INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE
Students interested in becoming members of the Drama Club and Theatre Algoma should contact Prof. Bob Cooper, who will pass their names along to the club president and place them on the information mailing list. If you would like to direct one of these plays, or another of your choosing, please let Coop know.
Under consideration for next year:
Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). Dir. Dr. Linda Burnett
Hellzapoppin (a comedy review for dinner theatre). Dir. Bob Cooper
Cox and Box (musical comedy). Dir. Bob Cooper
Workshop a new un-named rock musical. Dir. Bob Cooper and Fred Pelletier
Ten-minute Play Festival.
Participation in the Tennessee Williams Festival in Soo Mich.
Participation in the Superior Drama Conference, Soo Mich.
Specialty workshops (make-up, clowning, lighting, etc.)
Schedule / Grading /Suicide information / Reviews and Reviewing / History Links /
Weekly notes and class reports - Jan 6 / Jan 13 / Jan 20 / Jan 27
Phone: 705-945-8165 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website - http://eduventure.ca/THEA1115TheatreIntro.htm
Monday and Wednesday, 12:00 to 1:00. Appointments preferred.
Thursday from 7:00 to 10:00pm (or longer as necessary) in the AUC theatre and other venues as appropriate
"This course will introduce students to the arts of theatrical production, major historical styles, script analysis and performance. A variety of creative projects are combined with lectures, discussions of local productions and guest artists. THEA 1115 E is a general Humanities elective and a prerequisite for all Theatre Arts courses except THEA 2127 E, 2137 E and 2167 E. Students may not retain credit for both THEA 1005 E and THEA 1115 E. (LEC 3, EXP) (6cr)"
Wilson, E. (2004). The Theatre Experience. Toronto: McGraw-Hill.
Students are expected to attend all classes
for the full class time, unless they are actively involved in local theatre
productions which may require their absence from class from time to time.
Time spent in community theatre, providing it does not prevent the student from
understanding the course material, will be considered part of class time.
Students will be expected to become acquainted with all aspects of theatrical production, historical styles, script analysis and performance, by participating actively in university and local theatrical productions, with the approval of the instructor. Students are expected to become regular theatre-goers, attending as many of the broad range of the city's theatrical presentations as possible. Students should become familiar with the general principles of the theatrical review, and thus develop an informed appreciation of live theatre.
Students will be expected to attend classes regularly and contribute to the creative energy of the class, and to prepare all coursework for presentation on the day it is due.
Students will be required to keep a journal of their thoughts on the work they have accomplished for this course. This, together with discussions with the students, will form the basis for the "Participation Mark."
Upon completion of THEA1115, students should have developed an informed appreciation of live theatre, and should be comfortable entering the exciting world of community theatre. They should also be adequately prepared to continue their theatrical studies.
|Production Participation and performance||30%|
|Attendance and Contribution||10%|
Please note that missing assignments will result in a grade of zero (0) for that assignment until it is handed in, which must be within one week of the date the assignment was due. A penalty of 10% per day, including weekends, will be assessed on all late assignments. Those missing assignments which prevent the rest of the class or group from accomplishing their task, will be assigned an irredeemable zero (0). No make-ups will be permitted for in-class quizzes, announced to unannounced.
(Chapter references to text will follow.)
|Topic or Activity||Text|
|1 Jan 6||Intro Semester Primitive rite/drama Report assigned||Web|
|2 Jan 13||Report on primitive drama due Exercises Greek Theatre|
|3 Jan 20||Gypsonna Masks + Assignment for Jan 27||See Jan20.htm|
|4 Jan 27||Perform Greek monologue with mask Start Pageant Play|
|5 Feb 3|
|6 Feb 10|
|7 Feb 17|
|8 Mar 3|
|9 Mar 10|
|10 Mar 17|
|11 Mar 24|
|12 Mar 31|
|12 Apr 7|