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Fall Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Theatre and Drama


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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)


Courses in Theatre and Drama are listed in the Time Schedule under the School of Music in the subsection Theatre and Drama.

The following courses count as LS&A courses for LS&A degree credit.


THTREMUS 101. Introduction to Acting 1.

Instructor(s): Gwillim (skerr@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. Open to non-concentrators. (3). (CE).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed as a general introduction to the fundamental skills of acting in the theatre. It involves discussion and practical work, including theatre games, warm-up, monologue, and scene work. Some papers and selected reading. Brief, informal interviews are required for admission to all sections. Further details at Theatre Office, Room 2550, Frieze Building. Sign up at the dep't office for an interview. Sign up sheets go up the same time the Time Schedules come out.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5. Pre-registration interview is required.

THTREMUS 102. Introduction to Acting 2.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gwillim (skerr@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (CE).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to build on the experience of Theatre 101. An introduction to acting in the theatre, with particular attention to the fundamentals of dramatic action and working up a part. Scene work is stressed with actor's score and selected reading. Brief, informal interviews are required for admission to all sections. Further details at Theatre Office, 2550 Frieze Building.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5: Pre-registration interview required

THTREMUS 211 / RCHUMS 280 / ENGLISH 245. Introduction to Drama and Theatre.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Cardullo (cardullo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in RCHUMS 281. (4). (HU).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course aims to introduce students to the power and variety of theatre, and to help them understand the processes which go toward making a production. Five to seven plays will be subjects of special study, chosen to cover a wide range of style and content, but interest will not be confined to these. Each student will attend two lectures weekly, plays a two-hour meeting in section each week; the latter will be used for questions, discussions, exploration of texts, and other exercises. Students will be required to attend two or more theatre performances, chosen from those available in Ann Arbor. Three papers are required plus a final examination.

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THTREMUS 222 / CAAS 341. Introduction to Black Theatre.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): OyamO (oyamo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (HU).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to acquaint students with the origins, developments, and current trends in Black theatre. It focuses on the basic concepts, creations, methods of operation, and artistic contributions of Black Americans to the theatre of western civilization and the theatre of Black America. It also includes an in-depth study of the significance and results connected with the selected deletion of the Black American contribution to the development of American theatre and drama. Representative plays from the Black theatre are explored through lecture, discussion, and interpretive readings. Participation in class and attendance are mandatory, as are assignments such as viewing campus productions and other productions in the Ann Arbor area.

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THTREMUS 240(260). Introduction to Design.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Murphy (remurphy@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 250. (3). (CE).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A practical and theoretical introduction to the ideas and process of set, light, and costume design. Class format includes lectures, discussions, and demonstrations which frame a series of visual projects that explore design principles, text analysis, and the collaborative process as applied to stage design. Students will be evaluated on assigned projects and class participation

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

THTREMUS 245. Introduction to Stage Management.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Uffner (nuffner@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 250. (2-3). (CE).

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Thia course covers methods of stage management including rehearsal and performance coordination, prompt book preparation, record keeping, and director, cast, and crew relationships. Students are assigned as Assistant Stage Manager on a School of Music production (theatre, opera, musical theatre). Evaluation is based on class participation, written assignments, and execution of assigned stage management duties.

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THTREMUS 250. Introduction to Technical Theatre Practices.

Instructor(s): Decker (grobert@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Theatre 250 is a survey of theatrical production techniques. The design and craft of scenery, lighting, properties, paint, and costumes for the stage will be investigated. The course consists of two parts; a lecture portion that is evaluated by written examination and a production laboratory. Production faculty conduct labs in costumes, lighting, paint, properties, and scenery for Theatre 250 students. Students learn basic theatre craft skills while working on School of Music theatre, opera, and musical theatre productions.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

THTREMUS 251. Production Practicum 1.

Instructor(s): Uffner (nuffner@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students enrolled in this course perform duties as stage scenery, lighting, sound, wardrobe, or stage properties crews for School of Music Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Musical Theatre Productions. No previous experience required. Evaluation based on performance on crew and journal that is kept of crew experience. No Text.

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THTREMUS 252. Production Practicum 2.

Instructor(s): Decker (grobert@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 251 and permission of instructor. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of three credits.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a more intensive examination into one of the many subjects of technical theatre and design covered in Theatre and Drama 250. Students will work closely with faculty and staff to explore areas of expertise associated with productions at various university theatres.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5. Send e-mail to instructor

THTREMUS 256(356). Lighting Design I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Murphy (remurphy@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 250. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An introduction to the theory and practice of lighting design for the stage. Topics to be covered include technical information of lighting equipment, methods of lighting, development of design concept and application, drafting and design paperwork, color, and script analysis. Course grade will be based on design projects and written analyses of plays. Course work will include three design projects as well as participation on the light crew for a University Productions show. Instructional methods will include lecture, discussion, and practical application.

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THTREMUS 260(360). Scene Design I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mountain (vincemtn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 250. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is an introductory course in scenic design for the theatre. Students will work in text analysis as well as learn the basic visual concepts behind the work of a theatrical designer. Such crafts as drafting, drawing, and model-building will be taught in the class.

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THTREMUS 261. Production Practicum 3.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Decker (grobert@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 250 and 251. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of three credits.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a continuation of Theatre and Drama 252. It will further explore the various crafts and skills that are associated with the theatre as covered in Theatre and Drama 250. The student will work closely with faculty and staff to pursue individual projects in association with productions at the various university theatres.

