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Winter Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in Theatre and Drama

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Winter Term, 2001 (January 4 April 26)

Open courses in Theatre and Drama
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for THTREMUS

Winter Term '01 Time Schedule for Theatre and Drama.


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.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Cantrell

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.

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THTREMUS 101. Introduction to Acting 1.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Philip Kerr (filcur@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.

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THTREMUS 102. Introduction to Acting 2.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Philip Kerr (filcur@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 or Theatre 236. 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, Room 2550, Frieze Building.

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THTREMUS 102. Introduction to Acting 2.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Jerald Schwiebert (jerco@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 or Theatre 236. 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, Room 2550, Frieze Building.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert J 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.

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 212. Introduction to World Performance.

Section 001 Intro to World Performance. Meets with RC Humanities 333.001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl).

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See RC Humanities 333.001.

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THTREMUS 227/English 227. Introductory Playwriting.

Section 001.

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

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

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students write short exercises and a short one-act play. Students will start by discovering the idea they wish to develop into a drama. Then they will nurture it through workshops and discussion that ultimately leads to a public, script-in-hand reading with post-performance discussion. Through reading and seeing plays, students will get practical experience in story-telling principles and dramatic structure common to plays, screenplays, and teleplays. Students must be willing to write and rewrite.

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THTREMUS 240(260). Introduction to Design.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An introduction to the theory and practice of theatrical design, text analysis and how a production concept and visual metaphor can be communicated in the designing of scenery, costumes and lighting. Students' assistance in production design is graded.

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THTREMUS 241. Directing I.

Instructor(s): Darryl Jones (dvjones@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

History of directors; function and responsibility; script analysis.

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THTREMUS 242. Directing II.

Instructor(s): John Neville-Andrews (jneville@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 241 and permission of instructor. (3). (CE).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

State composition; movement with actors, rhythm, characterizations, rehearsal techniques; assist stage manage a play.

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THTREMUS 245. Introduction to Stage Management.

Instructor(s): Nancy Uffner-Elliott (nuffner@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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THTREMUS 252. Production Practicum 2.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 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.

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THTREMUS 261. Production Practicum 3.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 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.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 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.

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THTREMUS 270(370). Costume Design I.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 240. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A beginning course in the process of designing costumes for the stage. The course covers character analysis and color focus, design rendering in various media, use of design elements to communicate concepts. Grade is based on design projects.

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THTREMUS 322/English 444. History of Theatre II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Claire Conceison (claireco@umich.edu)

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will survey theatre in Western Europe and the United States from the end of the 17th century to the present. We will focus on the production of theatre in its historical, social, ideological, and material contexts. Students will also study representative plays as sources and reflections of theatrical and social history in the times in which the plays were first produced, or in times in which important revivals of the plays were mounted. We will examine periods and nations at first in chronological order and, later in the term, will focus on trends and developments unfolding more generally during the 20th century. Classes will consist of a mixture of lecture and discussion, and students will be encouraged to come to class with things to talk about drawn from their reading, their thinking about theatre, and their practical experience as spectators and/or makers of theatre.

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THTREMUS 322/English 444. History of Theatre II.

Section 002.

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

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will survey theatre in Western Europe and the United States from the end of the 17th century to the present. We will focus on the production of theatre in its historical, social, ideological, and material contexts. Students will also study representative plays as sources and reflections of theatrical and social history in the times in which the plays were first produced, or in times in which important revivals of the plays were mounted. We will examine periods and nations at first in chronological order and, later in the term, will focus on trends and developments unfolding more generally during the 20th century. Classes will consist of a mixture of lecture and discussion, and students will be encouraged to come to class with things to talk about drawn from their reading, their thinking about theatre, and their practical experience as spectators and/or makers of theatre.

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THTREMUS 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.

In this course, we will write the first act of a full length play, though ambitious students are encouraged to write a draft of a whole play. We will start with an idea, grapple with it, fill it out, focus it, create a theatrical world and develop a narrative throughline. Students will read from their plays in class and the work will be discussed. Writing games will be used to explore character, relationship, action, and to help get through blind spots and blocks. Other assignments will include reading plays, seeing plays, keeping a journal, and meeting regularly with the teacher. At the end of the term we will give staged readings of our work for an audience of friends.

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THTREMUS 345. Stage Management Practicum: Plays.

Instructor(s): Nancy Uffner-Elliott (nuffner@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 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 350(451). Introduction to Technical Direction.

Instructor(s): Rich Lindsay (rlindsay@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 250 and 362. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is an introduction to the production and management skills needed by the technical director. Areas investigated will include: the drafting of construction drawings, cost analysis and materials of scenic construction, metal and wood fabrication techniques, environmental and structural safety, scenery rigging, movement, and mechanization. Student work will include various studio projects and laboratory work on Theatre Department productions. Grading will be by evaluation of studio projects, laboratory participation and examination.

