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Winter Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Theatre and Drama


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 April 26)

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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.


THTREMUS 101. Introduction to Acting 1.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Anthony Cantrell (acantrel@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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THTREMUS 101. Introduction to Acting 1.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Cara Gabriel (cgabriel@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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THTREMUS 102. Introduction to Acting 2.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sarah-Jane Gwillim (skerr@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): E.J. Westlake (jewestla@umich.edu)

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

Foreign Lit

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course aims to introduce students to as many basic aspects of the theatre, practical and theoretical, as time allows. It also presents them with a number of key plays from various periods, and examines them from the point of view of their dramatic qualities, their theatrical strengths, their social and political contexts, their performance history, and their relevance today. The course functions by lecture and sections, the second of which allow more detailed discussion.

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THTREMUS 212. Introduction to World Performance.

Section 001 Meets with RC Humanities 333.001.

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

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

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to introduce undergraduate students to World Performance traditions based on non-Western societies. In this context World Performance is perceived as the process of artistic and social creation for display of human conflicts and identity, as well as the concept of cultural agency. It is intended to help undergraduate students gain knowledge and enhance their understanding of performance traditions and practice of theatre and drama around the world. Globally, this course is meant to complement Theatre 211 (Intro to Theatre and Drama) mainly dealing with Western Drama. Important issues to be examined will include:

  • nature of performance and conditions of occurrences in social and political contexts;
  • modes of performance (dramatism, everyday life...);
  • rituals and ritualistic drama (as artistic and sociocultural productions);
  • non-Western dramaturgy (use of social and cultural patterns) and the performance perspective;
  • the relationship between performer and the audience (the latter being the ingredient that completes the performance process).

This course will consist of two sections: Lecture by the instructor, and Discussions led by the Graduate Student Instructor (GSI). Assignments will include: reading of important selected materials, group workshop activities on assigned themes, bibliographical search of non-Western materials, and an essay. Participation in both lecture and discussion sessions is mandatory.

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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 233 / CAAS 342. Acting and the Black Experience.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor (brief interview). AAS 201 recommended. (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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THTREMUS 240(260). Introduction to Design.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 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

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THTREMUS 245. Introduction to Stage Management.

Section 001 Credit determined by instructor according to assignment(s).

Instructor(s): Nancy Uffner (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 250. Introduction to Technical Theatre Practices.

Student must elect a lab section (shop assignment) with lecture.

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

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

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

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

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THTREMUS 251. Production Practicum 1.

First class meets the second week of classes; details posted in department.

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

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

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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THTREMUS 252. Production Practicum 2.

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

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.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 240. (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 322 / ENGLISH 444. History of Theatre II.

Section 001.

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

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

Foreign 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): E.J. Westlake (jewestla@umich.edu)

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

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The history of theatre, internationally regarded, from about 1660 to the present.

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THTREMUS 323(423) / ENGLISH 349. 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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THTREMUS 327 / ENGLISH 327. Intermediate Playwriting.

Section 001.

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

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

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 332. Performing Gender: Drama from Oral Sources.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Theatre 222. (Excl).

Credits: (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 discourse? 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 350. Introduction to Technical Direction.

Section 001.

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

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

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is a introductory laboratory style course in Sound 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 and two short discussion papers.

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THTREMUS 356(456). Lighting Design II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert Murphy (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.

Section 001.

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. 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.

Section 001.

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 386. Practicum in Performing Arts Management.

Section 001.

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 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.

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THTREMUS 429. 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.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Playwriting thesis tutorial requires student to write a play.

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THTREMUS 464. Scene Painting for the Theatre.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kathleen Runey (kruney@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($45) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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 476. Costume Crafts.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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