Courses in Theatre and Drama (Division 695)

101. Introduction to Acting 1. Permission of instructor (brief interview). (3). (Excl).

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 do up the same time the Time Schedules come out. Cost:1 (Gwillim)

102. Introduction to Acting 2. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

This course is designed for students wishing to add to their knowledge and experience of acting, especially for those who have already taken Theatre 101 or Theatre 236 with a grade of B or better. Other students may be admitted on permission of the Instructor (times for interviews will be posted in the Theatre Department at the end of Fall Term). The practical classes will include work based on observation, improvisation and imitation, together with exploration of texts, contemporary and Shakespearean. Assessment will depend on practical work throughout the term and on two written examinations. Cost:1 WL:4 (Brown)

211/RC Hums. 280/English 245. Introduction to Drama and Theatre. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in RC Hums. 281. (4). (HU).

See RC Hums 280. (Walsh)

245(345). Introduction to Stage Management. Theatre 250, or permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

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 Assistant Stage Manager on a School of Music production (theatre, opera, musical theatre) requiring, during the rehearsal/performance period, approximately 70 hrs. outside of class time. Evaluation is based on class participation, occasional written assignments, and execution of assigned stage management duties. (Finley)

322/English 444. History of Theatre II. (3). (HU).

A survey of the development of Western Theatre from the end of the 17th century to the mid-20th century. The focus is on the production of theatre in its historical and societal context. Representative plays are also studied. The course method is a combination of lecture and discussion. Four quizzes, final, one research paper. Texts include The History of the Theatre (Londré) and of the Drama (Allison, Carr, and Eastman). Cost:4 WL:3 (Woods)

345. Stage Management Practicum: Plays. Theatre 250 and permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). May be elected for a total of 4 credits.

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 Theatre Department production requiring, during the rehearsal/performance period, approximately 170 hrs. outside of class time. Evaluation is based on execution of assigned stage management duties. WL:3 (Finley)

386. Practicum in Performing Arts Management. Permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

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. Cost:3 WL:3 (Kuras)

420. Playwriting Toward Production. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

Playwriting Toward Production is intended as a comprehensive introduction to the collaborative nature of preparing a play for production. Each playwright must have a completed early or 1st draft of a full length or a one act play on which to work. The plays will go through various phases of the collaborative process as if in a genuine production situation. The writer will confer with a director, various design artist and actors. The instructor will act as dramaturg 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. Experience is helpful but not required. Cost:2 WL:5. Submit full length play or one act in December, '94. (OyamO)


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