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THTREMUS 262. Production Practicum 4.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Decker (grobert@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 261. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of three credits.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a continuation of Theatre and Drama 252. It will further explore the various crafts and skills that are associated with the theatre as covered in Theatre and Drama 250. The student will work closely with faculty and staff to pursue individual projects in association with productions at the various university theatres.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5. E-mail the instructor

THTREMUS 321 / ENGLISH 442. History of Theatre I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jane Westlake (jewestla@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jewestla/

This course, a survey of the development of theatre from the ancient Greeks to the 17th century, should be elected by all Theatre concentrators. The focus is on the production of theatre in its historical and social context, but we shall also study representative plays.

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THTREMUS 321 / ENGLISH 442. History of Theatre I.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Leigh A Woods (lawoods@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course, a survey of the development of theatre from the ancient Greeks to the 17th century, should be elected by all Theatre concentrators. The focus is on the production of theatre in its historical and social context, but we shall also study representative plays.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 3 Waitlist Code: 4

THTREMUS 323(423) / ENGLISH 349. American Theatre and Drama.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jane Westlake (jewestla@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jewestla/

This course looks at what has gone before us in American culture and theatre, at our American heritage as theatre artists, and at what has influenced us. It examines principle dramatists, events and issues in American theatre, mainly in the 20th century.

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THTREMUS 323(423) / ENGLISH 349. American Theatre and Drama.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Bauland (pbauland@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course looks at what has gone before us in American culture and theatre, at our American heritage as theatre artists, and at what has influenced us. It examines principle dramatists, events and issues in American theatre, mainly in the 20th century.

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THTREMUS 326. Script Analysis for Black Writers and Directors.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dickerson (glendad@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 222. (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course enables students to analyze a written play or film script from the vantage point of the actor, director, writer or designer. It helps students understand and actualize scripts as orderly arrangements of actions; it enhances the student's ability to imagine and create.

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THTREMUS 327 / ENGLISH 327. Intermediate Playwriting.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Charles F Gordon

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 227. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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THTREMUS 345. Stage Management Practicum: Plays.

Plays.

Instructor(s): Uffner (nuffner@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 245 and permission of instructor. (2-3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of four credits.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Seminar class covers methods of stage management including rehearsal and performance coordination, prompt book preparation, record keeping, and director, cast, and crew relationships. Students will be assigned as Stage Manager on a Theatre Department production. Evaluation is based on execution of assigned stage management duties.

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THTREMUS 351. Production Practicum 5.

Instructor(s): Decker (grobert@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 261 and 262. (1-3). (Excl).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Exploration of principles of theatre crafts and practices under faculty supervision.

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THTREMUS 352. Production Practicum 6.

Instructor(s): Decker (grobert@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 351. (1-3). (Excl).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Exploration of principles of theatre crafts and practices under faculty supervision.

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THTREMUS 370(470). Costume Design II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Hahn (jhahn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 270. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to familiarize students with the art and process of costume design. There will be strong emphasis on text and character analysis as well as methods of research. An introduction to basic drawing skills will be combined with other visual options in presenting design ideas. Grading will be based on design presentations, attendance, attitude, and class participation.

Text: Costume Design (Anderson) and (recommended) Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Edwards).

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THTREMUS 385. Performing Arts Management.

Instructor(s): Kerianne Tupac (kmtupac@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is a broad survey course designed to introduce students to the administrative operations carried on by arts companies, and to teach some elementary techniques for effectively managing these companies. By use of the case method, students make managerial decisions presented in scenarios from a wide range of arts organizations, including symphonies, theatres, dance companies, and opera companies. The overall themes of the course are:

  1. setting long-term and short-term goals (how to avoid crisis management);
  2. interpersonal and organizational issues (how to manage people);
  3. arts companies and the community (do they want what we want?); and
  4. administering money (how to get it and how to spend it).

This course is useful to future performers for understanding the environment in which they will seek employment, and why their prospective employers make the decisions they do.

Topics of arts administration include: budgeting and ticket pricing; financial statements; corporate structure; incorporations; 501(c)(3) organizations; long range planning; strategic plans; marketing theory; market segmentation; marketing mix and plan; and marketing of services.

Topics of promotion include: advertising and public relations; board of directors; individual, corporate, and foundation fundraising; and governmental grants and grant writing.

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THTREMUS 399. Topics in Drama.

Section 001 Introduction to Performance Studies: Performance and the Politics of Identity. (3 Credits). Meets with RCHUMS 484.001 and Art 454.002.

Instructor(s): Holly Hughes (hahughes@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-3). (Excl).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/artdes/454/002.nsf

See RC Humanities 484.001.

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THTREMUS 399. Topics in Drama.

Section 002 The Pilate Project. (credits?)

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-3). (Excl).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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THTREMUS 402. Ideas of Theatre: Dramatic Theory and Criticism.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mbala Nkanga (mbalank@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course examines major texts in dramatic and theatrical theory to gain an acquaintance with dominant historical ideas concerning aesthetic and cultural offices of theatre and drama.

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THTREMUS 445. Stage Management Practicum: Opera and Musicals.

Section 001 Musicals/Operas.

Instructor(s): Uffner (nuffner@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 245. (2-3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of four credits.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar covers methods of stage management including rehearsal coordination, prompt book preparation, record keeping, and director, cast, and crew relationships during the rehearsal period. Students will be assigned as Stage Manager on a School of Music production (opera or musical theatre) requiring, during the rehearsal/performance period, approximately 170 hours outside of class time. Evaluation is based on execution of assigned stage management duties.

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THTREMUS 571. Historical Pattern Drafting, Draping and Construction Techniques.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Bacon (gercellb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($30) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($30) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An in-depth study of the drafting, draping and construction of period garments and how that translates to historical costume for the stage.

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