THR 231 - Stage Direction
Director's art is examined in relation to the physical space, the actors and the texts. Casting, pictorial emphasis, harmony, rhythm and rehearsal and production procedures are covered. Students will direct a scene, fifteen minute play or one-act play.
Prerequisites: THR 111 Introduction to Acting, THR 112 Acting II or consent of Coordinator
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Select plays and participate in the analyzing of scripts to be produced.
2. Demonstrate the importance of organization as well as the development of calendars, set designs, ground plans, costume plots, prop lists, performance cues, and a director's script.
3. Direct scenes for various theatrical genres including drama, comedy, Shakespeare, Children's Theater, Musicals, etc.
4. Discuss and write about the great theater directors and their methods.
5. Demonstrate an awareness of the techniques of movement, blocking, rhythm, tempo, pacing, stage pictures, pantomimic dramatization and focus.
6. Identify the basic types of theater spaces and their differences in staging.
7. Practice one or more of the technical aspects of a theater production in costumes, props, scene design, lighting or sound.
8. View and critique the direction of live stage and film productions.
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