatre

III. Roles and Collaborations in the Theatre
a. Director
b. Actor
c. Playwright
d. Designer
e. Producer
f. Technician
g. Dramaturg
h. Additional Musical Theatre Personnel

IV. The Play in Production
a. Pre-production
b. Rehearsal
c. Performance

V. Other theatrical forms

Effective Term: Fall 2016