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THTREMUS 351. Production Practicum 5.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 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): Gary Decker (grobert@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 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 353. Sound for the Theatre.

Instructor(s): Henry Reynolds III (hpr@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 250 and permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~hpr/sound/sound.html

This is a introductory laboratory style course in Sound for the Theatre. The class will meet once per week for 2 hours, and will introduce the student to live and recorded sound effects and music as design elements. This course will focus on the potential which "sound" can bring to a theatrical production. Through actual sound projects, the student will gain an understanding and hopefully proficiency for the techniques utilized in creating soundscapes and sound effects for the theatre.

The emphasis will be on how sound can reinforce and support the script, and enhance the overall production. Students will work in the Frieze sound studio and in various theatres. Topics will include creation of electronic and "live" sound effects, script analysis, tape editing, and related work.

Student evaluation will be through individual projects, a script analysis of play TBD, a Final Project (sound tape of a scene of a play TBD), class participation, studio etiquette, discussion of mainstage shows, and 2 quizzes

Texts/reading material: (1) Sound Design in the Theatre, John L. Bracewell; (2) selected articles will be on reserve in the sound studio

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THTREMUS 356(456). (456). Lighting Design II.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 256. (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 360(460). Scene Design II.

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

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

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

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

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THTREMUS 386. Practicum in Performing Arts Management.

Instructor(s): Jeffrey Kuras (jskuras@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students will gain practical experience in arts administration by assisting in the creation of approximately five productions per term presented under the auspices of the School of Music, including drama, dance, musical theatre, and opera. Students are required to meet "real world" deadlines and to contribute toward meeting actual ticket-sales goals. Administrative assignments include: writing press releases, developing marketing campaigns, creating print and radio ads, assisting in ticket-office operations, managing the house during performances, and analyzing budgets. One and one-half hour class per week is required plus weekly duties according to the particular production. Theatre 385 is a suggested prerequisite (or concurrently), or previous backstage experience. Students who are interested in all types of performing arts are welcome.

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THTREMUS 390. Honors Tutorial.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open only to junior Honors concentrators. (1). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students work on individual projects under the guidance of a staff member in the student's area of interest.

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THTREMUS 391. Honors Tutorial.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open only to junior Honors concentrators. (1). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students work on individual projects under the guidance of a staff member in the student's area of interest.

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THTREMUS 392. Honors Tutorial.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open only to Honors concentrators. (1). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students work on individual projects under the guidance of a staff member in the student's area of interest.

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THTREMUS 393. Honors Tutorial.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open only to Honors concentrators. (1). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students work on individual projects under the guidance of a staff member in the student's area of interest.

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THTREMUS 399. Topics in Drama.

Section 001 Black Theatre Workshop. (3 credits).

Instructor(s): Glenda Dickerson (glendad@umich.edu) , Darryl V Jones (dvjones@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a scene study/directing class, exploring scenes from plays, film scripts and muscial theatre. It culminates in a performance experience for the class before an invited audience.

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THTREMUS 399. Topics in Drama.

Section 002 Performing Gender: Dramatizing from Oral Sources. (3 credits). Meets with Women's Studies 483.004.

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

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

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A research/performance class that will explore how to make drama from what may seem to be unlikely sources.

The course will spin around the question of "voice": what does it mean to be the subject of your own dicourse? Examination of the question of voice will unfold in four sections over the course of the academic term: the signifying voice, the sacred voice, the I Am voice and the millennial voice.

Students will have the opportunity to uncover the dramatic potential in emancipatory narratives which kill the slave and give birth to the free woman; narratives from ordinary people which recount history from an eyewitness point of view; provocative autobiographies of, for example, Miriam Makeba, Joann Little, Angela Davis and Ruth Brown, which signify our popular culture; as well as songs, stories, myths and current events which reveal the archetypes informing our collective psyche.

The class will do research to excavate life stories of too often forgotten women and perform episodes from their passion.

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THTREMUS 399. Topics in Drama.

Section 003 Queer Theatre. (3 credits).

Instructor(s): Bay-Cheng

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

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Queer Theatre is a discussion-based, dramatic criticism course devoted to exploring the plays, ideas, and lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered playwrights. The course will focus on the individual plays, the influence (or lack thereof) of sexuality on the texts themselves, and the historical context of the plays and their authors. Furthermore, each student will explore his or her own theories of scholarship in theatre with regard to sexuality, race, class, and gender, as well as other issues students may wish to explore independently. The texts will include a course pack plus several plays.

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THTREMUS 399. Topics in Drama.

