THR 101 - Theater Appreciation: The Image Makers
This course surveys the history and evolution of drama from Ancient Greece to the present time, emphasizing all aspects of the art form including playwriting, acting, directing, scene design, and an analysis of dramatic literature. Attendance at local productions is required.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Appreciate theater as an art form and differentiate it from other art forms.
2. Write about and analyze the parts of a play including Aristotle's six parts.
3. Define characteristics of theater in various periods of history.
4. Explain the organizational process involved in bringing a play to a fully staged theatrical production.
5. Recognize the aspects of theater including artistic, production and administrative.
6. Define the roles/responsibilities of all the personnel who mount a theater production including directors, designers, actors, etc.
7. Practice critical analysis of live and recorded theatrical productions.
8. Analyze form, context and aesthetic qualities of dramatic literature and performances.
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