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Introduction to Theater TA 147

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TA 147 Syllabus

Course  OBJECTIVES:

Develop a working definition of theatre.

  • Assessment: Through essay questions students will discussion the “Elements of Theater”. A rubric will be used to measure the student’s knowledge of the material.

Identify the roles of theatre practitioner

  • Assessment: Through multiple choice questions, students will identify and discuss the jobs of different practitioners.

Identify the basic structure of a playscript.

  • Assessment: Through multiple choices questions, students will identify the basic structure of a play script.

 Apply the basic criteria for theatre criticism

  • Assessment: Through essay questions students will analysis a play through critical models. A rubric will be used to measure the student’s knowledge of the material.

Identify the various theatre genres.

  • Assessment: Through multiple choice questions, students will identify the hallmarks of different theater genres.

Identify and describe the functions of different lighting and sound equipment.

  • Assessment: Through the use of multiple choice questions, students will identify and describe the function of different pieces of lighting and sound equipment.

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Weekly Reading Assignments

The following resource is the 'text' reading that will be assigned throughout the course where Chapter Reading Assignments can be found:

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Section 1:  Learning Aims, origins of theater

By the end of this section, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the origins of theater
  2. Identify the elements of what creates a live theatrical performance.
  3. Identify the difference between "Theatre" and "Theater"
  4. Identify "Theatre" in everyday life

THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES SUPPORT THIS SECTION:

The Griot

Griot Dance

 

Section 2:  Learning Aims, Greek theater

By the end of this section, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and articulate the significance of Greek Theater
  2. Identify the areas within an amphitheater
  3. Identify and label the festival events that gave birth to modern theater.
  4. Learn the story of Oedipus Rex and critique

Additional Resources to support learning Aims:

Types of Theater Stages :  https://cassstudio6.wordpress.com/types

 

Section 3: Learning Aims, the Director & Playwright

By the end of this section, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and articulate the job of the director
  2. Identify how a director uses their skills to create a play
  3. Identify and label he people the director collaborates with
  4. Understand and articulate the job of a playwright
  5. Identify the types of genre a playwright can use and how
  6. Identify historical moments that have influenced playwrights

Additional Resources to support learning Aims:

 

Section 4:  Learning Aims, Designers

By the end of this section, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and articulate the job of the designers
  2. Identify each designer: scenic, lighting, costume, prop, makeup
  3. Explain the duties and challenges of each designer
  4. Identify the historical significance of designers though the years

 

Additional Resources to support learning Aims:

 

Section 5:  Learning Aims, Genre

By the end of this section, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and articulate what genre is and how it is applied
  2. Identify the types of genre and how it has evolved
  3. Identify historical moments that have influenced theater

Additional Resources to support learning Aims:

 

Section 6:  Learning Aims, Shakespeare

By the end of this section, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and articulate who is Shakespeare and his influences
  2. Identify the 16th Century Stage
  3. Identify historical significance of Shakespeare's work and identify, describe, evaluate, and synthesize the essential ideas of Shakespeare's dialogue

Additional Resources to support learning Aims:

 

 

Section 7:  Learning Aims, Modern Theater

By the end of this section, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and articulate how Modern Theater developed
  2. Identify the theater companies  and venues
  3. Identify historical moments that have influenced modern theater

Additional Resources to support learning Aims:

 

Section 8:  Learning Aims, Musicals

By the end of this section, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and articulate historical significance of the modern musical
  2. Identify the types of musical theater
  3. Identify the elements of musical theater

Additional Resources to support learning Aims:

 

Section 9:  Learning Aims, World theater

By the end of this section, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and articulate the differenty forms of theater outside of the what we understand as 'western' theate.
  2. Identify the types of theater and how performed throughout the world
  3. Identify historical moments that have influenced theater across the globe

Additional Resources to support learning Aims:

 

Section 10:  Learning Aims, Experimental theater

By the end of this section, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and articulate how Experimental theater began
  2. Identify the types of Experimental Theater and how it has evolved
  3. Identify historical moments that have influenced experimental theater

Additional Resources to support learning Aims:


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ADDITIONAL FORMS:

 Play Review Form

Extra Credit Fall 2017

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 Types of Theater and Performances

Video

The following videos support topics discussed each week and will be assigned accordingly:


Technical theater:

 Supplemental Reading

 The following documents are intended to support assignments throughout the course and will be assigned accordingly:


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