Section 004 Who Owns Culture?: Debates in Contemporary Cross Cultural Performance. (3 credits). Meets with Asian Studies 150.001

Instructor(s): Claire Conceison (claireco@umich.edu)

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

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

What happens when a well-intentioned international theatre exchange backfires? Western artists in the twentieth century tested cultural, political, and religious boundaries as they experimented with Asian forms and collaborated with foreign theatre companies. This course will take a case-study approach, surveying several key contemporary intercultural theatre collaborations and contextualizing them in the shifting hegemonies of an emerging post colonial "global culture." We will examine the ethics of both the projects themselves and the controversies they generated. Consideration will be given to issues of citizenship and ethnicity, especially in terms of Asian American subjectivity.

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THTREMUS 400. Directed Reading.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Individual work and reading for undergraduate concentrators.

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THTREMUS 401. Independent Study in Production.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for a total of 6 credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Allows special work in directing, design or other specialized production areas.

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

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course will consist of a selection of major texts in dramatic and theatrical theory, structured along broad lines, e.g., classical-romantic-modern, through which students will gain an acquaintance with the dominant historical ideas concerning the aesthetic and cultural offices of theatre and drama. The theoretical readings will be augmented by a short list of pertinent plays; these will be part of a departmental "Essential Plays List," and students will be using this course (among others in the department) to move towards completing the reading on this list. (Consultation among all teachers requiring play-reading will head off any possible duplication.) The method of "Ideas of Theatre" will entail rigorous discussion of the readings, and requirements will include a term paper on a particular theorist or critical topic as well as several critical reviews (as opposed to journalistic "notices") of local productions.

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THTREMUS 403. Design and Production Forum, I.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Theatre 403 is an active discussion class that explores issues of contemporary theatre, particularly in relation to design and production. The course broadens the student's knowledge of contemporary theatre artists and practices and sharpens esthetic judgment of productions. The class involves weekly topical readings, research into significant theatre artists, and critiques of university productions. A portion of class time is also used to prepare the students for professional practice and presentation. Grades are determined by evaluation of written assignments and class participation.

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THTREMUS 423/English 449. American Theatre and Drama.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert J 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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THTREMUS 423/English 449. American Theatre and Drama.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Enoch Brater (enochb@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See English 449.002.

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THTREMUS 429(420). Playwriting Toward Production.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 327 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is intended as a comprehensive introduction to the collaborative nature of preparing a play for production. Each playwright must have a completed early or first draft of a full-length or a one act play on which to work. Writers who want to be considered must submit a play to OyamO in the Department of Theatre and Drama by school's end in December. Depending on the availability of actors, directors, and designers, each of the plays will go through various phases of the collaborative process involving the above designated collaborators. The instructors will act as dramaturges for all the plays. Writers are expected to consider rewriting based upon input from the various collaborators. Actors, directors, designers, and students generally interested in theatre arts are welcome.

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THTREMUS 430. Senior Playwriting Thesis.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 427 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (3).

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Playwriting thesis tutorial requires student to write a play.

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THTREMUS 445. Stage Management Practicum: Opera and Musicals.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nancy Uffner-Elliott (nuffner@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (2-3).

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Seminar class 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 451. Production Practicum VII.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 352. (2-3). (Excl).

Credits: (2-3).

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

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THTREMUS 452. Costume Construction.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Julie Marsh

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($20) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($20) required.

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This course investigates the basic hand and machine sewing techniques and skills used in the construction of theatrical costumes. Introduction to costume shop equipment is followed by the learning of fundamental construction skills. Student work will include specific stitching and construction projects to enable students to work on Theatre Department productions. Grading will by evaluation of construction projects and class participation.

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THTREMUS 461 Production Practicum VIII.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 451. (2-3). (Excl).

Credits: (2-3).

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

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THTREMUS 464. Scene Painting for the Theatre.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kathleen Runey

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 250. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($45) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($45) required.

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This lab course is designed to examine and practice the basic techniques of theatrical scene painting. Students in the course will learn, practice, and combine skills for layout, color mixing, basic painting techniques, and multi media techniques. A text, written by Crabtree, will be required. Suitable clothing and lab fee required.

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THTREMUS 466. History of Decor.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 240. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

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A chronological study of the decorative styles of interiors and exteriors in Western architecture and their applications to the stage.

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THTREMUS 472. Stage Makeup.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Vickie Sadler

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (2).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

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The study by practical application of the materials and processes used in designing and applying theatrical make-up to the face, hands, and neck. Instruction through lab/discussion. Evaluation by attendance and participation, in-class applications, compiled reference file, and fulfillment of make-up running crew assignment. Text: Richard Corson, Stage Makeup, 8th ed.

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THTREMUS 490. Honors Tutorial.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Enrollment in the departmental Honors program; senior standing. (2). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

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Papers on research projects in Theatre.

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