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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Theatre and Dance (TRDA)
Understanding the Theatre
Understanding the Theatre
Fall 2015
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The art of the theatre; its literature, history, aesthetics, and mechanics. Contributions of the playwright, actor, director, and designer. Attendance at assigned theatrical performances.
As a result of completing this course, students will: 1. Recognize and identify the various forms of theatre architecture, dramatic structures, responsibilities of theatre-makers, and significant historical and global performance trends. 2. Develop an appreciation, with the ability to critically evaluate, the results of the collaborative nature of the theatrical process; how playwright, director, designers, actors and management all join in creating a single work for the audience. 3. Appraise what the theatrical process involves; how the text of a play establishes certain requirements that must be identified and addressed by all the artists involved in order to realize a full production and how it fits into theatre’s historical context. 4. Form a personal relationship to performance and art, by thinking critically, reflecting, and theorizing about theatre and by questioning and examining works using different perspectives, and various approaches. 5. Critique works of theatre in well-written and thorough responses.

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GWSB-Cult.&Political Diversity
GWSB-Humanities Elective
CCAS - GCR: Humanities
ESIA-Humanities Courses
SPHHS-Humanities Courses
SEAS - Humanities Electives

dullman (Fri, 13 Mar 2015 20:14:40 GMT): Rollback: Please indicate the "laboratory fee" in the field called "Are fees applicable?", and eliminate the phrase "Laboratory fee" from the course description.
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