Spring 2010

Prerequisites: Permission of the Dean

Instructor(s): Professor Robert Cooper

Arts Center 225



Office Hours: By appointment and at rehearsals.







Required Texts: Romeo and Juliet. Any edition.

Recommended Text: None

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Course Description: Practical problems in speech and theatre. Requires participation in forensics, debate, Readers Theatre or theatre. Maybe repeated for a maximum of three credits.

Course Goals: To give the student opportunity to gain practical experience in aspects of theatrical production and performance

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of THEA 161 001 students will:

  1. Be able to think more critically and analytically about performance texts.
  2. Be able to work collaboratively to create study guides suitable for elementary and/or secondary students.
  3. Be able to gain a greater appreciation for artistic process of performance.
  4. Be able to improve their collaborative skills.
  5. Contribute to the public relations effort involved with a theatrical production.

Grading Scale and Policies:

Point Values:

                                                                                      Total 1000 points

Grading Scale:

  • 1000 – 900 A
  • 899-800 B
  • 799-700 C
  • 699-600 D
  • 599 F


Norms and Behaviors:


University Policies and Statements:

American Disability Act and Accommodations: In compliance with Lake Superior State University policy and equal access laws, disability-related accommodations or services are available to students with documented disabilities.

If you are a student with a disability and you think you may require accommodations you must register with Disability Services (DS), which is located in the KJS Library, Room 147, (906) 635-2355 or X2355 on campus. DS will provide you with a letter of confirmation of your verified disability and authorize recommended accommodations. This authorization must be presented to your instructor before any accommodations can be made.

Students who desire such services should meet with the professor in a timely manner, preferably during the first week of class, to discuss individual disability-related needs, Any student who feels that an accommodation is needed – based on the impact of the disability – should meet with the instructors privately to discuss specific needs.

IPASS: If at mid-term your grades reflect that you are at risk for failing some or all of your classes, you will be contacted by a representative of IPASS. The IPASS program (Individual Plan for Academic Support and Success) is designed to help you gain control over your learning through pro-active communication and goal-setting, the development of intentional learning skills and study habits, and personal accountability.

Tentative Course Outline and Daily Schedule

Daily schedule will depend on production and/or festival dates. Generally the schedule will be constructed by the instructor/director after the production has been cast/decided upon. Rehearsals generally are held Sundays through Thursdays anywhere between 4:30 pm and 10:00 pm. Rehearsals generally last for 2-3 hours. Other meeting times will be scheduled as appropriate.

Ideas for Study Guides

Stereotyping – Themes of Romeo and Juliet  Haley Predkelis                    .pptx

Stereopyping                                                                                            .pptx

Peer Pressure - Teacher                                                                           .pptx

Peer Pressure - Student                                                                            .pptx