Fall '99 Course Guide

Courses in Theatre and Drama (Division 695)

Fall Term, 1999 (September 8 December 22, 1999)

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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.


Theatre 101. Introduction to Acting 1.

Instructor(s): Sarah-Jane 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 department 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: 1

Theatre 211/RC Hums. 280/English 245. Introduction to Drama and Theatre.

Section 001.

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

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

Foriegn Lit

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See RC Humanities 280.001.

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Theatre 222/CAAS 341. Introduction to Black Theatre.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (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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Theatre 227/English 227. Introductory Playwriting.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Wendy Hammond (wham@umich.edu)

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

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course, we will write a one act play. We will start with the first whisperings of an idea, then nuture it, develop it, and workshop it. Class time will be divided in three ways: (1) Writing games to stir imagination, touch passion, inspire ideas, explore voice; (2) Lectures on story telling priciples and dramatic structure common to plays, screenplays, and teleplays; (3) Discussions of student writing. Other assignments will include reading plays, keeping a journal, and meeting regularly with the teacher. Ambitious students are encouraged to write more than a one act play, e.g., a series of ten minute plays or a first draft of a full length play.

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Theatre 227/English 227. Introductory Playwriting.

Section 002.

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

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

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See English..

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Theatre 245. Introduction to Stage Management.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Class 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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Theatre 250. Introduction to Technical Theatre Practices.

Instructor(s): Gary 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.

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Theatre 251. Production Practicum 1.

Instructor(s): Mark Sullivan (sulmarl@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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4, Assignment meeting the second Friday in September.

Theatre 321/English 443. History of Theatre I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert Knopf (robknopf@umich.edu)

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course should be elected by all concentrators. A survey of the development of theatre from the ancient Greeks to the 17th century. 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: 4 Waitlist Code: 3

Theatre 321/English 443. History of Theatre I.

Section 002.

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

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course should be elected by all concentrators. A survey of the development of theatre from the ancient Greeks to the 17th century. 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: 4 Waitlist Code: 3

Theatre 327/English 327. Playwriting.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Wendy Hammond (wham@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 227. (3). (Excl).

Upper-Level Writing

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See English..

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Theatre 356. Introduction to Lighting for the Stage.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 3

Theatre 360. Scene Design I.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 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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Theatre 395. Stage Dialects.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 192 and permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

No Description Provided.

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Theatre 423/English 449. American Theatre and Drama.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A survey of American drama and theatre, from its 18th-century beginnings to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the artistic awakenings and European influences in the 1920s, the proliferation of theatres, plays, and politics in the 1930s, the major dramatists in the post-WWII era, and the avant-garde's oppositions and promises since the 1960s. Requirements include an obligatory reading list of about 15 plays, two analytic papers, class participation, a midterm exam, and a final. Class will be a combination of informal lecture and discussion.

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Theatre 463. Design Rendering.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nephelie Andonyadis (nephelie@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 260, 360, or 370. (3). (Excl).

No Description Provided.

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Theatre 470. Costume Design II.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 370. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is an advanced course in which students explore and practice the process of costume design. Course work will consist of a series of projects using specific texts; developing skills in text analysis, research, drawing and painting as related to the art of costume design. Familiarity with the history of dress and some drawing experience is recommended. Students will be evaluated on assigned projects and class participation.

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Theatre 471. Women's Pattern Drafting.

Section 001.

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

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

No Description Provided.

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Theatre 477. History of Dress.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 351. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a slide survey course which traces the history of dress from ancient times through the present day, with an emphasis on the societies which produced particular manners and styles of dress and their relationship to one another. Students will be graded on assigned projects, exams, and class participation.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 4

Theatre 577. History of Dress.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 260. (3). (Excl).

No Description Provided.

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